What’s new in Qlik Sense September 2019?

Advanced Authoring

Default Landing Sheets

Building upon the ability to apply predefined selections when a user opens a Qlik Sense application, Qlik Sense September 2019 enables developers to choose a landing sheet to direct the user to a specific sheet. This action can be combined with predefined selections to provide the desired focal point in the analysis process for users, which enhances the Guided Analytics experience in Qilk Sense.

Setting a default bookmark to create an app landing page

Increased Search Limit on Filter Panes

The limit of search values on a filter pane has been increased to 5,000 characters, allowing more values to be selected in bulk. Previously, search values on a filter pane had a limit of 255 characters, which prevented users from copying and pasting a large number of distinct values to apply selections on a field.

Filter pane

Expression Promotion

This feature provides a fast and efficient way to promote a dimension or measure created in an object to a master item. With this capability, application creators have a better workflow when creating and testing expressions that will be later used across the entire application, increasing productivity and driving reuse.

Reusing dimensions with master dimensions

Reusing measures with master measures

Visualizations and Mapping

Location finder

The map chart now features a new option to show your location. A new button allows users to fetch their location from the device being used when the button is clicked, it then adds an icon to the map, and zooms to the user’s current location. Users can now perform location-based search using the circle select, which delivers value in mobile and field use cases. Due to security reasons, the Qlik Sense Mobile app for iOS currently does not support this feature. This functionality can however be accessed through the mobile browser on iOS.

Map properties

Variance Waterfall Chart

The Variance Waterfall is a new chart in the visualization bundle that provides variance analysis between two measures shown over the different values of a dimension. This type of chart is typically used in financial actual versus forecast analysis. This highly requested chart type provides a more robust financial charting option and fills an important gap for financial analysis.

Variance waterfall chart

Pie chart styling

This release features new styling options for the pie chart in the same fashion as the bar chart. These include the ability to tune the pie chart outline width, color, corner radius and inner radius, which gives the user a variety of options to improve the style, look, and feel of the chart. This helps customers moving from QlikView to Qlik Sense and reduces the need for mashup and extension development.

Qlik Sense pie chart styling

Qlik Sense Mobile

Support for MobileIron using Web@work

Users can now use Qlik Sense within a MobileIron environment using Web@work, Safari and Chrome browsers, expanding access within secure MDM environments.

Support for iPadOS

Qlik Sense Mobile now supports the new iPadOS.

Note: Support for iPadOS is dependent on the timing of the iPadOS release.

System requirements

Qlik Connectors

Salesforce connector

Salesforce connector is now available on all Qlik Sense editions and deployment options:

  • Added to Qlik Sense Business, Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services and Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes.
  • Updated SFDC connector to stay up to date with the latest API changes.

Snowflake connectivity

Integrated Snowflake connectivity on all Qlik Sense editions and deployment options except for Qlik Sense Cloud Business.