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What’s new in Qlik Sense April 2020

Visualizations and dashboards

This release brings many new visualization features and styling options to Qlik Sense, letting you create more advanced and customized analytics. We have added an organization chart (Org chart) to the visualization bundle, and you can now add a relative modifier to bar charts, combo charts, line charts, and tables. In addition, we have made improvements to tables, pivot tables, KPIs, maps, and custom tooltips, and we have enhanced app navigation.


Organization chart

We have enhanced our visualization bundle by adding a new chart to represent organizations. The org chart lets you create organization charts from data with a tree structure. You can navigate through the hierarchy by expanding and collapsing the tree.

Org Chart

Search in tables

In addition to the standard search by a URL link, you can now search by a link label in a table. There is also the option to disengage native scroll on touch to enable first column freeze.

Search in tables

Pivot table improvements

There are two improvements to pivot tables:

  • You can now save your pivot table layout state. This lets you store expanded or collapsed nodes as a bookmark. This improvement is ideal for sharing views of large pivot tables with many nodes.

    Creating a bookmark with an expanded pivot table

  • You can now sort by first measure. This sorting method precedes all other sorting. This lets you sort categories differently, for example, sorting category by sales rather than by name.

    Sort by first measure

Map chart improvements

We have made several enhancements to map layer properties. Now, you have number formatting options in the map chart for color and size by measure. We have increased the limit of items on point and area map layers to 50,000.

Map properties

Relative modifier (percentages)

The relative modifier provides you with a quick way to display the relative percentage of a measure, without having to write expression syntax. You can use it to see the impact of specific selections, relative to the selection, relative to the total, or relative to other fields. This is available as a setting is available in bar charts, combo charts, line charts, and tables.

Relative numbers

Dashboards and applications

Tooltip customization

You can now choose to exclude default measures in tooltips. You can also hide all or part of the tooltips from a visualization.

Custom tooltips

Sheet trigger

This feature lets you add actions that are triggered when a user opens a sheet. With this feature, you can enable more sophisticated navigation functionality. Actions include setting selections, field states, bookmarks, and variables.

Adding action to sheets

Global Navigation

Global navigation provides you with a new approach to top-level navigation through drop-down lists in the Qlik Sense client.

Tabbed navigation

Themes and styling

KPI font layout

You have new options when choosing the layout behavior for fonts in KPIs. You can choose a fixed layout (same text size always), fluid layout (text size depends on box size), or responsive layout (adapts to the size of the box and the length of text).

KPI properties

Advanced authoring

App distribution into spaces

In a multi-cloud deployment, you have additional controls over content distribution policies. You can now send staged apps from a Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows environment directly to a managed space in Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS, for broader consumption across the organization. These apps are also refreshed in the managed space after they are reloaded in the Windows environment.

Publishing to cloud hubs

Share bookmarks

To improve collaboration, we have added a new way to share bookmarks in published apps. You can copy a link to a community bookmark, which can then be shared in other channels such as email or Slack.

Sharing links to bookmarks in cloud hubs

Secure Scheduled reloads

You can now run secure scheduled reloads through the QMC, which improves protection and governance around data access. This includes single sign-on support across multiple domains.

Service cluster: Impersonation

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