What’s new in Qlik Sense November 2018?

Advancements to Augmented intelligence

Precedent based learning

The time has come for us to unveil Qlik SenseNovember 2018. We are are introducing Machine Learning with precedent/application learning capabilities, leveraging information from users’ interactions with the product to feed the cognitive engine for smarter insights and results.

Insight advisor light authoring

Users can now do light authoring with insight advisor. This capability lets users change the suggested visualizations and analytics offered by the cognitive engine, giving greater flexibility and control when discovering insights.

Creating visualizations from your data using insight advisor

New advanced authoring features

Alternate states

We have exposed the alternate states functionality that was previously only available through API calls. Alternate states let you create visualizations for comparative analysis based on a state other than the default selection state. Alternate states are a new type of master item, and once created, they can be applied on sheets or visualization objects using the new alternate state option, located under Appearance. With this feature, you can make different selections on the same dimension and compare them in a single visualization, or in two or more visualizations side by side. You can also an alternate state to an expression, using set analysis. This allows for complex comparative analysis.

Using alternate states for comparative analysis

Exposed set analysis

This feature makes it easier for developers to create expressions with the correct set analysis syntax.

Set expression improvements

Set expression in the expression editor dialog has been improved.

Expression editor

Working with the expression editor

Single selection in fields

This capability supports guided analytics use cases in which a single selection will change the analysis flow. The new Qlik Sense field settings allow developers to enable the "always one selected value" for a particular field. The ability to always have one selected value can be used in applications that require better control for conditions in expressions, localization requirements, and other guided analytics use cases.

Always one selected value

Fully supported Dashboard Extension bundle [#1]

Qlik Sense November 2018 is introducing extension bundling. This Dashboard extension bundle can be installed alongside Qlik Sense and are fully supported by Qlik. Users can choose to opt out of this bundle option. The objects included in this bundle were previously available as popular extensions on Qlik Branch. Now as part of the Qlik offering, Qlik will maintain and ensure the quality and performance of these objects upon version upgrades. These extension objects are fully functional, but do not maintain other product standards such as accessibility, multi-language, and RTL.

The Dashboard bundle includes:

  • Date range picker: allows users to quickly and easily select dates and ranges.
  • Navigation button: lets users quickly navigate to sheets, stories, and websites. Can also trigger actions like selections and set variables.
  • On-Demand reporting: generation of Qlik NPrinting reports is now possible from inside apps.
  • Tabbed container: ability to switch between visualizations with tabs.
  • Show/hide container: similar to tabbed containers, but now with show conditions.
  • Variable input: users can set values with buttons, drop-downs, sliders, and input boxes.

Dashboard bundle

New ways to collaborate

Sharable Qlik Sense chart links

You can now share chart links with custom selection states. This means you can share initial insights and gather further analysis quickly.

This feature is currently available only in Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik Sense Enterprise for elastic deployments.

Advancements in Visualizations and Mapping

New map chart layer

A new map chart layer is now available for displaying pie or bar charts on top of a map to illustrate distribution of values of multiples types.


Improved pie chart

Pie charts now support a second measure to display multiple values in the outer radius. This visualization is also known as rose chart.

Pie chart

Outline opacity setting

Outline opacity setting can now be applied with a slider for increased readability, particularity with small features.

Further advancements in tile map services

Further advancements in tile map services, such as Bing Maps, are now supported by the map chart background layer.

Improved Management

Import Export App enhancements

Import Export App enhancements gives you the ability to import and export apps with or without data out of the QMC.

Exporting apps

Replacing apps

Multi-Cloud Developments

Qlik’s multi-cloud offering now offers simplified configuration options using self-signed JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). This means components can be connected without requiring specific features of an IdP. In addition, Qlik Cloud Services can now integrate with ADFS as the identify providers allowing customers with Active Directory infrastructure to authenticate their users.

MSC - Deployments


Accessible list boxes, keyboard navigation, and screen reader capabilities for list box access.

Keyboard navigation and shortcuts in Qlik Sense