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What's new in Qlik Sense November 2021

Augmented analytics

Custom chart periods

Users can now customize the analysis period used by Insight Advisor. Previously, users would need permissions to change the business logic. Now, users can make these changes on demand, improving their ability to get the insights they need quickly.

Creating visualizations with Insight Advisor

DPS period over period analysis

Users can now compare a change in a measure of the current period versus the previous period by using the period over period analysis. The analysis is applied to a line chart which lets users visualize how a measure differs between two periods of analysis.

Creating visualizations with Insight Advisor

Consistency in accessing fields and master items across Insight Advisor and Insight Advisor Chat

What users can search for and access with the Measure and Dimension buttons with Insight Advisor Chat now depends on if the app is published and if there is a logical model applied to your app.

Making apps available in Insight Advisor Chat

Create custom responses to question

Custom analyses allow you to create custom responses for specific phrases in Insight Advisor. You can define the analysis that will be returned, such as comparison, ranking, and clustering, using specified input fields. This provides improved control over auto-generated analytics without having to define complex rules.

Adding custom analyses to Insight Advisor

Visualizations

New host for satellite tiles

Due to API changes at our satellite tile provider, the host that is used for fetching satellite background data will change from services.arcgisonline.com to ibasemaps-api.arcgis.com. .

The switch took place on December 7, 2021 and should not be noticeable to most users. However, customers who restrict domains with their firewall will need to allow this new domain after the transition. If your maps are not functioning as expected, contact your Qlik administrator. They might need to allow this new service.

Add charts in tooltips

This release includes further customization of tooltips with the ability to embed a master visualization inside the tooltip. This allows you to visualize an overview first then drill down directly in the chart for details. The embedded chart inherits the state with dimension value in focus selected.

Creating a custom tooltip

Accessibility

Keyboard navigation in view data mode

Straight tables in view data mode have improved keyboard navigation.

View data mode

Layered labels

This release introduces layered labels, giving you greater control and flexibility over the presentation of graphs. In addition to label options like auto, horizontal, and tilted, you can now layer your labels on the X-axis. Layering staggers your labels to make better use of space and provide more room for your graph.

Changing the appearance of a visualization: X-axis and Y-axis

All labels visible in line chart

The line chart labels have been enhanced with a new All option, which forces data labels to always remain visible. Additionally, the Auto option, which automatically shows labels based on the space available, has been improved to display more labels.

Line chart properties: Appearance

Sizing and positioning of images

You can now add images by URL to rows in straight tables for added context and insight.

Table properties: Data

Edit master items from the property panel

You can now edit master visualizations, master dimensions, and master measures directly from the property panel.

Editing a master visualization

Editing a master dimension

Editing a master measure

Define default tab in container object

The container object lets you add visualizations in a limited space. By default, the first tab is displayed when you view a container. To improve the user experience, you can now set the default tab when creating or editing a container.

Creating a container

Scripting help improvements

Set analysis

Set analysis lets you define a set (or group) of data values different from the normal set defined by the current selections. This is useful if you want to compare the current selection with a particular value. For example, last year’s value or the global market share.

The set analysis documentation in Qlik Sense Help has been expanded and now includes examples.

Set analysis

Dollar-sign expansions

Dollar-sign expansions are definitions of text replacements used in scripts or in expressions.

Qlik Sense Help has added new examples to the dollar-sign expansion documentation. To test sample load scripts and visualizations, see:

Platform

NVDA and Chrome screen reader support

The supported configuration is now NVDA screen reader for Microsoft Windows and Google Chrome.

Using Qlik Sense with a screen reader

Allow for SCRAM encryption

Adding support for SCRAM encryption as part of the QRS.

Database security