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What's new in Qlik Sense May 2021

Augmented analytics

Insight Advisor Chat improvements

In this release, we have made several enhancements to Insight Advisor Chat including improved narratives in question responses, a refined UI for question parsing, and more intelligent app selections when responding to questions.

Enabling apps for Insight Advisor Chat

Insight Advisor Search

We have made several improvements to our search-based analysis within Qlik Sense apps, including:

  • Analysis of change over time – Insight Advisor will now generate multiple charts for a single analysis type, such as responding with analysis of data between two date periods through a combination of charts.

  • Natural language generation (NLG) – Visual charts generated by Insight Advisor Search now have a new option to view narrative insights and interpretations of the data.

Creating visualizations with Insight Advisor

Insight Advisor analysis types


Video player

A new capability to embed and play videos directly in Qlik Sense apps.

Video player

Active chart and grid dimensions

Enhanced capabilities added to grid dimensions for your visualizations, which helps better identify chart location and associated dimensions on the design canvas. There is a new indicator on the bottom right side of an object which contains these added dimensions and coordinates when moving or resizing chart objects on your design canvas.


New and improved combo chart

An improved combo chart is now available, with enhanced functionality including support for vertical presentation, reference lines based on measures and dimensions, and line and bar styling.

Reference lines

Combo chart


New Databricks ODBC Connector

To support the growing popularity of Databricks, a Qlik strategic partner, Qlik Sense now includes a pre-configured connector for Databricks, including the new Spark 3.0 engine. Utilizing the Databricks SQL Analytics service, the Databricks Connector enables Qlik Sense users to easily include data in Databricks to gain a comprehensive view of their business as well as generate new insights and data-driven actions.

Connecting to data sources

New Azure Synapse  Connector

Qlik continues to expand the number of data sources that users can directly access by introducing a new connector for Azure Synapse Analytics.

Connecting to data sources

Presto Kerberos support

You can now authenticate the Presto Connector with Kerberos kinit authentication.

Create a Presto connection


Support for Microsoft Edge

Support for Microsoft Edge mobile browser on iOS and Android.

Windows 10 phone

Platform and administration

Self-service task management

Users now have ability to create and edit tasks as part their hub experience for improved management and scheduling.

Managing apps

Enhanced ODAG performance

ODAG performance enhanced by increasing the maximum concurrent ODAG requests from 10 to 50, making it easier for large user groups to leverage ODAG collectively.

On-demand apps

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