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What's new in Qlik Sense February 2022

This section provides Qlik Sense business users, analytic creators, and data integrators a summary of the features and improvements available in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Information note

Qlik Sense administrators should review the What’s New section in the Qlik Sense for Administrators documentation set.

Qlik Sense developers should review the What’s New section in the Qlik Sense for Developers documentation set.

Augmented analytics

Period over period dashboards in Insight Advisor

Insight Advisor now returns more robust period over period analyses in the form of entire dashboards, when users select or search for applicable fields. Instead of a simple chart, you get one or more charts and KPIs, along with a filter pane, allowing you to make selections and further explore comparative performance.

Using Insight Advisor analysis

Insight Advisor supports dollar-sign expansion

Insight Advisor can now recognize expressions contained in variables and use them when generating analytics. This allows users who manage expressions in variables to generate more relevant insights.

Creating visualizations with Insight Advisor

Dollar-sign expansions

Business logic fine grain controls in Insight Advisor

Business logic allows you to define the default grain for a calendar period, such as a yearly, quarterly or monthly basis. When you create behaviors such as default calendar periods, you can now specify whether to use or ignore the grain for a particular analysis, providing more advanced fine grain controls.

Default calendar period

Defining fields and groups

New business logic options for customization in Insight Advisor

New parameters have been added to business logic that help refine the analysis generated by Insight Advisor. Options include setting trend direction and sort order for a measure, specifying favorite types of analyses to be used by the system, and specifying the overall aggregation type for complex expressions.

  • Favorable trends: Sets whether the desired trend for a measure is to increase or decrease.

  • Favorite: Identifies a measure of interest for Insight Advisor so that Insight Advisor will use the measure more often when generating visualizations without user queries or selections.

  • Overall aggregation: Helps Insight Advisor determine which aggregation to use for queries that involve master measures with complex expressions where the aggregation is not clear from the outset.

Defining fields and master items

Visualizations and dashboards

Improvements to the grid chart

Improvements to the grid chart now let you show labels for each data point in the chart. Labels identify the value of the measure for the data point. In preparation for the deprecation of the Heatmap extension in this release, the grid chart now includes two layouts, Standard and the new Heatmap option. The heatmap layout adds the functionality of a heatmap chart to the grid chart. As of this release, the Heatmap chart extension will no longer be supported.

Grid chart

Improvements to managing variables

A top request through Ideation, the updated, flexible Variables dialog simplifies the management of chart variables. Displaying all variable elements, including name, description, value, and tags, it allows you to add, search, and duplicate variables. You can even delete multiple (up to 20) variables simultaneously. These capabilities alleviate manual work and help teams work more efficiently.


Qlik Sense connector for Google Drive

Qlik Sense connector for Google Drive is included with Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed. Now you can access data stored in Google Drive and load it directly into your Qlik Sense app.

Qlik Web Storage Provider Connectors

Google Drive

Google Drive and Spreadsheets connector

The Qlik connector for Google Drive and Spreadsheets Metadata is now included with Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed.

Google Drive and Spreadsheets Metadata

Snowflake connectivity enhancements

The Snowflake connector now supports the use of key pair authentication to allow you to use enhanced security measures when accessing Snowflake from Qlik Sense.

Create a Snowflake connection

Support for AWS IAM credentials authorization with Amazon Redshift

New authentication support with the Amazon Redshift connector allows you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials authorization. This will allow organizations to assign role-based access privileges in addition to designating access rights individually.

Create an Amazon Redshift connection

Data and platform

Formatted export to Excel

Formatting options are now supported when exporting straight tables to Excel. Exported tables now include totals and styling as they appear in Qlik Sense.

Downloading data from a visualization

Add self-service task management

Users with the appropriate permissions can now easily start, stop, and view reload tasks in the hub.

Reloading app data

Managing app reload tasks

Documentation improvements and additions

Scripting help improvements

Set expressions tutorial

Learn how to build set expressions for set analysis.

Tutorial - Creating a set expression

Chart expressions and load scripts

Many new examples of functions used in chart expressions and load scripts.

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