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What's new in Qlik Sense September 2020?

Augmented intelligence

New search-based visual analysis chart types

When generating insights in search-based visual analysis, Insight Advisor will now auto-generate visualizations with several new analysis types. These include:

  • Cluster (K-Means) – Shows clusters using the new k-means clustering function.
  • Correlation – Shows correlations using the correlation function.
  • Process control chart – Shows how a process changes over time.

Insight Advisor analysis types

Search-based visual analysis on mobile devices

Search-based visual insight generation is now available on handheld mobile devices.  This provides a more intuitive means of creating new analytics and insights on small form factors, as opposed to traditional authoring.  It is available on handheld devices through the browser-based user interface.

Exploring apps on a small screen

Advanced analytics calculation - K-means clustering

With this release, advanced analytics calculations on-board the Qlik Associative Engine are being introduced.  The first function available is k-means clustering - allowing data points to be grouped into clusters based on similarity.  This is a highly useful function for customer segmentation, fraud detection, and many other use cases. 

Ranking and clustering functions

KMeans2D - chart function

KMeansND - chart function

Visual analytics improvements

Improved reference lines

Bar and line charts now include dimension based (vertical) reference lines with formatted labels, useful for enhancing charts with added detail along a time axis (such as start and end dates of important events)

Reference lines

Bar chart properties

Line chart properties

Animator control

The Animator control gives users the ability to animate changing data over time by auto-selecting values in any dimension and playing them in a loop, with or without aggregation.

Other chart improvements

  • Number formatting of master measures
  • Turn on and off borders in containers
  • Custom sorting in Sankey Chart
  • Frequency counts in filter pane
  • WMS (web map service) layer opacity
  • Hover icons toggle

Administration improvements

Self-service hub improvements

Table view in the hub presents a scalable and easy to use app manager. The following features are included:

  • Columns for name, description, owner, published (when applicable), Data last reloaded (when applicable), details
  • Sort by clicking on the column headers
  • Keyboard shortcut just like grid (Ctrl + g) and list view (Ctrl + Shift + l)
  • Navigate with keyboard
  • Support for Qlik-supported screen readers

The hub

Other improvements

Data literacy built-in

Qlik has focused on our vision for a data-literate world. As part of this mission, and keeping first-time users in mind, new capabilities have been added within Qlik Sense to assist and educate users about their data.  For first-time users, these capabilities help explain data concepts unique to Qlik to expedite their onboarding and shorten the time to insights, including more context for chart creation and additional explanation for dimensions/measures.