Qlik Sense May 2021 - What's New?

Published on 26.05.2021

Improved Insight Advisor Chat & Search, Active Chart and Grid Dimensions and even more new features are offered in the latest Qlik Sense May 2021 release

Qlik Sense Mai 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.

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.



The video player visualization lets you embed videos from external sources directly in Qlik Sense apps. This visualization now supports YouTube videos.

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.

Neuerungen im Kombinationsdiagramm – Vertikale Darstellung, Referenzlinien sowie Linien- und Balkengestaltungsoptionen (Quelle: Qlik)

(New features in the combination chart - vertical display, reference lines, and line and bar design options (Source: Qlik))



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.

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.



Support for Microsoft Edge​​​​​​​
Support for Microsoft Edge mobile browser on iOS and Android.


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.

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.


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