Qlik Sense SaaS May 2021 - What you might have missed - Ometis

Qlik Sense SaaS May 2021 – What you might have missed

Posted on: 7th June 2021, 1:41 pm

What’s new in Qlik Sense SaaS May 2021

User-defined locale settings for Qlik Sense Apps

Change the locale settings of apps via the Profile settings:

  1. Click on the User Profile Menu (Located top-right corner of the Hub)
  2. Click Profile Settings
  3. Set ‘Regional settings for creating apps’ i.e. English (United Kingdom) = ‘en-GB’.

Partial data reload

The partial data reload option can be used in scheduled data reload operations.

Reloading app data in the cloud hub

Partial reload

Profile tile views added to catalog

A card-based, visual representation of field profiling metrics laid out in a grid manner now complements the existing list view. Tile view is designed to give users a good overview of some key metrics and the most informative content for that type of field; whether the field is text or numeric with toggle options for mixed fields.

Navigate to Profile tile view:

  • From the Qlik Sense SaaS hub, navigate to a Data tile.
  • Click on the three-dots of any of the data tiles.
  • Click Profile data.

Conversational analytics API

The API allows developers to build their own client for Qlik Insight Advisor Chat into their apps and enterprise chat bot platforms, available where the chat add-on is included.

Mutual Information for Key Driver Analysis

Insight Advisor can now analyse and score the mutual information between fields. This provides a measure of the influence that one field has on another, allowing you to understand which fields are drivers of another target field.

You can also now calculate mutual information between targets and drivers in charts with the MutualInfo function. This allows analysis such as pair-wise mutual information analysis and driver breakdown by value.

Scheduling alert evaluations

In addition to running when data is reloaded, you can now schedule alert evaluations at specific times. This can help you create a schedule for analysis and customise how often you might be alerted.

New security rules

These are the first in a series of updates on how security roles and global access rights are assigned. Users who aren’t tenant administrators or aren’t Professional users can now be assigned a role that lets them create shared or managed spaces. Additionally, these users can also be assigned the analytics admin role for limited access to governance capabilities in the management console. These changes provide more flexibility for the appropriate users to create spaces and manage content, especially when working in multi-cloud or hybrid deployments that distribute content from a Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed site to SaaS editions of Qlik Sense.

Assigning user roles

Analytics at point of decision with New Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS app

Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS delivers Qlik Sense analytics in the best form for mobile consumption, with enhancements such as a single object mode for navigation, an intuitive selections bar, and a mobile collection in the hub. With the Qlik associative engine running on-device, it supports fully interactive online and offline exploration allowing mobile users to answer unanticipated questions in any environment. And it features integrated alerting with push notifications, so users can be notified of important changes in their data and respond in real-time.

Microsoft SharePoint as Storage Provider in SaaS editions of Qlik Sense

This new connector will enable SaaS editions of Qlik Sense users, assuming they have sufficient privileges, to select and browse the Office 365 SharePoint hierarchical structure.

Support credential separation for ODBC data sources

SaaS editions of Qlik Sense administrators now have the option to let users provide their own credentials when using any of the following connectors:

  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Apache Drill
  • Apache Hive
  • Apache Phoenix
  • Apache Spark
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Cloudera Impala
  • Databricks
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Presto
  • Teradata

Deprecation of the Share button

The Share button control in the Dashboard bundle has been removed and replaced with the Publish bookmark tool. Existing instances of this legacy control continue to function, but new instances cannot be added.

Deprecation of bar & area chart from the visualisation bundle

This will no longer be available.

Reflection of Qlik Sense SaaS May 2021

There have been plenty of changes in May 2021. It’s great to see Qlik Sense continually move forward and improve, from small wins with user-fined locale settings to larger value propositions with the all new Qlik Sense SaaS mobile app. And, although we are reflecting on a month, these changes and additions are happening every week, with no maintenance effort required from the SaaS customer – it’s a win win.


Cloud Data & Analytics Tour 2021

On 17 June we’ll dive into the latest trends in modern data analytics, demonstrate an array of real use cases and show how to drive deep insights with action from your data as we host Qlik’s Cloud Data & Analytics Tour 2021. You’ll be able to hear from our experts as we provide you with pragmatic advice on how to operate in a Cloud-first environment, enabling to you rapidly deliver value from being data-driven.

You can register for free here.


By Mats Severin & Chris Lofthouse


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