A major change is a complete rebranding of Qlik, with a sparkly new logo and website refresh. The new Qlik logo represents a bold, modern step forward for Qlik, while maintaining key elements of their brand equity. The embedded symbol represents an evolution of the previous “magnifying glass” concept and stands for complete capabilities across data integration, data quality, analytics, AI/ML, and more.
1. Export apps from Managed Spaces
Space owners and users, with the “Can Manage” role, can now export Qlik Cloud apps from Managed Spaces. These apps can only be exported without data. This is a useful enhancement in the occasions when the source app is accidentally deleted without making a backup. We recommend ensuring a robust version control process is in place, however it is nice to have an alternative process just in case.
2. Key Driver Analysis
Key Driver Analysis is a new capability in Qlik Cloud that leverages the power of Qlik AutoML. It helps users to easily understand the most influential factors that are driving the outcomes in their analytics. Users can simply right-click on any object to initiate a key driver analysis, specify a target measure and, if desired, select specific features they want to include. The AutoML engine will then generate an analysis that shows the fields in your data model that are most effecting the target measure, complete with visualisations and Natural Language Generation.
You can see the key drivers ranked by importance and can further select each one to get a breakdown and distribution of the values and their influence. With key drivers, users can better understand the reasons for historical results, not just the what, but the why, providing deeper insight and support for more meaningful actions.
3. Copy and Paste Style
You can now copy and paste stylings from one chart to another within Qlik Cloud. This feature is welcome with the increase in styling options available, this makes it easier for users, to avoid having to manually reapply any styling to multiple visualisations.
4. Tabular Reports
This new feature introduces a new add-in intended for use within Excel. You can use Excel to design tabular reports containing data from your Qlik Cloud Apps and save the reports in .xlsx format. This capability is great for anyone needing to generate tabular reports where the table row count is large or of variable length.
5. Custom SQL in Direct Query
The ability to use Custom SQL within a Direct Query within Qlik Cloud has now been introduced. Custom SQL statements can easily be used within a Qlik load script, and be referred to with variables or dollar expansions. Custom SQL brings a lot of database specific features like time-travel, in-line loads, and cascaded filtering within a Qlik load script.