Business intelligence provider Qlik has brought the latest version of its data visualisation tool Qlik Sense onto the market providing users with numerous bug fixes, improvements and new functionalities.
The feature highlights of Qlik Sense 3.1 include:
- Drag & Drop Coloring of measures and dimensions
The new version allows measures and dimensions to be colored conveniently by simply dragging the appropriate fields into the chart by drag & drop. Subsequently, the chart color is automatically configured on the basis of expression settings. This facilitates the process of using several colors within a chart to clearly distinguish the individual values.
- Geographic Data Profiling
Qlik Sense 3.1 offers the chance to profile the available datasets according to geographical information (e.g. city and country names) and create a map with the required geographical points and polygon forms on the basis of the found data. Thus, it is no longer necessary to upload geographical data separately to generate a geographical visualisation
- Pivot Table Loading
In addition, the release makes it easier for the user to load unstructured data such as pivot tables or crosstables. To this end, the “Unpivot” button in the table editor makes it possible to select individual columns, to transpose them into rows and rename the attributes and measures.
- Improved User Experience
In Qlik Sense 3.1, a new style of theme can be chosen that changes the background color of a sheet quickly and easily and provides the sheet objects with borders. This gives the dashboard a classic and structured look to support, for example, an accurate adjustment of a charts size and Position.
In addition to the listed functions, Qlik Sense 3.1 also offers other expansions, such as an enhanced scripting editor, a keyword and phrase search when browsing through DataMarket packages, an improvement of the Data Storytelling design as well as numerous bug fixes.
There are also a few innovations for developers. For example, in the new, free development environment Qlik Playground, they can learn to use APIs and the associated Qlik Engine and experiment with them.
Watch the following video to get more information on the expanded functions in Qlik Sense 3.1: