The latest Qlik Sense version is currently Qlik Sense 3.2 released on 7th of February 2017. We are a Qlik partner and written a few blogs on Qlik. So, let’s find out what’s new with this cool tool.
What’s new with 3.2?
This is the quick round-up of the new improvements in Qlik Sense 3.2.
- Automatically create calendar based measures
- Set colours for measures
- Improvements in navigation and search
- Improvements to Shared Persistence
- Authentication for Sense Desktop 3.2 users
I found this list here.
Want some more detail? Here is a closer look at what the new features in Qlik mean for you.
Create, Discover, Collaborate
This is a detailed round-up of all the new features in 3.2.
If you’d rather find out what’s going on by watching a video Qlik has this one with an overview of what’s new with Qlik 3.2.
You can now create calendar measures to analyse data over relative time ranges. For example, you can use calendar measures to compare year-to-date sales figures with figures from the same period the previous year.
Colours and Measures
You can select colours for charts based on measures. You can also specify a single colour from a full-colour palette.
Deploy Shared Persistence
Deploy a multi-node site with shared persistence is new. This means that nodes share a single repository database and a single network folder for the application files. You can either share the central node repository or set up a high availability database cluster as the repository database. This allows for higher volumes of changes, such as reloads and removes delays caused by synchronisation.
Administer Desktop Authentication
Qlik Sense Desktop users can now authenticate against the Qlik Sense Enterprise server. The Qlik Sense Enterprise administrator configures an authentication link in the Qlik Management Console and distributes it to users.
The QlikView converter simplifies the work associated with converting elements from a QlikView document into master items in a Qlik Sense app. Visualisations, expressions, dimensions, and variables can be selected for conversion. The tool is available from the Dev Hub.
Service Releases for bug fixes
Qlik regularly updates the product with Service Releases. These are mostly to announce bug fixes and similar behind the scenes improvements. You can get read the release notes for Qlik Sense 3.2 SR2 here which give all the bug fixes.
Deprecation notice for Qlik Sense – Synchronised Persistence
Upon the next release of Qlik Sense (version 4.0), the synchronised persistence mechanism to share data in multiple server deployments will be officially retired.
What does this mean?
Qlik Sense has a synchronisation mechanism for storing and sharing data in a multi-server deployment, which copies data to each machine (“Synchronized Persistence”). In Qlik Sense version 3.1, Qlik introduced a new architecture and additional method for storing and sharing data known as Shared Persistence, which is more scalable than the Synchronised Persistence method. Currently, both Synchronized Persistence and Shared Persistence methods are available in the product, including in Qlik Sense version 3.2. Qlik recommends all new deployments use Shared Persistence.
What is the impact?
Qlik will retire the Synchronised Persistence method from Qlik Sense in 4.0 and later versions. Customers who wish to upgrade to 4.0 when released will need to plan to reconfigure to use Shared Persistence first. For the majority of customers, the capabilities are the same. However, a small number of customers using geographically dispersed servers will be affected.
What do I need to do?
Customers can move from Synchronised Persistence to Shared Persistence by following some simple steps. The transition to Shared Persistence is not automatically done by upgrading, but the process to transition is not complex. For questions or assistance, please go to https://help.qlik.com or contact Qlik Support.
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