What’s new in QlikView November 2018?

To demonstrate the commitment to maintain a relevant, dynamic and highly-functional product for users, QlikView November 2018 is now available with improvements focused on maintaining QlikView longevity: updated graphics, globalization support and risk mitigation associated with performance inefficiencies.

These are some of the highlights of the new and updated features of QlikView:

Support for IPv6

From now on, you will have assurance that IPv6 advantages (increased security, scalability, intra-device connectivity) can be realized in QlikView Apps. Also, hybrid IPv4/IPv6 configurations are supported.

New “File Exists” supporting task in QlikView Publisher

There is a new option in the QlikView Publisher – the “File Exists” task. It can be used to trigger another task following the creation of a file, improving this easy file creation and scheduling consistency.

This is helpful when system creates files at irregular intervals.

QVS Engine log

For facilitate document design or trouble shooting, QlikView can generate an engine performance log file. This log can validate performance levels and see where, how and most important, why performance issues are happening in the application.

It produces huge amounts of performance log data, so the engine file is disabled by default and it should only be enabled when needed and for short periods of time.

Reload Performance log

The reload performance log is separated into a dedicated log file to make it easier to conduct reload performance analysis and identify which documents are consuming the most resources within the application.

Same as above, the reload performance log is disabled by default. It can be easily and quickly activated.

Load full tables using QlikView Load Script

The Load Script process has been improved as well and it allows to load a full table from an analytics connection plug-in/SEE plug-in with a single request, this way saving time and simplifying the load script process.

Custom settings in configuration files listed in QMC

Using the configuration files listed in QMC – QlikView Management Console, users can view all non-default settings across the deployment. Identifying these custom settings is an important task when upgrading or migrating the QlikView Server installation, this way saving time and preventing cost regressions.

Implementation of SKIA graphics library

SKIA graphics library offers greater flexibility and a lot of 2D graphics. It replaces the GDI+ library, which is no longer supported by Microsoft.

SKIA graphics are available through common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms offering a lot of graphical possibilities, like text rendering, shapes, various path effects, shading and more.

Implementation of International Components for Unicode (ICU) libraries

ICU (a widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries) – provides consistent application behavior across different platform and regions, supporting globalization.

Notable changes were made, like better sorting for non-English characters, updated sorting of application and numeric strings, formatting of SET variables, manual redefinition on region-specific formatting.

The important enhancements are:

  • Improvement to sorting non-English languages - including Japanese character sorting and a proper sorting of V and W in the Swedish language.
  • Sorting of strings containing white spaces - now sorts the longest string at the top when ICU is enabled. Strings with white space as the first character precede strings with white space within the string or at the end.
  • Changes to the sorting of numeric strings containing hyphens when ICU is enabled - listing hyphenated items following non-hyphenated strings.
  • New formats now require manual redefinition - include language-specific SET variables for MoneyFormat, DateFormat, TimestampFormat.

Support for .NET Framework 4.7.2

The November 2018 version of QlikView adds support for Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7.2, which increases application implementation flexibility.

To allow the complete adoption of this version and higher ones, QlikView has stopped the support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (initial release), while the support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is retained.

To develop and test QlikView Server on Microsoft Windows 10, the Anniversary Updated or a later update must be installed.