QlikView 9.0 beta 1 updates and new functionality
An uncomprehensive list. This post is NOT recommended for production use.
- QlikView Publisher Standard Edition is no longer; its features are now included with QlikView Server
- QlikView Publisher Enterprise Edition is no longer a standalone product, but an add-on module for QlikView Server
- The QlikView AccessPoint has been designed as the launching point for QVWs on QlikView Server
- Full collaboration available on thin clients (AJAX and Java)
- Ability to share objects with selected users instead of all
- Users can add their own "user" sheets to QlikView documents instead of cramming their new objects into the existing document
- No need to pre-generate AJAX pages anymore
- iPhone client will soon be available in the iTunes application store
- Java client for most other phones, e.g. BlackBerry and Symbian
- AJAX may work reasonably well on some mobile browsers
A teaser from last year's Qonnections partner conference, coming to fruition only a year later:
- No more limit of 2 billion rows per table; rather, limited only by a machine's capabilities
- Better efficiency in calculating frequency, showing alternatives, and chart aggregation
Real-time data update (!)
- Just quoting this because I'm not sure I understand it yet: "For the first time in QlikView history it is possible to programmatically update field data in real-time without running the script. Via a new API and more or less standard SQL INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE commands, any QlikView field data can be updated directly in RAM. On a server the updated data is pushed out to the clients.
- "This functionality is freely available in stand-alone QlikView but requires an additional license on QlikView Server."
- Improved Table and Select Wizards in Script Editor
- Load statements can be applied to individual fields in memory as opposed to tables
- Attribute function allows you to extract file attributes, e.g. id3 tags in mp3s
- Store data into delimited files, not just QVDs
- "Home" button, which can be set like a bookmark, replaces "Clear" button
- Export QlikView documents to XML, sans data, which should be handy for versioning
- Link from QVW to QVW, passing selections
- Actions will replace the functionality of common macros
- Search Objects can search multiple fields at once
- Clickable URLs within cells, as opposed to just buttons and images
- Indirect Set Analysis allows you to state selections in a field based on selections in another field, e.g. "Select all possible values in customers based on sales last year"
- Dynamic chart backgrounds, "e.g. for map backgrounds that update with selections"
- Dynamically show/hide straight table columns
- Sparklines for full Tufte compliance
- Trellis charts, which sound to me to like a manifestation of small multiples, available for all bitmap chart types