Mail & Deploy Release 3.3.0 has finally landed and offers better stability and performance and a new self-service reporting experience!
Here is everything to enjoy in this major update! It is available to download in our Mail & Deploy Community now. At the end of this post, there is our complete changelog of what is new.
What’s in the update?
Oh, there’s a lot.
The first, very big change is to the Mail & Deploy Self-Service Extensions for Qlik Sense. The arrival of 3 new extensions – Report Requester, Task Executor and Visualization Exporter.
All three have appearance properties to define the colours and localization properties to define all labels/captions.
Furthermore, you can set the properties of the condition to show/hide the extensions according to a condition, as well as to limit the usage of the extension according to another condition.
Then you are able to set the distribution property to define if the user will get the document per immediate download or per email.
Datasource/Task/Report properties have dropdowns to ease the configuration.
Task Executor is something completely new to the Mail & Deploy Self-Service Extension. It simplifies running tasks directly from the Qlik Sense Extension. It accepts parameters with which you can specify your report generation and distribution.
Then there are new modern forms of connecting to Dropbox and Microsoft SharePoint Online. These now make for more appealing ways to see how the connection to Dropbox or SharePoint is established. Both processes used to be more confusing, but now Mail & Deploy takes the complexity out and gives the user a better overview and easier navigation in the folders.
And finally, a new communication mechanism between Mail & Deploy and Qlik Sense has been created which increases stability and performance.
Mail & Deploy’s full changelog
Mail & Deploy Release 3.3.0 updates the core experience of Mail & Deploy. It includes significant bug fixes and other new features as well as two changes that may lead to breaking changes which have to be manually adjusted (see the Mail & Deploy 3.3.0 Upgrade Guide).
The following updates have been introduced in this version:
|A bug that led to Qlik Sense variables not being read correctly when rebuilding the cache has been fixed.
|A bug that led to incorrectly formatted chart data labels in Microsoft PowerPoint reports has been fixed.
|A bug that led to some threads still running after aborting an execution has been fixed.
|A bug that led to repeaters in HTML reports to repeat more HTML tags than necessary has been fixed.
|A bug that led to empty spans left behind by repeaters in HTML reports has been fixed.
|A bug that led to wrong e-mail server types being displayed in the e-mail server settings has been fixed.
|A bug that led to some bullet charts not being loaded correctly when rebuilding the data source cache of a Qlik Sense app has been fixed.
|A bug that led to incorrect QlikView settings.ini files resulting from manipulations of Mail & Deploy has been fixed.
|A bug that led to stretched images in reports when cropping images has been fixed.
|A bug that led to error messages when using a Save Splitted Report Document To File System action when splitting Microsoft Excel Workbooks has been fixed.
|Custom format strings are now correctly written to MSO Charts data in Microsoft PowerPoint reports.
|A new GetQlikSenseApps API method has been added.
|A new Dual datatype has been added.
|Query parameters that allow specifying task parameters for the ExecuteTask and ExecuteTaskAsync API methods have been added.
|A new communication mechanism between Mail & Deploy and Qlik Sense has been created which increases stability and performance.
We have also updated the styling of exported Qlik Sense tables to the new Fonts Qlik Sense uses. This may affect your reports if you use table report elements that keep the original font name.
|New Self-Service extensions have been released (ReportRequester, TaskExecutor, and VisualizationExporter) for Qlik Sense.
|The data exchange database now contains a Workspace column.
|The way that a connection to Dropbox is established has changed.
Please consult the Mail & Deploy 3.3.0 Upgrade Guide to upgrade existing Dropbox connections.
|The way that a connection to SharePoint Online is established has changed.
Please consult the Mail & Deploy 3.3.0 Upgrade Guide to upgrade existing SharePoint Online connections.