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Amazon QuickSight April 2020 Update

Released on April 21st, 2020

Amazon Quicksight Dashboards Are Now Denser With Slick Look and Feel

Amazon QuickSight now supports cascading filter actions. You can use filter actions to select multiple data points in a dashboard and view the cumulative impacts of filtering those data points, across multiple datasets used to build the dashboard. For example, on a business dashboard revenue data and bar charts representing ‘revenue by industry’ and ‘revenue by category’, you can choose ‘Technology’ as industry from the first bar chart and Hardware as category from the second bar chart to filter the entire dashboard to show contributions for Hardware category within the Technology industry. See here to learn more.  

Amazon QuickSight dashboards now also support smaller visuals and greater fidelity in sizing of visuals, allowing you to create denser dashboards with subject areas separated by tabs.

Both features are now available in Standard and Enterprise Edition in all QuickSight regions - US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt, Ireland and London), and Asia Pacific (Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).

Amazon QuickSight Adds Stacked Area charts, Legend Actions and More

Amazon QuickSight now supports stacked area charts, allowing display of cumulative totals of metrics over time with breakdown by specific categories. Authors can create a stacked area chart by selecting this new visual type from the the visuals menu, configuring the X-axis, metric and group-by dimensions. See here to learn more.

As part of this release, Amazon QuickSight also adds support for clickable legends, which allow one-click filtering and drill-through actions. Legends now provide access to a visual’s context menu with options to focus/exclude on the data point represented by the legend, navigate to external pages through URL actions or filter dashboard using action filters.  

Lastly, QuickSight authors can now configure the minimum severity level of anomalies displayed within visuals. This allows authors to restrict anomaly detection results to high or high to moderate cases, instead of displaying all anomalies detected. See here to learn more.

Stacked area charts and clickable legends are available in both Standard and Enterprise Edition, while minimum severity of anomalies is available in Enterprise Edition in all supported QuickSight regions - US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt, Ireland and London), and Asia Pacific (Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).  

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