DataLion 1.9 released

Experience more lion power – Embrace our new features!

There’s exciting news from DataLion: we released version 1.9 which includes numerous new features we’ve developed in close cooperation with clients & users. We have incorporated your feedback and suggestions gathered in the past months. Among new features like visualizations and export functions, we have also implemented several optimizations (e.g. loading time) and bug fixes.

In short, DataLion is faster, more flexible and more productive than ever. We hope you will love it!

Let’s have a closer look at some highlights:

Yes, more chart types!

Stacked column chart with option to display the mean or the sample size (Example):

Stacked bar chart with mean values

Extended donut chart e. g. for the comparison of Key Performance Indicators (Example):

Nested donut with arrows

New exports, New interfaces! Let’s check out the new export functions

Export of a dashboard or a report with more than one dashboard and charts as PowerPoint or Excel document

Export options

Export of an excel report with multiple tabs in an individually defined format:

Excel report exported with DataLion

Overview of our new features

Data Visualization

  • New chart type: stacked column chart with means and case numbers
  • New chart type: extended donut chart with means e.g. to compare KPI Values
  • Sort charts by mean value
  • Reverse order of stacked column chart segments
  • Top5, Top10 etc. for time series charts
  • Hide empty values and categories in time series charts
  • Separate filter dropdowns for each tab of a report
  • Export of wordclouds as image

Reports and Dashboards

  • Placeholder element in report/dashboard title
  • Read-only mode for read-only access profiles
  • Selected global filter remains across tabs
  • Automatic selection of comparison operators depending on the selected report filter
  • Individual dropdown-menus per dashboard


  • Adjustable precision of average values
  • Back-end definition of missing values
  • Set alignment and spacing in chart settings

Export features

  • Back-end configuration of pptx-exports and masters
  • Export of an entire report with multiple dashboards and charts as PPTX
  • Export of an entire report with multiple dashboards and charts as Excel
  • Export of an excel report in a pre-defined format

Metadata and import

  • Add of text fields via codebook
  • Automated incremental data update (e.g. backfill of last month, week)
  • Export of the codebook including special fields and text elements
  • Back-end function to delete and replace entire codebook

Various bug fixes and optimizations (load time, exports, imports)

Get started now and try our new version 1.9! We are looking forward to your feedback!


Time Series, data import, drag & drop – version 1.6 is live now

New Month – new update! Our software engineering lions worked until last night on the latest new features and hunted for the last remaining bugs. Their hunt was so successful that we can finally launch the new DataLion version 1.6.

Here are some of the most important new features and improvement:

Drag and drop for even more customized dashboards

The new software release allows you to create even more customized dashboards: All charts can be moved freely on the dashboard and you can also adjust the size of the charts by drag and drop. When you hover over the lower right corner of a chart, an arrow will appear that allows dragging the chart larger or smaller.

Easy import with our new wizard

Previous versions of DataLion required administration rights to import data. Now, you can import your CSV files into DataLion as a normal user, recode the values in the files and create dashboards with your own data. In our free version, you can test this feature with CSV files containing up to 500 rows and up to 100 columns. Try importing your data now!

Automated data import and dynamic variables

These two new features are complementing each other perfectly. In version 1.6 you can set up an automated data import so your data can be updated at regular time intervals (e.g. every Sunday at 2am). All analyzes and reports are also updated automatically for you.

By using the new dynamic variables, real-time analyses will become even more comfortable. With just a few clicks, you can e.g. look at the results for the last 10 days and save the results in a dynamic report that will always refer to the correct time frame.

New timeline features

Time-series analyses are becoming more and more important for many of our users, so we have improved the timeline chart even more. Now it allows the user to define columns that contain timestamps or dates in the date and then switch between different time intervals (e.g., weeks, months, and years) with one click.

In addition, you can now also compare target groups or evaluate different variables over time.

Software tour

Especially for new users, we have created a quick tour through the most important features of the DataLion software. To access the tour, click “Start Tour” in your login menu in the top right corner (you have to be logged-in).

Create presentations in record time

With our new advanced export features, you can export not just individual charts, but also entire dashboards and reports. This allows you to create your presentations in record time.

Further updates in 1.6

  • Visualize Google Analytics data in real-time with DataLion
  • Add text and images to your dashboards and reports
  • Change the look and feel of your dashboard with themes
  • “Rainbow” mode: Apply different colors to the bars in bar or column charts
  • New chart types: gauge and multidimensional scaling (See live example here)

We are looking forward to your feedback on the new features and improvements!