Zoomdata Version

Zoomdata v2.5 Software Maintenance Release Notes

These maintenance notes cover changes and fixes made to Zoomdata release version 2.5.14. You can identify your version at the Login screen. For general release notes, see Release Notes for v2.5.

What's Fixed/Changed in 2.5.14?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Fixed a bug that occurred in dashboards containing multiple Line Trend charts where saving the dashboard resulted in the radial menu being unusable.

Data Connectivity

  • Resolved an issue around multivalued text fields being excluded from the full text search list when searching for fields on versions previous to Solr 5.2 and Cloudera Search.
  • Fixed a problem that occurred on Elasticsearch sources where certain index collections could not be searched in from the search bar on a dashboard and result in an error message.

Installation

  • Fixed issue with installer.sh correctly handling multiple parameters.

What's Fixed/Changed in 2.5.13?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Resolved an issue with pinned start times in dashboards - newly added charts did not have the same start time as the rest of the dashboard if the dashboard's data was currently streaming.

Data Connectivity

  • Improved sampling mechanism to more accurately reflect the min/max values of timestamp values for a data source.

What's Fixed/Changed in 2.5.12?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Addressed a problem that affected chart positions within a dashboard where saving the dashboard would not always preserve the set order of the charts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the data for a selected element on a chart to not show in the ‘Details’ window if the Raw Data Table chart type was disabled for that particular data source.
  • Resolved an issue with exporting a dashboard as a screenshot or PDF in which portions of the dashboard were not fully visible.
  • Fixed a problem within the calculations editor where a user could still perform actions around the ‘invalid calculation’ warning.
  • Heat Map chart styles now have the ability to display the resulting values within the chart canvas.
  • Resolved a bug with renaming the standard ‘Volume’ field in a data source where the new renamed label would not be reflected in Pivot Table chart styles.
  • Addressed an issue related to the time bar within charts where setting a date in the time range would affect the time that is displayed.

Data Connectivity

  • Resolved an issue that occurred in specifying a timezone for a data source where setting the time range for a date field would incorrectly shift the time.
  • Fixed a bug where existing data sources were sometimes duplicated when importing a dashboard back into the environment from which the dashboard was exported.
  • Addressed a problem that occurred when using the Edge web browser where users could not delete changes in the Fusion editor of a Fusion data source.

Accounts, Administration, and Security

  • Resolved an issue where granting access privileges for additional data sources to a Group would not always be properly reflected in the User & Group management UI.
  • Addressed issues around enabling LDAP.
  • You can now provide your own Java JRE/JVM to use with Zoomdata.

Upgrades

  • The Raw Data Table chart type is now enabled by default when upgrading from version 2.3.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Fixed a bug related to Histogram chart types where certain variable types would not render the chart properly.

What's Fixed/Changed in 2.5.11?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Updated the Word Cloud chart style to be based on eChart 3.0.
  • Fixed an issue where users were not being prompted to save new charts even if the ‘unsaved dashboard prompt’ option was enabled.
  • Addressed a problem where all filters applied to a chart were removed when a user removed a facet filter from the search box if the chart used ElasticSearch as its source.
  • Filtering on numeric fields now allows for inclusion of values outside the profiled minimum/maximum values.

Data Connectivity

  • Resolved an issue with the BigQuery connector where only a limited number of data rows would be shown when setting up the data source.
  • Fixed a bug related to Hive on Tez connector where dashboards built on partitioned fields would not render properly.

  • Improved workflows around deleting a Fusion data source.
  • Resolved a problem where optional connector parameters could cause duplicate data sources to be generated when a dashboard is imported back into an environment.

Menus and Navigation

  • Improved navigation for Filter menus and chart scrolling.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Addressed a bug within embedded charts where charts using a certain data object would not render, as the chart was calling the wrong object.

Upgrades

  • Addressed an issue with upgrades from 2.3 or 2.4 where the application would not start correctly if sharpening was disabled for the Hive on Tez connector.

What's fixed/changed in 2.5.10?

Data Connectivity

  • Addressed an issue with the initialization of data connectors where tmp files would not always be generated in the correct directory.
  • Resolved a problem where the user would be unable to apply server-level changes to the environment variables of a connector.
  • Improved the display of long field names within the Fields page of a data source.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Fixed an issue in Chart Studio where certain multi-list variables and boolean/text constants were not rendering properly in chart configuration.
  • Dashboards containing custom charts can now be exported and imported.

What's fixed/Changed in 2.5.9?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Fixed a problem with charts that use integer-type variables (such as Map Markers) where changing the zoom level in the chart configuration resulted in a validation error.
  • Addressed a bug in embedded dashboards using security keys where attempting to add another chart to the dashboard prompted the user for credentials.
  • Resolved an error with pivot table charts in dashboards that used the Real Time Sales connector where a warning was triggered if the dashboard was playing in real time.

Data Connectivity

  • Data source screen now includes a link to learn about additional available connectors.
  • Grouping by the day granularity no longer results in times being truncated from dates.
  • Conversion from UTC time data in a data source to a single timezone is now supported for the following connectors:
  • PostgreSQL
  • Phoenix 4.4 and 4.7
  • Hive on Tez
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the user from validating or updating the connection properties of a datasource if the password is empty/null.

Accounts and Security

  • Enhanced SAML authentication so login error page redirects you back to Zoomdata SAML login page instead of the regular login page with username/password.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Improved REST APIs to allow users to programmatically enable or disable chart types for a particular datasource.

What's Fixed/Changed in 2.5.8?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Improved handling for NULL values.
  • Fixed an issue that occurred on charts in Live Mode where switching the chart style to raw data table would not update the time bar.

Accounts and Security

  • Added support for Windows authentication through the SQL Server connector.
  • Improved dashboard sharing for users with multiple accounts to allow them to access any dashboard from any of their accounts.

Menus and Navigation

  • Fixed a bug related to menus and chart sizing.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Resolved an issue in Chart Studio that prevented users from adding more than two levels to the Multi Group-by variable.
  • Addressed a bug with custom line and bar charts where changing the Trend variable would not allow time fields to be displayed.

WHAT'S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.7?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Resolved issues related to Time Range within dashboards.
  • Fixed a bug where Heat Map charts in dashboards using Live Mode would freeze when clicking on different charts on the dashboard.
  • Addressed a bug where dashboards could not be saved after a particular chart was deleted and re-added to the dashboard.
  • Resolved an issue where the Time Bar would not properly render and display if the underlying time field being used did not contain any data.
  • Improved the Raw Data Table chart to now display a custom amount of rows.

Data Connectivity

  • Fixed a bug with the ElasticSearch connector where hard limits on the number of connections would render the connector unavailable.
  • Resolved an issue where existing data sources would be duplicated when importing a dashboard back into the environment from which the dashboard was exported.
  • Addressed a bug with certain data sources where changing the field type from TEXT to ATTRIBUTE would not be recognized.

Menus and Navigation

  • Dashboards can now be deleted directly from the home page when in List View.
  • Improved error messaging around naming data sources.
  • Resolved a bug related to pop-up messages in unsaved dashboards where users were not alerted that sharing the dashboard was unavailable when the dashboard had not been saved.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Added query engine support for custom charts created with more than two groups in Chart Studio.

WHAT'S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.6?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Addressed an issue where dashboards containing charts from flat files failed to render.
  • Addressed minor UI formatting issues related to the filter control and custom headers.

  • Corrected a problem with users being able to change the default chart name from places other than the Sources page.
  • Made improvements to the Settings label with Charts to now display the Absolute and Relative values in tooltips.
  • Fixed a bug where dashboard with custom charts could not be saved if they did not contain at least one metric.
  • Improved the date functionality around filters when specifying a date range.
  • Addressed an issue when the edited chart name was set as default.
  • Resolved a problem with the Info Panel within charts where source names were displayed as ‘$Source’.
  • Corrected a bug that occurred when adding another chart to an existing Raw Data Table where the ‘Configure Control’ window would not close.
  • Updated the Packed Bubbles, Heat Map, and Pivot chart styles to improve performance with the Radial menu and Filter controls.
  • Fixed an issue where selecting the ‘Back’ button in the browser while renaming a dashboard resulted in breaking charts within the dashboard.
  • Resolved a bug in which the ‘Delete’ button was not available if the chart configuration was invalid.
  • Fixed an issue related to Pivot Table charts where scrolling behavior was inconsistent.
  • Corrected a problem with calculations within charts where renaming or updating the calculation would not update immediately within the chart.

Data Connectivity

  • Added support for Elasticsearch 5.x.
  • Added support for Phoenix 4.7.
  • Resolved an issue where previewing a newly uploaded Flat File returned ‘Undefined’, even though the file source was valid.
  • Fixed a problem related to user attribute passthrough where the set refresh schedule did not occur if user attribute passthrough was enabled for a data source.
  • Addressed a bug with editing an existing Fusion data source where the name of the source couldn’t be changed as the ‘Save’ option was disabled.
  • Resolved an issue with datasource creation for Kudu Impala when using newer Kudu versions

Menus and Navigation

  • Resolved cosmetic issues related to the look-and-feel of dashboards.
  • Improved usability of the field selector drop-downs in the Fusion editor.
  • Fixed a bug where deleted dashboards within the home page would still be displayed as loading.
  • Addressed minor UI bugs related to navigating in the Sources page.

Administration and Security

  • Fixed an issue where users with admin access and linked to SAML accounts could not log out.
  • Resolved an issue when the 404 page was displayed when logging out as a SAML user.
  • Addressed a bug that occurred after a user logged out where the session did not end, resulting in the user being unable to log back in.
  • Updated Zoomdata’s minimum character requirement for usernames to allow a minimum of only one character.
  • Resolved a problem with inactive user sessions where selecting ‘Stay Logged In’ would still log a user out.

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Fixed an issue where a list of parameters would not be visible for the visualization import API.
  • Resolved a problem where the Raw Data Table would not display properly when it was created via a REST API call.
  • Corrected a bug with the Filters API where saving a dashboard containing complex filters (created with the API) would not open.
  • Addressed an error with custom charts created in Chart Studio failing to be embedded if it was exported then imported back.

WHAT'S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.5?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Resolved an issue with dashboards where charts using a unified time bar could not access the ‘Details’ view.
  • Addressed a bug within dashboards where certain charts were loaded into the dashboard more than once, resulting in a resetting of chart filters.
  • Fixed a problem with chart names being automatically saved.
  • Resolved a bug within dashboards that displayed the time bar even though it was disabled.

Data Connectivity

  • Resolved the following issues with Fusion sources:
    • Certain fields were still available after being disabled.
    • Setup process would let users continue without entering a metric for the source.
    • Renaming the source in the Editor would result in error messages.
  • Fixed an issue with setting up data sources where the changes made on the Field tab were saved even after selecting ‘Cancel’.

Menus and Navigation

  • Addressed an issue with the Delete button within dashboards where the button did not disappear when selecting another chart.
  • Fixed a problem with text sizing for KPI charts.
  • Made improvements to error messages and other messaging banners within the Zoomdata application.
  • Resolved an issue where selecting a new data source and chart style while still in an unsaved chart would not load a new chart canvas.

Administration and Security

  • Fixed a bug with the inability to disable a connector server if it was not running (or active) at the time.
  • Improved security around REST APIs for connections.
  • Fixed the following issues that occurred if custom Headers or Footers were applied:
    • Inability to access and use the calculation editor since the custom header was overlaid on top of it.

    • ‘Add New Chart’ window overlapped with the Time Bar within a dashboard when a custom footer were applied.

Upgrades

  • Resolved an issue with upgrading Zoomdata v2.2 to v2.5 related to dashboards created in v2.2; after the upgrade these dashboards lost their data range (in v2.5).

Chart Studio and Developer Resources

  • Resolved an issue where embedded Pivot Table charts did not render correctly.

WHAT'S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.4?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Improved the user experience with dashboards when there is a problem with the underlying data source. Edited error messages for improved clarity.
  • Resolved an issue with US Maps where data did not properly display at the county and zip codes levels.
  • Enhanced the security key mechanism for sharing charts and dashboards. If you have custom applications that use security keys generated by REST API, see API Changelog .
  • Improved the user experience when editing labels on charts and dashboards.

Data Connectivity

  • Updated tooltip messages on the Charts page to clarify why charts may not be available for a data source.

Administration and Security

  • Security Improvements were made to Zoomdata’s SAML and LDAP functionalities.

Upgrades

  • Addressed errors that occurred when upgrading Zoomdata to the latest v2.5 maintenance release.

Chart Studio/Developer Resources

  • Updated boolean filters to ensure they work with the most current version of the SDK.
  • Improved the EDC API to make status codes and messaging available through the application.

WHAT'S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.3?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Fixed an issue where the sequence of charts in a dashboard could not be saved.
  • Addressed an error with Maps: US Regions chart type where data for a county with one or more space in its name would not be displayed.
  • Corrected problems with the Raw Data Table:
  • Inability to update properly when multiple fields were removed in rapid succession
  • Minor cosmetic changes related to the display of text and icons
  • Improved scrolling ability for iPads
  • Resolved a bug with the ‘Details’ menu for charts where selecting to display the data in a Raw Data Table resulted in time-based filters being applied incorrectly.

Data Connectivity

Starting with v2.5.3, JDBC drivers for the following data sources will no longer be included as part of the installation package:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MemSQL
  • MySQL
  • Redshift
  • Teradata
  • Aurora

This means that:

  • For new customers wishing to connect Zoomdata to any of these particular data sources, a manual configuration is needed to add the required JDBC driver. The connector then needs to be enabled before it will display in Zoomdata’s data source page. For JDBC configuration instructions, refer to the article Adding a JDBC Driver.
  • For existing customers using one of these particular data sources, the connector will no longer be available from the data sources page. The JDBC driver first needs to be added and configured. The connector can then be enabled and made available in the data source page.
  • Resolved an issue where charts using a SQL-based connector could not be grouped by attribute fields where the column in the underlying data source is of Longtext type.

  • Fixed an error with the Upload API connector where data would not be successfully uploaded when the field names contained either spaces or started with a capital letter.

  • Security Improvements were made to the Zoomdata data sources.

  • Addressed a bug that occurred when uploading a CSV file in to Zoomdata that showed the data as undefined, instead of a preview of the actual data.

Menus and Navigation

  • Addressed bugs affecting the homepage:
    • Refreshing the homepage caused it to freeze
    • Navigational errors when using the browser’s back button
  • Made cosmetic changes to the search bar in the application to ensure consistency of style and format.
  • Addressed an error with the Hamburger menu that caused that side panel of the menu to not display properly when custom headers and footers were applied to that account.

Administration

  • Resolved an issue related to SAML users losing their configured group permissions upon login.
  • Fixed a bug related to ‘Groups’ where setting field limits caused navigational freezes when trying to move between the homepage and saved dashboards.

Upgrades

  • Corrected an error that occurred with the migration tool for scheduled jobs with a status of ‘In Progress’.

WHAT’S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.2?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Fixed an issue with changing the color palette for a chart in a dashboard. When the chart is maximized, the color palette change would not take effect.
  • Resolved an error with the time bar where playback controls were accessible even when the set time granularity did not support playback.

Data Connectivity

  • Addressed problems related to Zoomdata’s Fusion capability:
    • Charts would not render when visualizing a Fusion data source that was fused using a time field.
    • The Fields page did not display ‘All Other Sources Fields’ section correctly.
  • Corrected an error with the Impala data source where changing the partition status for a time field could not be saved.
  • Resolved minor cosmetic issues related to the display of text and icons in the data sources main page when using Internet Explorer.

Calculations

  • Resolved an interaction error between calculations and pivot tables where edits made to the formula did not automatically take effect in the resulting table.

Menus and Navigation

  • Fixed minor bugs on the homepage:
    • The sorting function did not work correctly.
    • Labels for charts did not display properly.

Administration and Security

  • Resolved an issue related to the management of ‘admin’ roles in Zoomdata where deleting the original admin user caused an error to occur on the login screen.

Zoomdata Server

  • Improved how Zoomdata manages the connector servers to ensure that an error with one service does not affect other services.

Upgrades

  • Addressed a problem with upgrading Zoomdata from version 2.2 to 2.5.

 


WHAT’S FIXED/CHANGED IN 2.5.1?

Charts and Dashboards

  • Fixed the following issues when using Zoomdata in Microsoft Surface devices using Internet Explorer 11:
    • The Radial Menu’s Details option could not be opened.
    • Dashboards on the home page could not be opened immediately after using the browser’s ‘Back’ button.
  • Corrected a problem related to pivot tables and using the time-based filter setting - ‘Include Blanks’ (fields). If you changed the chart style, this filter setting did not carry over.
  • Addressed an issue related to Zoomdata’s iFrame embedding feature on the user interface not working with the Safari web browser.

Menus and Navigation

  • Resolved minor cosmetic issues related to text and icon alignments in home page and menu listings.
  • Improved the user experience when navigating away from unsaved charts and dashboards by providing consistent messaging to save your work.
  • Improved the user interaction experience with Touch devices (such as the iPad) and the home page. When displaying the dashboards on the home page in the list view:
    • Tapping a row selects the dashboard and displays a thumbnail.
    • Tapping a row twice opens the dashboard.
    • Selecting the dashboard link directly opens the dashboard.

Administration and Security

  • Enhancements were made to the secure handling of the User Attribute Passthrough (UAP) functionality.
  • Addressed an error in Users and Groups where providing the minimum number of valid characters for a username still showed as invalid entry.