Connect 2020.1 Release Notes

Last modified: November 10, 2021
Release Note Product Versions
Version Date Release
2020.1 March 13, 2020 Major

New Features

Gallery Collections

Connect now displays how analytic workflows are organised in Collections in Server. To view the Collections based on their owner, go to Analytic Workflows > Gallery servers > Collection owners. There you can see the workflows which are part of this Collection. In the detailed view of a workflow you can see the list of Collections where the workflow occurs. A workflow can be part of many Collections.

Virtual Folders

Connect folders can show only content from its own subfolders. With this feature, you can list the content with a common attribute to one location by saving a specific filter as a new kind of folder. To access the Virtual folders, go to Homepage > Virtual Folders.
To create a virtual folder, click the (+) button, select Virtual Folder as an entry type, and select Create. To specify what should be displayed in the virtual folder, you have to add a query in the Lucene query field. Optionally, you have the possibility to change the Entry display type and set custom icons.
Tip: You can get this filter in Advanced Search. Specify the filter by selecting appropriate fields, enable the View query toggle and click the Click to copy query to clipboard button to copy the query to clipboard.

Attachment Restrictions by File Type

A file type can now be checked not only based on the extension but also against the actual file content. To set up this feature, go to Administration > Connect Configuration > Instance Settings > Accepted upload file types. Check the box Enable File Type Filtering Based on File Content.

Power BI On-Premises Loader

In addition to Power BI (cloud service) loader we are adding Power BI On-Premises loader. Folders, reports, and lineage to data sources are available.

SQL Server Deployment

Feature allowing deployment on Microsoft SQL Server Database was implemented. At the moment, we recommend using this feature for experimental purposes only. 

Embedded H2 Database Upgraded for Better Performance

Upgrade of the embedded H2 database to the latest version was implemented to get improved performance. The main benefits include improved garbage collector and multithreading support. Note that this improvement release of embedded database will tend to consume more disc and RAM resources. Therefore, we do recommend making sure you have sufficient memory. The recommended minimum of RAM is 12GB.

Additional Enhancements

Log rotation was implemented - catalina log now rotates and persists after service restart.


Fixed and Known Issues


Major Release Version 2020.1

ID Description Version Issue Status
DE19441 Custom field Dropdown set the first value instead of placeholder for manually created entries. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22014 Email Notification issues in MS Outlook when certifying, commenting and sharing, and updating of an asset. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22057 Fast Deployment: Wrong name in Gallery taken from the metadata of the HDFS loader. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22059 Incorrect calculation of side scroll bar for long names. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22099 Internal server error in Asset Configuration appears after deleting config file. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22118 Alteryx Connect Exports Issue while exporting from "All Schemas, Tables, and Views" from the Connect data sources page and selecting "Name with Synonyms". 2020.1 Fixed
DE22134 Oracle loader: Wrong error message for no schemas loaded is displayed. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22164 Power BI parsing: No lineage for reports created through DSN with hostname,port and IP,port, and for reports created through connection string where hostname,port and IP,port are at the end of connection string. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22215 Advanced Search Fields don't show duplicities in field names. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22219 Bulk Deleting of broken permissions in Administration Console doesn't work. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22362 Tableau loader: Fix Workbook openable URL to link current workbook. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22479 Complete remove / Remove in System permission in Administration Console to be renamed. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22554 Inactive entries are displayed incorrectly. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22635 Snowflake loader error on append more than 16 rows. 2020.1 Fixed
DE22748 Timeout message instead of an error message is displayed when uploading files not fitting the type or size criteria. Note: This issue is fixed for new installations. For previous instances it can be fixed by updating the server.xml file (maxSwallowSize=“-1” to be added to server.xml). 2020.1 Fixed
DE23929 Tableau Loader: Missing relation metadata field in the Tableau response.  2020.1 Fixed


ID Description Version Issue Status
DE22822 Description of Admin permission does not correspond to actual behaviour. 2020.1 Known
102318* In some cases Tableau data source Open button has wrong URL link. This issue will be fixed by Tableau in Tableau Server release 2020.2. 2020.1 Known
*defect number provided by Tableau.
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