Connect 2020.3 Release Notes

Version:
2020.3
Last modified: September 10, 2020
Release Note Product Versions
Version Date Release
2020.3 September 1, 2020 Major

New Features

Bulk Edits

Bulk edit can save you time by choosing and updating multiple assets at once. You can use this feature in any asset section (Analytic Workflows, Reports, and so on) and in Advanced Search. By using the bulk edit function, you can add a value, remove all values, or replace a value in given field.
See the following short video demonstration about the Bulk Edits.

List of Tools

Now you can use the Alteryx Designer Tools section to list all Designer workflows which use a certain tool. To check the Designer tools for a certain workflow, go to the Analytic Workflows section in Connect, open one of the Alteryx Workflows, then check the Alteryx Designer Tools section. Open one of the Tools and check the lineage in the Relationships section to see where that tool is used. Please note that all custom (user created) macros are parsed.

New API Endpoints Allow Editing

New Connect API POST endpoints have been recently added. These endpoints allow you to perform the following actions: to create a new custom field, bind a custom field to an asset, set an asset field value, set an asset's lifecycle (certify and decertify an asset or set an asset as "Do not use"). Furthermore, administrators can upload configuration files and loading job configurations and execute the called loading job to Connect.
Additionally, API documentation for developers is newly available from the Help, Guides, Feedback menu represented by a question mark icon in the upper right corner.

Metadata Loaders

Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2 Loader

As of the Connect version 20.3, Gen1 and Gen2 are supported by the ADLS metadata loader. 
Since Data Lake Storage Gen2 makes Azure Storage the foundation for building enterprise data lakes on Azure, we have added support for harvesting metadata from this technology. Now you can harvest metadata from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and Azure Blob Storage.

Updated Tableau Loader

Tableau Loader now supports Personal Token Authentication. Additionally, the whole loader was redesigned for better performance. More advanced filtering on Project names, Favorites Project, or Workbook Tags has been enabled as well. You can specify the reports you want to load with a specific tag or load all the reports except of the reports with a certain tag. In other words, it can be used as a reverse filter as well.

Views in Teradata Loader

Teradata loader was enhanced to extract datatypes and sizes from VIEWS columns.

Additional Enhancements

  • Tomcat has been upgraded to version 9.0.36 to patch security vulnerabilities.
  • Loading of Custom Fields: You can automatically load the custom fields for database assets. More information about how to do that you can find in the article Bring Your Own Metadata Using Custom Fields.
  • Alteryx Loader extracts AMP engine flag: You can search on workflows which have AMP engine enabled/disabled.

 

Fixed and Known Issues

Major Release Version 2020.3

Fixed

ID Description Version Issue Status
DE22822 Description of Admin permissions does not correspond to actual behaviour. 2020.3 Fixed
DE22991 Certification attribute in Search suggestions is cropped if names are short. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25155 LDAP Group with wrong membership properties breaks the sync. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25799 Login is possible while SAML connection is deleted. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25939 Administration Console: Purge removed entries after number of days added back to Admin Console > Performance > Tweaks. 2020.3 Fixed
DE26083 Indexing fails once more when currentVersion exists. 2020.3 Fixed
DE26198 Glossary Terms import issues. 2020.3 Fixed
DE26271 Properties file is being overwritten during upgrade. 2020.3 Fixed
DE26285 Not enough information in EVENT_AUDIT when using SAML. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25234 Connect Vertica loader: Insert to DB_KEY_COLUMN_USAGE fails on duplicates. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25235 Tableau loader: Loading Empty Site error. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25348 Microsoft Azure Data Catalog loader: Duplicities after changes in Tables/Columns comments. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25595 Alteryx loader: Parsing INDB connection error. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25631 Tableau loader: Null values and Field conversion error. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25732 Alteryx loader: Empty Big Query tools cause warnings on insert to stage. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25748 Alteryx loader: InDB file parsing error. 2020.3 Fixed
DE25814 Teradata loader: Duplicates on insert to stage. 2020.3 Fixed
DE26507 Color of object inside the diagram cannot be changed. 2020.3 Fixed

Known

ID Description Version Issue Status
DE26479 The life cycle is not initialized after the installation. 2020.3 Known
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