Release Notes, 4.2.1.0

Arcadia Instant 4.2.1.0

(ArcViz 4.2.1.0, ArcEngine 2.9.1)

This document contains release notes for Arcadia Instant.

It is accurate at the time of publication. Arcadia Data updates release notes periodically after the software release.

To see our certification matrix, read Certifications.

To see the catalog of known issues that we are tracking, read Known Issues.

ArcViz

ArcViz Release 4.2.1.0 includes enhancements to the following areas:

Visuals

Dashboards

  • Date Range Filter Settings

    We simplified the configuration of dashboard filters by adding a drop-down menu to select the date range set. See Configuring Real-time Filters.

  • Case-Sensitive Filter Output Parameter Names

    By default, Arcadia Instant processes all parameter data in case-sensitive manner. In this release, we added an option to for disabling case-sensitive comparison on Dashboard settings. See Enabling Case Sensitive Dashboard Filters.

    specify case sensitive/insensitive parameters on dashboards

Datasets

  • Adding Events and Segments

    We improved the guiding text for specifying events and segments on datasets. Flow and Funnel visuals use these events.

    See Creating Events and Creating Segments.

  • Reporting NULLs in Column Statistics

    With this release, Arcadia no longer reports the number of NULLs in column statistics. See Data Table Detail.

Scheduling

  • Scheduling Option

    Disabling scheduling at site-wide level disables the option to email scheduled or triggered emails; you can still email visuals and dashboards with immediate delivery option. See Schedule-based Email.

    Additionally, it removes the option to schedule analytical view refreshes. Previously scheduled refreshes do not execute. However, you can start analytical view refreshes manually, with immediate execution. See Scheduling Analytical View Refresh.

  • Job Logs, Scheduled Jobs, and Schedule Intervals

    We made several improvements to the logging interfaces:

Styling Options

  • Custom Styling with JS

    The Custom Styles interface has been streamlined in this release, supports full auto-complete, and validates JS customizations.

    This release ships with several custom snippets that we developed for you to try new styling options. With the auto-complete option enabled, type arcapi, and the list of options appears:

    • arcapi.settings()
    • arcapigetSettings()
    • arcapi.sendParameters()
    • arcapi.getParameters()

    To access Custom Styling, click the (gear) icon at the top menu to open the Site Administration menu, and select Custom Styles. See Defining Site-Wide Custom Styles and JavaScript Custom Styles.

  • Custom Styles for relative date filters

    If you use custom JS styling on relative date filters, upgrading to Release 4.2.x makes it necessary to add the following content to the beforeDraw() function definition of the custom style:

    var fromattedCurrentParams = {};
                  lib.params().getCopy().forEach(function (param) {
                  formatted CurrentParams[param.key] = param.value;
                  });
                  lib.dashboard_click(formattedCurrentParams);
  • Table styling options

    We re-organized and clarified the table styling options, such as changing the option name from Show table Information to Show row Information, Showing Row Information.

Connectivity

  • OpenID Connection Authentication

    Starting with this release, Arcadia Instant supports OpenID authentication that enables single sign-in from Google and similar accounts. See OpenID Connect.

Management

  • Web access log

    Starting with this release, the Web access log is available through the admin interface.

  • High Availability: Multiple Statestore and Catalog configurations

    Arcadia Instant supports multiple state store and catalog servers in its Cloudera Manager and Ambari Stacks installations, ensuring High Availability for these components by letting you to specify the appropriate hosts and ports.

  • TSL key passwords

    ArcViz automatically loads the key passwords for Transport Layer Security (TLS) at run-time.

  • Multi-Processing for ArcViz (RPM)

    In this release, our support of multi-processing ArcViz, already available for CM installs, extends to RPM installations.