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We are pleased to announce the Data360 Analyze 3.6.1 release is now available.
Product downloads are available within our Data360 Analyze Download section.
This Generally Available Long Term Support (LTS) maintenance release provides a number of operational, performance and stability improvements, including:
- Streamlines the configuration of the type of join to be used in the Join node
- Improves the filtering options available when profiling database metadata
- Ability to choose whether to view the details of the inital or follow-on (on success or on failure) data flow for a scheduled run
- Improvements to the data flow export functionality
- Performance improvements when multiple users are concurrently accessing a server instance
- Improved documentation for how to make a copy of one system on another machine.
The Join node now provides a 'JoinMode' property that is the replacement for the 'JoinType' property that was previously used by the node. The choices offered by the JoinMode property are more consistent with industry standards for join types (e.g. as defined for SQL joins).
In addition, the JoinMode property provides a new 'All Orphans' join that comprises the records from the left and right inputs that do not match.
The node's 'JoinType' propertry is now deprecated. It is still available for use with existing Join nodes in your data flows and may be displayed by enabling the 'Show hidden properties' option in the context menu of the Join node's property panel. However, Infogix recommends the use of the new JoinMode property for new projects.
Database Metadata Node
The Database Metadata node now provides the 'ExcludedCatalogs' property that enables you to filter using a list of excluded catalogs.
When viewing Schedules the runs associated with the schedule are displayed in the 'Runs' tab on the right of the page. You can click on a link for a particular run:
When the link is clicked Analyze displays the Run details dialog:
If the schedule is configured to run a follow-on data flow on success or failure of the initial data flow, you can now choose to view the details of the on Success or on Failure data flow:
Data360 Analyze now offers improved performance when multiple users are concurrently accessing the same Server instance.
Exporting a Data Flow
When you export a a data flow with dependencies, the export will now include any run property sets that have been defined on the data flow. However, the export will not contain any referenced run property sets - i.e. where one run property set inherits from another run property set.
In the situation where the data flow is exported from one system and imported into a different system where the referenced run property set does not exist, you will need to recreate the parent run property set and update the imported data flow to reference it.
Copying a System using a Backup
You can restore your system to a previous known state by using the 'Restore from a backup' option of the Analyze installer. You can now use the backup file from system A to make a copy on system B. See the latest installation guide for
Jar Files in 'Ext' Directory
Infogix recommends that jar files (e.g. files used by JDBC drivers, etc) are not placed in the <site directory>/lib/java/ext directory. The use of this location is deprecated and will not be supported in a future release - which may result in data flows failing to run successfully following the upgrade of the Data360 Analyze installed software.
The following issues have been resolved in this release:
LAE-21445, LAE-21788, LAE-22002, LAE-22525, LAE-22586
LAE-23387, LAE-23399, LAE-23422, LAE-23466, LAE-23470
LAE-23509, LAE-23521, LAE-23533, LAE-23558, LAE-23561
See the release notes for details of the resolved issues.