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We are excited to announce the Data360 Analyze 3.6.4 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:
- Single Sign On using SAML 2.0
- The ability to edit scheduled runs and child runs generated using the Execute Data Flow node
- Improved user management capabilities
- Additional capabilities to streamline troubleshooting operational issues
- Improved design-time system responsiveness
- Ability to use third-party pure Python packages with the Jython-based nodes
- Ability to pause/enable the scheduler on system start-up.
Data360 Update for Salesforce Node
When the Data360 Update for Salesforce node’s Log level is set to 1 (low) the node now outputs the number of records processed per batch together with the associated Salesforce Batch Job ID
Single Sign On
Data360 Analyze now enables the use of a SAML 2.0 for SSO
A SP Initiated SSO flow or IdP Initiated SSO flow can be used to authenticate users
Note: SSO using CA SiteMinder Gateway is not supported in this release.
Editing Scheduled Runs / Child Runs
A user with the Scheduler role can now open a scheduled run and edit the data flow to update it, or to fix the reason for a failure. In the case of a failed run, the user can then continue the run.
Note: when the data flow is edited and saved, the new version of the data flow will be used for all subsequent runs.
If a user attempts to edit a data flow with enabled schedules, a warning is now generated. A ‘child’ run that has been created by an Execute Data Flow node can now also be edited.
When the Edit Data Flow button is pressed a notification dialog is displayed to indicate the change will affect the view of previous runs and the operation of future runs.
After editing the data flow, you can save and continue the failed run.
When a successful run has been edited, it can be saved but there is no option to continue the run.
User Folder Management
Administrator users on an Analyze Server instance can now manage a user’s home directory (which is the underlying location for the user’s ‘My Documents’ folder).
Administrator users can manage folders within the User Documents location.
Administrator users can also create new folders within the User Documents location.
See the following topic in the Server edition’s online Help:
‘System administration’ > ‘Managing users and groups’ > ‘Folder administration’.
When creating a local user on an Analyze Server instance, an administrator user can now specify additional optional attributes.
Troubleshooting Support – Download Server Logs
To streamline the process of troubleshooting operational issues, an Analyze Server administrator user can now download an archive containing the Server Log files. The Download Server Logs control is accessed from the ‘About Data360 Analyze’ panel:
A user of an Analyze Desktop instance can also retrieve their log files in a similar way.
Troubleshooting Support – Download Node Logs
When downloading the node logs for a failed node, the input data and input metadata can also be included in the archive:
The Tomcat application server used by Analyze now uses compression to reduce the network bandwidth for responses sent to the client browser – which reduces latency and improves the application’s responsiveness.
Database Driver Updates
The SQL Server database JDBC driver has been updated to mssql-jdbc-8.2.2.jre8.jar
Software Library Updates
A number of third-party software libraries have been updated, allowing them to benefit from the latest security updates.
Improved Jython Support for Pure Python Packages
The Analyze installer now creates a folder within the installation’s ‘site’ directory that can be used to store 3rd party python packages for use with Jython-based nodes e.g. the Transform node and Generate Data node.
Packages can be installed into the ‘site-packages’ folder e.g. using pip. Support is only provided for pure python packages - Packages written in other languages (such as numpy) are not supported.
The ‘site-packages’ folder is maintained when the application software for the Analyze instance is upgraded.
See the ‘Python scripting’ > ‘Importing Python modules’ topic in the Help for further details.
System Administration Improvements
A new system property has been introduced to control whether the Scheduler is paused or runs when an Analyze instance is started. When the following property is included in the cust.prop file the Scheduler is paused:
If the property is not present in the cust.prop file (the default), or the property value is set to false, the Scheduler is enabled to run when the instance is started. Note: When the Scheduler is paused all scheduled tasks are suspended, including:
- scheduled runs
- scheduled backups
- scheduled clean-up of interactive runs and scheduled import of LDAP users.
Application Housekeeping Improvements
When the Analyze instance is restarted, any unused logs are now deleted.
Connection Highlighting Improvements
When the cursor is hovered over a connection, the connection is highlighted. The highlighting mechanism has been improved to highlight the destination pin that is attached to the connection and to ensure the highlighted connection is displayed in front of other connections.
The Output HTML node has been superseded by a new version of the node that offers the same functionality. The new node has the same name – Output HTML. The original node has been renamed to Output HTML (Superseded).
The Output HTML (Superseded) node is still visible in the node palette when the ‘Show superseded nodes’ option is enabled. However, Infogix recommends the use of the Generate Data node for current projects.
The following issues have been resolved in this release:
LAE-9825, LAE-23808, LAE-23818, LAE-23838, LAE-23862
LAE-23875, LAE-23878, LAE-23909, LAE-23965, LAE-24122
LAE-24205, LAE-24229, LAE-24236, LAE-24272, LAE-24339
LAE-24353, LAE-24375, LAE-24420, LAE-24454, LAE-24489
LAE-24491, LAE-24495, LAE-24496, LAE-24522, LAE-24570
LAE-24576, LAE-24599, LAE-24669, LAE-24712, LAE-24757
See the release notes for details of the resolved issues.