January 26, 2017

Menu Items in Project Toolbar Reorganized

With the new features that we have recently added to the GoodData platform (for example, you can now add Analytical Designer insights to your KPI dashboard), we have reorganized the menu items on the project toolbar. For better usability, they are now combined into logical groups.

This is what the toolbar looked like BEFORE:

And this is what it looks like NOW:

Why did we organize the items in this particular way?

  • Dashboards, Reports
    Reports are crucial part of any dashboard, that's why they are now placed close together.

  • KPIs, Analyze, Load
    These three components are integrated together to streamline a user experience. You create insights in Analytical Designer. You can then add the insights to your KPI dashboard. Using CSV Uploder, you add data from a file without affecting the rest of the data in your project and analyze it in Analytical Designer.

  • Manage
    This item is a special one. You use it to manage the project itself, users, user permissions, and low-level project data. That's why we are keeping it separately.

Note: Depending on your user role and whether a certain component is enabled or disabled in your organization, some toolbar items may not be displayed. For example, the Manage item would not be shown to users with the viewer role.


Working Project as Default when Publishing/Importing Model

For CloudConnect users

If you have a working project set in CloudConnect, it is now pre-selected as the default project when you are publishing a logical data model to the server or importing a model:

If you want to use a different project, you can select from the other available projects:

If you do not have a working project set, you are prompted to select from one of the available projects.

Action needed:
Check the version of your CloudConnect: from the menu bar, click CloudConnect -> About CloudConnect.

  • If the version is 113.0.0, check for and install the latest updates: from the menu bar, click Help -> Check for Updates.
  • If the version is older than 113.0.0, download and install the latest CloudConnect version, 113.0.0, which is available at the GoodData Developer portal. Follow the instructions from the article below, 'Reminder: Install CloudConnect Version 113.0.0.'


Reminder: Install CloudConnect Version 113.0.0

For CloudConnect users

Download and install the latest CloudConnect version, 113.0.0, which is available at the GoodData Developer portal. Do so before on February 25, 2017.

Why should you do that?
CloudConnect version 113.0.0 uses Java 8 while older versions still use Java 7. The versions of CloudConnect that use Java 7 have been deprecated and will stop working on February 25, 2017.

Please note that we postponed the date when the older versions will stop working. However, we strongly recommend that you move to the latest version as soon as possible.

A full new installation is required:
Perform a full new installation of CloudConnect version 113.0.0 to a different location, or uninstall your current CloudConnect and install the latest version from scratch.

Important! Do not perform a check for updates from your current version of CloudConnect: this will upgrade your CloudConnect only to version 112.0.0, which still uses Java 7. To move to the latest version (113.0.0) correctly, you must perform a full new installation of the latest version.


Upcoming End-of-life: JDBC Driver Version 2.4.0 through 2.6.0

On February 25, 2017, the JDBC driver version 2.4.0 through 2.6.0 will stop working.

How will this affect you?
If you are using version 2.4.0 through 2.6.0 of the JDBC driver, it will stop working on February 25, 2017. You will receive the following error message:

You are using an unsupported version of the JDBC driver. Download and install the latest version of the driver itself or CloudConnect from https://developer.gooddata.com/tools.

Action needed:
Before February 25, 2017, check the version of your JDBC driver.
If your version is 2.4.0 through 2.6.0, upgrade to the latest version, 2.9.0:

We will post a separate announcement when the end-of-life happens for the JDBC driver version 2.4.0 through 2.6.0.

Learn more:
For more information about the end-of-life rules for the JDBC driver, see Data Warehouse Driver Version.


Upcoming End-of-life: /etl/pull REST API Resource

On March 23, 2017, the /etl/pull REST API resource will stop working. The resource was replaced with the /etl/pull2 resource. The /etl/pull2 resource is asynchronous, allows for a faster data upload, and helps avoid time-outs.

Action needed:
If you use custom code to call the /etl/pull resource, change it to use /etl/pull2. Do so before March 23, 2017. For the instructions, see Data Upload API Resource.

We will post a separate announcement when the resource end-of-life happens.

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