February 25, 2017

New Life Cycle Management API - Data Product

A new entity has been added to GoodData API - Data Product. This allows greater control and flexibility when provisioning and deploying your life cycle management workspaces. Please note that Ruby Bricks support for this entity will be rolled out in additional releases.

If you have been using LCM API already, don't worry, this new system is backward compatible. All your legacy calls and paths will still work as before. Please check the documentation links below for more information.

Learn more:
API: Manage specific-client setting
API: Life Cycle Management


Brazilian States and Municipalities in Geo Charts

Brazilian states and municipalities are now available in the list of attributes when you are creating a geo chart.

Learn more:
Tutorial: Build a Geo Chart
Setting Up Data for Geo Charts


Attribute and Variable Dashboard Filters Enhanced

We have updated the flow for adding and configuring attribute and variable dashboard filters. It is now consistent with the method for configuring date filters.

Similarly to date filters, when you are adding an attribute or variable filter to your dashboard, you now use the pencil icon to configure (select and un-select) what filter values to include in the filter. Those filter values become the default ones. You then use the gear icon to configure the filter behavior.

Learn more:
Dashboard Filters


Change to Handling of Scheduled Report/Dashboard Emails in case of Incomplete Export

Formerly, when scheduled reports/dashboards took too long to render, the generated PDF files contained snapshots of incomplete (not fully loaded) reports/dashboards but were still sent to the subscribers.

Now, incompletely exported report/dashboards are not sent to the subscribers. Instead, the email scheduler receives a notification email with a list of subscribers the email failed to deliver to.

In the case of regular scheduled emails, the GoodData platform attempts to send the report/dashboard to the subscribers in the next round.

Learn more:
Schedule Automatic Emailing of Dashboards to Yourself and Others


Embedding in Safari

Owing to Safari configuration, GoodData formerly had issues with viewing embedded dashboards in the Safari browser. Please check this article if you are having issues with Safari and would like to fix.

Learn more:
Embedded Dashboards in Safari


Salesforce SSO

You can now use your Salesforce userName as the user ID for in your GoodData organization. Check the Client ID section in the article linked below for more information.

Learn more:
Configuring SSO for Salesforce


CloudConnect: End-of-Life of Version 112.0.0 and Older

For CloudConnect users

On February 25, 2017, CloudConnect version 112.0.0 and older stopped working.

How does it affect you?
If you are using CloudConnect version 112.0.0 or older, it no longer works. You receive the following error message:

This version of CloudConnect is not supported. Please download and install the latest version of CloudConnect.

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

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 March 11, 2017, the JDBC driver version 2.4.0 through 2.6.0 will stop working.

Please note that we have postponed the date when versions 2.4.0 through 2.6.0 would stop working. However, we strongly recommend that you move to the latest version as soon as possible.

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 March 11, 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 March 11, 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.


Upcoming End-of-life: XLS Format in Report Export

We are planning to remove the option of exporting a report to the Microsoft Excel XLS format. This option was deprecated back in 2014 but has been still available for using.

What exactly will change?
The Excel XLS option will no longer be available in the following parts of the GoodData platform user interface:

  • Exporting a report from a dashboard / report editor, the Download As... and Export dropdowns respectively:


  • Configuring a scheduled email, the list of formats for the reports to be attached to the email:

Will this affect you?
You will still be able to use the XLSX format.
If you have configured a scheduled email with reports exported to XLS, the reports will be delivered as XLSX. You do not have to make any changes on your side.

We will post a separate announcement when the XLS export has been removed from the GoodData platform.

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