June 18, 2020

Release Overview:


Improvements in Analytical Designer and KPI Dashboards

We have added the following improvements to Analytical Designer and KPI Dashboards:

  • Larger geocharts on KPI Dashboard
    If you spread geocharts across the whole width of your KPI dashboard, the height of the geochart is increased for better readability.
  • Sorting in Heatmaps
    Heatmaps are now sorted A to Z to unify with other insight types.


GoodData.UI Version 7.7 Available: Minor Bug Fixes and Usability Improvements

We have released Version 7.7 of GoodData.UI, our powerful library for building analytical applications powered by GoodData.

New in this version: Minor bug fixes and usability improvements
In this release, we focused on fixing reported bugs and making improvements in the underlying processes.
One of the improvements changes the way GoodData.UI manages the format of the measures in insights created in Analytical Designer and then reused in your analytical application via the Visualization component. This improvement is made to prepare your code for the upcoming features in Analytical Designer.


Oracle Driver and MySQL Driver Removed from the CloudConnect Desktop Client

CloudConnect no longer provides the Oracle driver and the MySQL driver in its package. After you upgrade your CloudConnect to the latest version, these drivers will be removed from your CloudConnect instance.

If you have CloudConnect graphs that extract data from an Oracle database or/and a MySQL database and you run such graphs locally in CloudConnect, install the Oracle driver or/and the MySQL driver to your CloudConnect instance. For the instructions, see Install the Oracle and MySQL Drivers in CloudConnect.

NOTE: If your graphs are deployed and run on GoodData servers, there is no action item for you. This change does not affect the deployed graphs.


Support for YAML Removed from Public GoodData APIs

The public GoodData APIs no longer support the application/yaml content type. Any API request with the application/yaml content type will be rejected.

Part of this initiative was the end of support of Java SDK versions 2.32.0 and older (we announced it earlier this year).

Learn more:
Java SDK Versions 2.32.0 and Older


REMINDER: Upgrade Your JDBC Driver to the Latest Version

The JDBC driver version 3.0.2 through 3.1.2 is deprecated and will stop working on July 31, 2020.

Please note that we have moved the date when version 3.0.2 through 3.1.2 would stop working. However, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

Check the version of your JDBC driver.
If your version is 3.0.2 through 3.1.2, upgrade to the latest version, 3.5.1:

  • If you are using the driver directly, download and install the latest version of the driver from the Downloads page at https://secure.gooddata.com/downloads.html. If you are a white-labeled customer, log in to the Downloads page from your white-labeled domain: https://my.domain.com/downloads.html.
  • If you are using the driver via CloudConnect, upgrade your CloudConnect to the latest version: from the menu bar, click Help -> Check for Updates.

What will happen if you do not upgrade to the latest version?
Versions 3.0.2 through 3.1.2 of the JDBC driver will stop working on July 31, 2020. Once this happens, if you do not upgrade to the latest version, you will start receiving 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://secure.gooddata.com/downloads.html.

Learn more:


REMINDER: Switch from Interactive Explorers to Analytical Designer

For customers who have the interactive explorers in projects

The option of adding an interactive explorer (Scatter explorer, Interactive report) to a dashboard was removed from the GoodData platform in 2016. The interactive explorers that existed in projects at the moment of removing the option continued to work. They will be working until June 30, 2020.

Before June 30, 2020, make sure that you do not use the interactive explorers in your projects. If you do, recreate them as insights in Analytical Designer.

What will happen if you do not switch to Analytical Designer?
The interactive explorers will be working until June 30, 2020. After that date, if you do not switch to Analytical Designer, you will see an error instead of the interactive explorers in your project.

Learn more:


REMINDER: Use TLS Version 1.2 or Higher Only

Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.0 and 1.1 is deprecated and will end on August 13, 2020.

How will this affect you?
All modern web browsers and programming languages already support the newer versions of TLS (1.2 and higher). Unless you use obsolete software or unsupported systems, you are not affected.

You may be affected if you are using an older version of the libraries or programming languages in your tools. To verify, check the documentation for your tool:

Before August 13, 2020, make sure that all your components and integrations use TLS version 1.2 or higher.

What will happen if you do not upgrade to the newer versions?
Support for TLS version 1.0 and 1.1 will end on August 13, 2020. After that date, if you do not switch to a newer version of TLS, the integration with the GoodData platform will stop working.

Learn more:

Powered by Zendesk