July 2, 2020

Customize Number Formats in Analytical Designer

In Analytical Designer, you can now adjust the format of any measure or attribute you add to the Measures section.

With special syntax, you can round numbers, shorten large numbers, display fixed number of zeros, display currency symbols, add colors and more.


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Format Numbers


Reuse Parameters from a Single Data Source in Multiple Data Pipeline Bricks

When setting up bricks for your data preparation and distribution pipeline, you can now define parameters for the bricks only once, in a dedicated data source (for example, path to your Amazon S3 bucket and access credentials), and then simply reference them in as many bricks as you need.


How can it help you?
Reusing parameters helps you set up bricks faster: just select the appropriate data source when deploying a brick, and the brick will automatically retrieve the parameters from the Data Source.
Also, if you rotate the credentials, you do not have to then update them in each brick separately. Just update them in the appropriate Data Source, and the bricks will automatically pick them up at the next run.

What Data Sources are available?

  • Amazon S3 Data Source, where you can specify the S3 bucket and access credentials. Use this Data Source to define parameters for the S3 location where your configuration file is stored and/or for the S3 locations where you store the source data for the bricks.
  • Generic Data Source, where you can specify any parameter as a key/value pair. Use this Data Source to define, for example, access information for the ADS instance or a WebDAV location.

We may add more dedicated Data Sources in one of future releases.

Learn more:
Reuse Parameters in Multiple Bricks


Interactive Explorers Reached End-of-Life

The interactive explorers (Scatter explorer, Interactive report) reached end-of-life and stopped working.

If you use the interactive explorers in your projects, you may now see an error or a blank space instead of the interactive explorers. To solve this issue, recreate your interactive explorers as insights in Analytical Designer.

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Interactive Explorers


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 August 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 August 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.

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