February 24, 2022

Introducing Data Section for Enterprise Customers

GoodData Enterprise users are now able to take advantage of the Data section available through the new Data tab in the top navigation bar.


The Data tab provides fast access to the data modeling and data loading features of the GoodData platform.


Advanced features and workflows that are based on using the Data Integration Console will continue to work.

Access to the Data section is available to administrators and editors:

  • Administrators and editors can see and click the Data tab.
  • Administrators can interact with any tool in the Data section.
  • Editors can access the logical data model only in read-only mode.

NOTE: The Data section is not available for the GoodData Enterprise Classic (see GoodData Classic Documentation).


Updated Nomenclature Made Default in UI

As we announced earlier, the updated nomenclature is now used by default across the GoodData platform UI.

What has changed?

  • The term "measure" is replaced with the term "fact".
  • The term "calculated measure" is replaced with the term "metric".
Old term New term
measure fact
calculated measure metric

Affected components
Only the GoodData platform itself is affected. GoodData.UI, APIs, and their respective documentation remain intact.

Switching back to the old terminology
You can switch back to using "measure" and "calculated measure" accordingly, if needed. To do so, set the enableRenamingMeasureToMetric platform setting to false. For more information, see Configure Various Features via Platform Settings (for GoodData Classic, click here).

However, please be aware that the new terminology will become permanent eventually, without the option to switch back to the old one.


Changes to API HTTP Responses: Implementation Completed

We have rolled out the updates to our REST API infrastructure. This may have resulted in backward-incompatible changes in the structure of HTTP responses.

How has the HTTP response structure changed?
The HTTP responses no longer includes the reason phrase. For example, instead of returning HTTP/1.1 201 Created only HTTP/1.1 201 is returned now.

If you use a tool for handling API calls or a custom library for integrating with the GoodData REST API, update them to make sure they can handle the change in the HTTP response structure.


GoodData Classic Documentation

For GoodData Enterprise customers using the Pixel-perfect UI and CloudConnect only

The GoodData Enterprise documentation no longer includes the content that documents the Pixel-perfect and CloudConnect features.

Those traditional components of the GoodData platform are now documented in full in the GoodData Classic Documentation available at https://help.gooddata.com/classic along with the rest of the platform.


The Classic documentation is available online to anyone with the link.

We will continue to update the Classic documentation along with the Enterprise, Growth, and Free versions.

How to find out whether this affects you
You need the GoodData Classic documentation if:

  • Your top platform navigation bar includes elements such as Reports and KPIs._GD_Classic_Tab_for_KPIs.png
  • You are using the Pixel-perfect UI and/or CloudConnect.

If you have any questions, please contact GoodData Support.


Ruby SDK Version 2.2.0 Available

We have released version 2.2.0 of the Ruby SDK.

This version brings support for Ruby 2.7.

We recommend that you update to the latest version of the Ruby gem or get the source code from our GitHub repository.

Learn more:
Ruby SDK


UPCOMING: Deprecation of Platform Settings

In the next release, we will deprecate the following platform settings:

  • Manual resizing of tables - enableTableColumnsManualResizing
    This platform setting enabled users to manually edit the width of columns in tables.
  • Custom color picker - enableCustomColorPicker
    This platform setting enabled users to change the display colors in insights.

Both these platform settings will be completely removed and the features will be enabled by default.

For details about platform settings, see Configure Various Features via Platform Settings (for GoodData Classic, click here). If you have any questions, please contact GoodData Support.


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 May 31, 2022.

How does 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 May 31, 2022, 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?
When support for TLS version 1.0 and 1.1 ends on May 31, 2022, if you do not switch to a newer version of TLS, the integration with the GoodData platform will stop working.

Learn more:


REMINDER: Upgrade Your GoodData.UI to Version 8.x

Version 7.x of GoodData.UI reached its end-of-development, and it is now in maintenance mode until March 31, 2022, when it will reach its end-of-support. The versions older than Version 7.x are no longer supported.

How does it affect you?
You are affected if you are using a version of GoodData.UI older than Version 8.x.

Upgrade your GoodData.UI to Version 8.x. We recommend that you do so as soon as possible.

  1. Review the breaking changes in Version 8.0.
  2. Follow our step-by-step Migration Guide that will walk you through the migration process.

What will happen if you do not upgrade to Version 8.x?
When Version 7.x reaches its end-of-support, it will receive neither new features nor bug fixes. No technical support will be provided. Although the version will still be available for use, we do not recommend that you use it.

Learn more:
To learn more about how different versions of GoodData.UI go through the life cycle phases and what level of support you can expect when using a specific version, see Supported Versions and Compatibility.

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