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These release notes apply to the following product tiers:

  • Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Starter Edition
  • Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Premium

For more information, see Product Editions.

Tip: You can see your product tier in the Designer Cloud application . Select Resources menu > About Trifacta.

December 15, 2022

Release 9.7

What's New

Schema validation:

Schema validation is now supported for CSV, TSV, and TXT files. 

NOTE: Detect structure must be enabled on a file-based imported dataset.

For more information, see Overview of Schema Management.

Connectivity:

Support for Alloy DB connections.

For more information, see AlloyDB Connections.

Plans:

  • You can retry failed plan runs where one or more tasks failed during the plan run. This feature lets you review failures, identify issues with the task specification, and then re-run from the failed task to complete the plan run. For more information, See Plan Run Details Page .
  • Users with viewer permission on plans can now cancel plan runs. For more information, see Privileges and Roles Reference.

Authentication:

  • Support for SAML 2.0 SSO. 

    Private Preview: This feature is disabled by default. If interested in enabling this feature in your project or workspace, please contact your account representative.

Transformer page:

You can enable or disable the updating of column histograms in the Transformer page, which can improve page performance.  For more information, see Data Grid Panel.

NOTE: This feature can be enabled or disabled by an administrator.

See Workspace Settings Page.

Import flow:

When importing flows in the Designer Cloud application , you can now remap connections used for pre- and post-execution SQL scripts. For more information, see Import Flow.

Conversion:

Improved stability for file conversion jobs.

Performance:

Improvements in performance for ingestion and sampling of converted datasources.

Changes in System Behavior

Connectivity:

Support for MongoDB up to version 6.0.1. See MongoDB Connections.

Deprecated

Connectivity:

In this release,  the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (Deprecated) has been deprecated and replaced with an improved version. Please recreate your connections of this type using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales connections in the  Designer Cloud application

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

November 3, 2022

Release 9.6

What's New

Connectivity:

Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

  • Adobe Analytics
  • Microsoft Dataverse
  • Google BigQuery JDBC (Private Preview)
  • Google Contacts
  • For more information, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Connectivity:

Support for connections to  Snowflake JDBC (Private Preview) instances hosted in Azure. For more information, see Snowflake JDBC Connections.

Connectivity:

Job history:

Changes to the layout of history pages for flow jobs, sample jobs, and plan runs for an improved user experience. 

Performance:

Improved performance when browsing folders or searching on S3.

NOTE: These improvements do not apply to integrations in which S3 is used as the backend storage, such as Snowflake or AWS Glue.


Documentation:

Over the next set of releases, a number of object types are being migrated from the Designer Cloud application to the underlying platform layer.

Tip: This migration of objects to the platform layer is being performed to enable broader access to these object types in the future. You can expect to see enhancements to these capabilities in the future.

These object types include the following:

  • Plans
  • Connections
  • Library:
    • Imported datasets
    • Reference datasets
    • Macros
  • Job history:
    • Flow jobs
    • Sample jobs
    • Plan runs
  • Schedules

Additionally, the following capabilities are moving to the platform level:

  • Admin
  • Preferences

Over the next few releases, documentation for these objects is migrating to the new Platform area. For more information, see Platform.

Changes in System Behavior

Flow collaborators can now edit custom SQL

Collaborators on a flow who have the flow editor permission can now edit any custom SQL used in importing datasets into the flow. 

Enable / Disable Data Grid

You can enable or disable the data grid in the Transformer page. When the data grid is disabled, you may not be able to edit some recipe steps. For steps that you can edit, select Preview to see the effects of the step on the data. When you select Preview, the data grid is re-enabled. 

NOTE: This feature can be enabled or disabled by an administrator.  

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-74502HTTP response for HTTP task is undefined.
TD-74496Snowflake job fails with JSON datasource

New Known Issues

None.

September 26, 2022

Release 9.5

What's New

The name of this product edition has changed. Trifacta is now known as Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta. Please read on for additional updates.

Check out the updated resources in the left nav bar and on the Home page! 

Parameterization:

Flow parameters now support a new type. Selector type parameters allow you to specify a list of permitted values for the parameter, which ensures data integrity throughout the transformation process. See Create Flow Parameter.

Snowflake  Running Environment:

  • Support for reading S3 files for execution in Snowflake .

    Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

    NOTE: S3 must be the base storage layer. Supported file formats are CSV, TXT, and JSON only.

  • Beginning in this release, sampling jobs can be executed in the Snowflake running environment.

  • When publishing to a Snowflake table, you can choose to write results using the merge option. When selected, you specify a primary key of fields and then decide how data is merged into the table. For more information, see Snowflake Table Settings.

Schema refresh supports Excel, PDF, and Google Sheets:

You can now refresh the schemas from Excel, PDF or Google Sheets datasources converted during ingest. Schema refresh enables you to identify changes to the columns in your dataset. 

Import flow:

During the import flow process in the Designer Cloud application , you can now remap connections and environment parameters in the flow to corresponding objects in the new project or workspace through drop-down menus. For more information, see Import Flow

Connectivity:

Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.


Connectivity:

Connection to  Snowflake JDBC (Private Preview) databases in other environments.

NOTE: This connection type provides a direct, read-only connection to a specified Snowflake database and is not tied to S3 as a base storage layer. It can be enabled upon request. 

For more information, see Snowflake JDBC Connections.

Connectivity:

  • Support for OAuth 2.0 authentication for SharePoint .
  • Support for Azure AD authentication for SharePoint
  • For more information, see SharePoint Connections.

Billing:

Support for direct deposit payments from your US Bank account.

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

For more information, see Plans and Billing Page.

Asset transfer:

Transfer ownership of your individual assets to another user. See Transfer Asset Ownership.

NOTE: Administrators can transfer ownership of any user's asset to another user. Administrators can also transfer ownership of all of a user's assets. See User Details Page.

Job History:

Administrators can configure the default number of days of jobs to display in the Job History page. Default setting is 180  days.

Tip: Individual users can filter the list of jobs further, as needed.

For more information, see Workspace Settings Page,

Transformer page:

For improved performance, you can now edit your recipes without loading a sample in the data grid. 

NOTE: This feature must be enabled in your environment.

For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Changes in System Behavior

New pricing and packaging model

Release 9.5 introduces a new model for what is packaged in Enterprise, Professional, and Starter product editions and pricing for each edition. 

  • Existing customers on the old model may continue to use their current set of features until their subscription expires.
    • These customers cannot downgrade to another old-model product edition. 
  • When their subscription expires:
    • They can renew their subscription using a product edition under the new model. 
    • They cannot renew using any product edition under the old model.

      NOTE: The new model does not include the Premium product edition. Renewing customers on these product editions must migrate to a supported product edition. For more information, see Product Editions.  

  • The new pricing and packaging model introduces some changes to the features that are available for each product edition. Key changes:
    • API access has changed. See below.
    • Scheduling and orchestration using plans are now available across all paid editions.
    • There are now per-edition limits on automated job execution (scheduled jobs and API-based jobs).

For more information on differences between product editions in the new model, please visit Pricing and Packaging.

For additional questions, please contact  Alteryx Support.

Subscription management through Sales

Beginning in Release 9.5, changes to your product edition are managed through Sales. In the Designer Cloud application , click Contact Sales to reach out. For more information, see Start a Subscription.

API access moving to Enterprise only

Beginning in Release 9.5, all new or renewed subscriptions have access to public API endpoints on the Enterprise product edition only. For example, new or renewed subscriptions for the Professional product edition do not have access to API endpoints.

Existing customers that currently have access to API endpoints for non-Enterprise product editions can continue to use their available endpoints until their subscription expires. To use API endpoints after renewal, you must upgrade to the Enterprise product edition. 

For more information on differences between product editions in the new model, please visit Pricing and Packaging.

For additional questions, please contact  Alteryx Support.

Quickbooks Online

The QuickBooks Online connection type has been re-enabled. See Quickbooks Online Connections.

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

August 2, 2022

Release 9.4

What's New

Configure range joins:

Specify ranges of key values in your joins.

NOTE: This feature may need to be enabled by an administrator. See Workspace Settings Page.

For more information, see  Configure Range Join .

Connectivity:

Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

Connectivity:

Support for creating connections to Denodo .

NOTE: This connection type is disabled by default. For more information on enabling this connection type, please contact, Alteryx Support.


Connectivity:

Support for creating OAuth 2.0 connections to single-tenant and multi-tenant Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales (Deprecated)

Schema refresh supports JSON:

You can now refresh the schemas from JSON datasource converted during ingest. Schema refresh enables you to identify changes to the columns in your dataset. 

Email notifications enhancements:

Tip: Each email notification includes a summary of Data Quality rules (rules that were run and the success/failures of those rules) and the profile details (valid, mismatched, missing) when a job is completed successfully. In the email, click View job to view the details of the job. See Email Notifications Page.

Changes in System Behavior

Quickbooks Online connections are disabled:

This feature has been disabled due to technical issues. It will be re-enabled when these issues are resolved in a future release.

Email notifications enabled by default:

NOTE: The settings for email notifications based on success or failure of jobs or plan runs have been enabled at the project or workspace level and at the flow level.

This change means that the user who executes a job and others who have access to the flow receive, by default, an email notification whenever a job executes for flows where email notification settings have never been modified. 

If needed, these new default settings can be modified.

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

May 9, 2022

Release 9.3

What's New

Expandable left nav bar:

The new left navigation bar can be expanded to display full-text options for each menu item. Collapse it to reclaim the screen area. Available options remain consistent. See Home Page.

Billing:

Edit credit card and billing information and review billing history and invoices.

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

For more information, see Plans and Billing Page.


Connectivity:

Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

Connectivity:

Transformer page:


Improved performance of the Transformer page through asynchronous loading of initial samples.

Changes in System Behavior

Generate an initial sample:

When generating an initial sample from a set of files in a directory, the maximum number of files that can be read is now limited to 10.

  • Previously, the  Designer Cloud application  read files until either 10MB of data or all matching files had been scanned.
  • This change is to limit the number of files that must be read for various operations in the Transformer page. It only applies to generating the initial sample type. Other sampling types, such as random sample, can scan the full set of files.

As needed, an administrator can change this maximum limit.


Deprecated

Dataset Configuration (Experimental):

The Dataset Configuration experimental feature has been disabled from use in the product.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-70522Cannot import converted files such as Excel, PDF, or JSON through SFTP connections.
TD-69652Creating parameterized version of dataset from External S3 connection fails with Access Denied 403

New Known Issues

None.

April 4, 2022

Release 9.2

What's New

Lock/unlock column data type:

You can now lock or unlock a column's data type. When the data type is locked, the  Designer Cloud application  no longer attempts to infer the column's data type when subsequent recipe steps are applied. 

Tip: You can unlock the individual 's column data type through column menu. To the left of the column name, you can click the icon and select Automatically update to change the column's data type. For more information, see Column Menus.

Tip: As an early step in your recipe, you can use the Advanced column selector in the Change column data type transformation to specify locking of the data types for all columns.

For more information, see Change Column Data Type.

Connectivity:

  • Support for SFTP connections.

    Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

    NOTE: This connection type is import only.

    For more information, see SFTP Connections.

Connectivity:

Early Preview (read-only) connections available with this release:

Feature Availability: This feature may not be available in all product editions. For more information on available features, see Compare Editions.

Connectivity:

  • Simplified configuration to enable access to S3 for users within the Connections page. For more information, see AWS Account Page.

Changes in System Behavior

Set column data type transformation locks the column's type by default:

Starting in this release, the column data type is locked by default when you change the column data type.

NOTE: This change in behavior does not affect recipe steps that were defined before this release. Column data types continue to be re-inferred after those recipe steps. For those steps, you can edit them and mark them as locking the data type, if preferred.

If required, you can unlock the column's data type. For more information, see Change Column Data Type.

S3 enabled for new workspaces:

When you create a new workspace, S3 access is enabled by default. Prior to this release, S3 access had to be enabled for new workspaces. 

  • Workspaces created before Release 9.0 are not affected.
  • A workspace administrator can enable or disable S3 access. For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Performance:

The intelligent caching of recipe steps feature for performance improvements has been made available again. The issues that required removing it from the platform have been addressed.

NOTE: This feature is in Beta release.

This feature can be enabled by an administrator. For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Email notifications:

In a future release, the setting for email notifications based on job success will default to Default (Any Jobs) at the project or workspace level and at the flow level. This change means that the user who executes a job and others who have access to the flow receive, by default, an email notification whenever a job executes for flows where email notification settings have never been modified. As part of this change, each email will contain a richer set of information about the job that was executed. 

If needed, this new default setting can be modified:

Workspace administrators can change default value of the email notification settings. For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Individual users can override these settings for individual flows. For more information, see Manage Flow Notifications Dialog.

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-69279Test Connection button fails a ValidationFailed error when editing a working connection configured with SSH tunneling.
TD-66185Flatten transformation cannot handle multi-character delimiters.

New Known Issues

None.

Earlier Releases

For more information on earlier releases, see Earlier Releases of Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta.

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