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These release notes apply to the following product tiers:

  • Trifacta Premium
  • Trifacta Standard
  • Trifacta Free

Differences are noted in the docs. 

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

November 18, 2020

Release 7.9

What's New

Introducing TFS: Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions: Trifacta Premium  and  Trifacta StandardTrifacta File Storage (TFS) is an S3-backed storage service provided by  Trifacta, which can be enabled for new workspaces. TFS manages the data storage for imported datasets, samples, metadata, and generated results for the product.

NOTE: TFS is available only for new workspaces at this time. After choosing to use TFS, you cannot choose to switch to using your own S3 bucket.

To check out TFS, you can register for a new workspace. For more information, see Getting Started with Trifacta SaaS.

Plan View: Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium

  • Execute Plan using status rules: Starting in Release 7.9, you can execute tasks based on the previous task execution result. For more information, see Create a Plan.
  • Execute Parallel Plan tasks: In previous releases, plans were limited to a sequential order of task execution. Beginning in Release 7.9, you can create branches in the graph into separate parallel nodes, enabling the corresponding tasks to run in parallel. This feature enables you to have a greater level of control of your plans' workflows. For more information, see Create a Plan.
  • Zoom options: Zoom control options and keyboard shortcuts have been introduced in the plan canvas. For more information, see Plan View Page.
  • Filter Plan Runs: Filter your plan runs based on dates or plan types. For more information, see Plan Runs Page

Transform Builder:

  • An All option has been added for selecting columns in the Transform Builder.  For more information, see Changes to the Language.

Changes in System Behavior

Flow optimizations re-enabled:

For  Trifacta SaaS, flow execution optimizations were disabled in an earlier release due to to technical issues. These optimizations are designed to improve query performance during job and sampling execution. 

Beginning in this release, flow optimizations are re-enabled for new flows. When you create a new flow now, flow optimizations are automatically enabled for it.

  • By default, flow optimizations are enabled for the entire workspace. They can be disabled if necessary. See Workspace Settings Page.
  • For flows created in a previous release, flow optimizations are disabled by default. You can choose to enable optimizations for an individual flow through Flow View page.

    NOTE: If a flow execution fails multiple consecutive times, flow optimizations are automatically skipped. If job execution then succeeds, optimizations are automatically disabled for the flow.

    For more information, see Manage Flow Advanced Settings Dialog.

Better license management:

In prior releases, the Trifacta application locked out all users if the number of active users exceeded the number permitted by the license. This situation could occur if users were being added via API, for example. 

Beginning in this release, the Trifacta application does not block access when the number of licensed users is exceeded. 

NOTE: If you see the notification banner about license key violations, please adjust your users until the banner is removed. If you need to adjust the number of users associated with your license key, please contact Trifacta Support.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-55125Cannot copy flow. However, export and import of the flow enables copying.
TD-53475Missing associated artifact error when importing a flow.

New Known Issues

None.

October 19, 2020

Release 7.8

What's New

Plans:

  • Create HTTP tasks for your plans, which can be configured to issue a request to an API endpoint over HTTP.

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium

Flow View:

  • Get started adding and building objects in your flows with new object placeholders. See Flow View Page.

  • The viewport position and zoom level are now preserved when returning to a given flow.

Publishing:

  • Improved performance when publishing to Tableau Server.
Language:

  • Rename columns now supports uppercase or lowercase characters or shorten column names to a specified character length from the left or right. For more information, see Changes to the Language.

Data quality rules:

Improvements to suggestions for data quality rules:

  • Existing Data quality rules panel is updated with View suggestions button.
  • Data quality rules are now categorized by suggestions for individual columns.
  • Some rule types support the May be missing checkbox. When it is selected, the data quality rule allows missing values to be acceptable for a specified column. For more information on data quality rules, see Data Quality Rules Panel.

Connectivity:

Changes in System Behavior

Enhanced  Flow and Flow View menu options:

The context menu options for Flow View and Flow have been renamed and reorganized for a better user experience.

Salesforce connector disabled temporarily:

In this release, the Salesforce connector has been disabled temporarily. In a future release, it will be replaced with an improved version of the Salesforce connector. Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-54030

When creating custom datasets from Snowflake, columns containing time zone data are rendered as null values in visual profiles, and publishing back to Snowflake fails.

Workaround: In your SELECT statement applied to a Snowflake database, references to time zone-based data must be wrapped in a function to convert it to UTC time zone. For more information, see Create Dataset with SQL.

October 2, 2020

Release 7.7

What's New

None.

Changes in System Behavior

Disabled Optimizer Service

In the September release, the Optimizer service was introduced, which enabled users to apply advanced physical and logical optimizations for flow and job executions. Recently, an issue was discovered, which has caused us to disable the service temporarily.

  • This issue affected a very small number of users who were using the new feature. Now that the feature is disabled, impacted users should experience impacts only to performance of flow and job executions. Performance should be similar to pre-release of the service.
  • The Optimizer service was disabled through a configuration change that did not require any service interruptions. Users should not experience any loss of functionality or availability due to the work to resolve this issue.
  • The Trifacta Engineering team is actively working to resolve the issue. Thank you for patience. If you have further questions, please contact  Trifacta Support.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

September 21, 2020

Release 7.7

What's New

Manage workspace users:

Workspace administrators can:

Flow View:

  • Automatically organize the nodes of your flow with a single click. See Flow View Page.

Changes in System Behavior

Deprecated Parameter History Panel Feature 

As a part of collaborative suggestions enhancement, the support for Parameter History panel is deprecated from the software. For more information on collaborative suggestions feature, see Overview of Predictive Transformation.

Classic Flow View no longer available

In Release 7.6, an improved version of Flow View was released. At the time of release, users could switch back to using the classic version. 

Beginning in this release, the classic version of Flow View is no longer available. 

Tip: The objects in your flows that were created in classic Flow View may be misaligned in the new version of Flow View. You can use auto-arrange to re-align your flow objects.

For more information, see Flow View Page.


Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-53318
Cannot publish results to relational targets when flow name or output filename or table name contains a hyphen (e.g. my - filename.csv).

New Known Issues

None.

August 19, 2020

Release 7.6

What's New

Introducing  Trifacta Premium and  Trifacta Standard:

  • These product editions remove the limitations on  Trifacta Free and deliver enhanced capabilities in connectivity, operationalization, and API access. 
  • Product documentation for all three editions can be found in this same location with distinctions noted as needed. 
  • For more information, see Product Editions.

Plan View:

  • Apply overrides to recipe parameters for your plans. See Plan View Page.

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium
  • Download logs for plan runs and individual flow tasks in the run. See Plan Runs Page.

Flow View:

Data quality rules:

  • You can select data quality rules from a set of suggestions presented to you. 

  • Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium

Job Execution:

Documentation:

  • Additional connect string options and troubleshooting information has been included for specific relational connections.
  • Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions: Trifacta Premium  and  Trifacta Standard
  • For more information, see Connection Types.

Changes in System Behavior

IP addresses to whitelist have changed:

Please verify that the following range of IP addresses have been whitelisted for the Trifacta service for access to relational datasources in your enterprise:

35.199.3.51/32
35.245.35.240/28

For more information, see Getting Started with Trifacta SaaS.

Key Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-52221API: Unable to update awsConfig objects in per-user or per-workspace modes.
TD-48915Inserting special characters in an output filename results in a validation error in the the application and job failures.


New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-53318

Cannot publish results to relational targets when flow name or output filename or table name contains a hyphen (e.g. my - filename.csv).

Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium

Workaround: Remove the hyphen from the flow name or output target and re-publish the results.


July 20, 2020

Release 7.5

What's New

New Flow View is now generally available:

  • Drag and drop to reposition objects on the Flow View canvas, and zoom in and out to focus on areas of development.
  • Perform joins and unions between objects on the Flow View canvas. 
  • Search for flow objects by name or by type.
  • Annotate the canvas with notes.

    Tip: The relative position of objects on the flow view canvas is preserved between screen updates. On refresh, the window on the canvas is repositioned based on the leftmost object on the canvas to focus on the flow to other objects from that one.

    NOTE: Classic Flow View is no longer available.

    See Flow View Page.

Import:

  • For long-loading relational datasets, you can monitor the ingest process through Flow View as you continue your work.

    For more information, see Flow View Page.

  • Improved performance when browsing databases for tables to import.

    Tip: Performance improvements are due to limiting the volume of table metadata that is imported when paging through available tables. This metadata can be retrieved when you hover over a table in the database browser.

    For more information, see Database Browser.

  • Logical and physical optimizations when reading from relational sources during job execution, which includes column pruning push-down among other enhancements. 

    NOTE: This feature may need to be enabled in your workspace. See Workspace Settings Page.

    This feature applies to the following relational connections in this release:

Transformer Page:

  • Collaborative suggestions allow users within a workspace to receive suggestions based on the transformations that have been recently created by themselves or by all members of the workspace. As more users generate transformations, the relevance of these suggestions to the data in the workspace continues to improve.

  • Create and edit flow parameters and their overrides while editing your recipe. See Transformer Page.

Plans:

Feature Availability: This feature is available in Trifacta Premium
  • Monitor status of all of your plan runs and drill into details. See Plan Runs Page.

Authorization:

  • Workspace administrators can now create and assign roles to govern access to types of objects in the workspace. For more information, see Changes to User Management

Language:

Changes in System Behavior

Schema information is retained:

  • When schematized datasources are ingested, schema information is now retained for publication of job results.

    NOTE: In prior releases, you may have set column data types manually because this schema information was lost during the ingest process. You may need to remove these manual steps from your recipe. For more information, see Improvements to the Type System.

Enhanced PII masking:

  • For social security numbers and credit card numbers, the methods by which these values are determined for purposes of masking sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has been expanded and improved. For more information, see Improvements to the Type System.

IP addresses to whitelist have changed:

Please verify that the following range of IP addresses have been whitelisted for the Trifacta service for access to relational datasources in your enterprise:

35.199.3.51/32
35.245.35.240/28

For more information, see Getting Started with Trifacta SaaS.

Key Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-50942

If a flow is unshared with you, you cannot see or access the datasources for any jobs that you have already run on the flow. You can still access the job results.


June 22, 2020

Release 7.4

What's New

Language:

Changes in System Behavior

NOTE: Beginning in this release, the set of IP addresses for the Trifacta Service has been changed. If you have connected to any relational sources from the product, please update all of your database services to which Trifacta SaaS connects to whitelist the new IP addresses.

34.86.43.62/32
35.230.178.129/32
35.245.163.90/32
34.86.140.202/32

For more information, see Getting Started with Trifacta SaaS.

API:

  • Redshift connections now require a different credential type.
  • Snowflake connections now require a different credential type.
  • See Changes to the APIs.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

June 4, 2020

Release 7.3

This is the initial release of  Trifacta® Standard.

NOTE: In this initial release, only the free tier of Trifacta Standard (known as Trifacta Free) is available. Some restrictions apply. See Product Limitations.

For more information on removing the restrictions, please contact  Trifacta Support.

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