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These release notes apply to the following product tiers:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Starter Edition
  • Trifacta Premium

For more information, see Product Editions.

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

September 15, 2021

Release 8.7 - push 2

What's New

Templates:

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta® Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Starter Edition
  • Trifacta Premium


From the Flows page, you can now access pre-configured templates directly from the templates gallery.

Tip: Click Templates in the Flows page. Select the template, and the template is opened in Flow View for you.

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

September 1, 2021

Release 8.7

What's New

Browsers:

  • Update to supported browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox is generally supported.
    • Microsoft Edge is now supported.

      NOTE: This feature is in Beta release.
    • New versions of supported browsers are now supported.
    • For more information, see Browser Requirements.

Plans:

  • Create plan tasks to deliver messages to a specified Slack channel.

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta® Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

    For more information, see Create Slack Task.

Connectivity:

  • Access to S3 is now managed using the native AWS SDK.

Recipe panel:

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Deprecated

API:

  • Deprecated API endpoint to transfer assets between users has been removed from the platform. This endpoint was previously replaced by an improved method of transfer.
  • Some connection-related endpoints have been deprecated. These endpoints have little value for public use.
  • For more information, see Changes to the APIs.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-63564

Schedules created by a flow collaborator with editor access stop working if the collaborator is removed from the flow.

Collaborators with viewer access cannot create schedules.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-63517

Unpivoting a String column preserves null values in Spark but converts them to empty strings in Photon. Running jobs on the different running environments generates different results.

Workaround:  After the unpivot step, you can add an Edit with formula step. Set the columns to all of the columns in the unpivot and add the following formula, which converts all missing values to null values:

if(ismissing($col),NULL(),$col)

August 2, 2021

Release 8.6

What's New

NOTE: Trifacta Standard product edition is no longer available. All customers of this product edition have been moved to other product editions.

Rename Workspace

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Premium
  • Trifacta Starter Edition

Workspace administrators can now edit the workspace name. Select Admin console > Workspace settings. For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Collaboration:

Connectivity:

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

Performance:

  • Conversion jobs are now processed asynchronously. 

  • Better management of file locking and concurrency during job execution. 

Better Handling of JSON files

The Trifacta application now supports the regularly formatted JSON files during import. You can now import flat JSON records contained in a single array object. With this, each array is treated as a single line and imported as a new row. For more information, see Working with JSON v2.

Changes in System Behavior 

None.

Deprecated

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-63564

Schedules created by a flow collaborator with editor access stop working if the collaborator is removed from the flow.

Tip: Flow owners can delete the schedule and create a new one. When this issue is fixed, the original schedule will continue to be executed under the flow owner's account.

Collaborators with viewer access cannot create schedules.

June 28, 2021

Release 8.5

What's New

Parameterization:

  • Create environment parameters to ensure that all users of the project or workspace use consistent references.

    NOTE: You must be a workspace administrator or project owner to create environment parameters.

    Tip: Environment parameters can be exported from one project or workspace and imported into another, so that these references are consistent across the enterprise.

  • Parameterize names of your storage buckets using environment parameters.

Flow View:

Job execution:

  • Define SQL scripts to execute before data ingestion or after publication for file-based or table-based jobs.

Connectivity:

Contribute to the future direction of connectivity: Click I'm interested on a connection card to upvote adding the connection type to the Trifacta application. See Create Connection Window.

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

  • Apache Impala

Connectivity:

  • Connect to your relational database systems hosted on Amazon RDS. In the Connections page, click the Amazon RDS card for your connection type.
    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta® Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium


    For more information, see Create Connection Window.

Connectivity:

Developer:

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Premium

Download and install the Python SDK, which enables you to leverage the visual tools of the Trifacta application to transform data in your existing Python pipelines.

NOTE: This is an Alpha release. Do not deploy the Python SDK in production environments.

For more information, see Python SDK.

Job execution:

You can choose to ignore the recipe errors before job execution and then review any errors in the recipe through the Job Details page.

Resource usage:

  • Review the total vCPU hours consumed by your datasets, recipes, and job execution within your workspace across an arbitrary time period. 

Language:

  • NUMVALUE function can be used to convert a String value formatted as a number into an Integer or Decimal value.
  • NUMFORMAT function now supports configurable grouping and decimal separators for localizing numeric values.
  • For more information, see Changes to the Language.

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

June 7, 2021

Release 8.4 push 2

What's New

Template Gallery:

  • Check out the new gallery of flow templates, which can be imported into your workspace. These templates are pre-configured to solve the most compelling loading and transformation use cases in the product. For more information, see www.trifacta.com/templates.
    • For more information on importing flows into your workspace, see Import Flow.

Connectivity:

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

    • YouTube Analytics

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

May 24, 2021

Release 8.4

What's New

Self-serve upgrades from your free trial: Through the Admin console, you can review and select the paid plan that works for you. Submit payment details through the application and begin using your upgrade workspace immediately.

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Starter Edition

Connectivity:

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

Connectivity:

Collaboration:

  • You can receive email notifications whenever a plan or a flow is shared with you by the owner.

Language:

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-60881Incorrect file path and missing file extension in the application for parameterized outputs
TD-60382

Date format M/d/yy is handled differently by PARSEDATE function on Trifacta Photon and Spark.

New Known Issues

None.

May 5, 2021

Release 8.3 - push 2

What's New

None.

Changes in System Behavior

Improved method of JSON import

The Trifacta application now uses the conversion service to ingest JSON files during import. This improved method of ingestion can save significant time wrangling JSON into records.

NOTE: The new method of JSON import is now enabled by default. It can be disabled as needed. Additional information is below.

For more information, see Working with JSON v2.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

April 26, 2021

Release 8.3

What's New

Single login for multiple workspaces: Login through https://cloud.trifacta.com and then choose the workspace to which to connect. If you are a member of multiple workspaces, you can switch between workspaces through the User menu. For more information, see Home Page.

Connectivity:

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

  • Authorize.net
  • Cockroach DB
  • DB2
  • Magento
  • Redis
  • Shopify
  • Smartsheet
  • Trello
  • QuickBase

Connectivity:

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Premium

You can publish results to external S3 buckets through an Access key and Secret key. For more information, see External S3 Connections

Job execution:

Introducing new filter pushdowns to optimize the performance of your flows during job execution. For more information, see Flow Optimization Settings Dialog.

Job results:

You can now preview job results and download them from the Overview tab of the Job details page. For more information, see Job Details Page.

Tip: You can also preview job results in Flow View. See View for Outputs.

Changes in System Behavior

Improved method of JSON import

Beginning in this release, the Trifacta application now uses the conversion service to ingest JSON files during import. This improved method of ingestion can save significant time wrangling JSON into records.

NOTE: The new method of JSON import is disabled by default but can be enabled as needed.

For more information, see Working with JSON v2.

Flows that use imported datasets created using the old method continue to work without modification.

NOTE: It is likely that support for the v1 version of JSON import is deprecated in a future release. You should switch to using the new version as soon as possible. For more information on migrating your flows and datasets to use the new version, see Working with JSON v1.

Future work on support for JSON is targeted for the v2 version only.

For more information on using the old version and migrating to the new version, see Working with JSON v1.

API

The following API endpoints are scheduled for deprecation in a future release:

NOTE: Please avoid using the following endpoints.

/v4/connections/vendors
/v4/connections/credentialTypes
/v4/connections/:id/publish/info
/v4/connections/:id/import/info

These endpoints have little value for public use.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-60701Most non-ASCII characters incorrectly represented in visual profile downloaded in PDF format
TD-59854Datetime column from Parquet file incorrectly inferred to the wrong data type on import.

New Known Issues

None.

March 31, 2021

Release 8.2 - push 2

What's New

This is the initial release of the following product editions:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Starter Edition

Upgrade: Trial customers can upgrade through the Admin console. See Admin Console.

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

March 22, 2021

Release 8.2

What's New

Preferences:

  • Re-organized user account, preferences, and storage settings to streamline the setup process. See Preferences Page.

API:

  • You can now transfer ownership of assets created in Trifacta SaaS between users, based on their user identifiers or email addresses. For more information, see Changes to the APIs.

Connectivity:

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

    Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

    • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
    • Trifacta Professional Edition
    • Trifacta Premium

  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Greenplum
  • HubSpot
  • MariaDB
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales
  • ServiceNow
  • Smartsheet
  • For more information, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Plan metadata references:

Feature Availability: This feature is available in the following editions:

  • Trifacta Enterprise Edition
  • Trifacta Professional Edition
  • Trifacta Premium

Use metadata values from other tasks and from the plan itself in your HTTP task definitions.

Spark Execution Properties Settings:

Advanced Spark parameters have been newly added to the Spark running environment. Use these parameters to override the global Spark settings for individual jobs. For more information, see Spark Execution Properties Settings.

Improve Accessibility of Job Results:

The Jobs tabs have been enhanced to display the list of latest and the previous jobs that have been executed for the selected output.

For more information, see View for Outputs.

Sample Jobs Page:

You can monitor the status of all sample jobs that you have generated. Project administrators can access all sample jobs in the workspace. For more information, see Sample Jobs Page.

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-59236Use of percent sign (%) in file names causes Transformer page to crash during preview.
TD-59218BOM characters at the beginning of a file causing multiple headers to appear in Transformer Page.
TD-58932Cannot read file paths with colons from EMR Spark jobs
TD-58802Running job on Photon using zipped CSV that was uploaded yields garbage characters in output.
TD-58694Very large number of files generated during Spark job execution

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-60701Most non-ASCII characters incorrectly represented in visual profile downloaded in PDF format.

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