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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:

  • 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:

    • Enterprise Edition®
    • Professional Edition
    • Premium


    For more information, see Create Connection Window.

Connectivity:



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.

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.
    • For more information on using a template in the product, see Start with a Template

Connectivity:

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

    • YouTube Analytics

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

May 24, 2021

Release 8.4

What's New

Connectivity:

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


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:

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

Connectivity:

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 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 Wrangler Pro 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:

  • Amazon Athena
  • Amazon DynamoDB

Plan metadata references:

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 addedto 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.


March 9, 2021

Release 8.1, push 2

What's New

Macro updates:

You can replace an existing macro definition with a macro that you have exported to your local desktop.

NOTE: Before you replace the existing macro, you must export a macro to your local desktop. For more information, see Export Macro.

For more information, see Macros Page.

Early Preview connections available with this release:

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Fixes

None.

New Known Issues

None.

February 26, 2021

Release 8.1

What's New

Connectivity:


  • Introducing Early Preview connections. In each release of cloud-based product editions, new connection types may be made available in read-only mode for users to begin exploring their datasets stored in the connected datastores.

    NOTE: Early Preview connection types are read-only and are subject to change before they may be made generally available.

  • Early Preview connections available with this release:

API:

Customize connection types (connectors) to ensure consistency across all connections of the same type and to meet your enterprise requirements. For more information, see Changes to the APIs.

Job results:

Results of data quality checks are now part of the visual profile PDF available with your job results. In the PDF, you can download the data quality results over the entire dataset .

  • Visual profiling must be enabled for the job.
  • For more information, see Job Details Page.

Specify column headers during import

You can specify the column headers for your dataset during import. For more information, see  Import Data Page .

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-56170The Test Connection button for some relational connection types does not perform a test authentication of user credentials.
TD-54440

Header sizes at intermediate nodes for JDBC queries cannot be larger than 16K.

Previously, the column names for JDBC data sources were passed as part of a header in a GET request. For very wide datasets, these GET requests often exceeded 16K in size, which represented a security risk.

New Known Issues

None.

January 26, 2021

Release 8.0

What's New

Connectivity:

  • Support for connections to SharePoint Lists. See SharePoint Connections.
  • Support for using OAuth2 authentication for Salesforce connections.
    See Salesforce Connections.

  • Support for re-authenticating through connections that were first authenticated using OAuth2.

Import:

  • Improved method for conversion and ingestion of XLS/XSLX files. For more information, see Import Excel Data.

Recipe development:

  • The Flag for Review feature enables you to set review checkpoints in your recipes. You can flag recipe steps for review by other collaborators for review and approval. For more information, see Flag for Review.

Metric-based data quality rules:

Update Macros:

  • Replace / overwrite an existing macro's steps and inputs with a newly created macro.
  • Map new macro parameters to the existing parameters before replacing.
  • Edit macro input names and default values as needed. 

Job execution:

  • You can enable the Trifacta application to apply SQL filter pushdowns to your relational datasources to remove unused rows before their data is imported for a job execution. This optimization can significantly improve performance as less data is transferred during the job run. For more information, see Flow Optimization Settings Dialog.
  • Optimizations that were applied during the job run now appear in the Job Details Page. See Job Details Page.

APIs:

  • Individual workspace users can be permitted to create and use their own access tokens for use with the REST APIs. For more information, see Workspace Settings Page.

Changes in System Behavior

None.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-57180

AWS jobs run on Photon to publish to HYPER format fail during file conversion or writing.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-56170

The Test Connection button for some relational connection types does not perform a test authentication of user credentials.

Workaround: Append the following to your Connect String Options:

;ConnectOnOpen=true

This option forces the connection to validate user credentials as part of the connection. There may be a performance penalty when this option is used.

December 21, 2020

Release 7.10

What's New

Tip: Check out the new in-app tours, which walk you through the steps of wrangling your datasets into clean, actionable data.

Import:

  • The maximum permitted size of a file uploaded through Trifacta application has been increased from 100 MB to 1 GB.

Plan View:

  • Import and Export Plans: You can import and export plans from one environment, workspace, or projects to others.

For more information, see Export Plan.

For more information, see Import Plan.

  • Share Plans: Share plans with one or more users to work together on the same plan. For more information, see Share a Plan.
  • Email notifications: Send email notifications to plan owners and collaborators based on the status of execution of plans. For more information, see Manage Plan Notifications Dialog.

Photon:

Introducing Trifacta Photon, an in-memory running environment for running jobs. Embedded in the Trifacta Wrangler Pro, Trifacta Photon is fast and best-suited for small- to medium-sized jobs.

  • When you choose to run a job, you can now choose to run a job on Trifacta Photon.
  • Trifacta Wrangler Pro specifies the most appropriate running environment as the default selection based on the size of your job.
  • For more information, see Run Job Page.

Sampling:

  • Trifacta Photon also enables quick scan sampling. A quick scan sample generates an appropriate selection of rows from the dataset from which to perform the sample. These samples are faster to generate. For more information, see Overview of Sampling.
  • For more information on generating samples, see Samples Panel.

Sharing:

  • Define permissions on individual objects when they are shared.

    NOTE: Fine-grained sharing permissions apply to flows and connections only.

    For more information, see Changes to User Management.

Authentication:

Connectivity:

Changes in System Behavior

New public bucket for product assets

In prior releases, the product referenced the following S3 bucket, which contained demo assets:

trifacta-public-datasets

Beginning in this release, please enable access through your IAM role to the following buckets:

trifacta-public-datasets
3fac-data-public
aws-saas-datasets


NOTE: These buckets are available for read access on the public Internet. However, if you are using IAM roles to enable access to AWS resources, you may need to review your policies to change the reference to the new bucket. If the bucket is not updated in the policy, users who are assigned the IAM role may not be able to access these product assets.

For more information, see Getting Started with Trifacta Wrangler Pro.

Key Bug Fixes

TicketDescription
TD-54742Access to S3 is disabled after upgrade.
TD-53527When importing a dataset via API that is sourced from a BZIP file stored on S3, the columns may not be properly split when the platform is permitted to detect the structure.

New Known Issues

TicketDescription
TD-57180

AWS jobs run on Photon to publish to HYPER format fail during file conversion or writing.

Workaround: Run the job on the Spark running environment instead.

TD-56830

Receive malformed_query: enter a filter criterion when importing table from Salesforce.

NOTE: Some Salesforce tables require mandatory filters when they are queried. Mandatory filters are not currently supported for Salesforce connections.


November 18, 2020

Release 7.9

What's New

Plan View:

  • 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 Wrangler Pro, 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 Flow Optimization 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:

Flow View:

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

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.

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

Flow View:

Plan View:

  • Apply overrides to recipe parameters for your plans. See Plan View Page.
  • Download logs for plan runs and individual flow tasks in the run. See Plan Runs Page.

Data quality rules:

Job Execution:

  • Support for job cancellation. See Jobs Page.

Documentation:

  • Additional connect string options and troubleshooting information has been included for specific relational connections. 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 Wrangler Pro

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

None.

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