L2021.11 Release Notes
  • 08 May 2022
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L2021.11 Release Notes

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L2021.11

For a list of release dates and Sisense's end of support schedule, see Sisense Life Cycle.

You can download the latest Sisense version from here.

Note:

If you need to upgrade to an older version, see that version’s Release Notes and contact your Sisense Customer Success Manager for the version package.

BREAKING CHANGE - WARNING!

Sisense recommends running a system backup before upgrading. See Backing up and Restoring Sisense.

Release Overview

Release L2021.11 provides a number of new features and significant improvements to Sisense for Linux. For example:

  • Copying Theme Identifier
  • Defining a Time Period for Support User Access
  • Extended Retention of Usage Analytics
  • Testing Email Server Configuration
  • Web Access Token - Monitoring Usage Statistics
  • Installing Sisense Using Provisioner and Helm

What's New

Copying Theme Identifier

  • You can apply a theme by copying the theme ID and adding it to the code to make modifications to the visuals on your server. For example, you can apply a theme to specific groups, or when embedding Sisense components in web pages, you can use the theme to make visual changes to pages.
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  • In Admin > Look and Feel, select a theme, click the action buttons and select Copy Theme Identifier. See Customizing the User Interface.

Defining a Time Period for Support User Access

  • For Cloud Managed Services customers only!
  • This feature has been improved to add the possibility of selecting a time period for granting access to Sisense Support agents to access your Sisense application to help and troubleshoot issues as long as the feature is turned on.
  • Go to Admin > General Settings > Support User Access to select the time period. See Configuring General System Settings.

Extended Retention of Usage Analytics

  • You can now set the number of days for retaining usage analytics through the Sisense UI.
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  • The current size on the disk of the Usage Analytics Elasticube has been added to help you plan the number of days required.
Note:

Increasing the number of days to more than 30 may affect system performance and use up more disk space, particularly during building the cube.

Testing Email Server Configuration

  • An administrative user may now test the email configuration to ensure it is set up correctly.
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  • In Admin> Email Settings, click Test, enter an email address and click Send. See Configuring Email Settings

Web Access Token - Monitoring Usage Statistics

  • This Web Access Token functionality enables you to monitor each successfully established WAT-based session. Specifically, when a user clicks the Web Access Token link and a token “session” is created, or a Web Access Token-based asset, embedded into the third party's website, loads.
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  • In Admin > Web Access Tokens, select a token configuration and select View Usage Statistics. See Using Web Access Token.

Installing Sisense Using Provisioner and Helm

  • Provisioner provides a simplified, elegant and efficient solution for installing, upgrading and/or maintaining Sisense on an existing Kubernetes cluster, deploying Sisense by using a single Helm Chart, the simplest way of getting started with Sisense on Kubernetes. See Installing Sisense Using Provisioner and Helm.
  • To install:
    • Verify the necessary prerequisites, run preparation commands to install HELM 3 and install Sisense using Provisioner on the existing Kubernetes.

What's Improved

Embedding and Security

  • As of version L2021.5 and later, Whitelist Embedded Domain List affects the ancestor-frames directive of the Content Security Policies, even when the CSP feature is disabled. See Optional Security Hardening for Web Pages.
  • If you embed Sisense, re-check that Whitelist includes all relevant embedding domains before upgrading. See Session Management and Security Settings.

Simply Ask NLQ

  • Indexing in NLQ has been improved so that there are significantly reduced implications on performance, memory and storage consumption when enabling Indexing. Indexing is a feature in Simply Ask that, when enabled on a field, allows users to ask directly about the specific values of that field, for example, “show me sales for iphone 11".

What's Fixed

Administration

  • Documentation: Backing up and Restoring SisenseThe Backup and Scheduled Backup command tables are updated.
  • Live Models (Snowflake Redshift): The weekly values reported by the “Current Period" trend line were erroneously shifting by one week.

Dashboards and Widgets

  • Area map and Scatter map widgets are supported in Web Access Token environments.
  • Users can now mix widgets from different models (Live + EC) and use dashboard filters. Widgets will ignore unrelated filters and return the correct result.

Data Modeling

  • Custom Code for Notebooks has been enabled by default (as of version 2021.9 and later).

Data Sources and Connectors

  • Fixed compatibility issue with SisenseJS.v1 and Blox.
  • For live models (powered by the new analytical engine) user can now:Use the quotient function (new for live models).
  • Select rsum quick functions.
  • Select ravg quick function.

Embedding Sisense

  • The left pane is repaired to display for Iframe embedding on Ipad Layout in accordance with the embedding configuration.

Live Connector

  • Export to CSV - Rows exported to CSV from a Live widget based on Snowflake are no longer limited to 50000 rows.

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