Linux Release Notes
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Released on 29 April 2021
Release L2021.3.1 offers a number of exciting new and improved features covering security, deployment, dashboards and widgets, filtering, among others.
- Dashboards and Widgets
- Deployment and Upgrading
- To improve text filtering results for Snowflake data sources, Administrators can configure text filters to be case insensitive by default.
A Dashboard Designer creates a new filter and then starts entering a search term to select a certain value. When this configuration is off, the search is case sensitive; when this configuration is on, the search is case insensitive, potentially returning different results.
- For offline environments, added directions for internal monitoring support so a Grafana dashboard on Prometheus can monitor a Sisense cluster and track its performance and pods usage across different namespaces
Administrators can gain visibility on how Sisense is performing in the cluster where it is operating.
- The following modules were added to the backup/restore feature:
- Custom Certificates
- External Plugins
- ServerSide Plugins
- Build Plugins
When you back up Sisense as part of regular maintenance or before making significant changes to your deployment, more Sisense assets are automatically included in the backup .tar file.
SSL certificates and private keys used to install Sisense are not automatically backed up when creating a tarball archive and must be backed up manually. So, it's recommended that these certificates are saved to a separate secure vault.
- Deployment and upgrading
Sisense can now work with the Portworx platform for storage and data management on Kubernetes cluster.
If your Kubernetes cluster uses Portworx, Sisense provides the required changes to the cluster_config.yaml file used for the Sisense on Linux installation
- New configuration information for deploying Sisenseon Linux with proxy, no proxy systems.
- Sisense for Linux can be configured for single and multi-node deployments to work with systems that utilize a proxy server for external traffic and no proxy for the internal traffic
Sisense must be configured before deployment, see the http_proxy parameter information in Initializing Sisense on Linux
- Sisense updated several functions to increase the protection of sensitive data. The improved security improvements are automatically in place when you upgrade.
- After an update to an add-on, Sisense automatically restarts it without requiring manual intervention.
- Running an application health check with the async option didn’t return a proper response
- The Monitoring menu option on the Admin tab under System Management no longer appears when the internal_monitoring parameter is set to “false” During installation
Dashboards and Widgets
- Dashboards based on data from ElastiCubes where list filters have more than 1000 members performed slowly
L2021.3.0.144 - April 27, 2021 - Official Release
- Changes were made to the syncGroupsFromSamlToken configuration flag for SSO.
When upgrading, if the syncGroupsFromSamlToken flag is set to true, during the upgrade Sisense will now automatically update the SSO configuration to use the “Set Roles from Groups > Defined by Group” option to maintain the previous behavior (instead of using the SAML “member-of” attribute). Therefore, new groups should be created in Sisense, either manually in the Admin tab, through API, or with the SSO Group/Role pairs configuration.
Important to Know
- Sisense now calculates past period functions first when mixing past weeks aggregations and different time hierarchy filters
- Sisense strongly recommends using Pivot 2.0 APIs in your scripts to take advantage of performance enhancements to the Pivot Table's HTML and to avoid any issues
Sisense Customization Enhancements
- Sisense OEM Administrators can rebrand Sisense for each of their groups
- Sisense now offers light and dark themes. You can also create your own themes, which can be different for each of your customers
An OEM provider has multiple customers divided into different groups in Sisense. Each group of customers experienceSisense with unique colors and logos applicable to them.
Additional New Features and Improvements
- When entering field names in NLQ (Simply Ask), you can now click a field in the Available Fields section to apply it to your question.
- Busy Sisense users cut down on the time it takes to construct useful and meaningful NLQ queries.
Improvements for Dashboard Designers
Dashboard Designers now have additional ways to filter their data:
- Slice data by weeks.
- Create and filter by Median measures
- Sisense now enables you to add NLQ (Simply Ask) in your dashboards via the API. You can also use the API to configure NLQ
- When using the REST API to trigger a build, you can select which version of the model to build, the active draft or the last successful build
- The Sisense API now includes an endpoint for refreshing a schema
- Sisense for Linux supports Red Hat OpenShift V4.8
- Sisense supports an AWS Load Balancer Controller to manage the Elastic Load Balancers for an existing Kubernetes cluster on Amazon EKS
- To handle Sisense traffic in an existing Kubernetes cluster on Amazon EKS, you can invoke an AWS Load Balancer Controller for managing a cluster’s Elastic Load Balancers
- View statistics for your columns when previewing data
- Sisense displays a warning message when changing data types removes a relationship
- Number of rows is now included in table tooltips in the Data page
Data Sources and Connectors
- You can now select the format for each date and time field in your data source when using the CSV, Excel, and Google Drive data connectors
- View and understand optimized queries to Redshift with the new translation service (Read More)
- Sisense allows you to configure User and Group Attributes in JWT, SAML, and OpenID Connect flavors of SSO (Read More)
- The /app/test command could expose URL information to unauthorized users
- Dashboards and Widgets
- Widgets displayed different results when connecting to Redshift with the new translation service
- When changing the column width of Pivot tables, the rows were misaligned
- Data Modeling
- Adding a table query with duplicate column names prevented the Data page from loading
- Deployment and Upgrading
- Auto-scaling with the Sis GKE installation script did not work as expected
- In some scenarios, the wrong values for nulls were returned when exporting a Pivot table to CSV
- Cascaded filters caused errors when using the Accordion addon
- In some cases, with data security rules applied, and when the resetDashFilterAfterJTD parameter equals true, the filters on the destination dashboard didn’t restore when the dashboard was opened directly
- The way DDIFF was calculated in some Linux versions of Sisense was sometimes inconsistent