Product Feature Releases

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Latest: 2019 Feature Releases

November 2019

Charts

  • Bubble Map improvements: new bubble scaling, added new series tab to adjust bubble size and bubble outline

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  • Improve Map scaling and aspect ratio

Data sources

  • New Data Source: Spark SQL

    Spark is a full-stack solution for scalable and efficient data processing. Spark SQL takes advantage of Spark’s stack to analyze structured data using SQL.

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October 2019

Charts

  • Cache table preview data
  • New chart type: Sparkline

Data sources

  • Token error bugfix for Google Sheets
  • Querylog database: add query reason for legend click from dashboard
  • Automatically import column descriptions from database tables into Chartio schema (PostgreSQL, MySQL)

Organization

  • Billing system improvements

September 2019

Charts

  • Resolve issue with sorting a stacked bar chart
  • Fix issue with Scatterplot dot size setting
  • Allow smaller minimum chart size for Single Value and Single Value Indicator charts
  • Resolve UI bug with Single Value Indicator color selection

Dashboards

  • Embedding watermark style fix
  • Digisign demo dashboard thumbnail bugfix

Dashboard variables

  • Fix Snowflake syntax error when using Date Bucket variable

Data sources

  • Bugfix for CSVs sometimes downloading as empty files
  • Add help text to schema name field for multiple schemas
  • Add Asia Pacific (Mumbai) to Athena regions

Organization

  • Add activity log entry for schema refresh
  • HIPAA compliance updates
  • Billing description field fix

August 2019

Charts

  • Allow charts to have a transparent background (Settings > Colors > Background Color)
  • Improve chart link modal (auto-copy to clipboard, resize input)
  • Add color range (2 color gradient) to map charts and heat maps

Dashboards

  • Allow custom filenames for scheduled reports
  • Embedding bug fixes
  • Cloned dashboards should be categorized as Sandbox > Your Name
  • Bugfix for Snapshot downloads

Dashboard Variables

  • Fix range input bug
  • Allow smaller minimum width for dropdown variable

Data sources

  • Support multiple schemas for Snowflake and AWS Athena
  • Improve messaging for disabled data sources
  • Fix Snowflake syntax bug
  • Bugfix for Athena regex syntax

Organization

  • Add activity log entries for chart updates, exports, and renames

July 2019

Charts

  • Improve hover style for selected charts
  • Improve text highlight behavior
  • Improved color picker: now saves more colors from theme and custom colors

Dashboards

  • Include date and timestamp in filenames of exported charts/dashboards
  • Resolve issue with dashboard link in Outlook

Dashboard Variables

  • Add “Update” button to calendar filter
    This will result in fewer queries being sent to the database, which should improve performance.

Data Sources

  • Add schema refreshes to activity log

Organization

  • Prevent adding users directly to “Added from Dashboard” team
  • Add explicit “Manage Team” link to make it easier to edit Teams
  • Add support for limiting session length

June 2019

Y-axis step size setting.

Y-axis step size setting. Click to expand image.

Charts

  • Add chart setting to display all x-axis labels
  • Add chart setting to set the number of steps in the y-axis (Chart Settings > Axis > Y-Axis > Range override)

Dashboards

  • Untoggle single series view by double clicking on legend item
  • New Dashboard Refresh option: Smart Refresh
  • Expand character set to support some missing Chinese characters
  • Display chart title for unloaded manual mode charts

Data sources

  • Improve Debug tab
  • Improve Foreign Key Detection
  • Resolve display issue with new custom tables
  • Resolve performance issue with Google Sheets connection

May 2019

Charts

  • Ensure text elements that depend on dashboard variables are synced accordingly
  • Show chart titles on chart loading state
  • Share charts to Slack

Dashboards

  • Allow adding images to dashboards (Dashboard sidebar > Add Image)
  • Show cached chart for dashboards set to Manual Refresh whenever available
  • Ensure custom dashboard variables are preserved in url when redirected
  • Support a cache duration of up to 7 days (previous maximum was 24 hours)
  • Dashboard loading improvements: send queries for in-view charts first, improve performance of chart rendering

Data Pipeline

  • Add Extract Text formula to Add and Edit Column pipeline steps

Data sources

  • Resolve Google Sheets date filtering issue when using relative dates
  • Resolve issue preventing foreign keys from being detected after initial schema reflection

Organization

  • Enable “chartio.com/org/login” url to better support SAML login

April 2019

Charts

  • Add background color as a chart and control setting (Chart Settings > Color tab)
  • Ensure markdown text wraps
  • Resolve issue changing data source in Interactive Mode on saved charts

Dashboards

  • Preserve dashboard variable settings when navigating between chart editor and dashboard

Data sources

  • Resolve error editing a Data Store table in Advanced Mode
  • Improve performance of customer columns and tables
  • Progressive validation for new data source connections (improved connection debugging and guidance)
  • Fix syntax issue with Snowflake day of week
  • Improve performance for custom table updates
  • Add Snowflake Azure regions
  • Fix issue causing Athena connection failure in some cases
  • Redshift performance improvement: improve date filtering to allow sort key to be used

Organization

  • Add activity log entry for CSV file update

March 2019

Charts

  • Improve line interpolation performance
  • Resolve issue with color picker
  • Ensure joinable tables are shown immediately when foreign keys are added

Dashboards

  • Use variable names (not ids) in urls
  • Resolve display issue with drilldowns on charts with a Row Total

Data Pipeline

  • Add Date Difference formula option to Add Column step
  • Fix bug preventing dropdown interactions in Advanced Mode using Firefox

Data sources

  • Add LIKE filter operator for BigQuery Standard SQL
  • SSH key validation for tunnel connections
  • Bugfix for SQL Server week grouping in Interactive Mode
  • Support additional date formats in Google Sheets connection
  • Resolve issue with Athena date filtering and boolean syntax

Organization

  • Improvements to self-checkout
  • Improve “Invite Administrator” dialog
  • Add filtering capabilities to Teams API

February 2019

Charts

  • Bugfix for round tooltip values setting
  • Bugfix for Markdown support
  • Add Outer Join setting to include NULLs
  • Detect when a pivot is likely needed and show notification and shortcut
  • Improve Pipeline error message

Dashboards

  • Clean up urls when using default dashboard variables

Data sources

  • Add support for PostgreSQL to Google Cloud SQL connector
  • Bugfix for sort order on Snowflake date bucketing
  • Autofill default ports for additional data sources
  • Add support for SQL Server 2017

Embedding

  • Update Python example code

Organization

  • Allow searching by email address on Users page
  • Unify email formatting across mail clients
  • Fix report inline image display issue on iPhone Mail app
  • Improve checkout and plan selection pages

January 2019

Charts

  • Ensure unsaved charts can be downloaded as CSVs
  • Handle errors with invalid values in aggregation row

Dashboards

  • Prevent form error when invalid cache duration is set
  • Resolve display issue in Outlook reports

Data Sources

  • Resolve issue opening modals in Data Source Stats tab
  • Improve Auto Foreign Key modal when multiple options
  • Update Marketo Stitch integration

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