Below is the release notes from the latest Xpert BI release.

Please find a full release notes list here: Xpert BI Release Notes

Release Notes Xpert BI 2.7.1.1

 Import Source Metadata

  • Fixed a bug in SAP metadata import so that constants are supported.

SOAP Collection

  • Added support for Nullable types.

Master Data Load

  • Fixed a bug that prevented empty member identifiers from being updated.

Migration Wizard

  • Fixed a bug so that a new REST Collection can be migrated.

Release Notes Xpert BI 2.7.1.0

 

General

  • Added support for having the database stack on an Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
  • Added IFS metadata adapter.
  • Changed the character limit for visible text in description columns to max.
  • Fixed a bug where Xpert BI could crash during start-up.
  • Fixed a bug where solution explorer would refresh during installation of solution modules when creating a new stack or upgrading, which could cause a crash.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an exception when trying to process two inline tables with the same name in different databases.

Publish to SSAS Tabular

  • Added functionality to not autogenerate measure for a column.
  • Added functionality to re-create previously removed measure.
  • Added functionality to hide/unhide columns.
  • Changed it so that relationships (in fact table dependencies) from and to the same object are ignored when creating Tabular relationships.
  • Changed it so that table partitions are skipped in the merging process if the target table already has a partition.
  • Fixed a bug where Xpert BI generated measures with measure names that already existed in the model.
  • Fixed a bug where using objects from additional databases with names not ending in their abbreviation would cause an exception.

Document SSAS OLAP Project

  • Added functionality to edit the project path.
  • Changed it so that calculated member IDs are based on the member name instead of the ordinal position.

Document SSAS Tabular project

  • Added functionality to edit the project path.

Create ITS Table

  • Fixed a bug where clicking Execute before saving could cause an exception.

Migration Wizard

  • Added a check to see if the names/ids of data sources and collections are in sync between source and target.
  • Added reminders on items that might need to be manually updated/checked after the migration.
  • Fixed a bug where self-referencing objects caused an infinite spinner.
  • Fixed a bug where objects in new process groups or objects in databases not already used by existing process groups were included in the migration script when they should not be.
  • Fixed a bug where objects in additional databases were sometimes falsely included in the migration script.

Master Data Load

  • Added an error message if the source object columns do not match the target entity attributes.
  • Added handling for deleting entity members with domain-based attribute relationships to it.
  • Changed it so that validation errors are logged as warnings (instead of errors) and does not cause the data load to report error.
  • Fixed a bug where data loads to an entity with only name and code column caused an exception.
  • Fixed a bug where domain-based attributes where not always properly loaded.
  • Fixed a bug where entities where not properly matched when updating data.

Master Data Subscription View

  • Changed it so that “Truncate Before Update” is turned on when Extraction configuration is auto-generated.

Export Groups

  • Added new export group type: Export to Azure Data Lake.
  • Added header and footer to CSV export group.
  • Added delimiter and quote options to CSV export group.
  • Added support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse as a database target.

XBI_batch.exe

  • Added quotes around table name source when copying exe parameters for a single extraction table.
  • Added functionality to support extraction of multiple tables using a comma separated list of table name source.
  • Added information of the current task in the XBI_batch.exe console window.
  • Changed it so that trying to run extraction on a single table that does not exists will return an error.
  • Changed so that processing a Process Group that does not exist will now generate an error message in the log.

XML Collection

  • Added functionality to include the file name in a column.
  • Fixed a bug in Analyse Data Length where new columns in input file(s) not present in metadata would cause an exception.
  • Changed the check for autogenerated column names when using the “include all xml tables” functionality to be more robust.

Flat File Collection

  • Added file extension filter. Only valid files are now processed.
  • Fixed a bug where ‘path not found’ was not logged in Event Log.

REST Collection

  • Added support for SAP SuccessFactors API.
  • Added better logging when a REST API call fails.
  • Added functionality so that the user will get a popup with an option to skip the SOAP/REST call for a single execution if the input/preProcessInput folder already contains files (only applicable when processing from the ribbon bar).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the file(s) to always be saved in the input folder when invoking an API manually.

SOAP Collection

  • Added functionality so that the user will get a popup with an option to skip the SOAP/REST call for a single execution if the input/preProcessInput folder already contains files (only applicable when processing from the ribbon bar).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the file(s) to always be saved in the input folder when invoking an API manually.

XBI_collection.exe

  • Added information of the current task in the XBI_collection.exe console window.

Solution Explorer

  • Changed the reloading so that checking if an object is a history table basis object is faster.

Server Explorer

  • Added a delay between keypresses and searching in the search text box.
  • Changed the icons on the different collection table types and made the folder icon dynamic depending on the type of the children.

Object Dependency

  • Changed close button in details view to always be visible.

Publish to REST API

  • Fixed a bug where the filtering view for object name and database was not properly reset when changing between APIs.

Event Log

  • Fixed a bug in the event log that made the filter show wrong for instance and version.

Transformation Processing

  • Fixed a bug where starting two processing jobs at the same time could cause errors.

Analyse Data Source

  • Added ‘ODS Size’ information to TableInformation.
  • Changed TableRowCounts to TableInformation.

Additional Databases

  • Added a description field.

Edit Metadata

  • Changed it so that clicking a checkbox outside a selection will de-select the current selection.
  • Fixed a bug where activating/deactivating a table/column multiple times in a row could lead to wrong name being used.

Reports

  • Added report that shows all objects/executables included in a process group.
  • Added “Run Collisions” report.
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