Aginity Workbench for PureData System for Analytics 4.8 Release Notes

These release notes summarize the changes in Aginity Workbench for PureData System for Analytics version 4.9. The release notes also contain system requirements and list the known issues with the release.

What's New? (Also See Full List of Changes)

This section provides information about the main new features in version 4.9:

Technical Details and Changes

This section contains details of specific functions and changes that are included in Aginity Workbench 4.9.

Upgrading from Prior Versions

Workbench automatically checks for new updates and displays a dialog box if an update is available. In the dialog box, select Install this update now to download and install the update.

You can also choose to postpone installation of the update until the next time you run Workbench or suppress the update alert.

You can also check for updates manually by clicking Check for Updates on the Help menu and then install an available update by following the instructions in a wizard.

Hardware and Software Support

Aginity Workbench has been tested against Netezza Platform Software (NPS) versions 7.2.0.3-P2 and NPS 7.1.0.4-P2 and NPS 7.0.4.6-P3.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or later
  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • .NET Framework 4.61
  • ODBC (recommended) or OleDB driver. (Drivers must be 64-bit for 64-bit Windows or 32-bit for 32-bit Windows.)
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Disk space: 100 MB, plus any necessary space for .NET Framework and Windows Installer

Full List of Changes Since Aginity Workbench 4.7

New Features in Aginity Workbench 4.8.x

The following table details the features that were added in Aginity Workbench 4.8.x.

Reference Version Added Summary
WPD-277 Aginity Workbench 4.8 The code autocompletion feature now supports functions.

Bug Fixes in Build 4.8.1.2

Severity Reference Description Existed Since Version Resolution
Minor APD-13878 An attempt to use the Re-check types option in the Data Import Wizard causes Aginity Workbench to crash. This occurs when the application is run on a Parallels Desktop for Mac virtual machine. 4.6 Fixed.

Bug Fixes in Build 4.8.0.2551

Severity Reference Description Existed Since Version Resolution
Major WPD-632 Workbench does not inform users when it is not possible to save changes to a query set. 4.4 Users are now properly informed why changes to a query set cannot be saved.
Major WPD-736 Workbench makes excessive attempts to connect to a target server if invalid credentials are provided by a user. 4.6 Workbench now makes fewer attempts to connect to a target server in this situation.
Major WPD-744 Using Ctrl + Page Down to create a tab in SQL Editor returns a gray read-only form. 4.7 The key combination Ctrl + Page Down is now used to switch between open tabs.
Moderate WPD-359 Import from a JSON file fails because of a data type inconsistency. 4.3 The data type detection algorithm was modified.
Moderate WPD-338 Changes that a user makes to individual queries in a query set are not saved. 4.4 Fixed.
Moderate WPD-733, WPD-742 When a user attempts to create a stored procedure, an error "Input array is longer than the number of columns in this table" occurs. 4.7 Fixed.
Moderate WPD-773 When attempting to save a modified query set that was opened from a read-only file, the save does not work, but no error is given indicating why you could not save. 4.7 Fixed.
Moderate WPD-772 The order of objects in Object Explorer is incorrect if the list contains both case-sensitive and case-insensitive object names and Quoted Identifiers is unchecked. 4.7 Fixed.
Minor WPD-766 The ESCAPE keyword is not highlighted. 4.3 Fixed.
Minor WPD-5 An error occurs during import from a CSV file because the application incorrectly determines data types in the file. 4.4 Fixed.
Minor WPD-737 The key combination Right Alt +4 does not work correctly on a Danish keyboard. 4.5 Fixed.
Minor WPD-631 When a user sets the Database drop-down list to a database with a name that is not in the catalog default case on the target system, and then attempts to run a query against the database, an error occurs. 4.6 Fixed.
Minor WPD-739 The state of the query option "Enable Quick Info when the mouse hovers over a word in editor" is not preserved when a user exits Aginity Workbench. 4.7 Fixed.
Trivial WPD-775 The Connect to Microsoft SQL Server screen has a background graphic that is misaligned with the text and controls on the screen. Functionality is not affected. 4.3 Fixed.

Known Issues in Build 4.8.1.2

Severity Reference Description Workaround
Major APD-5627 When importing DB2 tables from an external database, an error may occur indicating that Length cannot be less than zero. Install the DB2 client on the client machine so you can successfully connect to a DB2 database.
Major APD-6627

When importing data that includes dates from Excel using the Data Import Wizard, the Data Import Wizard fails to properly identify dates automatically and fails to load dates when manually configured to do so.

Set the column in Excel to text instead of date so you can load the data.
Moderate APD-1939 A DDL (delta) script generated by the Compare Schemas tool fails with an error if the same table in the source and target schemas contains a foreign key to different tables.  The error occurs because when applying the foreign-key update to the target schema, the script first drops the old referenced table in the target schema and then attempts to drop the foreign key to the previously dropped table. Choose one of the following two workarounds, depending on whether you prefer to generate one or two delta scripts.

Workaround 1: Generate one delta script

  1. Open the source and target schemas in the Compare Schemas window.
  2. Click the appropriate Alter Script button to initiate script generation.
  3. In the Generate Delta Script Options window, under Entities to Script, select the Drop these entities check box and select appropriate check boxes under Create these entities and Modify these entities.
  4. Save the generated script to a file.
  5. Locate the DROP TABLE statements within the script and move them to the end.

    This will ensure that the foreign key is dropped before the old referenced table.

  6. Run the script against the target schema.

Workaround 2: Generate two delta scripts

  1. Open the source and target schemas in the Compare Schemas window.
  2. Click the appropriate Alter Script button to initiate script generation.
  3. In the Generate Delta Script Options window, under Entities to Script, clear the Drop these entities check box to not drop any tables, and select appropriate check boxes under Create these entities and Modify these entities.
  4. Save the generated script to a file.
  5. Generate a delta script for the schemas again, selecting the Drop these entities check box this time.
  6. Save the script to another file.
  7. First run the script file created in step 4 and then the one created in step 6.
Moderate APD-6633 When working with multiple schemas with views and tables that have the same name, the population of fields in the drop-down list does not respect the default schema selection. Avoid using the drop-down list when working with multiple schemas with duplicated view/table names.
Moderate APD-6835 When selecting vertical blocks of text (as opposed to full lines) and using the Make selection UPPER/lower case function, the selected text is shifted vertically. Manually adjust the lines.
Moderate APD-5471 Installation of Workbench on Microsoft Server 2012 fails on the prerequisites. Do a "Add Features" for .NET 3.5 (which includes 2.0) in the Server Manager.
Moderate APD-5973 You cannot import from views when using the remote database import from Microsoft SQL. N/A
Minor APD-6163 In Standard mode in the Output area, some SQL statements are inadvertently omitted. However, they are correctly displayed in Grid mode. N/A
Trivial APD-3711 When the field type is Date, the year 0 (for example, 0000-01-01) causes an error “Year, Month, and Day parameters describe an un-representable DateTime.” Either cast the date as a VARCHAR or do not use the year 0.
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