Aginity Workbench for Redshift 4.8 Release Notes

These release notes summarize the changes in Aginity Workbench for Redshift version 4.8. 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 4.8:

Technical Details and Changes

This section contains details of specific functions and changes that are included in Aginity Workbench 4.8.

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.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or later
  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • 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-542 After a user generates DDL for a table with interleaved sort keys, Workbench incorrectly shows the number of sort keys in the Sort Keys node in the Object Browser or generates an error when the user attempts to expand the node. 4.4 Fixed.
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-693 A user gets an error when trying to create new code snippets or modify existing ones. 4.6 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-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-743 Users cannot view the contents of an array of decimals. 4.7 Fixed. The contents of an array is now displayed in the Result tab.
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
Moderate APD-4093 Import of a file from the S3 file explorer fails because invalid data types are set for the columns in the file. Set all column data types as VARCHAR and re-import the file.
Moderate APD-3788 The Abort feature in Redshift Workbench does not terminate a query that is currently running. Use the SQL at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/redshift/latest/dg/r_CANCEL.html to find the process ID of the running query and cancel it.
Moderate WPD-680 Workbench generates invalid DDL when a user selects the Change Sort Keys command in the Object Browser. N/A
Minor APD-4090 If you begin a download using a file system explorer (such as Amazon S3) and abort the download, a small portion of the file remains on your target system. Manually delete the file on your target system.
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.”
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