Aginity Workbench for PureData System for Analytics provides new functionality and improvements in stability and quality of the software over previous versions. These release notes summarize the new features and changes that apply to version 4.5.
What's New? (Also See Full List of Changes)
This section provides information about the main new features in version 4.5.
- The new search feature helps locate the database object you want in the Object Browser. A set of options is available to set search scope and narrow search results.
- You can now bring code snippets from one Workbench into another by exporting them to a file and then importing them into a destination Workbench.
- During import of large files, in addition to the first 1,000 rows in the file being analyzed by default, you have the option of analyzing more or all of the rows to have Workbench adjust their data types and column lengths.
- During import, you have additional options for specifying what to do if the destination table exists.
This section contains details of specific functions and changes that are included in Aginity Workbench 4.5.
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.
Aginity Workbench has been tested against NPS versions 22.214.171.124-P2 and 126.96.36.199-P2 [Build 43166].
- Windows XP or later
- Windows Installer 3.1
- .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
- 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
|WPD-187||Database object search is available.|
|WPD-445||You can export and import code snippets.|
|WPD-429||During import of a large file, as well as having the first 1,000 rows in the file analyzed by default, you can choose to analyze more rows.|
|WPD-127||During import, you have additional options to specify what to do with an existing destination table.|
|WPD-173||You can create entity filters for Fluid Query data sources.|
|WPD-183||You can display parameter information in a tooltip for a stored procedure or function after typing an opening parenthesis after its name.|
|WPD-184||You can display a tooltip providing information on a database object when you point to its name on a Query Editor tab.|
|WPD-185||You can split the Query Editor using one of the following options:
|WPD-186||If you use multiple monitors, you can move the Query Analyzer window to one of them.|
Bug Fixes in Build 188.8.131.529
|Severity||Reference||Description||Existed Since Version||Resolution|
|Major||WPD-419||The Database Grooming window shows the wrong schema for selected tables, which causes the database grooming operation to fail.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Major||WPD-404||Workbench automatically places quotation marks around a schema name with a non-SQL character in the SET PATH statement within a query, which causes the query to fail with the error "Error setting current path."||4.4||Fixed. The automatic enclosing of schema names in code is removed.|
|Major||WPD-342||Tables are not showing in Big SQL Fluid Query data sources in Query Analyzer.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Major||WPD-371||When a user closes the Job Monitor, it incorrectly attempts to close the main Workbench window.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Moderate||WPD-422||The More Logs option (allows access to additional log files) in Job Monitor is unavailable during import of a .csv file.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Moderate||WPD-402||Sometimes Workbench fails to install updates.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Moderate||WPD-383||An attempt to read zone maps from a table fails on Netezza that has implicit cross joins disallowed.||4.4||Fixed.|
|Major||WPD-512||The Aginity CIA plugin is not compatible with Aginity Workbench version 4.5.||If you need to use the CIA plugin, make sure that you use the latest compatible version of Aginity Workbench (4.4.2193), which you can download from the Aginity Workbench for PureData System for Analytics Downloads page.|
|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-766||The order of objects in Object Explorer is incorrect if the list contains both case-sensitive and case-insensitive object names and Quoted Identifier is unchecked.||N/A|
|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
Workaround 2: Generate two delta scripts
|Moderate||APD-6590||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.||Ensure you have write permissions to the query set file before saving.|
|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-7121||If you have different connections open in two different tabs, if you close one of the tabs, toolbar buttons in the remaining tab disappear other than the Connect button.||Open another connection to restore the buttons.|
|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|
|Minor||APD-5972||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.||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.|