Aginity Workbench for Redshift 4.5 Release Notes

Aginity Workbench for Redshift 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.

Technical Details and Changes

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.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP or later
  • Windows Installer 3.1
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • 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 4.4

New Features

Reference Summary
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.

Bug Fixes in Build 4.5.0.2319

Severity Reference Description Existed Since Version Resolution
Major WPD-327 Scripting the DDL for a table with a column of TIMESTAMP datatype produces invalid syntax. 4.4 Fixed.

Known Issues in Build 4.5.0.2319

Severity Reference Description Workaround
Major WPD-564 Database object search fails with an error "ERROR: 42846: UNION/INTERSECT/EXCEPT could not convert type character varying to 'char'" on Redshift when a user searches entity names, entity bodies, or entity descriptions. N/A
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. Manually update the generated DDL with the correct keys.
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.
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.” Either cast the date as a VARCHAR or do not use the year 0.
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