Aginity Workbench for Redshift 4.4 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 4.4.

What's New?

  • A built-in Workbench SQL Formatter is available in Workbench. In addition to using the built-in Workbench SQL Formatter, users can provide an alternative Windows Executable or .NET Assembly formatter. They can do so in Application Options > SQL Formatters

Technical Details and Changes

This section contains details of specific functions and changes that are included in Aginity Workbench 4.4.

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 4.3

New Features

Reference Summary
APD-6844 An option for ignoring SQL errors. Select Continue on error in the Query Options dialog box.
WPD-1 A simple SQL format tool is available.
APD-6910 Support for DISTSTYLE (ALL) was added to Workbench.

Bug Fixes in Build 4.4.2183

Severity Reference Description Existed Since Version Resolution
Major APD-8795 After import from a JSON file that contains a dataset, only one record is added for the entire dataset. 4.3 Fixed. Data imported from a JSON file is now parsed into the correct number of records.
Major APD-8086 A flat data structure is incorrectly parsed after import from a JSON file. 4.3 Fixed. A flat structure is parsed into the correct number of records after import.
Major WPD-170 An error appears when a user attempts to turn off "Group by Schema." 4.3 Fixed.
Major WPD-68 In some cases when a user attempts to browse columns in a table, an error occurs indicating that an object reference is not set to an instance of an object. 4.3 Fixed.
Moderate WPD-48, WPD-142 Querying large data sets on a Redshift server in SSL "Require" mode causes a "Connection is broken" error. 4.3 Fixed.
Minor WPD-88 Typo in the Restore Connections dialog box. 4.0 Fixed.
Minor APD-7285 During a SELECT statement, dates in the format “01-01-01” cause the error “One of the identified items was in an invalid format.” 4.3 Fixed.

Known Issues in Build 4.4.2183

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 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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