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We're constantly working to improve your Connect experience. Find out what new features, improvements, and bug fixes we released with this version of Connect! Here is a summary of what has changed in 2019.4.  Notify on Mention / Dislike / Decertify A notification will go to the user that was mentioned on an asset. Thanks to this feature the users can see where they were mentioned and respond easily. Also, the actions Dislike and Decertify will now trigger a notification. OpenJDK Upgrade Connect has been upgraded to OpenJDK11 for security and performance improvements. Tableau Loader with New GraphQL API We’ve added support for new Tableau GraphQL API, so you can load column-level lineage into Connect (from Tableau worksheets columns into data source columns).     Using the Tableau GraphQL API in Connect allows us to display the data source fields of a worksheet and their details that built every single field on the list (such as servers, databases, schemas, tables, and columns). All the information can be tracked by clicking a link associated with each of the data source fields.   To view this information in Connect, go to your Tableau reports, click the desired report, and the Datasource fields section.     Uploaded File Types Restricted by Default Uploaded file types are restricted by default. These restrictions can be changed anytime by an administrator. To view and change the file types list, go to Administration > Connect Configuration > Instance Settings. QlikView Metadata Loader Faster Parsing We’ve improved the speed of parsing of QlikView files by smarter way of detection of metadata headers in QlikView files, so just metadata are read over the network resulting in faster harvesting especially for larger datasets. Connect Performance Improvements We’ve made many performance improvements regarding the speed of metadata loading, system startup, asset detail rendering, and removing inactive versions in bulk.   Asset Identity Switch In addition to other improvements, we have added Asset Identity switch for columns. Administrators can now decide if columns will be separate assets or parts of the table asset (default). This feature improves not only performance but will bring significant load and rendering improvements as well.   To access the Asset Identity switch, go to Administration > Asset Configuration > Asset Identity. Catalogued APIs We have added brand new API Catalog which allows you to automatically catalog APIs and their endpoints from your workflows. This feature is by default available for administrators only but it's up to them to share the API Sites folder with other users or groups. Go to main menu > Data Sources > API Sites. API Catalog has 2 layers. It’s listing all API sites (e.g. Tableau, Salesforce) and their endpoints (e.g. getAllDatasources). Support for Multiple Tableau and Alteryx Servers We’ve been following up on our customers’ feedback and added support to load multiple different servers for Tableau and Alteryx into Connect. Metadata Loaders We've made a number of enhancements to our Loaders with 2019.4: You can now upload metadata to Connect from Alteryx Promote. DB2 Loader was redesigned to support different DB2 platforms at once. S3 Loader was redesigned to speed up the loading and handle large volumes of files. For all database loaders we have added Column references which display all column level mappings. Fixed Issues Here is a list of some issues fixed in the latest release. To check a complete list of fixed and known issues please see the Connect 2019.4 Release Notes. Resolved: Custom Fields Lost after Reloading Asset Custom fields of an asset were lost once that asset was reloaded. Now after re-running the metadata loader, the custom fields stay as they are without being removed. Resolved: Admin API Not Enabled for the Fast Deployment in Gallery Admin API was not enabled for the fast deployment in Gallery. There was no error message when the Test connection or Harvest button was pressed. Now the error message appears on all appropriate screens when Admin API is not enabled. Resolved: Only Superadmin Is Able to See the "Download Service Provider Metadata" Button Only the superadmin was able to see the "Download Service Provider Metadata" button on the SSO configuration page. This issue was resolved by allowing this function for the members of admin role. Resolved: Only Superadmin Is Able to Perform the H2 Backup Only superadmin was able to see and do the H2 backup in Administration Console. This issue was resolved by allowing H2 backup for the members of admin role.
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Platform Product: Connect Issues – Working with Alteryx Customer Support Engineers (CSEs)   To EXPEDITE the resolution of your case, please include the below information.   Connect - Requested Information *** Suggestion: copy/paste the questions below and email the supporting documentation to support@alteryx.com   1. Detailed Description of the Issue 2. Screenshot of Alteryx Version 3. What version of Connect do you have? 4. Connect Logs/Configuration Files   Connect– Requested Information (Detailed Instructions):   1.  Detailed Description of the Issue – What issues are you having?  Has it worked in the past?  When did the issue start?  Are all users affected or just some?  What are the steps to reproduce your issue? Have you searched the Alteryx Community?     2.  Screenshot of Alteryx Version (if you are experiencing issues using one of the Metadata Loaders) – Our CSEs need to know the precise version of Alteryx Designer so we can replicate any issues.  In Alteryx Designer, click Help > About and provide a screenshot.  The screenshot will include whether it is Server or Designer.  In addition, whether it is “Running Elevated” Admin vs. Non-Admin.       3.  Screenshot of Connect Version – this can be found in the Administration Console under System Info.       4.  Connect Logs/Configuration files - Logs are the best way for us to get to the root of the problem as we look at errors and warnings. For the Connect logs, please include the logs that reflect the time of the error/crash (the logs immediately before and after the error/crash). If the issue is ongoing, please include the most recent logs.   Log/File name Default location Catalina.out Connect install folder > logs folder: (i.e. C:\Program Files\AlteryxConnect\logs) localhost_access_log.*.log Connect install folder > logs folder: (i.e. C:\Program Files\AlteryxConnect\logs) service_status.log Connect install folder > logs folder: (i.e. C:\Program Files\AlteryxConnect\logs) Server.xml Connect install folder >  conf  folder (i.e. C:\Program Files\AlteryxConnect\conf)   connect log   Suggested links: What does Support need to troubleshoot Connect?   Installing and Licensing Connect  
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Find out what new features, improvements, and bug fixes we released with this version of Connect!  Here is an overview of the changes in 2019.3.  
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