Bold BI 7.3 Release Highlights for Self-Hosting and Embedding

Bold BI 7.3 Release Highlights for Self-Hosting and Embedding

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    Bold BI 7.3 Release Highlights for Self-Hosting and Embedding

    We’re thrilled to introduce Bold BI 7.3, our latest set of enhancements that streamline data analysis for experts and business users alike. This update delivers new features and improvements across Windows, Docker, Linux, Kubernetes, and Azure, enhancing analytical workflows, user experience, and data visualization capabilities. It also allows the capitalization of each word in string columns, enables flexible data store configurations for ETL projects, and introduces a Q&A widget that presents answers in various chart formats.

    Let’s dive into these features.

    Improvements

    Widgets

    • We have introduced support for modifying the text color of the axis, value label, and legend in the Radar/Polar Chart.
      Radar/Polar Chart change color options
    • We have enhanced the support for copying and pasting widgets into the Tab and Combine widgets.
      Copy-and-paste option for the Tab and Combine Widgets
    • We have provided support to change the image displayed in the Image widget dynamically using the dashboard parameters.
      Changing images dynamically using the dashboard parameters
    • We have provided an option to enable and disable the Map widget’s zoom icon.

    Data sources

    • We have also provided expression-level, data-source-level, and widget-level support for capitalizing each word of a string column.
      Capitalizing each word of a string column

    Capitalizing each word of a string column

    • We have made added an API that allows you to refresh data source fields within Bold BI in response to modifications in the underlying dataset schema.
      API for refreshing data source fields
    • We have upgraded the dynamic connection string feature in the external API mode to accommodate custom attributes and dashboard parameters, such as a URL, headers, and username and password settings.
      External API mode in a dynamic connection
    • No-authentication support has been added for ODBC DSN.
    • An expression has been introduced to clear information when transitioning from code view to design mode in a data source.

    ETL

    • Support for multiple data store configurations has been introduced. Users can now set up various data store options for individual ETL projects. This provides enhanced flexibility and the option to select the most suitable destination server for each project.
      Multiple data store settings in an ETL project

    AI

    • The Q&A widget now offers answers in the form of charts when the query specifies a particular chart type. This includes comparison-oriented charts like column, stacked column, and bar charts, as well as distribution-focused charts such as line, area, and spline charts, in addition to all kinds of proportion charts.
      Q&A widget providing chart responses when asked for a specific type of chart

    Designer

    • Tab widget nesting has been implemented, allowing one tab to be placed inside another.
    • A fresh filtering category titled Pending has been introduced to the dashboard upload interface. It is activated upon choosing a dashboard from the inventory.

      Pending option in the Dashboards List
      Pending option in the Dashboards List
    • Limited the exporting option when another export with the same configuration is in progress.
      Exporting option

    Bug fixes

    Widgets

    • Fixed the Combo Box widget’s text box to show the value section data instead of the display section.
    • Resolved the issue of the field rename not being reflected in the tooltip when configuring the row field in chart widgets.
    • Fixed the initial filter not being maintained in publish mode in the Date Picker.
    • Fixed an issue where the hidden column linking configuration wasn’t working in charts.
    • Resolved the issue of the Heat Map not rendering when the y-axis sort order is configured.
    • Resolved the padding value of 0px not being applied in the RTE widget.
    • Fixed the issue where the chart’s color formatting was not reflected on drilling down.
    • Resolved the “No data display” alert issue by rendering all records when all the checkboxes are cleared in the List Box.
    • Resolved the icon overlap issue in the Tab widget.
    • Resolved the issue of the target dropdown in the link section not functioning in proportion charts.
    • Resolved the issue of the Auto Recover dialog always appearing when switching back to the edit option.

    Server

    • Fixed the issue where the email recipient is configured in the scheduler without configuring email settings in on-premises deployments.
    • Fixed the issue where scheduled synchronization with a third-party directory is configured without configuring the necessary settings.
    • Fixed the issue where the multitab dashboard tab was not visible after exiting full-screen view in iFrame embedding.
    • Fixed the issue where the “Powered by” information was not showing after enabling it in the dark theme.
    • Fixed the issue with invalid expiration details in the get token response from the tenant API.
    • Fixed the issue where the account activation is set as email activation without configuring the email settings in on-premises deployments.
    • Fixed the issue where unlisted dashboards were not showing on the linked dashboard listing page.
    • Fixed the issue where trying to edit an already deleted webhook did not show an appropriate error message.
    • Fixed the issue where the dark theme was not applied to the comment dialog when the dashboard was embedded using iFrame.
    • Fixed the issue where switching from the dark to light theme and vice versa was showing a broken image in the footer section.
    • Fixed the issue where the application and dashboard custom theme were not properly inherited from global settings in on-premises deployments.
    • Fixed the issue where the Select All checkbox was enabled even when no dashboard was available on the offline download page.
    • Fixed the issue where an invalid refresh ID was not properly handled and led to an internal server error page.
    • Fixed the issue where some categories were not listed in the embed configuration download dialog.
    • Fixed the issue where copying an already deleted data source was not showing an appropriate error message.
    • Fixed the issue in grid searching where the search input was searched for on an invalid field when the local data source was bound.

    Embedding

    • Resolved an issue where the previous filter name of one of the dashboards was erroneously displayed in the filter overview in multitab dashboards during JS embedding.
    • Addressed a problem where the dashboard theme wasn’t being applied to the default view toggle button in JS embedding.
    • Hide the Save, Save As, and View Saved Filter icons when previewing in design mode during JavaScript embedding.
    • Added an error message for the use of the widgetList member with invalid methods.
    • Fixed an issue where the More options were not appearing in widget Iframe embedding.
    • Added a clear access denied error message for invalid multitab dashboards during JS embedding.
    • Eliminated the CSS element related to the dashboard DOM while invoking the destroy method.

    Data sources

    • Resolved the issue where the desired data type was not maintained when joining tables.
    • Resolved the delay in saving the data source in code review mode for MySQL and PostgreSQL IMDB.
    • Fixed an object reference issue when previewing ClickHouse data.
    • Fixed the issue where there is no data to be displayed when using the dashboard parameter value in the web API live.
    • Resolved the issue of no data returned if there is an invalid date field in the SQL Server DB.
    • Fixed the issue where initial filtering was not working when using conditions based on the current user.
    • Resolved the exception thrown when the ElasticSearch table name contains a hyphen.
    • Fixed the issue of unknown Bool type in ClickHouse.
    • Added support for the nullable data type fields in ClickHouse.
    • Fixed the exception that occurs while creating the division expression in the ClickHouse data source.
    • Resolved the issue where nullable integer (64) columns in the ClickHouse data source are not visible.
    • Fixed the issue where an incorrect expression was used in AWS Athena.
    • Resolved the issue where the external API dynamic connection string wasn’t working with dynamic schema.
    • Fixed the issue of data count mismatch in the Grid widget when applying raw data.
    • Resolved the issue of column visibility with nullable columns in the ClickHouse data source.
    • Resolved the issue where the data source edit description does not change in a custom font family.
    • Added a limitation: >= and <= operators are not supported in FULL OUTER JOIN in PostgreSQL.
    • Resolved the error thrown when applying an initial filter for a null integer column.
    • Resolved the issue where saving without providing a filter name in the User filter was possible.
    • Fixed the error that was occurring while creating an Excel data source with white space in the sheet.
    • Resolved the issue where the import activity was not found when adding data sources.
    • Resolved the issue where the RavenDB tooltip wasn’t showing an icon.
    • Resolved the custom font family not applying in the shared tables list and tooltip.
    • Resolved the issue where error logs have unwanted exceptions related to the refresh monitoring table.
    • Restricted the connection to an Excel sheet if it contains special characters.

    Designer

    • Fixed the issue where the Date Picker selection was removed in Publish mode.
    • Resolved the issue where the “Match entire string” option is disabled in the replace value.
    • Fixed the issue where the description icon in filter widgets was not rendered properly.
    • Fixed the issue of “Know more” options showing even after disabling all options.
    • Added the “Get embed code” option for widgets.
    • Fixed the issue of dashboard rendering due to the absence of Puppeteer within an Azure ARM site.
    • Resolved the issue where the tooltip was displayed in the wrong position in the Q&A widget.
    • Fixed the issue where the dashboard name and Close icon were not present in the Combine widget’s linking in mobile mode.
    • Fixed the issue that occurred when using the data source type dashboard parameter in the query filter.
    • Resolved the UI issue in the widget properties panel.
    • Fixed the UI glitches and error handling in the master-listener filter configuration and publish dashboard window.
    • Resolved the issue of being able to upload the data source without a name in the upload dashboards feature.
    • Fixed the issue where the comment icon disappeared after refreshing the dashboard in view mode.
    • Fixed the issue where newly added replace values were not maintained when double-clicking the Apply button.
    • Fixed the issue where the dashboard parameter description icon showed an empty value.
    • Fixed the issue where a console error occurred when previewing the dashboard after creating the dashboard parameter in JS embedding.
    • Resolved the issue where the selected data source was not highlighted after refreshing the existing data source.
    • Fixed the issue where the “Initializing Dashboard Designer” message did not appear properly in the dark theme.
    • Fixed the issue where the export toast message failed to display when attempting to export the dashboard multiple times.

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    I hope this overview of Bold BI 7.3’s robust capabilities and enhancements captured your interest. Leverage these improvements to strengthen your organization’s use of data in critical decision-making. Keep up to date with the latest additions to Bold BI by checking our release history.

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