These are some exciting product updates from May 2022.
Please let us know in the comment which one is your favorite!
Our community is growing and we’re delighted every time we get a notification for a feature suggestion, a trick, or a question from our users (so thank you!).
Here are the community highlights from last month (+bonus docs):
- A detailed explanation of potential reasons why your dashboards might take a long time to load, and what can you do about it from Holistics
- Feature suggestion: Report/Dashboard Usage Monitoring by @Peter_Massuthe
- Feature suggestion: The ablility to develop Data Modeling 4.0 locally by @tony_ng
This month, we just released a new update on our Timezone Settings, which will better support the smart timezone on MySQL database before the 8.0.19 version.
We are glad to announce that now you can add a user to several groups at the same time! In addition, when adding users to a user group, the modal will display the user’s email so you wouldn’t accidentally add the wrong person.
We now allow users to delete their embedded links even when Embedded Analytics is disabled. We’ve also updated the Embedded Analytics Management page’s content to be more useful.
Finally, the wait is over! We’ve released Custom Charts, allowing you to create highly customized charts that meet specific business needs. Contact our team at [email protected] to beta test this feature.
Now, you can quickly change the date aggregation in your table or pivot table using the dashboard date drill (top right dashboard) or report date drill (right-click > date drill).
Ever have a dashboard where applying more than 1 filter value would render it completely meaningless? Worry no more, because now you have the option to switch your filter from multi-select to single-select.
An improvement to our date filter’s
last operator, where you are able to include the current period.
The option will come in as “Up to now” or “Up to today”, depending on the time granularity chosen above.
- AML Studio improvement
We have updated the behavior and design for Switch View option. For now, the Switch view option to either Code or UI mode will be applied across the whole AML Project.
Why do we support this option?
Previously, the option to Switch View is not very prominent so users don’t know what is the meaning of the option thus causing mental overheads for new AML users.
Also, it’s extremely annoying if you wish to have a consistent view of your project. Let’s say, you want to edit in Code mode and you have already changed your (file_1.aml) to Code view. But then when opening another file (file_2.aml), it’s still in UI view and you will have to manually switch to Code view again. The problem will become more painful if you have to switch back and forth among multiple files.
We have solved the issue by applying the Code/UI mode to the Project scope. You can switch to Code/UI view in a file and it will have a global effect (but only for the current user in a session). The default mode is still GUI
- Git integration improvement
We will have a separate section for files with Git status (Source Control). This is necessary to handle conflict and have better visibility of all the git status.
- Embedded Analytics
We now allow users to delete their embedded links even when Embedded Analytics is disabled, and updated the Embedded Analytics Management page’s content to be more useful.
- General app UX
When adding users to a user group, the modal will display the user’s email so you wouldn’t accidentally add the wrong person
That’s all for May! Stay safe everyone