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Pyramid 2020.11 (2020.10 + SP1) Released

Pyramid 2020.10 service pack 1 - version 2020.11  - has been released and includes a collection of fixes and improvements.

Software

  • The installer files can be downloaded from the Pyramid Customer Portal.
  • Help for upgrades can be found here.
  • Help on how to test an upgrade before deployment can be found here.
  • Upgraded Tablet & Phone applications have also been released on the Android and iOS app stores (version 7.01).
  • An upgraded BI Office converter will be released shortly.

Cautions

Pyramid 2020.11 includes numerous upgrades and fixes to existing capabilities. As such, Pyramid strongly recommends that the new release is tested on a duplicate version of an existing content database repository before any production upgrades are applied.

New features

  • Added Tornado charts to the visuals.
  • Upgraded logic for hierarchical, Top-Down and flat totaling.
  • Added new quick filters  -equals and not equals.
  • Added support for SAP predefined parameters in the scheduling and publications.
  • Add a new search from the folders.
  • Removed complex technical messages from error boxes. Details can now be searched by an admin using Search Error by ID.
  • Version 7 of the mobile phone app was released for both Android and iOS to support SAML and Azure Proxy authentication.

Items fixed

Model

  • Fixed an issue where unchecked tables in the model where showing up in discoveries
  • In Python, Increased the default size of the string columns of the scripting nodes
  • Fixed an authentication issue when trying to connect to a SharePoint office 365 sub-site
  • Fixed an issue where Edit ETL schedule was throwing an exception
  • Increased the maximum file upload size from 200Mb to 2Gb
  • Fixed an issue where import model file on oracle failed
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Summaries' node wasn't working on 'Average' column
  • Fixed a 'Black Screen' issue when in the model tab and selecting the 'Save as' option

Discover

  • Fixed an issue where the 'Ask a Question' feature was enabled while the NLQ setting was disabled
  • Fixed an issue where Totals were formatted incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue changing grid column width when using the Hebrew UI
  • Fixed a blank screen issue when editing roles that were applied to a custom overlay
  • Fixed an issue where a one-off calculation (created using the context menu) was deselected after a Save As
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to search within the input parameters drop-down when using SAP BW
  • Visual improvements in the Define Model Parameters window
  • Fixed an issue where a date slicer didn't work after refreshing metadata
  • Fixed an issue where the technical name of a SAP BW model did not appear in the model list
    • Queries:

      • Fixed an issue where a BW report crashed after opening it
      • Added support in Operators for BW Parameters
      • Fixed an issue where a report with a tree slicer crashed for a Viewer user
      • Fixed a query issue in a specific scenario when in flat mode and 'Optimized Compressed' is selected
      • Fixed an issue where the All member could have had an incorrect caption
      • Fixed a query error with a BW query in Flat mode in a specific query
      • Fixed BW - Database names
    • Charts:

      • Fixed an issue in gauges, where reversed bands didn't work in arcs
      • Fixed an issue in the Scatter Chart: Axes options / 'Start from Zero'
      • Fixed an error "Cannot read property 'value Title'" related to gauges after upgrading to 2020.10
      • Fixed an auto-scaling issue on a chart that has negative values

Present

  • Fixed an issue where Present filters were not loading after upgrading to 2020.10
  • Fixed an issue where a Discovery report showed Not Enough Information when jumping into it from a present
  • Fixed an issue where the Legend component was added to content in Present after upgrading to 2020.10
  • Fixed an issue where a Tree Slicer did not interact with a Place Holder
  • Fixed a tab navigation issue
  • Fixed the Filter calendar dates range which was showing wrong (to)month after reopening it (in discovery and present)
  • Added functionality to the undo/redo for dragging layout elements to the canvas
  • Fixed an issue where content that was removed from a slide still appeared under Used Content
  • Improved cross model validation messages
  • Fixed a minor visual issue when using bold text in Present Lite
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn't possible to deselect an element in edit mode when clicking on a master page element

Publish

  • Fixed an issue where triggers were removed from a publication after copy/paste or an import
  • Minor UI improvements in the Selections section of the scheduler

Formulate

  • Fixed 'Black Screen' issue in the properties panel/color panel when using an OLAP data source
  • Added an option to see model parameters in Script Mode

Illustrate

  • Fixed an issue where saving an illustration failed with a "One or more items have invalid properties" error
  • Fixed an issue where a text that has a background color set was not highlighted when doing a search
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to rename a dynamic function

Content Management

  • Fixed a Black screen issue caused after duplicating a discovery containing a "Measure Parameter"
  • Fixed an issue where an imported report was not showing any data

Printing/Export:

  • Fixed an issue where a hyperlink did not work in a Publication that was printed to PDF

Admin

  • Fixed an issue when trying to upload a shape file above the file upload limit, no info message shown
  • Fixed an issue where a security table could not be expanded in Member Security
  • Fixed an issue where provisioning wasn't adding users in a specific scenario
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect error message appeared when uploading a license with an invalid date
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect error message appeared when uploading a license with the wrong machine key
  • Fixed an issue where Security & Metadata overlays did not work as expected when on a BW data source

Security

  • Blocked the possibility of a persistent cross-site scripting attack via the conversations
  • Added a check and a notification when installing and using a SQL user with special characters which are not supported

Other

  • Numerous upgrades were made to online help
  • Localization fixes and adjustments
  • Clearer error message when entering an incorrect URL to the Pyramid mobile app
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