Zoomdata Version 4.2
The following enhancements and updates were made to Zoomdata in version 4.3. See the following topics:
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This release introduces the following connector changes:
The Zoomdata MemSQL connector now supports MemSQL versions up to 6.7.
The Zoomdata PostgreSQL connector now supports PostgreSQL versions up to 11.1.
The following data fusion changes are introduced in this release:
Data from Fusion data sources can now be used in histograms and raw data tables. Zoomdata recommends that you initially use a subset of fields from Fusion data sources on raw data tables to limit the load on Zoomdata's query engine and improve its performance. You can change the subset in data source configurations and add additional fields, later, as needed while working on a dashboard.
The following Zoomdata authorization updates have been made in this release:
- Roles Replaced With Groups
- Can Administer Dashboard Privilege Introduced
- Supervisor Changes
- New Account: superaccount
Roles are no longer used to authorize the use of Zoomdata data sources and other features. The concept of roles has been removed from the product and the Admin, User, and Groups Only roles have been removed.
Instead all users must now be assigned to groups that determine their ability to use data sources and other Zoomdata features. Two non-deletable groups are supplied by Zoomdata:
- Administrators: Users that are assigned to the Administrators group for an account are administrators of the account. This group is functionally synonymous with the legacy Admin role.
- View All: Users assigned to the View All group are allowed to view all existing data sources and shared dashboards in the account. This group is functionally synonymous with the legacy User role.
You can define additional groups, with different authorization settings to provide the different authorization levels required by your organization.
When you upgrade to Zoomdata 4.2, the upgrade code automatically converts your existing user definitions:
- Any users assigned the Groups Only role are migrated unchanged, but without the role assignment. They remain assigned to the groups you had assigned them to before.
- Any users who had been assigned the User role, are assigned to the new View All group.
- Any users who had been assigned the Admin role are assigned to the new Administrators group. In addition, if you already had a group defined that was named "Administrators," the upgrade code will rename it to a name in the format
<uuid>is the universal unique identifier of the group definition.
This release introduces a new privilege for group members called Can Administer Dashboards. This privilege lets group members add, modify, or remove dashboards in the account, including dashboards created by other users. See Group Privilege Reference and Managing Group Definitions.
This release introduces the following changes to supervisor functions in Zoomdata.
More than one Zoomdata supervisor user can now be defined. In past releases, only a single supervisor existed. If a user definition is assigned to the superaccount, the user becomes a Zoomdata supervisor. See Adding and Removing Supervisors and About the Supplied Zoomdata Accounts.
Zoomdata supervisors can no longer create group definitions. Only Zoomdata administrators can maintain group definitions.
When supervisors create a new user, the Require password change toggle is always on (set to Yes) and cannot be altered. New users created by a supervisor are required to change their password when they first log into Zoomdata.
When supervisors create a new user, the user is not assigned to any groups, by default. Only Zoomdata account administrators can assign the user to other groups.
The only exception is when a supervisor creates a new account. In this case, the supervisor can assign an existing user or create a new user to act as an administrator of the account, which automatically assigns that user to the Administrators group. After the account has been created, only Zoomdata administrators can change the administrators of an account. See Modifying Account Administrators.
A new Zoomdata-supplied superaccount is now visible in the list of Zoomdata accounts. It is a dedicated and permanent account that cannot be deleted. Its sole purpose is for the maintenance of other Zoomdata accounts and other supervisory Zoomdata functions.
The supplied supervisor user can only be assigned to the superaccount. Other users can also be assigned to the superaccount. Users assigned to the superaccount have full access to the Zoomdata supervisor UI and its supervisory functions.
The upgrade from Zoomdata version 2.6 to version 4 no longer fails when the data source configuration supporting a keyset has been deleted.