Composer v8.4 Release Notes
This topic describes feature enhancements, resolved issues, and important information for Composer 8.4.
Support for Composer 5.9 ends on June 27, 2022. Composer 6.9 will soon enter the Passive Support phase. Our Passive Support release receives only critical patches and security updates until its end-of-life date. We describe critical patches in the Passive Support Release Notes page at the discretion of Product Management. Security updates are not applicable to the third-party dependencies. If you are using Composer 5.9, you should contact Sales and upgrade to the most current LTS release. We no longer publish documentation for any Composer products prior to version 6.9. Contact Customer Support if you need content for an unsupported release.
|Embedded Source Editor||
You can now embed a source editor for your users. Use configuration to define your desired tabs and make specific components available and customize their source editor work flow.
Subscribe to events to track operations related to user activity for sources, fields, and custom metrics. See Embedded Source Editor.
|Custom Values and Custom Ranges Support||
You can now apply a static override for a field to define custom values and ranges for data at the new Filter Values Tab in Fields. This applies to Attribute, Number, and Time data types.
The Fields Tab option Only allow custom values has been removed from the user interface. You can replicate this functionality for Attributes and Numbers by applying Static Override to a field and enabling Custom Values. You can now define custom values at the source level. See Fields Tab.
|Fields API Updates||
Composer supports an expanded statistics override option for
API documentation is provided with your Composer installation at this link:
|Format Dates on Visuals||
Composer now supports date formatting for individual Table visuals. You can change the date formatting for a visual without affecting the underlying source date formatting, or revert to the date formatting defined at the source level as needed. See Format Numeric Table Data Using the Table Context Menu.
Composer now provides unified logback configurations for all microservices, and unified log properties to provide centralized microservices configuration. See Composer Log Unification.
The logback.zoomdata property, previously used to control the log level of some loggers, has been removed. Use a standard spring boot approach to specify appropriate properties.
Several logging properties were renamed. See Log File Migration Reference.
|Connect to Amazon OpenSearch||
Composer now supports connections to the Amazon OpenSearch data store versions 1.x and higher. Connect using the ElasticSearch 7 data connector.
|Field and Custom Metric Labels Updates||
Composer now supports use of non-unique labels for fields and custom metrics. Underlying names for these fields remain unique, created by Composer or set using the API at field creation.
|Export Pivot Table Data||
Corrected an issue that prevented the export of data to CSV format for pivot tables that include a numeric group column with high-precision numbers.
Corrected an issue that prevented dashboard to dashboard links from transferring a filter if the group label included an ampersand (&).
|Update Visual Types||
Composer no longer returns an error when you change the visual type of a saved visual, then navigate between tabs, then attempt to reload the visual.
|Complex Custom Metrics||
Corrected an issue that may prevent visuals that use custom metrics with a
|Linking Time Fields||
Corrected an issue that prevented you from selecting a second source in a timebar with linked time fields.
Corrected an issue that prevented some value labels for pie chart and donut chart visuals from displaying completely.
|Logging Updates||The logback.zoomdata property, previously used to control the log level of some loggers, has been removed. Use a standard spring boot approach to specify appropriate properties.|
|Composer SDK||The Composer SDK is no longer supported.|