This topic provides details about the enhancements in Composer 8.0.
- Composer Custom Chart CLI
- Dashboard Report Updates
- Cumulative Sum Option for Visuals
- Expanded List Settings in Dashboards
- Subtotals for Pivot Tables
- Inventory Visual API Support
- Elasticsearch Support Update
Composer’s Custom Chart Command Line Interface (CLI) v1.0 is now available to support Composer v7.10 and later. This tool allows developers to create, manage, and delete custom charts without being connected to the client application. See Composer Chart CLI on NPM and Manage Custom Charts.
Composer now supports interpolation for scheduled reports, so the recipients of the reports can now receive the data defined by their custom attributes in connection definitions, data source row security filters, visual and dashboard level filters, or custom SQL in data queries. See Schedule a Dashboard Report.
You can now enable a new setting, Cumulative Sum, for two visual types, Line Trend: Multiple Metric and Bars. When enabled, Composer updates the visual to add the previous value to the next value, and both the original and cumulative value for selected items are displayed as a tool tip.
In Bar visuals, this feature is only available when data is grouped by a Time field, and when the Enable Subgroup setting is disabled.
Composer now allows you, when editing a list visual in a dashboard, to modify the Selection Behavior in the visual’s Settings sidebar menu. For single selections, you can customize the text of the No Selection Label; leave it as None, or add your own option.
For multiple selections, you can Filter Values when they Change, or allow the user to select their options and not display the results until they select the Submit button. You can customize the text of the Submit Button Text; leave it as Submit or add your own option.
You can now add metric subtotals to columns or rows of your pivot tables. Select Rows or Columns in Show Metrics as in the Settings sidebar menu, then enable Show Metric Subtotals to display the subtotals for your selection.
Composer now supports a new endpoint,
api/inventory?type=VISUAL, that returns information about visuals for which the user has READ permission.
Composer now supports Elasticsearch 8.1 - 8.3 in addition to 7.0 - 7.17.