This topic describes feature enhancements, resolved issues, and important information for Composer 8.0.
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.
|Composer Custom Chart CLI||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.|
|Dashboard Report Updates||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.|
|Cumulative Sum Option for Visuals|
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.
|Expanded List Settings in Dashboards|
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.
|Subtotals for Pivot Tables||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.|
|Inventory Visual API Support||Composer now supports a new endpoint, |
|Elasticsearch Support Update||Composer now supports Elasticsearch 8.1 - 8.3 in addition to 7.0 - 7.17.|
|GET||Returns information about visuals for which the user has |
|Heat Map Visual Color Mode||When you switch between adjusting the colors for a heat map visual manually and using Gradient options, Composer now correctly applies manual color thresholds when undoing the Auto Color Metric change.|
|Visualization Loading in Embedded Mode||Composer now loads grouped and individual visuals appropriately when embedded dashboards are opened in environments when environment or network performance is degraded.|
|WebSocket Authentication||Authentication of WebSocket connections in embedded mode using trusted access tokens in the WebSocket URL, deprecated in Composer v7.10, is now removed. Authentication is handled by the Embed Manager.|