Current Release Notes - Qloud

Note: If you did not upgrade using the last release(s), please use the link below to see prior release notes so you will be informed about changes from prior versions that are included with the current release.

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Enterprise Qloud includes all changes i.e., changes for Enterprise Qloud and changes for Public Qloud. Changes specific to Public Qloud, if any, will be indicated as such below.


Enterprise Qloud 23.2.0

Improvements in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.2.0

Enterprise Qlouds can now access Qloud models in their web applications without requiring a user to enter an additional login to the Qloud model, provided certain conditions are met (QWC-5381).
Provided the Qloud is configured for SSO against the same Azure AD as the web application, and provided the user is already authenticated with AD, no additional authentication should be required.
If the above conditions are met, SSO-configured Qlouds can append the URL qualifier patterns to Qloud URLs to let users load models directly, without needing to authenticate.
Note: If Azure AD domains differ, or if the Qloud is not configured for OAuth, the user is prompted to enter credentials.

To improve usability, if the domain of a user's email address is controlled by SSO, the user will not be able to "Sign Up" (users receive an explanatory email message) and an error dialog displays for an Admin if they try to Sign Up a user (QWC-5310). The explanatory email subject for a user says Quantrix Qloud Signup Email Domain Conflict, and the body of the email explains that the email address domain is already in use on Qloud. 

Word Wrap is supported on Qloud: if a model published to Qloud has Word Wrap applied, the word-wrapped rows and/or columns display in the view as they do in Modeler (QWC-5392). Word Wrap cannot be added or removed by a Qloud user but Qloud reflects the word-wrapped state and prints to PDF appropriately reflecting word-wrapped content. It is possible there may appear to be anomalies due to the different ways various browsers handle fonts.

Scripts that import data using OAuth are now supported in Automation rules (QWC-5271).  For any automation rule that triggers a script in a model (such as data import) where the script needs to access OAuth credentials of the model owner, Qloud attempts to access the OAuth credentials of the model owner. If the OAuth credentials are missing or expired, Qloud notifies the model owner by email, and the model owner can log in to Qloud and re-authorize using a link on the automation page. Qloud re-runs the rule once the model owner re-authorizes.
Note: Admin users cannot perform authorization for rules they don’t own on the system-wide automation list.

Below are images showing some of the messages you might see in OAuth scenarios for automation rules scripts.

Performance improvements were made to adding and removing items on a canvas (QWC-5396) 

For ease of use, the option to Enable Summarizations is now in Admin > Settings > Model Server > Preferences (QWC-5349). If the Preferences dialog is not open, click the Edit pencil to open it. The Preference for Enable Summarization defaults to unselected. Click to select the option if you want to see summarizations. Your selection is implemented when it is committed to the server.

Qloud now behaves like Modeler regarding canvas buttons and respects the currently selected view rather than making the canvas the selected view (QWC-5359). When a canvas button references a specific view, the canvas button is disabled until the referenced view has the focus (which you can effect by clicking the referenced view in the Model Browser or by clicking the view itself).

When auto-sizing a column of text on Qloud, the result looks similar to Modeler (QWC-5408). Qloud shrinks the item to a default of 400px and then wraps. 

Text wrapping in all cells where the cell contains text longer than one line and row heights larger than one line now wrap in Qloud as they do in Modeler (QWC-5435)

Like Modeler, Boolean constraints is improved and shows check boxes on hover only for cells that are editable if you've selected "Show a box only on hover" (QWC-5430)


Significant Fixes in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.2.0

In the below list, if you see an identifier that begins with “F0…” this designates that the issue is from our Customer Support system and therefore an issue reported by you, our customer. We pay special attention to customer reported issues and thank you for using our support system to report them!

Performance is no longer sometimes slower with multiple matrices and multiple edits and performs as it did prior to 23.1 (QWC-5449, F0139400)

Cell filters now filter correctly regardless of locale-based formatting (QWC-5373)

Users no longer experience login issues related to receiving the same model share more than once (QWC-5372)

Items that are added to a matrix no longer sometimes fail to render when the item includes collapsed children (QWC-5375)

A matrix on canvas renders correctly after deleting row items (QWC-5374)

A model containing synchronized views correctly updates all affected matrices and canvases when you change a filter tray selection (QWC-5274)

Chart legends refresh correctly in a view or on a canvas after using Undo (QWC-2337)

Auto-resize no longer puts all text into one line and handles wrapping like Modeler, wrapping text at a maximum width of 400px (QWC-5425)

SSO Administrators can now add users and no error message occurs (QWC-5397)

A user with a Role permission to interact, sort and filter a canvas matrix can do so provided they have permission to the related matrix, and no longer needs additional permissions to any other matrices (QWC-5404)

An exception no longer sometimes occurs related to using Undo with a scripted action on a canvas (QWC-5370)

Known Issues in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.2.0



Enterprise Qloud 23.1.0

Important: Qloud will be deprecating LDAP as an authentication protocol for directory services in a future release. If Qloud detects that your current installation uses LDAP, Admins will receive an email about the coming LDAP deprecation to give you time to transition to an alternative authentication supported by Qloud (QWC-5221) 

Improvements in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.1.0

Various performance improvements were made to the loading and operation of large, complex canvases to improve the user experience (QWC-5297, QWC-5360)

Scripts run on Qloud, including canvas buttons, now integrate seamlessly with Qloud’s OAuth protocol support  (QWC-5270). In particular, scripts that access or import users' data from external applications, such as Salesforce, will now function. If the Qloud user running the script has previously authorized Qloud to access their data in the external application, the script will complete automatically. Otherwise, the user will be directed to log in to the external application and approve access before they are returned to Qloud and the script completes. Note that this functionality is not yet available in unattended script runs scheduled via the automation page.

To enhance security, Qloud now identifies users by email addresses, and the workflow for modifying email addresses is more secure (QWC-5013).

Qloud dialogs related to signing up, creating users and logging in no longer show the username field (QWC-5072, QWC-3413). Existing users who have usernames in Qloud can still use them in the email field if desired.

Qloud now automatically detects when an SSO user has the same email address as an existing Qloud account and displays a page "User Account Found", prompting the user to cancel or to enter the password for the existing Qloud user: provided the password is valid, you can click Continue to acquire all models, shares and privileges associated with the original user account (QWC-5142).

Provided Admin > Settings > Qloud > Model Stranded on Model Server is selected, the email notification that is sent to the Admin user if a model is stranded on the Qloud server now includes the stranded model name(s), ID and instructions on how to resolve the issue (QWC-5137)

Qloud General Settings has a new setting, Enable User Groups, to allow user groups to be used by the Qloud (QWC-5064). Provided the Share option in Settings is set to let users search for "Any user on the site", the Enable User Groups option can be selected. If you select Enable User Groups, the admin is able to create and edit groups from the  Admin > Users page on the Groups tab. 

Qloud Export to Excel is improved and supports exporting only the data defined by the filter tray selection on the current model view (QWC-5241).  The Export option on the model toolbar includes a new check box to "Export current filter tray items".  If you focus on a view that has many filter drop-downs, and you don't select Export current filter tray items, data for all filter tray items is included in the Excel export. If you click Export current filter tray items, only the currently shown filter items are exported to Excel.
The view on which you are currently focused is automatically selected in the list of views to export.  If no view is focused the first view in the list of views is selected.

The filter tray drop down display is redesigned to show as much of the items and descriptors as possible in the available space (QWC-4245). In addition, when an item name or descriptor value cannot be fully displayed, you can hover over items in the drop down and see the full item name as well as the descriptors in a tooltip.

The visual representation of multiple users viewing the same model by assigning each user a discrete color is restored (QWC-4597). Each user's color is applied to the data they select.  Where the same data is selected by multiple users, Qloud shows a blending of the user's colors. See Using the Qloud to View a Model.

A model owner (the user who published the model to Qloud) can now unlock a model that is locked on the server by clicking the lock icon on the models page (QWC-5299)

When an automation rule is run from a script and fails, the model now unlocks and is immediately accessible to the user, rather than requiring admin action (QWC-5232)

As part of ongoing performance improvements, rendering a filtered matrix on a canvas and related actions such as Undo are significantly improved (QWC-5121)

When you move a category to or from the filter tray when all the items are filtered out of it, the category shows an explanatory tooltip explaining “All items are filtered out or otherwise collapsed” (QWC-5296)

For improved usability, read only interactions on canvas components are now allowed even when using a role that does not have interactive permission for the canvas component(s) (QWC-5252). For example, a canvas user with no interactive permissions can scroll, make matrix selections and copy them, can click and open hyperlinks, use filter trays, resize rows and columns, use cell widgets, charts and matrices on the canvas.


Significant Fixes in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.1.0

Data Import operations using another Qloud model work regardless of whether you have check out access and no longer issue an access error (QWC-5135)

Matrix icons and model browser icons show data operation indicators regardless of whether they have the focus (QWC-5078)

Updating item filters on category tiles updates the chart data without requiring a refresh (QWC-5163)

After filtering a long list of items in a filter tray, the filter tray now renders the drop down immediately (QWC-5122)

A constrained input dropdown or filter tile dropdown that is opened near the bottom of the browser window on some devices no longer causes the dropdown content to appear below the bottom of the screen and therefore to be inaccessible (QWC 5342, F0137388) 

Clicking dropdowns from cells to show constrained lists in various views no longer sometimes results in a "Loading" message and now load correctly (QWC-5345)

When HTML is entered in a cell, enclosed within <html> tags, the HTML is correctly rendered (QWC-5217)

Hyperlinks in cells to which a constraint is applied display the hyperlink correctly (QWC-5240, F0134783)

The order of category tiles in the canvas filter tray on Qloud no longer sometimes differs from the order shown in Modeler (QWC-5160)

Selecting an item whose name includes an accent character no longer displays an error (QWC-5288)

Sorting on Qloud now matches Modeler and sorts on the axis node you select (QWC-5311) 

Users are no longer locked out of their accounts after sharing the same model with a secondary email address (QWC-5277)

Scripted save buttons on canvases now correctly save the model (QWC-5306)

Scripted buttons now update filter dropdown selections on matrices and charts (QWC-5113)

If your organization customized the application name for your Qloud, (site.qualifiedApplicationName), the browser tab now correctly reflects the name you specified (QWC-5247)

The percent sign is correctly placed at the end of the numbers entered in a percent-formatted cell after pressing Enter (QWC-5329)

A matrix in outline mode containing grouped items now automatically left-aligns the group header item in Qloud to match Modeler (QWC-5176)

Canvases with text boxes containing different formatting (such as differently sized text and different fonts for headings and details) now display correctly on Qloud and match the way they look on Modeler (QWC-5332). Note the exception is if a browser doesn't support a selected font.

Arrowing through a column of constrained inputs with large lists no longer sometimes gets stuck loading or rendering the list (QWC-5343) 

Known Issues in Enterprise Qloud Version 23.1.0

On a canvas, when deleting items from a matrix with more than one category on the header axis, sometimes blank areas will appear in the matrix (QWC-5374). Changing the scroll position will cause the data to reappear.