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Release notes

Cloud TPU
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May 29, 2020

Changed

Cloud TPU now supports TensorFlow version 1.15.3. See the TensorFlow 1.15.3 Release Notes.


Cloud Dataprep
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June 04, 2020

Feature

Flow parameters: Create flow parameters that you can reference in the recipes of your flow.

  • NOTE: For this release, flow parameters can be applied into your recipes only.
  • As needed, you can apply overrides to the parameters in your flow or to downstream flows.
  • NOTE: Flow parameters do not apply to datasets or output objects, which have their own parameters. However, if you specify an override at the flow level, any parameters within the flow that use the same name receive the override value, including output object parameters and datasets with parameters.
  • See Manage Parameters Dialog.
  • For more information on parameters, see Overview of Parameterization.

Feature

Introducing new Flow View: The Flow View page has been redesigned to improve the user experience and overall productivity.

NOTE: This feature is in Beta release.

  • Enhancements include:
    • Drag and drop to reposition objects on the Flow View canvas, and zoom in and out to focus on areas of development.
    • Perform joins and unions between objects on the Flow View canvas.
    • Annotate the canvas with notes.
  • You can toggle between new and classic views through the context menu in the corner of Flow View. See Flow View Page.

Feature

Redesigned Settings and Help menus: See Home Page.

Feature

Report issue: If you are experiencing an issue with Cloud Dataprep by TRIFACTA INC., you can gather useful information from the application to deliver to Support.

  • From the Help menu, select Report issue.

Feature

Transformer page:

  • Join steps are now created in a larger window for more workspace. See Join Window.
  • New column selection UI simplifies choosing columns in your transformations. See Transform Builder.

Feature

Transformer page performance:

  • Improved performance when loading the Transformer page and when navigating between the Flow View and Transformer pages.
  • Faster and improved method of surfacing transform suggestions based on machine learning.

Feature

PDF profiles: When visual profiling is enabled for a job, you can now download your visual profile in PDF format. See Job Details Page.

Feature

New functions:

Changed

Parameter overrides: If you have upgraded to Release 7.1 or later, any parameter overrides that you have specified in your flows must be re-applied. For more information, see Manage Parameters Dialog.

Changed

Language: All MODE functions return the lowest value in a set of values if there is a tie in the evaluation.

Changed

API Documentation:

  • API reference documentation is now available directly through the application. This release includes more supported endpoints and documented options. To access, select Help menu > API Documentation.

  • NOTE: API reference content is no longer available with the product documentation. Please use the in-app reference documentation instead.

  • Workflow documentation is still available with the product documentation. For more information, see API Reference.

Deprecated

Send a Copy: You can no longer send a copy of a flow to another user.

  • New method: Create a copy of a flow and share it with the other user.
  • For more information, see Share Flow Dialog.

Deprecated

Re-run jobs using Cloud Dataflow templates: This feature is no longer available. Cloud data flow templates can no longer be used to re-run jobs.

  • New method: Please use the /v4/jobGroups endpoint to run and re-run jobs.
  • For more information, see API Reference.

Issue

TD-49559: Cannot select and apply custom data types through column Type menu.

  • Workaround: You can change the type of the column as a recipe step. Use the Change column type transformation. From the New type drop-down, select Custom. Then, enter the name of the type for the Custom type value.

Issue

TD-47473: Uploaded files (CSV, XLS, PDF) that contain a space in the filename fail to be converted.

  • Workaround: Remove the space in the filename and upload again.

Edge TPU
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May 29, 2020

Changed

Cloud TPU now supports TensorFlow version 1.15.3. See the TensorFlow 1.15.3 Release Notes.


Dialogflow
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June 01, 2020

Changed

The shutdown of 7 integrations announced in January is now extended to July 6th, 2020.

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May 29, 2020

Changed

The Dialogflow Facebook Messenger integration has been updated to to be compliant with newer Facebook Messenger API versions. If you have an agent that enabled this integration prior to today, you should have received an email from Dialogflow with upgrade instructions. If you have not received this email, please contact Dialogflow support.


Cloud Vison API
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June 04, 2020

Feature

Access Transparency GA

Access Transparency logging is now Generally Available. If you want to enable Access Transparency logs, see Enabling Access Transparency.


BigQuery
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June 04, 2020

Feature

BigQuery Table ACL is now available as a beta release. For more information, see Introduction to table access controls .

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June 02, 2020

Feature

You can now purchase BigQuery slots using the bq command-line tool. BigQuery Reservations allows you to purchase slots to take advantage of BigQuery flat-rate pricing and allocate slots for workload management.

Feature

A new GIS function, ST_Simplify, is available. ST_Simplify returns a simplified version of the input GEOGRAPHY by replacing sections with straight lines.

Changed

Standard SQL view definition bodies can now contain references without project qualifiers, as long as the view is created by the tables.insert REST API or is in the same project used to run the CREATE VIEW DDL query.

Changed

Standard SQL user-defined function definition bodies can now contain references to tables and views.

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