Release Notes

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2020

  • July 30, 2020
    • US Department of Labor dZ-Dot data connector now works with new DOL site and supports new 4 Wk average data columns.
    • US Census browser/converter now supports Profile tables (e.g. "DP05")
  • March 24, 2020
    • dataZoa Display Editors now accept an date offset option, especially useful for Weekly Series to start on a particular day of the week.
    • Widget Displays now accept a "startOfWeek" option for Weekly data tooltips

2019

2018

  • April 27, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
    • Responsive Design features released to all users
    • Advanced dZBoard settings now available to all Commercial account holders
  • January 16, 2018
    • For Displays that can offer percentage calculations, number of decimals to show can be explicitly set
      • Applies to Tables and LatestValues displays
      • Respects standard hierarchy, can be set and/or overridden at the display, row/column, or cell level
      • Found in the formatting tabs for the standard display editors

2017

  • April 6, 2017
    • Profile/Preferences "Data Source Options" tab
      • AFF - Option to ignore all "Margin of Error" series
      • BLS - Option to ignore less commonly used OES series
      • Zillow - Option to ignore less commonly used details
  • February 9, 2017
    • File Upload Wizard
  • January 20, 2017
    • Political Epoch Updated for "US Presidency"
    • Political Epoch Updated for "Control of US Presidency and Congress"

2016

  • November 7, 2016
    • Added new Census: Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) source to the data index.
  • October 19, 2016
    • Fixed the issues with displaying PublicPages with proper and "pretty" URL in the browser address bar
    • Improvements to PDFs/PNGs rendered via the "Snapshot" tool for embeds.
    • ALPHA release of Tag:ADVANCED-DZBOARD_SETTINGS.
    • ALPHA release of Tag:RESPONSIVE_DESIGN.
  • September 20, 2016
    • CORS enabled at servers.
    • Timing update to BLS Bulk loader
    • Fixed the AFF connector to adjust for discrepencies introduced in table S1501 with the 2015 data.
    • Modified the MarketBrowser data source to not use a date range but instead to be open ended (get all data) by default. Also titles now include the ticker's "long name".
    • Put current grouplist name in prompt as default text when renaming (easier for editing).
  • July 25, 2016
    • Full release of Tag:EXACT_MATCH_COLUMN_DATES fix, forcing monthly data to first of month.
  • July 7,2016
    • Full release of Tag:ESCAPED_AMP_CAUSING_HAVOC - Occasionally 1 or more &s in reembed_str are escaped to & breaking some search logic. Added accounting for this possibility.
  • June 20, 2016
    • Full release of Tag:LV_ND_FORMATTING - Restructured handling of NVVs a bit to enable display formatting of NDs (which have a legacy display of an empty string).


  • June 16, 2016
    • Full release of Tag:LESS_VERBOSE_API_ERRORS - Small changes to how API converts series uids into keys so as to be less verbose with certain errors and more efficient.
  • May 31, 2016
    • Full release of Tag:LATEST_XSECT_DATE - Allowing new keyword "LATEST" signifying we need to auto set most recent date in use upon init.
      • Changed definition of a crosssection display to be when we've received a xsect date AND multiple group lists.
      • This allows for using xsect with non-cross-section displays in which case it will apply to all rows (rather then each possible using its own date).
      • Note: When auto setting xsect date we lose some leaf loading optimizations for cross-sections and must load leaves twice for non-cross-sections.
      • Note: Generaly using keyword "LATEST" with a non-cross-sectional display is not recommended; use only when needed to force all rows to the same date.
    • Full release of Tag:SERIALIZED_MULTI_REQUESTS - API enhancements which allow for sending up multiple series (for creation/replacement) serialized (delimited by "##SPLIT##") instead of or in addition to in parallel (multiple columns). The goal is make it easier for developers to send groups of series up at once without needing to spend computing time to "line them all up".
      • Standardized exposed delimiter to generic ##SPLIT## (case insensitive) from #URLSEP# and xSPLITx (but still accepting legacy xSPLITx for crosssections).
      • Bummped API version up to 1.8.0 (from 1.7.2)
    • Small fix to AFF converter to have PEPANNRES table go back to using old code, which included some special case processing and yielded different results.
    • Full release of Tag:NDD_BLSHASHSTR - Added special handling of BLS tagged NDD values in NNV processing.
    • Delete series moved up from submenu because too hard to find.
    • Full release of Tag:..._ORPHAN_ISSUES - Fix an issue in which default was to allow series duplication which caused a number of problems (cross linked series, mis-matched key/filename, orhpaned files for originals). New default is to prevent duplication (with a message).
    • Full release of Tag:LV_TEMPLATING_EXTDATACOLS - Added ability to template external data columns via new "altextsrc" arg (like glname for templating primary data, and with xSPLITx delimiters like cross-sections).
    • DZDOT_OPERA_SUPPORT - dZ-Dot now supports Opera browser.
  • February 8, 2016
    • Full release of Tag:UNCHECK_DATESACROSSTOP - Prevent precheking of "Date Across Top" option in the embed download tool when there's so much data and it will fail. Users can still modify the range and then check it.
  • January 15, 2016
    • Full rlease of Tag:NNV_TEST_FAILING - Fixed some issues in which the new fast NNV tests were not properly matching actuall NNV values resulting in a host of issues (dzm_data.asp, dz_util.asp).
    • Full release of Tag:CODE_BREAKING_EDITORS - Stripped HTML code for "Row Settings" options for easier row identification.

2015

  • December 20, 2015
    • Full release of Tag:RESERVED_FOLLOWING_BUG
    • Full release of Tag:RENAME_GL - Added link to rename grouplists withing GL Editor
    • Full release of Tag:ALLOWREPLACEMENT_II
      • New entry on Update button to allow series replacement
      • New help on upload/update panel explaining replacement, with pictures
      • Tests to prevent mismatch of "allow Replacement" and presence of series keys in input
  • November 19, 2015
    • Full release of Tag:EMCTOOL_FIXUPS - IE Download Bug + EMCTool Context Issues - Ensure we're passing template alternates around as needed to display/share/export the correct thing.
    • Full release of Tag:EMCTOOL_OVERHAUL - A large scale overhaul of the embed tools to standardize and simplify them as well as add 2 new tools (email and sms sharing).
    • Full release of Tag:LV_MORE_COLS_CALCS - Added some enhancements (more columns and calculations) to LatestValue embeds


  • September 3, 2015
    • Quick fix for dZ-Mirror adding exception for pasting_to_excel() in dzv_senders_buttonbar()
    • Tag:DZBOARD_NO_DEFAULT_GREETING - functional change so that default greeting is an empty string rather than the name of the board
  • August 24, 2015
    • Full release of Tag:NDD_VALUES - Add support for non-numeric values (NNVs) throughout. Including: NA (Not Available), ND (No Data), NDD (Non-Disclosable Data).
  • May 27, 2015
    • Full release of Tag:EMBED_SCROLL_LOCK - Setup controls allowing user to prevent scroll bars (by overflow clipping) when they show up unexpectedly.
  • April 10, 2015
    • Version 2.0 is now the default for all new accounts
    • DZMINUTE videos at screencast.com
      • dZDot_DnD_Simple, Install_dZDot_FF, Install_dZDot_Chrome
  • March 24, 2015
    • ComputeCloud enhancements
      • Added the new SetFreq() and RoundTo() XPL functions the Compute Cloud's function reference manual.
      • Added some existing functions to the manual which had not been documented: Round(), Trunc() and PerConvert()
      • Added two new XPL functions for use with the ComputeCloud: SetFreq() for fully flexible periodicity conversion, RoundTo() for rounding a number/series to a given precision.
      • New 'Suggestions' within the ComputeCloud to make use SetFreq() whenever you've checked a single series.
    • Full release of Tag:CHART_SCATTERBUBBLE_AXES_FIXUPS - Set display labels for X & Y axes (in Scatter Plots and Bubble Charts) to be the series label for 1st X & Y Series (+ normal units and multiplier).
    • Full release if Tag:DVIEWD1_FOOTERS
      • allow footer edit in tab context
      • size footer correctly when extra line added for forced attibution (e.g. alexa.com)
    • February 3, 2015
    • Allow charts with no series to be viewed so they can be deleted.
  • January 16, 2015
    • Fixed bubble chart size scaling issues caused by NA and/or 0 weights bubbles and added dashed outline to negative weight bubbles (plotted as absolute value).
    • Fixed a bug which prevented the "Save" button from being enabled when series were added to or removed from an embed.