Nightly 8.1 Changelogs - 2021

This post contains changelog entries for nightly builds available in 2021.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.2-b20210119

Data Model

1517: Startup Errors for database system tags and duplicate [System]Gateway folder
Avoids race condition that could result in the creation of duplicate Datasource tags in the Gateway Status tag provider. Existing duplicates will be removed upon upgrade.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.2-b20210120

Data Model

1550: Optimistic Writes Race Condition With Derived Tags
Fixed a race condition when writing to multiple derived tags with the same source value.

Visualization

1436: Dropdown component in 8.1.0+ and 8.0.16+ vision squishes options if font size is greater than default size
The Vision Dropdown List component now defaults to a row height of -1. A -1 row height automatically uses the current font to determine an appropriate row height to fully display the available choices in the dropdown.

795: Vision Bar Chart Foreground Transparency Tooltip is referencing the Pie Chart
Modified Vision Bar Chart Foreground Transparency property tooltip description.

Platform

353: The top and bottom of characters in the Named Query parameter table dropdowns are cut off

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210121

Platform

1536: Disable Chromium traffic in the Designer and Web Browser component
Disabling Chromium traffic in JxBrowser for the Designer and Web Browser component by default, allowing the client to opt-in by setting the JVM flag -Dignition.chromium.switch.enable-google-traffic=true

Visualization

1176: React error on Status -> Gateway Scripts prevents page load
Status -> Gateway Scripts Page should no longer error out when script status is “slow”.

1366: Attempting to render a pie chart across page break causes report to hang
In Reporting, rendering a chart or image inside of a table across a page break will no longer cause the Designer or Gateway to consume CPU resources until restart.

Infrastructure

547: Designer launcher: Favorite icon doesn’t immediately appear on favorited designer
Favorite indicator in Designer Launcher now updates immediately.

Data Model

660: Basic Execution Engine Error: ’ Format specifier ‘%s’’ error
sqlbridge.TransactionGroups.Evaluation.ExecutionManager logger no longer errors on TRACE.

1492: DateTime array tag’s FormatString property is not formatted correctly for a date
Fixed - Format String for DateTimeArray tags is now set to yyyy-MM-dd h:mm:ss aa

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210122

Visualization

296: IndexOutOfBoundsException when modifying column attributes data of Power Table
The Power Table component no longer throws an IndexOutOfBounds exception when hiding columns during a table cell edit.

580: Designer does not save properties selected via property picker within the Navigation Action
Fixed issue in the event editing UI that could case property path selections to not get committed when hitting OK.

1429: Adding pens to the Power Chart with the same base name is not building the pen name correctly
Created proper recursive logic to identify unique pen names given the tag path values returned from the tag history query. The strategy used is to follow the tag path back until the tag history provider is reached. Once reached (and if the resulting value is still not unique), an enumerated value is appended to the end of the tag.

1359: Suppress “Unable to deserialize returnTo JWT” exception in the Gateway Web Interface to Debug
Cleaned up benign JWT-related logging; All set to DEBUG now.

Data Model

1461: In Tag System, Binding and/or Override of Parent Data Type in UDTs does not update tag structure
Changing an Inherited UDT Instance’s Parent Data Type is no longer allowed.

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Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210125

Platform

1143: Attempting to use a dollar sign to replace text with Find/Replace causes java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
The use of the “$” and “” characters in the Designer Find and Replace dialog no longer require escaping to be used in the replace field.

1309: system.tag.browse() returns provider for invalid paths in Perspective session
Ensure system.tag.browse() results are consistent between client and gateway scopes.

Visualization

1554: Text Area: Pasting copied text on iOS and some Android devices does not retain new value on blur and as such will revert to previous value
Pasting from clipboard to a TextField or TextArea component will now write to the property when the component loses focus or the enter key is pressed.

Security

1532: NPE thrown when importing any SAML IdP metadata XML with IDPSSODescriptor containing KeyDescriptor without use attribute
Fixed - NPE when importing SAML metadata without a “use” attribute.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210126

Visualization

844: DateTime Picker: Click event on Year dropdown arrow svg does not expand dropdown
Fixed DateTime Picker dropdowns not expanding when clicking on the arrow icon.

Platform

1634: getColumnAsList stopped working on PyDataSet
Fix regression preventing getColumnAsList and hasQualityData from being callable on PyDataSets.

Data Model

1297: initialChange flag in value and quality change scripts is not being set correctly
Fixed initialChange flag not being set on first execution of quality change scripts.

1084: system.tag.browse(’’) throws NPE from client scope if project is missing default tag provider
Avoid NPE when calling system.tag.browse from a Client when no default tag provider is defined.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210127

Visualization

268: Style classes not applied in consistent order between client and designer
Named Style class definitions for both the designer and the client session are now build in alphabet/natural order. Class definitions that begin with a character closest to the start of the alphabet will be built and applied first, and subsequent class definitions with any conflicting style rules will override any previous class definition rules.

1494: Reports: NPE when dragging data source into a report to create a table
Reporting no longer throws an NPE when dropping a data source into a report while the root report node is selected.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210128

Visualization

1582: DateTime Picker: Front end component does not synchronize with property changes
Fixed issue with Date Time Picker component that wasnt visually syncing with the property value when it changes

1520: Table background property doesn’t work for Alarm Journal table
The Vision Alarm Journal Table component now reflects the table background property value.

1412: Invalid format string in AlarmStatusTableModelDelegate swallows thrown exception
Fixed incorrect error handling regarding Alarm Status Table component failed queries.

695: Perspective Map: popup on marker still shows even when setting to default settings
Fixed issue on Map component that was showing empty marker popup if content property is dynamically removed.

Enterprise

931: In the Gateway Network, Authentication Bypass is possible by crafting a certification chain consisting of at least one trusted cert Fixed a potential authentication bypass vulnerability in the Gateway Network certificate validation logic.

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Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210129

Visualization

1472: Web Browser component doesn’t display the on screen keyboard
The Vision Web Browser component now displays the on screen keyboard for text input fields when in Touchscreen Mode.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210201

Visualization

241: Inputs in Popups are not usable if Popup is too big to fully display
Fixed bug that was disabling interaction with inputs in popups if the popup is out of bounds of the device the user is viewing it on by including a new popup component property “Viewport Bound”. This new property handles keeping the respective popup to open and move within the users current viewport if set to true.

Data Model

1664: OPC System tags are getting removed when connection is disabled
Don’t remove/add OPC system tags when editing the connection unless the name has changed.

Platform

718: NPE is displayed when you try and edit vision tags in Edit Tag Groups
Disabling the tag group editor button when the Vision client tag provider is chosen in the Tag Browser

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210202

Visualization

1600: Binding to dataset does not update with new values, if a popup was opened that has a binding to a value in that dataset Opening a popup with a binding to a particular index in a dataset will no longer cause a Vision window’s existing binding to the same dataset to stop updating.

1396: Designer becomes unresponsive when entire params property tree updates incorrectly Reduced UI thrash when arrays are updated with equivalent values.

1321: Vision Client Launcher initializes all projects’ descriptions to the top listed project’s description for the gateway. The Vision Client Launcher no longer defaults all projects’ descriptions to the top listed project’s description for the gateway.

Enterprise

1406: GAN connection will sometimes reconnect after deleting required certificate

  • Fixed an issue where incoming GAN SSL/TLS connections sometimes reconnect successfully despite deleting or denying a trusted certificate required by said connections
  • All incoming GAN SSL/TLS connections which were trusted based on certificates which were denied or deleted should no longer be able to connect immediately after the deny or delete action, while the rest of the incoming GAN SSL/TLS connections should be restarted

1533: Set Gateway Network “Allow Proxy” setting to disabled by default “Allow Proxying” general Gateway Network setting is now disabled by default on fresh installs and retains whatever value it had before on upgrade

Platform

1442: Opening new projects in the designer bumps the memory usage with every project open Performed some cleanup of memory leaks in the Designer when using File > Open and created new issues for further improvements.

Data Model

1648: UDTs containing array tags break when importing from XML XML exports containing UDTs with array tags are now imported correctly.

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Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210203

Visualization

1509: Report Simple Table: Adding row/column between merged cell prevents report from being opened
In Reporting, adding columns or rows between merged cells of a table will no longer result in an IndexOutOfBounds exception, causing an error in the Reporting Design panel.

1024: XYChart Number format issue with yAxes and xAxes
Fixed a bug that wasn’t correctly updating the formatting for “value” based Axes on the XYChart component.

1069: Translations break Axis names on Axes Dataset in Easy Chart
Now translating the Vision Easy Chart Axes property in chart configuration.

1456: Upgrades from 7.9 to 8.0 don’t update shared templates when edits are made in the global project and merging changes to open project or client
After upgrading from Ignition 7.9, the Vision Template Holder will now update in the Designer and Client when using the legacy Shared template path.

Platform

1202: Auto-unboxing makes argument parsing in SerialPortWrapper/system.serial.port returned object fail
Fixed issues with argument handling in the system.serial.port() context manager.

983: ErrorUtil doesn’t sanitize tags
The Designer/Client message and error box will escape html tags unless is supplied as the start of the message.

Data Model

1666: Add QueryType to DBTagActorFactory#configureTagModel
Restored missing Query Type property to DB Query tags.

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Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210204

Platform

1414: system.tag.annotations functions missing docstrings
Replaced missing script function hints for system.tag.deleteAnnotations and system.tag.queryAnnotations.

1421: The “types” parameter on system.tag.queryAnnotation filters out all results
Using the “types” parameter with the function system.tag.queryAnnotations no longer filters out all results.

Data Model

1736: API change introduced in 8.1.2 for AlarmManager#acknowledge
Restored previous AlarmManager#acknowledge to maintain API compatibility.

Connectivity

1521: Add setting to Logix Driver to control the device information request, hardcoded at 5 seconds currently
Updated to allow configuration of CIP Identity Object attribute request frequency.

Visualization

1458: Exported excel file can’t be edited the first time unless Vision Client is closed
Fixed an issue where the system.dataset.exportExcel function would hold a lock on the newly created file on Windows.

210: Perspective Session Info on Status Page shows incorrect information
Updated the component counts to be inclusive of all components in a view.

153: Simple Table’s initial Style is misleading
Changed the Reporting Simple Table’s initial style to Default.

Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210205

Visualization

361: Custom properties on PDF viewer will disappear when designer closed and note found in client Custom properties on the PDF Viewer component now persist after Designer save.

114: Perspective Nudging Shift/Alt Modifiers Changes Coordinates on Corresponding Change Axis
Hot keys for moving/resizing components should no longer result in the Component resizing in unintended dimensions.

1754: Increase timeout for native app challenge response
Raised timeout to 15 seconds, which should support the majority of slow connections.

Platform

173: AbstractTagUtilities async methods perform too strict of a type check for callback functions Loosened the type restrictions on system.tag.readAsync and writeAsync methods to allow any form of Python callable.

1030: In software permalinks need to be updated for new major version user manual
Updated platform-wide links to the online User Manual from version 8.0 to 8.1.

1190: Dataset editor resizes columns (unnecessarily) after all model updates
Adding/removing rows in the Designer dataset editor no longer causes the columns to resize.

Data Model

1563: Allow managed tag provider to create tags of different value source types
Managed Tag Provider API now allows for the creation of tags with non-memory value sources (eg. expression and OPC).

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Nightly Changelog: 8.1.3-b20210208

Platform

1699: Implement a TrustAllX509ExtendedTrustManager instead of the existing TrustAllX509TrustManager for system.net.httpclient bypass_cert_validation

  • Fixed an issue where certificate validation bypass would not occur when HTTP requests were sent from an HTTP client created from system.net.httpClient using argument bypass_cert_validation=True
  • Fixed an issue where bypass_cert_validation=False was being treated as bypass_cert_validation=True when creating an HTTP client using system.net.httpClient
  • A security warning is now logged each time an HTTP request is made using the request methods on the HTTP client returned from system.net.httpClient and the system.net.http* and system.util.getGatewayStatus script functions when certificate validations are bypassed (rate limited at once per minute for each unique request, keyed by request URI and request method)

1586: system.tag.exportTags doesn’t handle non-ASCII characters on windows
In Windows, the system.tag.exportTags now handles non-ASCII characters.

Data Model

1497: Tag History Splitter should not allow First Connection and Second Connection to point to the same DB
Changed Tag History Splitter settings to no longer allow empty or matching connections.

646: System tag folder doesn’t remove database or GAN tags

  • System > Database tags will correctly remove themselves when the database is removed.
  • System > Gateway Network tags will correctly remove themselves when there are no connections (incoming and outgoing) to a gateway.

1576: Deleted alarms that are Shelved aren’t being removed from Alarm Status Table until they are unshelved
Alarms that are shelved will now be immediately removed from the shelf when deleted.

948: Make OpcWriteBatch relative to server connection, so that slow execution does not necessarily delay all write requests
Use separate batches for writes to different OPC servers to prevent a slow-responding server from blocking an unrelated write to a fast-responding server.

Visualization

617: In Perspective, OIDC IdP Logout Redirect can fail when project permissions require Authentication
Fixed an issue where logging out of an OIDC IdP could be prematurely cancelled in Perspective.