Nightly 8.1 Changelogs - 2022

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220615

Data Model

6140: Service Security for MQTT providers’ Tag Access reverts to ‘Inherited’ on Gateway Restart
Fixed issue where service security policies wouldn’t refresh with the correct access levels when loading managed tag providers.

Visualization

4964: Redirect /web/workstation to /web/perspective-workstation
The /web/workstation route now redirects to /web/perspective-workstation.

1282: Increase Size of Security Level Permissions Text Input
Security level permissions text inputs are now resizable text areas.

Platform

6197: Folders in the data/modules don’t get copied over from backup on Gateway restore
Cirrus Link module data is now restored from a gateway backup.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220616

Enterprise

4433: Add Retention Policy to EAM Collect Backup Task
EAM Controller now implements an optional maximum retention policy for agent gateway backups. Older gateway backups will be automatically deleted when the max retention age is exceeded. A maximum number of retained gateway backups can also be specified.

Visualization

3264: Unable to apply certain text style properties to the selected value of a perspective dropdown component
Dropdown Component - Added textAlign prop, it aligns the value(s) and/or placeholder text displayed within the dropdown. Valid values are ‘left’, ‘center’, and ‘right’. textAlign within the dropdown modal itself may be overriden/set separately using props.dropdownOptionStyle.textAlign.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220620

Data Model

6217: Uncaught exception thrown when querying remote alarm journal in 8.1.18-rc1
Fixed uncaught exception when querying alarm journal through remote journal profile targeting gateway with version prior to 8.1.18.

Infrastructure

6159: Upgrade the launchers to javaFX 17
The Designer Launcher, Vision Client Launcher, and Perspective Workstation now use JavaFX 17.0.2

Enterprise

2393: Tag values not synchronizing correctly after comms were lost between redundant master and backup
After redundant master and backup lose contact with each other and both go active, the backup will now check if it has conflicting sync data as compared to the master. If it does, it will drop its own data in preference of the master’s data.

Platform

584: Throw bespoke error message if message handler cannot be executed due to inheritable project
Now throwing a more specific error message when a message handler is called on an inheritable project (which can’t run message handlers).

Visualization

2437: Add scary warning when trying to change a gateway name
Changing the gateway name now displays a warning modal, which requires confirmation before the change can be made.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220621

Visualization

5882: Tag Browse Tree - Shows a perpetual loading state if the project does not have a default tag provider specified
Perspective Tag Browse Tree component will now correctly display “no results found” if a default tag provider and a root path are not set.

4434: Button: The “align” component property doesn’t work when button is in flex container in jxbrowser
Fixes an issue where the align property, in a flex container, would not properly align in the designer, but would function in a session.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220622

Data Model

6111: Improve Robustness of Transaction groups so that manual row insertions don’t delete Data
Transaction groups now calculate old rows to be deleted by timestamp instead of id. The delete settings can now be modified to calculate old records by either gateway local time or database local time.

6117: Error publishing tag change event caused by attempt to nest TagValues
Prevent exception when subscribing to tags from 7.9 remote tag provider.

3789: Cosmetic: In alarm pipeline notification block, Roster Type drop down has blank description boxes
Added Tooltip descriptions on each Dropdown option for Pipeline Notification Block’s Roster Types.

2063: Internal alarm journal, audit profile, and tag historian “drop” all records when renamed
Internal alarm journal. audit profile, and historian data will now persist when the configuration record (i.e. provider / profile) is renamed, resulting in renaming of the local SQLite database file.

6198: Remove ability to Bind Parent Data Type on UDT Definitions/Instances
Removed binding option from the UDT “parent data type” property within the tag editor.

Visualization

6090: Multiple popups will unmount when changing the stacking context on focus
Fixed issue with popups unmounting views when the stacking context of multiple popups changes.

1 Like

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220623

Visualization

5931: RunScript expression that calls custom method on template causes GUI thread to hang when loading
Fixed a significant performance regression in Vision template initialization.

5780: Perspective front-end should log information about why the websocket was closed
Adds websocket disconnect events to client side logs. Also alters client and server websocket disconnect logs with disconnect code information.

3 Likes

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220624

Visualization

5266: Remove the “Procedures” tab on the Report “Add new object” window
Removed procedures tab

6137: Upgrade Vision Client Launcher imageio lib version due to CVE
Updated the imageio dependency used in the Vision Client Launcher to fix a CVE.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220627

Visualization

3993:Remove redundant config links on Edge config overview page
Redundant config links on edge config overview page have been removed.

2407: Fix potential NPE in RMKey.KeyAccessor.set() in reporting-common
Modified the loggers for Reporting key errors to be less frequent.

2280: File Upload and Icon components become unusable in Flex Container when not using stretch, cross browser and designer behavior inconsistent
The following Perspective Components will no longer have 0 width then they are the child of a Flex Container with props.alignItems not equal to stretch: Cylindrical Tank, File Upload, Flex Repeater, Icon, Image, Map, Moving Analog Indicator, LED Display, Progress Bar, Slider, Sparkline, Table, Thermometer, Embedded View, and View Canvas. In addition the sizing of SVG based components when in a Flex Container will be more consistent between Design and Preview modes in the Designer, and between supported browsers in the Client.

6143: Ignore Bad Quality Option Missing on Tag History Bindings in Perspective
Fixed missing Ignore Bad Quality option on Tag History Bindings in Perspective.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220628

Enterprise

254: Redundancy: Intermittent Client Recovery Issues when the Master was Active while failed to backup
Clients sometimes failed to execute tag resubscriptions after failover to the other redundant node in a cluster, which could result in stale tags after failover.

2455: Detect duplicate GAN connection when outgoing remote connection already exists
An incoming gateway network connection will no longer be allowed to be established if a separate outgoing gateway network connection to the same remote gateway already exists.

Visualization

5869: Components in a flex container popup do not stretch when resizing the popup
Flex Containers used in Popups will now correctly stretch to fill the popup when the popup is resized.

Connectivity

6150: Create MonitoredItems in Sampling mode before switching to Reporting
Modified monitored item creation so that servers that respond slowly to the CreateMonitoredItems service call don’t cause the subscription watchdog timer to elapse.

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Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220629

Data Model

3173: UDT Definition NodeRank doesn’t update after adding UDT Instances
Modified the loggers for Reporting key errors to be less frequent.

6218: Users are able to change directory in which internal historian idb is saved in by adding directory commands to the provider name (IE …)
Fixed an issue where the internal historian provider would allow invalid slashes as part of the local file name.

Infrastructure

4406: Upgrader doesn’t run on zip upgrade and ignition.conf needs an update to version 13
Updates to ignition.conf and the readme for zip installers.

Connectivity

5939: Modbus RTU and RTU over TCP don’t handle exception responses correctly
Fixed a bug handling exception responses in Modbus RTU and RTU over TCP drivers.

6246: Update Milo to version 0.6.7
Updated OPC UA SDK (Eclipse Milo) to version 0.6.7.

Security

6256: Vision User Management component buttons disabled when using IdP authentication strategy
Fix the Vision User Management Panel being disabled when using an Identity Provider to log in.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220630

Visualization

986: Add URL property (back to) reporting components
Added the URL property to Reporting components. This allows you to add clickable hyperlinks within the report preview, Vision report viewer, and PDF output reports, including the Perspective report viewer.

5497: Perspective Alarm status table does not apply bound filter on initial load
Alarm tables no longer discard incoming changes to filters when actively performing a polling query.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.19-b20220701

Connectivity

6035: Stack overflow in RangeOptimizer.kt
Fixed a possible StackOverflowError during request optimization in the FINS drivers.

Platform

3053: Implement code completion for project scripts
Added autocompletion hints for project library scripts.

Visualization

3778: Add UI to script workspace to choose where intellihints are populated from (Gateway vs Designer)
Add the ability to select a scope for autocomplete hints when authoring project scripts.

Security

5527: Implement unactivate method for leased license strategy
When a leased license is unactivated, the gateway will now attempt to invalidate the license session with the leased activation server. This makes the license eligible for immediate re-activation, without requiring manual invalidation, or waiting up to 4 hours for the license session to expire.

6153: Leased Activation - Need to support multiple 8-digit keys and concurrent activation handling
Activating additional leased licenses (8 digit) will now resolve an effective license from all that have been applied, instead of replacing the existing license.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220706

Visualization

2207: Provide property to disable individual tabs
Adds a new property to the tab component tab “disabled”, which allows individual tabs to be disabled/enabled.

921: Tag Status Report Tool - Filterable + excel export
See forum post

Enterprise

6064: Redundancy sync often puts MQTT Transmission provider into an infinite cycle of ‘Applying full tag set from backup node’ on backup gateway

Redundancy sync system has been updated to prevent a potential endless loop of full synchronization attempts from the master node to the backup node.

2 Likes

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220712

Connectivity

6121: Secs/Gem Module - Automatically convert integer values in system.secsgem.sendRequest to float if format is float
Fixed an issue where messages containing integers cannot be coerced to a float/double if the expected format is a float/double.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220715

Visualization

6296: “Drag a component into this container” message for a Flex Container is incorrectly placed
Flex Container - Fixed a pre-existing issue where props.alignItems affected the “Drag component into the container” message in the designer and a 8.1.19 regression where props.justify affected that same message.

1501: Report Viewer: Add suggested filename override property
This adds an optional property to the report viewer that allows setting a custom filename for downloaded reports.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220718

Data Model

6344: Non-Perspective gateway-scoped tag writes and edits are being captured in the audit log
Fixed an issue where scripted tag writes / modifications were being audited within gateway event scripts.

Visualization

6353: Revert IGN-2280 and related regression IGN-6296
Rolled back Flex Container changes 2280 and 6296 as they caused issues with existing customer layouts

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220719

Data Model

6269: Upgrading from 7.9 → 8.x is removing quotes from the SQL Statements of Query Tags
Quotes will no longer be removed from from Query Tags when upgrading from 7.9.

Visualization

4129: Inconsistent page alignment issues on Perspective Session details status page
Fixes alignment issues on the perspective session details page.

Connectivity

6305: ExposedTagsNamespace doesn’t map good QualityCodes correctly
Fixed a bug in QualityCode-to-StatusCode mapping that resulted in a successful write to Nodes in the Exposed Tags namespace returning a bad StatusCode.

Enterprise

6131: Queries stuck in DB connection pool, if GAN connection is reset while the query was running
Fixed an issue where tag history database queries made over a remote gateway network connection could become stuck forever if the gateway network connection disconnected and reconnected while processing the query.

Data Model

3807: Uncaught Exception reading historyProvider, timestamp, scanclass property of legacy remote provider
Fixed an issue where an uncaught exception would be thrown when attempting to read the following properties from a v7 remote provider tag: historyProvider, timestamp, scanclass.

3494: Expression tags: isAlarmActive does not reevaluate on change when Execution Mode is Event Driven
Fixed an issue where the isAlarmActive and isAlarmActiveFiltered expressions functions were not automatically re-evaluating when using Event Driven execution mode.

Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220721 (amended)

Connectivity

2973: Modbus RTU and RTU over TCP tags show good quality despite bad CRC
Fixed Modbus RTU driver not failing on responses with bad CRC.

6313: Modbus RTU: Incomplete message data isn’t cleared from memory causing subsequent received messages and tag data to be corrupt.
Reset the serial connection after an incomplete or timed out response.

6265: Modbus RTU driver no longer requires the Serial Gateway module to function
Modbus RTU driver no longer requires the Serial Support Gateway module.

Data Model

6216: Copy/Pasting Alarm on Tag Doesn’t Allow for Saving Changes
Fixed the Designer Tag Editor updating its “Apply” state after pasting an alarm.

6314: Importing Tag Groups can allow duplicates of the same Group Name
Added a task to migrate tag groups records without a ProviderId to existing tag providers to prevent erroneous changes to records during a tag group import.

6315: Importing Tag Group with Overwrite will take over records with null ProviderId
Added a task to migrate tag groups records without a ProviderId to existing tag providers to prevent erroneous changes to records during a tag group import.

Platform

6255: Module documentation servlet not setting a content type header
The documentation page provided by a module will now display actual HTML instead of HTML-like text.

Visualization

5764: Vision: “Indigo” named color code doesn’t work for expression bindings
Fixed: “Indigo”, “IndianRed” will now work with expression bindings. Additionally “MediumPurple” has been corrected from #9370D8 to #9370DB, and “PaleVioletRed” from #D87093 to #DB7093

1967: Ignition and Perspective Co-Branding
Added the co-branding feature to Perspective projects. Forum post coming soon!

Data Model

3862:value format outputted by system.tag.getConfiguration for dateTime tags isn’t accepted by system.tag.Configure
system.tag.configure will now correctly handle Datasets and Time values when configuration came from system.tag.getConfiguration.

3926: Historical Tag Provider allows duplicate naming
Adding a datasource no longer creates a corresponding datasource historical provider if a historical provider already exists with an exact name. Furthermore, creating multiple historical providers with the same name is no longer possible.

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Weekly Changelog: 8.1.20-b20220725

Connectivity

6244: Programmable Device Simulator random() function error handling
Programmable Device Simulator enforces Min value is less than Max value when using the random() function.

Visualization

5944: Regression in being able to press TAB to cycle through various Perspective Input type components
Fix keyboard tab navigation behavior of dropdown and numeric entry field components. Includes many more improvements to dropdown component interactions and behavior.