This page includes release notes and updates for External Data for Confluence. Use this page to keep track of new features and feature updates.

02 Dec 22

NEW Advanced Tables for Templates

Add advanced interaction table controls to your HTML templates like pagination, sortable columns and search. See more details in the Advanced Tables.

21 Nov 22

NEW JavaScript Converter Data Source

With this new feature, you can use JavaScript to convert and extract data from any of your existing data sources. This can be especially helpful if the structure of your data source requires advanced functionality to prepare and output data optimally for your use case. See more details in the documentation.

05 Nov 22

IMPROVEMENT Better Template Editor & JSON Highlighting

For editing templates the app now offers a significant better code editor. This helps you write templates in the app instead of an external editor. Also Json will be highlighted better, especially when testing a data source.

19 Aug 22

NEW Snowflake SQL connector

Added a dedicated Snowflake SQL connector. Create a data source of type Database and select Snowflake as a driver to get started.

15 Aug 22

NEW VerifyCA and VerifyFull SSL Mode for MySQL

Added MySQL SSL Modes VerifyCA and VerifyFull with the ability to upload the needed certificates. This allows to connect to services like Google SQL with “only allow SSL connections” enabled.

03 Aug 22

IMPROVEMENT Dynamic Pagination Limit

Added a more dynamic pagination page limit to cover more API use cases.
Below 10.000 items the page limit is set to 20 and above 10.000 items the page limit is set to 6.

14 July 22

NEW Exclude Columns in Tables

Added the feature to exclude unwanted or unnecessary columns from a table visual. This is especially useful for very chatty data sources.

01 July 22

NEW Paginated Data Source

Added a new type of data source that lets you dynamically paginate over already created data sources. See [Beta] - Paginated Data Source for more details.

01 June 22

NEW Custom Auth Header

For data sources of type Rest/URL we added a dedicated Custom Auth Header authentication method that adds another encryption layer at rest. In addition the saved secret will not be readable again.

17 February 22

NEW Added Data Residency Support

The app now supports US and EU regions for data residency.. Visit our Data residency section for more information.

24 November 21

NEW Added Auto-expand Filter Option

When adding a panel into a page you can now expand a filter by default. So users don’t have to manually expand the filter section themselves.

19 November 21

NEW Added IBM Db2 data source support

Now you can connect to an IBM Db2 database with a minimum version of 11.5.6 or later

20 October 21

NEW Export table data as CSV or JSON

You can now export all data from a table panel as CSV or JSON.

07 October 21

IMPROVEMENTS UX Improvements

We spent some time improving the user experience for admins and ironed out some issues along the way

2 June 21

NEW CSV support for data source of type File

You can now use CSV files as a data source when using the File type. Make sure the file has the appropriate .csv extension.

14 April 21

NEW Oracle is now supported as a data source

You can now use Oracle as a data source. The client requires network encryption to be available on the database for an encrypted connection.

23 March 21

NEW Template Helper Function to handle line breaks

In case you have a text that contains line breaks like \n or \r\n and want to display those line breaks in HTML, which doesn’t care about normal line breaks, you can use the following syntax to do so.

{{ SearchReplace field '\n''<br>' }}
CODE

17 March 21

ADDED Space information to context

It is now possible to access space information in variables and filters. The following values are supported:

$.space.id
$.space.key
$.space.name
$.space.status
$.space.type
CODE

For more information see Variables | Context-Variables

History

  • Jan 21: Added regex match functions to resolver

  • Oct 20: Ability to rearrange variable lists

  • Sep 20: Ability to easily copy data sources

  • Sep 20: Added template functions to format dates

  • Aug 20: Added export support

  • Aug 20: Added search in table visual

  • Jul 20: Add preview to simulation for easier feedback

  • Jun 20: Add user context to use in data source variables

  • May 20: Add more chart options & types: Radar, Doughnut, PolarArea

  • May 20: Responsive macro width

  • May 20: OAuth2: added client credentials flow 

  • Apr 20: Added ability to expose variables in macro editor

  • Mar 20: Added markdown interpreter for template visuals

  • Mar 20: Added raw response type for data sources (allows to display html)

  • Jan 20: Added dynamic variables for database queries and post body field

  • Jan 20: Release External Data for Confluence