This week’s release makes the following changes:
- New data type “char” for single character columns. Used internally for SCD_FROM column in type-2 slowly changing dimensions.
- New TRUNCATE option for the command line scheduler, cleans up transient data after loads to minimise storage costs on cloud platforms.
- PostgreSQL interface on Windows was not always being fed UTF-8 encoded data. Added encoding parameter to byte conversion.
- Deleting the active data warehouse repository on Windows would sometimes fail. Now triggering call to garbage collector to ensure closed connections are purged from memory.
Registered users will receive an email in the next 1-2 days with download instructions.
Interestingly, the last two items only showed up when we shifted our development platforms from OSX to Windows. Really liking the change – like moving back home after living on the road for a while – but it does show up the quirks of the Windows internals compared to OSX and Linux.
The list is lighter than usual because we’re working hard on new features for Version 3 … stay tuned for updates!