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Revision as of 20:02, 1 December 2021

This page contains new features and fixed issues for each QPR ProcessAnalyzer release. For information about compatibility of different versions, see Version Compatibility Information.

Next Release: QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.9 (planned release date 2021-12-14)

Support for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 has been dropped starting from QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.9.


When installing 2021.9 server, note that there is a change in the web.config file: httpRuntime element includes now targetFramework="4.7.1" attribute.

Starting from 2021.9, QPR ProcessAnalyzer ScriptLauncher uses Web API instead of legacy WCF API. To take the Web API into use, ScriptLauncher needs to be updated to 2021.9. In addition, in the ScriptLauncher configuration file, ConnectionType setting needs to be WebApi (the setting is in place in the 2021.9 release package). The new Web API based ScriptLauncher is not anymore dependent on the API protocol version, and thus starting from 2021.9, information about the protocol version is not published. The old ScriptLauncher using protocol version 39 still works with the 2021.9, but as the WCF API is deprecated, ScriptLauncher update is mandatory before updating to 2022.1.

The predefined analyses operations that QPR ProcessAnalyzer has traditionally been based on, are now deprecated and will be replaced by functionality provided by the expression language. In practice, the following features will be removed:

  • --#GetAnalysis command in SQL scripting: If there are scripts using that command, replace them with the new --#RunQuery which uses the expression language to query data.
  • Analysis function in expression language: If using that function, replace it with other functionalities provided by the expression language.
  • POST /api/analysis/{analysisType} endpoint in the Web API: If using that endpoint in customized solutions, call the /api/expression/query endpoint instead.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer WCF API is now deprecated and it will not be available starting from 2022.1 release. All customized integrations and other solutions that use WCF API need to be converted to use Web API. Note that there may also exist scripts that contact the WCF API using the --#CallWebService command. The API generation in use can be distinguished from the url: if it contains "/MainService.svc" the connection is to the WCF API and changes are required.

SQL scripting commands that create datatables and temporary tables, create the tables now using specific column data types (such as NVARCHAR(MAX), INT, FLOAT, DATETIME2, BIT) instead of SQL_VARIANT. This may affect SQL commands that have relied on the SQL_VARIANT column type.

Features:

  • B-03221: Flowchart has been renewed.
  • B-06378: Old flowchart has been removed.
  • B-06360: Model Manager view has been removed.
  • B-06343: Visual improvements to the Bottleneck Flows preset.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11282: Some system presets for task log analysis were very slow.
  • D-11296: Data grid and pivot grid were showing "No records to display" when about to show content.
  • D-11300: Following error appeared when doing logout when PA session was expired: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'find').
  • D-11315: CSV export was missing from Root causes visualization.
  • D-11316: Unnecessary error message appeared in login screen when user logged out quickly after opening the navigation menu.
  • D-11274: Performance issue: pivot grid froze for a while during opening when there were lot of column.
  • D-11350: In prediction, empty results should be shown when there is only one case in training set.
  • D-11353: Incorrect expression existed in case measure "Event type count per case".
  • D-11361: "Cost" input box was missing in Cost Savings by Automation preset.
  • D-11379: Search by Case ID preset was not working.
  • D-11290: Select Start or End filter from Bottleneck flow analysis result, Querying Variation error occurred.
  • D-11302: Chart filter didn't have any effect on root causes analysis.
  • D-11289: CSV import didn't warn about too long column names.
  • D-11310: Custom layout settings for highcharts were not compatible with the pivot grid.
  • D-11341: "Show for null values" didn't work in pivot grid.
  • D-11346: Chart configuration validation failed if there was no expression defined above defined expression.
  • D-11345: Some charts made in old version had nullValue=null which failed schema validation and showed error message when dashboard was opened.
  • D-11349: Expression based filter rules could not be disabled.
  • D-11326: Long project name string broke User effective permission layout.
  • D-11344: Invalid column name error occurred While evaluating function "Collect" in context for Pivot grid.
  • D-11387: Incorrect schema for "Table actions" caused error when opening dashboard.
  • D-11369: In workspace, hovering script row in table increased row height.
  • D-11224: In Workspace, sometimes when selecting row using checkbox, previous selections were unchecked.
  • D-11301: Drag & drop object in the Workspace missed a visual feedback.
  • D-11371: On-screen settings with multiple custom UI controls having same parameter name didn't work.
  • D-11388: Donut chart didn't work with multiple measures.
  • D-11261: Workspace column had sorting issue with empty date values.
  • D-11285: Datatable with lot of columns and rows caused performance slowdown.
  • D-11156: Unnecessary "This field is required" validation message existed in Manage Users dialog.

Latest Release: QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.8 (build 614) (released 2021-11-02)

Known issue in 2021.8: Some dashboards created with earlier releases, may give following error when opened: Chart settings are invalid, and the chart may not work correctly. Type of property "measures/0/nullValue" must be string." Despite the error message, the dashboard still works correctly. The issue can be resolved by going through all charts in the dashboard and opening the Chart settings (in the Advanced tab). If the settings contain one of the following: nullValue: null, emptyStringValue: null, trueValue: null or falseValue: null, replace them follows: nullValue: "", emptyStringValue: "", trueValue: "", falseValue: "". When changes have been made, save the dashboard and check that there is no error, when the dashboard is opened. This issue will also be fixed in the next release, and if decided to wait for it, there is no need to edit the dashboards.

Known issue in 2021.8: Some dashboards created with earlier releases, may give following error when opened: Chart settings are invalid, and the chart may not work correctly. Property "expressionType" is required in dimensions/0." In addition to the error message, some charts in the dashboard may not work correctly. This issue appears if there are empty measures or dimensions ("none" selected) above defined measures or dimensions. The issue can be resolved by removing the empty measures and dimensions by clicking the Remove button for the measure/dimension. This may affect how the remaining measures and dimensions are mapped to the visualization, so the mappings may need to be adjusted in the measure/dimension settings. When changes have been made, save the dashboard and check that there is no error, when the dashboard is opened. This issue will also be fixed in the next release, and if decided to wait for it, there is no need to edit the dashboards.

Features:

  • B-06288: CSV file import can update existing rows in the datatable.
  • B-06281: User specific date format, first day of week and 12/24 clock can now be set separately from the language.
  • B-06291: Script log is refreshed automatically during the script run.
  • B-06269: In Workspace, projects have been moved into a separate tab.
  • B-06213: Performance for numeric and date dimensions has been improved (by taking into use NumberPrecision and DatetimeTruncation parameters). Additionally, data type is now specified only for custom expressions, and for the custom dimensions, there is new setting "Date interval" for date values granularity (Truncate function is not used anymore).
  • B-06316: Old data import view has been removed.
  • B-06267: Blocking for brute force password guess attacks.
  • B-06290: Expression optimization for pattern <aggregation function>(_.Attribute(<attribute name>)).
  • B-06286: Backend support for date format, first weekday and 12-hour clock in server side.
  • B-06262: Error codes added for different cancelling operation situations.
  • B-06323: Added support for stored calculation sessions.
  • B-06335: Frontend components have been updated.
  • B-06327: Translation updates for PA release 2021.8.
  • B-06221: .NET core migration: Thread.Abort calls are replaced with Thread.Interrupt.
  • B-06349: ColumnTypes property for IDataFrame.
  • B-06289: Enable ScriptLauncher to use Web API - improvements.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11257: Sometimes date axis marks didn't match with data points.
  • D-11136: In prediction preset, when all cases were filtered out, there was error "Index was outside the bounds of the array".
  • D-11284: When viewing datatable contents, float type of columns are now shown in two decimals.
  • D-11242: When dashboard was opened, it might have initially been in the scrolled down position.
  • D-11116: Validation was missing when dashboard is imported from file.
  • D-11252: Benchmark performance did not have input value limitation check for Repeat benchmarks.
  • D-11219: Workspace tabs did not use Open Sans SemiBold correctly.
  • D-11213: Dashboard Save button text was not well aligned vertically.
  • D-11225: BPMN context menu stayed on screen when other functions were used.
  • D-11199: CSV import validation process continued forever when the file had format error.
  • D-11134: Two popup menus were displayed at the same time in the Workspace.
  • D-11178: Underline of tabs was in the wrong order.
  • D-11179: Checkbox at the table header was misaligned.
  • D-11173: Some icons had visual defects.
  • D-11160: Workspace item name create/rename validation failure was not clear.
  • D-11211: Following error appeared: Could not convert object of type 'System.String' to type System.Collections.Generic.List.
  • D-11262: Query designer didn't work in the dataframe mode if "dataframe" was not written in lowercase.
  • D-11299: Importing timestamps from CSV that didn't exist in the local time, was incorrectly incremented by one hour.
  • D-11263: Model was incorrectly loaded into memory event though query is run in dataframe mode.
  • D-11227: "Self referencing loop detected ..." error for weighted root caused when there was expression filter with NumberPrecision.
  • D-11170: Error: "Unable to set the value of an uninitialized variable var1 due to variable not being defined inside the current parallel context".
  • D-11089: Querying same column multiple times omitted the duplicates from the response in SQLDataFrame.
  • D-11247: Filtering numeric values gave incorrect results near zero.
  • D-11198: Models where MOD_LAST_MODIFIED_DATE is null could not be deleted or modified.
  • D-11230: Removed hardcoded allowed TLS versions from software.
  • D-09453: Boolean values didn't work with EventAttributeValue filter.
  • D-11256: Importing data to datatable having data and with previously created column created new columns as sql_variant.
  • D-09452: Designed exceptions in running expressions shouldn't be logged as errors.
  • D-11050: Time information was missing in error message.
  • D-09497: Duplicate and empty column names gives now better error message in ODBC data source model.
  • D-11113: Stopping never ending expression calculation did not stop processing.
  • D-11226: Operation end time was not recorded when operation was canceled.
  • D-11258: WriteLog function didn't write to script log if function call was in sub scope.
  • D-11171: Log level for aborted operations should be info.
  • D-11228: Entries were written to the script log twice.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.7 (build 535) (released 2021-09-21)

Notes:

QPR ProcessAnalyzer is now fully web browser based software, and so QPR ProcessAnalyzer Excel Client is not released anymore. If you have any issues in switching over to the web UI, please give us feedback through customercare@qpr.com and describe your process mining use case.

Features:

  • B-05991: Models can be managed in the Workspace in a new tab.
  • B-06212: Images can be added to dashboards.
  • B-05926: Presets performance can be benchmarked with one click and results report can be export.
  • B-06230: When duplicating elements in dashboards, now the width and height of duplicate stays same.
  • B-05994: Duration datatype is now supported when importing data to datatables.
  • B-05857: Implement expression language function to remove all preprocessings from model.
  • B-06203: Translations for release 2021.7.
  • B-06206: Web API: Existing datatable rows can be updated in CSV import (UI support implemented later).
  • B-06207: Web API: Support for startFromPosition parameter to get last entries of the current script run log (UI support implemented later).
  • B-06208: Exception codes implemented for usual exceptions returned by server (UI support implemented later).
  • B-06265: Enable ScriptLauncher to use Web API (1).
  • B-05856: Enable ScriptLauncher to use Web API (2).
  • B-05848: Model loading has been refactored in backend.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11188: CSV file import didn't work with negative numbers.
  • D-11210: In boxplot presets, "no outliers" minimum/maximum might incorrectly have been lower/greater than the real minimum/maximum.
  • D-11183: Chart datalabels showed wrong numbers for some presets.
  • D-11175: Single select list was not updated when value was set from multi select list through variable.
  • D-11099: Operation log for open operations does not now show the current operation.
  • D-11206: Underscore before attribute function call caused some parse tree pattern matchers to not work.
  • D-11155: Caching is now disabled when switching between tabs in Workspace.
  • D-11161: Font was broken in the contextual popup menu.
  • D-11165: Dropdown list values were not updated when changing preset.
  • D-11177: Data grid excel filter item selection unselected checkbox layout was incorrect.
  • D-11184: Unclear error information when tried to feed string value to Highcharts when value should be numerical.
  • D-11189: Nothing happened when clicking Delete dimension when there were no dimensions.
  • D-11166: All text type filter should have "Not Contains" option.
  • D-11220: Shuffle function was incorrectly constant foldable.
  • D-11185: Filtering didn't work for charts using variables in columns and row initialization expressions.
  • D-11190: When deleting or modifying expressions, non-matching on-screen settings are now removed to avoid errors.
  • D-11207: Javascript error "RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded" when clicked empty data grid rows area in Notifications and Business calendar.
  • D-11208: When very small percentage of cases are shown, the header showed ".00" (now it shows ≈0%).
  • D-11203: Removing parameters from url went to login page without clearing session and showed unnecessary error message.
  • D-11138: Javascript error in console: "Cannot read property 'column' of undefined at Gs.cellSelecting".
  • D-11200: Unselecting selected cell in table didn't hide the suggested filter.
  • D-11215: There was a javascript error when selecting a range of two or more cells in the same line and then click any cell.
  • D-11090: User terminated expression scripts didn't write to log.
  • D-11172: Path until selected event analysis caused "Variable already exists in context" error.
  • D-11162: DatetimeTruncation parameter didn't work with null values in filters.
  • D-11060: Concurrency issue resolved with Clustering Cases analysis.
  • D-09496: All needed parameters were not not passed to expression parsing.
  • D-11204: Preset CasesByDurationBetweenEvents was failing in Snowflake.
  • D-11218: Cancellation flag was not used correctly when checking if operation was cancelled.

Additional release for QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.6 (build 474) (released 2021-08-25)

Notes:

There is a change in the expression language behavior, as now existing variables cannot be reinitialized using the let operator. Thus, an error is given, if there is already a variable with the same name in the same scope. The new behavior reflects better how programming languages usually work, and also it's able to spot likely bugs in expression scripts.

Features:

  • B-06245: Performance issue: Separate eventlogs were sometimes still created when drilling down in dashboards.
  • B-05937: Trying to initialize existing variable in the same scope gives now error.
  • B-03091: Columns of the datatables stored to SQL Server use now specific data types instead of SQLVARIANT.
  • B-06205: Frontend 3rd party components have been updated.
  • B-06021: Server logging has been improvement.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11094: In datatable import dialog, emptying datatable column name field didn't take effect.
  • D-11159: In chart, opening datatables list in "Datatable contents" gave error.
  • D-11056: Table sorting using context menu didn't work.
  • D-11157: "Not contains" filter didn't work and rule didn't show any text in header.
  • D-11158: There was an incorrect html encoding in multiselect list label.
  • D-09506: In pivot table, export created incorrect Excel file from zero values.
  • D-11078: In pivot table, selection caused javascript error when mouse was released over cell value.
  • D-11147: For json type of error responses Content-Type should be "application/json; charset=utf-8".

Additional release for QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.6 (build 460) (released 2021-08-19)

Features:

  • B-06211: Performance improvement: Reuse event objects in all eventlogs of the model (event level calculation performance is doubled).

Fixed issues:

  • D-11146: Filter calculation on dashboards using large model with several charts slowed down due to unnecessary duplicate eventlog generation.
  • D-11145: "Not contains" option was missing from Excel filter sub menu, and filter type was not filled automatically in Custom filter dialog.
  • D-11121: There was an unclear error message "Conformance statistics cannot be calculated" in Conformance statistics component.
  • D-11152: There was an unnecessary separator in projects menu in models list.
  • D-11150: There was a date conversion issue in CSV import related to number parts with leading zeros.
  • D-11119: DataGrid Excel export didn't work with the "substitute character".
  • D-11129: Case nonconformancies root tried to declare variables twice.
  • D-11151: Some number conversions were incorrect in CSV import.
  • D-11153: Decimal separator could not be specified for duration type of columns in the CSV import.
  • D-11154: Client side validation didn't work for duplicate user and group names.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.6 (build 444) (released 2021-08-10)

Features:

  • B-05859: CSV file import is renewed and available in the Workspace (old import is still available).
  • B-05988: Charts can be duplicated when editing dashboards.
  • B-05969: Not contains -type of column filter is available in tables.
  • B-03225: If user is authenticated with SAML, password changing is not available.
  • B-03232: In dashboard export files, chart settings are stored as presentation object property instead of context variable.
  • B-05982: Workspace context menu improvements.
  • B-05950: Allow empty value in first column in CSV file import.
  • B-05860: Frontend component update (part 2).

Fixed issues:

  • D-11107: In Workspace, when new project, datatable or script is clicked, the name text was highlighted by default.
  • D-11106: Query cancellation suppression didn't work when cancellation was in the inner exception.
  • D-11118: Issues with Dropdown list selector: (1) dates as variable values are handled incorrectly, (2) list refreshes unnecessary when activated.
  • D-11117: Case attribute and event type filters lists incorrectly made queries already when dashboard is opened.
  • D-11053: All texts didn't fit to screen in Syncfusion grid Excel filter when using e.g. Russian.
  • D-11075: Datatable didn't open after creation from UI.
  • D-11105: Wrong color in Clear Filter icon in data grid Excel filter.
  • D-11092: Code editor should not show errors for correct code.
  • D-11104: When context menu is opened for project that is not previously selected, hierarchy was scrolled.
  • D-11095: For json type of error responses Content-Type is now application/json.
  • D-11071: Web API could still return datatables with null configuration.
  • D-11098: Small layout issue fixes.
  • D-11133: Submenu of "Move to" is opened at the top-left corner.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.5 (build 389) (released 2021-06-23)

Features:

  • B-05846: Datatable contents can be previewed, and also new system reports dialog.
  • B-03233: Improved UI for chart background color, border color, border width and border corner radius.
  • B-05852: New presets for intelligent process automation and boxplot visualizations.
  • B-05828: Actions for tables to change dashboard variables.
  • B-05853: Scripting supports also scripts written in the expression language.
  • B-05093: Workspace visual layout has been improved and context menu is available also for projects, dashboards and datatables.
  • B-05922: Component filter for case attribute and event type selectors.
  • B-05847: Presets performance improvements: Digital fit rate by attribute, Path until selected event, Path starting from selected event.
  • B-05836: Changed "Automation opportunity scout" to use even types as basis and implement optimizations.
  • B-05825: Better performing method to get event type names in model.
  • B-05821: Improved backend performance by removing unnecessary ToArray calls.
  • B-05817: Backend support for running expression scrips in web UI.
  • B-05855: Running expression scripts in ScriptLauncher.
  • B-05946: Data type conversions for CSV import.
  • B-05944: CSV file writing for expression script through ScriptLauncher and client side execution using expression scripts.
  • B-05827: Distributed computing, part 8: SqlDataFrame support for locally stored datatables.
  • B-05850: Distributed computing, part 9: External table naming, data table import refactorizations, generic context.
  • B-05849: Distributed computing, part 10: Improvements and preparations for performance tests.
  • B-05840: Frontend components have been updated.
  • B-05935: Translations for 2021.5 release.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11084: Syncfusion pivot table headers were not visible.
  • D-11085: Tooltip in chart settings were stuck open in some occasions.
  • D-09524: Polar chart showed wrong tooltips value and graph was shown incorrectly if polar chart disabled and enabled again.
  • D-11007: Workspace grid showed shortly incorrect content.
  • D-11030: Javascript error: "TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of null" when returning to workspace.
  • D-11042: Release package was much larger for 2021.4 than for earlier releases due to unnecessary Monaco editor files.
  • D-11051: Negative timespans returned by server don't work in UI.
  • D-11052: Number of cases not updated when removing ModelId from dashboard properties.
  • D-11054: Background color conditional formatting didn't work for non-numerical columns.
  • D-11055: Extra space appeared in header when changing model and opening filters list.
  • D-11058: Expression filters didn't work due to single quotes don't work anymore.
  • D-11059: On-the-fly migration for existing stored expression filter rules using single quotes.
  • D-11068: When zooming and moving flowchart, following console error appeared: TypeError: Cannot read property 'behavior' of undefined.
  • D-11073: Chart image export should have same scale as in the dashboard.
  • D-11072: Index out of bounds error in Flow Duration analysis view.
  • D-11074: Dragging root causes rule from header to chart sets invalid Comparison variable breaking dashboard.
  • D-11045: Web UI incorrectly fetched resources from fonts.googleapis.com.
  • D-10988: Pivot table javascript error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'refreshFrozenScrollbar' of null.
  • D-09594: Pivot table: Adjust browser size for event count analysis: Type Error: Cannot read property 'getPanel' of null occurred.
  • D-11043: Deleted scripts caused error if they are in the script editor tab.
  • D-11063: Datatable.Columns gave error for new datatable.
  • D-11064: XES import does not always import event attributes.
  • D-11067: Copying datatable that has configuration=null leads to inconsistent copied datatable.
  • D-11076: Moving script to project didn't work.
  • D-11044: Negative timespans were serialized incorrectly as positive.
  • D-11027: SQL query failed because connection was closed by deadlock.
  • D-11057: Optimization Where(Attribute(<constant 1>) == <constant 2>) works incorrectly.
  • D-11040: All expression lexing errors were not handled.
  • D-11019: Improve following unclear error message: "Selection failed: Unknown case attribute for object of type AttributeType: name".
  • D-11082: Filtering didn't work when clicking cell text for cells using conditional formatting.
  • D-11080: Clustering Analysis view had TypeError: Cannot read property 'field' of undefined.
  • D-11087: Improved unclear error message: Nullable object must have a value.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.4 (build 328) (released 2021-05-18)

Notes:

There is a breaking change in 2021.4 related to using tags in custom expressions: If a tag provides a string value, before it was written e.g. Attribute("<#AutomationAttribute>"), but now it needs to be written Attribute(<#AutomationAttribute>), because the quotation marks of the string literal now come with the value replacement. The former will cause error in 2021.4, as there will be two sets of quotation marks. This problem does not concern other type of values (e.g. numeric), as they don't have quotation marks.

Scripts that are stored to the model or user context are not available in the scripting web UI (scripts in project and system context are available). If you have scripts in the model or user context, they need to be recreated in the project or system context using the Excel Client latest in 2021.4. Starting from 2021.5, scripts in the model or user context are preserved in the system, but cannot be used anymore (and they will be removed in a future release).

Tables used in dashboards are updated to the next generation of Syncfusion JS2 components. The Custom layout settings (defined as JSON) of the table might not be compatible between the generations, and thus they need to be changed manually after updating to 2021.4. See instructions how to migrate settings between the generations of the component: https://ej2.syncfusion.com/documentation/grid/ej1-api-migration/.

Starting from QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.4, the Data Grid Export Service (used for exporting tables as Excel files) is not needed anymore. The renewed table is able to create export files in the browser side without using any server/cloud side service. If the Data Grid Export Service has previously been installed, it's recommended to uninstall it for security reasons (to reduce attack surface).

There is a new step in the QPR ProcessAnalyzer server installation instructions for allowing large process mining models: .Net configuration: gcAllowVeryLargeObjects. The change should also be done for earlier QPR ProcessAnalyzer server versions if using models that have more than 50 million events.

Features:

  • B-03297: Scripting is available in the web UI.
  • B-03231: Recycle bin for models and projects is available in the web UI.
  • B-05764: Table component in dashboards has been upgraded to newer generation of Syncfusion JS2.
  • B-05814: There are now default parameter values for most preset.
  • B-05812: Optimize "Automation opportunity scout" preset and remove root items duplicate removal from dimensioning
  • B-05769&B-03081: "Cost Savings by Automation" preset performance has been improved.
  • B-05745: Functions CaseByName and Reverse, and improved support for TimespanPrecision/DatetimeTruncation.
  • B-05750: Expression language functions for managing datatables.
  • B-05800: Improvements to SQL script log writing.
  • B-05083: Expression language scripting.
  • B-05789: Expression language scripting: Run expression language scripts using Run function.
  • B-05799: Expression language scripting: Run SQL scripts using Run function.
  • B-05752: Delete multiple items at the same time: Recyclebin.DeletePermanently().
  • B-05082: Distributed computing, part 5: Improving KPI analysis expressions and data import.
  • B-05762: Distributed computing, part 6: Improvements related to imports to external distributed computing systems
  • B-05790: Distributed computing, part 7: Filtering etc.
  • B-05775: Translations for PA 2021.4 release.

Fixed issues:

  • D-11008: "The given key was not present in the dictionary" still appears in dashboards.
  • D-11034: Business calendar calculates incorrectly.
  • D-10987: Filtering doesn't work from dimensions that need to use root expression.
  • D-10959: Unsaved change confirmation Russian translation  has "% 0" in message.
  • D-10993: Column chart not working in Measure settings.
  • D-10978: PA WebUI: incorrect Case Level Permission expressions prevent using Model manager.
  • D-10984: Model cannot be used when in model json settings Permission.Case="".
  • D-11010: Chart comparison cannot be created from header root cause analysis.
  • D-09533: Table column width changes back to default.
  • D-09509: Datatable multi-selection: Uncaught TypeError: this.selectedRowCellIndexes[_].cellIndex.push is not a function.
  • D-09521: Columns in wrong order for some of the periods in Event Count Trend by Types preset.
  • D-09507: Tooltips for chart table columns shown far away from the column.
  • D-11004: Error: Uncaught (in promise): Error: Dataset doesn't contain column "measure0".
  • D-10970: Parameter define controls should display for full size Duration analysis view.
  • D-11013: TypeError: Cannot read property 'querySelectorAll' of null.
  • D-11018: Case duration exclude cases filter has wrong text in header.
  • D-11021: BPMN editor console warnings: "Passing callbacks to is deprecated and will be removed in a future major release".
  • D-11001: Filter option and checkbox display in two rows.
  • D-09593: TypeError: Cannot read property '0' of undefined.
  • D-10999: Error: <rect> attribute width or X: Expected length, "NaN".
  • D-11012: Tooltip still shown after moving criteria for finding root causes from header.
  • D-10972: Include and exclude dropdown list cannot display properly when analysis view display in fullscreen.
  • D-11020: Boxplot filtering by clicking does not work.
  • D-10992: PDF generated in Chart settings shows some info twice.
  • D-09513: When changing model and chart settings contain case/event attribute that doesn't exist in the model, error is given.
  • D-11023: All mappings in Measures tab not shown when changing to Box Plot Chart.
  • D-11024: Error messages not in logical order for missing values when drawing charts.
  • D-10994: Empty popup for dashboard link going to a non-existing dashboard.
  • D-10961: TypeError: Cannot read property 'refreshUI' of null.
  • D-11026: Unsupported BPMN node types should not be selectable.
  • D-11035: Table column resize causes never ending loading animation.
  • D-11036: Chart settings doesn't open, if configuration has non-existing preset definition.
  • D-11000: Model is incorrectly dropped first time some Permissions Expression data is added.
  • D-10990: System.ArgumentException thrown on model loading from HashSet.SetCapacity.
  • D-10977: Dimension rounding works incorrectly in expression filters.
  • D-11003: Model JSON configuration related error to cases datasource.
  • D-11005: Error shown in some situations after empty string Permissions expression has been removed.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.3 (build 263) (released 2021-03-30)

Features:

  • B-03242: Sampling for the analyzed objects of the chart.
  • B-03239: Chart settings visual improvement and reorganization (migration to Syncfusion JS2).
  • B-03307: Miscellaneous improvements to Workspace.
  • B-03075: Models are kept in memory when settings are changed (excluding datasources and calculated attributes).
  • B-03079: Improvements to model JSON configuration for Case/EventAttributes.
  • B-03308: In Query Designer, ContextType should be "Model", when ProcessingMethod is "DataFrame".
  • B-05075: Script entities are accessible in the expression language.
  • B-03302: Scripting backend changes: Single state for scripts.
  • B-05079: API for creating and editing scripts.
  • B-05074: Frontend components update.
  • B-05077: Support for scripts in POST /api/uielements/setproject/{projectid} and DELETE /qprpa/api/uielements.
  • B-03296: API for recycle bin.
  • B-03315: Distributed computing: Streamlining dataframe based KPI analysis configurations.

Fixed issues:

  • D-10965: "The given key was not present in the dictionary" error when calculating expression referring to attribute values.
  • D-10985: SAML service provider self-signed certificate is renewed.
  • D-10976: Donut showed slices in incorrect order.
  • D-09534: Filters were not working correctly in some cases.
  • D-10974: Median aggregation didn't work in table conditional formatting.
  • D-10962: Tables conditional formatting referring to other columns, didn't work.
  • D-10963: Chart table web links should not encode tag if it contains entire url.
  • D-09581: Fix for error: Cannot read property 'length' of undefined.
  • D-09589: The error message is now more specific in the "no access" case.
  • D-09592: Fix for error: TypeError: Cannot read property 'querySelector' of null.
  • D-09518: Stacking for Column Pyramid Chart alignment issue.
  • D-09597: Case attribute and event type filter components are not showing counts and visualize items without cases.
  • D-09591: Server required To field information to send a notification.
  • D-09494: Username and setting was missing in ScriptLauncher logs.
  • D-09535: TakeSample function should not decrease performance when sampling is not needed.
  • D-09580: TakeSample function should support DataFrames.
  • D-09610: Expression based greater/lower than filters don't show texts in header.
  • D-09601: Filter rule editor bugs: wrong counts and existing filters not taken into account.
  • D-09606: Flowchart doesn't show loading spinner.
  • D-09609: JavaScript error when opening flowchart for the first time.
  • D-10960: Client side query cache should be cleared when model is dropped, reloaded or model settings changed.
  • D-10967: Missing translation for "Select All" filter option.
  • D-10969: Fix for error: SyntaxError: Unexpected token u in JSON at position 0.
  • D-10979: Browser log should not contain informational messages.
  • D-10982: Model properties has problem to get new added datatables for CASE and EVENT Datasources.
  • D-09522: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'call' of undefined.
  • D-09911: Turn off filter rule will cause i[e][a] is not iterable at Function.compactFilterRules error.
  • D-09510: Clicking workspace button or switching between editor modes don't close chart settings.
  • D-09519: Chart configuration validation doesn't show error message.
  • D-09603: ERROR TypeError: Cannot read property 'getConfiguration' of null.
  • D-09525: Search line is not under the search string for filters in Query Designer.
  • D-09441: "In" function doesn't work with different integer types.
  • D-09612: "In" function doesn't work when written in lower case.
  • D-09586: CSV file import failed.
  • D-09595: Query cancellation doesn't work in /api/expression/query.
  • D-09440: User management web API doesn't write to operation log.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.2 (build 215) (released 2021-03-03)

Features:

  • B-03237: Dialog for defining email notifications.
  • 308126: Dialog for defining business calendars and using business calendars in charts.
  • 308087: Datatables can be renamed and duplicated.
  • 308090: Model settings dialog renewed, new dialog for calculated attributes, dialog for editing filter rules renewed, model duplicating.
  • B-03292: Support for Polish language.
  • B-03265: Automatic license reactivation.
  • B-03314: Triggering email notifications using expression language.
  • 308094: BPMN models are validated in the BPMN editor.
  • B-03293: TakeSample function to expression language.
  • B-03298: API call for expression query.
  • B-03300: Components update.
  • B-03299: Translations updates.
  • B-03301: Distributed computing, part 1: Merge code from distributed computing branch.
  • B-03317: Distributed computing, part 2: Access external DDBMS via data tables
  • B-03311: Distributed computing, part 3: Restoring support for Spark and Snowflake.

Fixed issues:

  • 219613: Analyzed objects "Events of specific type" didn't work in chart when there is one event selected.
  • 219611: Filtering attributes with empty string values did not work.
  • 219616: Unnecessary small vertical scrollbar in models list in Chrome and Edge.
  • 219624: Dashboard link set variables incorrectly to dashboard context.
  • 219436: Improved error message, when user has no access to any models.
  • 219505: Bottom margin was missing for dashboard if aspect ratio flex is 1.
  • 219434: Error appeared when creating conformance filter for invalid BPMN model.
  • 219427: Error "Conformance model created without any start events!" appeared and BPMN view was not usable.
  • D-09584: Filter parameter was not passed correctly in the url when opening UI.
  • D-09515: When creating/editing filter rule, selections shown should be filtered with other filter rules.
  • D-09495: /api/signout to return 204 also when activation or session is expired.
  • D-09568: Multi-select data from different datatable columns causes error.
  • D-09569: Model loading failed after previously trying to load model with invalid calculated case attribute.
  • D-09570: Performance optimization: BusinessCalendar function changed to constant foldable.
  • D-09572: Clustering Cases analysis failed when data contains null values.
  • D-09573: Predicted Long Cases fails on performance test machine.
  • D-09574: Datatable copy fails to timeout with large data and blocks fetching datatables metadata.
  • D-09577: Server crashed e.g. when editing calculated attributes (error in object finalizer).
  • D-09578: Excel client: Operation log showed details of only one operation.
  • D-09579: "From" in an expression was treated a keyword even if it should not be.
  • D-09587: Improve logging in model loading.
  • D-09516: JavaScript error when sorting by identifier in workspace: "Cannot read property 'closeDialog' of undefined".
  • D-09576: api/expression/query changed to use ProcessCoreInterfaceCall.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.1 (build 163) (released 2021-01-18)

Features:

  • 308096: New function "EventLog" to expression language to explicitly define preprocessings.

Fixed issues:

  • 219612: Opening models dropdown list jammed UI when there are lot of models.
  • 219495: Improve error message when trying to change login name to already existing.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.1 (build 156) (released 2021-01-12)

Notes:

There is a potential performance issue with the list of models in the header, which may appear when there are dozens of models in the list. When there are lot of models, the models list jams the UI when opened. The next release (build 163) has solved the issue.

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.1 does not have the Data Grid and HTML presentation objects, and they have been replaced by easier-to-use and more powerful Chart presentation object, which supports many layouts such as tables. After updating to QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.1, existing dashboards containing Data Grid and HTML presentation objects will contain a placeholder with a message that the presentation object doesn't exist. That placeholder can be removed and replaced with the Chart presentation object. If you need to preserve settings for the removed presentation objects, that needs to be done before updating to QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2021.1.

Data types of the datatables and temporary tables created by the --#ImportSapQuery command has been changed: previously data types were NVARCHAR(255) for all columns. Now the maximum length in the NVARCHAR data type depends on the SAP data field length. This optimizes the space needed for data storage. In addition, there is a new parameter ConvertDataTypes allowing to specify which data types are converted correctly instead of using textual format.

Features:

  • 308075: Chart data point colors can be defined using conditional formatting.
  • 307816: Datatables to workspace (part 1).
  • 308076: QPRLibraries migration to Syncfusion JS2 (part 4).
  • 308086: Syncfusion JS2 update.
  • 307975: Data grid presentation objects and datasets have been removed.
  • 307974: Remove HTML presentation objects have been removed.
  • 308073: Create presentation object types for all HTML presentation objects used in system views - part 2.
  • 308077: Translation updates for PA release 2021.1.
  • 307652: Remove QPR Connector.
  • 307709: Remove most of Excel client functionality and support of Xpress.
  • 308039: Web API for terminating operations.
  • 308046: Web API for copying datatable.
  • 308051: Data type conversions have been improved for SAP import.
  • 308105: Copyright information update to 2021.
  • 308063: SmtpFromAddress setting for sending email.
  • 307368 & 308084: Business calendar for duration calculation.
  • 307565: Expression filter rule improvements for comparing numerical values.
  • 307990: Email notifications part 1.
  • 308071: Conformance analysis performance improvements.
  • 308080: IIS configurations for .po and .woff2 files.

Fixed issues:

  • 219589: Enhanced BPMN system view has unnecessary horizontal scrollbar.
  • 219590: UI got frozen when opening workspace from home view if no other system view opened just before.
  • 219595: Long words were not wrapped in message dialog.
  • 219519: Error message did not show clear enough information.
  • 219557: Root causes analysis is changed to take into account summary row column count.
  • 219592: Excel client installer did not contain all connector files.
  • 219600: Confirmation message is improved when deleting project.
  • 219607: Dashboards don't work with bpmn models having linebreaks.
  • 219604: Special characters do not work correctly in chart settings.
  • 219606: Using dashboard links sometimes causes an error message to popup.
  • 219608: Conformance statistics po tooltip in tool palette is incorrect.
  • 219593: Getting data tables is really slow and the query times out after 30 seconds.
  • 219582: ScriptLauncher not work in direct database mode.
  • 219549: Number of columns in the totals row of analysis types 14 (root causes) and 29 (duration root causes) should be same as in other rows.
  • 219544: Inconsistent # Cases Total when running an analysis.
  • 219539: Excessively large amount of data added into expression language exception messages.
  • 217293: SQL script parser lost lines and error show wrong line numbers.
  • 219572: In-memory dataframes (SimpleDataTable) don't work with >1 billion unique strings.

Old Releases

See older releases in QPR ProcessAnalyzer Release Archive