DataStax Studio 6.8 release notes

Release notes for DataStax Studio 6.8.x.

Release notes for DataStax Studio 6.8.x.

For DSE release notes, see DataStax Enterprise 6.8 release notes.

For upgrade information, see Upgrading DataStax Studio.

DataStax Studio 6.8.0 release notes

March 2020

6.8.0 Changes and enhancements

  • Create and share links to direct cells with the new Copy Cell Link option in the Other Cell Action () menu. (STUDIO-645, STUDIO-2817)
  • You can now import a notebook using a URL. (STUDIO-1814)
  • You can now click the connection name in notebook header to open the connection dialog and make changes. (STUDIO-1762)
  • DataStax Graph (core) provides more versatility in application development. See About DataStax Graph. To learn about the redesign of DataStax Graph, take a tour with the DataStax Graph QuickStart v6.8.0 notebook from the Studio home page. (STUDIO-2263, STUDIO-2403, STUDIO-2499)
  • New execution options and connection management options in configuration.yaml. Options from earlier versions that are not present in the file are ignored and can safely be removed. (STUDIO-1696)
  • Select Edit Connection in the notebook header to edit the current connection, add a new connection, or select a different connection directly from within the notebook.
  • Clustering Key columns are no longer sorted by name. (STUDIO-1792)
  • Improved user experience when you create or edit a Connection. After you click the Save button, a spinner now displays to indicate progress and prevent other changes to the Connection. (STUDIO-2322)
  • Improved usability inside notebooks. The cursor pointer is now consistent in dropdowns. (STUDIO-2487)
  • Changes to the Create Graph dialog include the addition of a cluster node count. (STUDIO-2574)
  • Studio now supports the export of query results to CSV and JSON formats. (STUDIO-316, STUDIO-2628)
  • Studio notebook versions are updated for v6.8.0. (STUDIO-2676)
  • CQL duration data type is now supported in CQL cells. (STUDIO-2814)
  • Changes in the New Graph dialog. (STUDIO-2499, STUDIO-2574, STUDIO-2678)
    • Choose DataStax Graph (Core) or Classic. The graphic type is displayed in the upper left corner of the notebook. The Core notebook is recommended.
    • The replication options are set to match the number of discovered cluster nodes and are configurable.
  • Neighborhood expansion query is optimized to reduce expensive server side operations for super nodes. (STUDIO-2663)
  • You can now execute only the highlighted statement or statements in a cell. (STUDIO-2892)
    • For CQL and Spark SQL cells, partial statement highlights and execution are supported. It's handy to select any part of the statement to execute the entire statement.
    • For Gremlin cells, you must select the entire statement. Error messages returned indicate the line number within the group of highlighted statements, not the line number of the cell.
  • In the Create Notebook dialog, the connection now auto-fills if there is only a single connection. (STUDIO-2973)
  • Execution configuration changes. (STUDIO-2946)
    • Execution configurations on a new installation are LOCAL.ONE, LOCAL.QUORUM, and LOCAL.QUORUM.TRACE.
    • The default execution configuration is LOCAL.ONE.
    • Upgrading existing Studio installations automatically replaces old execution configurations with new ones:
      6.8 6.7 and earlier
      LOCAL.ONE CL.ONE
      LOCAL.QUORUM CL.QUORUM
      LOCAL.ONE CL.ALL
      LOCAL.QUORUM.TRACE CL.ONE.TRACE
    • You can now create an Astra connection. (STUDIO-3095)

6.8.0 Resolved issues

  • Graph dropdown must be updated when connection is changed. (STUDIO-2775)
  • Error message when trying to connect to an unsupported cluster type, for a cluster other than DSE, is not clear. (STUDIO-2836)
  • Table using non-frozen UDTs can throw Codec not found error. (STUDIO-3004)
  • The server.bat file did not handle Windows user directories that contained spaces and caused Studio startup to fail. (STUDIO-3023)
  • Cell execution results causing OOM. Use new cell execution settings in configuration.yaml. (STUDIO-3068)