Alert creation workflow improvements (October 8, 2019)

Major Updates

  • Made a series of visual UI updates to the alert creation workflow in preparation for further improvements coming down the pipeline.

Minor Updates

Catalog & Metadata

  • Resolved an issue where Approvals caused publication of datasets with large numbers of derived views to take longer than expected. 
  • Resolved an issue where a small grey box appeared in the asset surface when a category was applied 

Data Ingress & Updates

  • Socrata Gateway: FTP plugin released for connecting to files contained on FTP servers.
  • Socrata Gateway: SAP HANA plugin released for connecting to on-premise SAP HANA databases.


  • Added the ability to use non-numeric column values in flyout details for non-aggregated data.
  • Added the option to show or remove the percentages displayed on pie chart slices and flyouts.***
  • Adopted the new vertical layout of the Quick Filter Bar for HTML embeds.
  • Updated HTML embeds to use dependent text filters.
  • Resolved an issue where selecting a dimension on a chart was automatically adding a filter for the dimension column.
  • Resolved an issue where the flyout text color was displaying as black on chart embeds.
  • Resolved an issue where the selection of the option to hide a chart legend was not saving when editing a chart.
  • Resolved an issue where sorting a chart from largest to smallest value was actually sorting from smallest to largest value.

Coming Soon! 

Expected release - 2 weeks

  • When a user creates a Story, they will be provided recommended templates to jump-start their Story creation.
  • Users will soon have the ability to create a calendar visualization to display basic event information at a monthly view.***
  • Existing links in site headers and footers to the Socrata Terms and Conditions will be replaced with links to the Tyler Privacy Policy and End User Agreement. Users will need to acknowledge the Tyler Privacy Policy and End User Agreement one time upon login.

Expected release - 1 month 

  • The creation of reports through Report Builder will be disabled by October 31, 2019. Reports will remain accessible but read-only.
  • Users will soon have more advanced alert scheduling and threshold triggering options when creating an alert for a dataset.
  • Administrators will have the ability to configure custom color palettes to be used by end-users on a domain-wide basis for creating visualizations.

Legend: *** client-requested functionality

Curious about other areas of the platform? Visit our Performance or SCGC release notes for more! Or give us a shout at with questions or ideas.

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