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SkyDesk Reports Update Information [pre-announcement]

Nov 18, 2019

Dear customers,

Thank you for using SkyDesk Reports. We greatly appreciate your business.
We have revised the contents of the upcoming changes announced on Nov. 7, 2019, to add two more features.


Nov 7, 2019

Dear customers,

Thank you for using SkyDesk Reports. We greatly appreciate your business.
We are planning to improve SkyDesk Reports with the following changes.

The features described here may change before the release.

  1. Get Dependency Details for Views
  2. Notification for Domain Validation
  3. Create a Sub-Folder
  4. Introducing Geo Heat Map
  5. Import Data from Statistical Files
  6. Unsubscribe from Shared Organization and Workspace
  7. Delete Own Organization
  8. Apply Parent Table Filter Criteria while Sharing Dashboards
  9. More Authentication Types for Web Import
  10. Groups UI Revamped

1. Get Dependency Details for Views

You can now view the dependency details for Reports, Tables and Query Tables. 
The following are the dependency details available for each view. 

  • Reports- All the tables with the involved columns of the report.
  • Tables- All the reports created over the table.
  • Query Tables- The Parent Tables over which the Query Table is created and the Child Views which are created over the Query Table. 

2. Notification for Domain Validation

To enable a secured mailing option SkyDesk Reports allows you to send DMARC compliant email. In case you have not validated SkyDesk Reports as a valid email source, then you will be notified in the dialog. 

3. Create a Sub-Folder

Now you can create sub-folders in your workspace to better organizing the views. 

4. Introducing Geo Heat Map

SkyDesk Reports now provides a new geo chart type: Geo Heat Map chart. This can be used to display data in a geo-map, color-coded based on the density of points in a particular area.

5. Import Data from Statistical Files

You can now import data from statistical files, generated by statistical applications like SAS (*.sas7bdat), SPSS (*.sav), and R (*.rdata), into SkyDesk Reports for reporting & analysis.

6. Unsubscribe from Shared Organization and Workspace

From now on you can choose to unsubscribe from a shared Organization and Workspace.

7. Delete Own Organization

You can choose to delete your own Organization provided your account is associated with another Organization. 

8. Apply Parent Table Filter Criteria while Sharing Dashboards 

Apply Parent Table Filter Criteria is now available while sharing dashboards. When you apply this option, share filter criteria in the parent table will be joined with the share filter criteria specified for and the dashboard, using AND option. 

9. More Authentication Types for Web Import

SkyDesk Reports will extend to support the following Authentication types for importing data from Web URLs.

  • AWS signature
  • Digest Authentication
  • Hawk Authentication
For URL authenticated using OAuth 2 Authentication, you can specify the Grant Type

10. Groups UI Revamped

We will completely change the Create Group and Manage Groups user interface for enhanced user experience. Now Manage Groups will be available as part of Workspace Settings for easy management.