What’s new in Yellowfin 9.6

See how Yellowfin 9.6 provides business users with unique ways to engage with and act on their data, and addresses the needs of data analysts and developers who want to build and deploy amazing analytical experiences.

Yellowfin version 9.6

New Feature Highlights

Stories at your fingertips

Stories at your fingertips

Stay in your flow and let rich, contextual Stories find you with the brand new Data Storytelling Feed. Create new and relevant Stories faster with Story Templates and Filters.

Your charts, your way

Perform deeper customizations with new options for chart axis values and labels, category spacing, and sorting. 

Your charts, your way

Go where you want to go

Get to where you want to go

Analyze your Dashboards quicker with sticky filter menus that remain on the page as you scroll. Jump directly to any slide in Presentations with the new Slide Picker.

Yellowfin 9.6 Overview

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Data storytelling feed

Data Storytelling Feed

Dashboards, meet Stories

Story Templates

Story Templates

No need to start from scratch

Story filters

Story Filters

Choose precisely the story you want to tell

Sticky Global Containers

Sticky Global Containers

Greater visibility and accessibility

Video Widgets

Video Widget

Bring videos to your analytic content

Preserve column widths

Preserve Column Widths

How wide - your choice

Slide Picker

Take your pick

Column Formatters fo Chart Axis

Column Formatters for Chart Axis

Display axis values in unique ways

Logarithmic Scales

Logarithmic Scales

Visualize exponential scenarios quicker

Axis titles for small charts

Axis Titles for Smaller Charts

Decide when axis titles should appear

Enhanced Chart Sorting

Sort it your way

Category Spacing for Time Series Charts

More space needed

Filter tags for broadcasts

Filter Tags for Broadcasts

Apply dynamic email subject lines

Support for Conditional Formatting Icons in Exports

Support for Conditional Formatting Icons in Exports

Icons vs. column data

Custom line break characters

Custom Line Break Characters

Choose your delimiter

Unrestricted filter values

Unrestricted Filter Values

Display all filter values

Enhanced SAML configuration

Enhanced SAML authentication

SAML configuration just got easier

User Session Override in JS API

User Session Override in JS API

Automate programmatic user logins

Stylesheet improvements

Stylesheet improvements

Faster white-labelling across the suite

Enhanced REST API

Enhanced REST API

Manage plugins and content folders programmatically

Support for custom key providers

Support for Custom Key Providers

Applying cryptography best practice

Improved OLAP performance

Improved OLAP performance

Faster cubes with the latest libraries

Enhanced JS API

Enhanced JS API

Design the best filtering experience

Improved Google BigQuery connectivity

Improved Google BigQuery connectivity

Do more with serverless data warehouses

In more detail...

Data Storytelling Feed

Data Storytelling Feed

Your analytic Dashboards can now be combined with rich, contextual Stories through the brand new Data Storytelling Feed. The feed displays the most relevant data stories according to dashboard content, informs you which Stories are currently unread, and enables you to create new Stories directly from the feed.

Story Templates

Story Templates

Story Templates have been introduced as part of the new Data Storytelling Feed, allowing you to create templates based on existing Stories. This enables your users to quickly create and edit new Stories without starting from scratch.

Story Filters

Story Filters

Stories with embedded reports and charts can now have their filters set and saved directly within the Story.

Sticky Global Containers

Sticky Global Containers

Filters and Associated Reports on the Dashboard can now remain fixed in place — visible and accessible as you scroll around your dashboards.

Video Widget

You can now embed videos from popular online platforms including YouTube, Dailymotion, TedTalks and Vimeo, directly into your Dashboards and Presentations.

Preserve Column Widths

Preserve Column Widths

You can now decide if tabular reports are rendered with specific column widths in Dashboards and Presentations.

Slide Picker

Slide Picker

Presentations now include a Slide Picker for both Preview and Published modes, enabling you to jump directly to any slide with a single click.

Column Formatters for Chart Axis

Column Formatters for Chart Axis

New chart axis options now allow you to automatically apply report column formatting to chart axis values.

Logarithmic Scales

Logarithmic Scales

You can now toggle logarithmic scales for numeric chart axes in all suitable chart types.

Axis Titles for Smaller Charts

Axis Titles for Smaller Charts

A new chart option has been introduced to force axis titles to appear even for smaller charts.

Enhanced Chart Sorting

Enhanced Chart Sorting

Support for sorting by custom reference codes has been added to more chart types. Improvements include adding this ability for both chart axis dimensions and colour fields, enabling you to apply custom sorting for the chart and its legend values.

Category Spacing for Time Series Charts

Category Spacing for Time Series Charts

Stacked bar and column charts with time series enabled now supports category spacing, allowing you to customize how far apart the bars and columns should be.

Filter Tags for Broadcasts

Filter Tags for Broadcasts

Broadcasts now support dynamic filter tags, enabling you to customize exactly what goes into email subject lines.

Support for Conditional Formatting Icons in Exports

Support for Conditional Formatting Icons in Exports

For exports to Word or HTML documents, you can now decide when conditional formatting icons are applied.

Custom Line Break Characters

Custom Line Break Characters

CSV exports now support custom line break characters, giving you the ability to choose between CR, CRLF or LF delimiters, and catering for the consumption of CSV files by third party tools.

unrestricted filter values

Unrestricted Filter Values

Report filters now enable you to toggle for unrestricted display of all possible filter values in filter prompts, regardless of other filter value selections already made.

Enhanced SAML authentication

Enhanced SAML authentication

Native identity provider configuration is now supported for SAML authentication, enabling you to easily configure parameters directly within Yellowfin.

User Session Override in JS API

User Session Override in JS API

User login workflows via the JS API have been enhanced to allow new login activity to override current user sessions and automatically logging out the previous user — reducing the steps needed for user session management.

Stylesheet improvements

Stylesheet improvements

New customization options through CSS variables have been introduced to make it much easier and quicker to apply prominent colors across the entire analytics suite.

Enhanced REST Api

Enhanced REST API

Plugins can now be uploaded, edited and deleted programmatically via REST API. Improvements include new endpoint functionality for searching, creating and deleting folders, and refreshing content folder caches.

Support for Custom Key Providers

Custom key providers are now supported for two-way encryption involving passwords.

Improved OLAP performance

Improved OLAP performance

Performance for OLAP connections has been increased by optimizing for fields with Member Properties. Improvements include support for new methods in the latest olap4j library.

Enhanced JS API

Enhanced JS API

Filter displays from analytic content (e.g. Reports, Dashboards) can now be split and customized separately via JS API, enabling you to have full control over where they are placed and how they look. Improvements also include new endpoint functionality to support exporting analytic content using JS API.

Improved Google BigQuery connectivity

Improved Google BigQuery connectivity

Data source substitution for multi-tenant deployments are now supported with Google BigQuery datasets. Improvements include support for the latest BigQuery 4.2 JDBC driver.

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