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This section provides an overview of what's new for Data Import releases:

What's New in Data Import v1.3.2

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.3.2:

  • EDFI-1708 - Data Import not able to access the API - updating required packages for PowerShell pre-processing on TransformLoad command line service
  • EDFI-1725 - Data Import not honoring APPSETTINGS__DATABASEENGINE variable - supporting SQL Server use cases within Docker context

What's New in Data Import v1.3

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.3, with major community contributions from Instructure*:

  • DI-1039 - *Migration to .NET Core
  • DI-1117 - Configuring Data Import to run within Docker containers (taking advantage of the .NET Core migration work)
  • DI-770 - Postgres support 
  • DI-1064 - Support for external, administrator-defined preprocessors
  • DI-1058 - Ability to manually specific agent run order
  • Bug fixes and changes based on field reports.

What's New in Data Import v1.2

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.2, with major community contributions from Instructure*:

  • DI-480 - *Major enhancements to PowerShell pre-processing, including security-based sandboxing. For more information see Integrated Custom File Processors.
  • DI-929 - Ability to import Template Sharing templates across multiple versions of the ODS / API with same major version of Ed-Fi Data Suite (3.x for example). For more information see Cross-Version Template Sharing.
  • DI-940 - Currency data handling from Swagger "numeric" type.
  • Bug fixes and changes based on field reports.

What's New in Data Import v1.1.1

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.1.1.

  • Bug fix for ODS / API Suite 2 (2.5, 2.5.1 and 2.6) compatibility

What's New in Data Import v1.1.0

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.1.0, with major community contributions from Instructure*:

  • *Multi-connection support for multiple ODS / APIs within the same environment or multiple key/secret pairs on the same ODS / API
  • Update for optional "Supplemental Information" field in the Template Sharing Service
  • Optional port number for SFTP/FTPS connections
  • Bug fixes

What's New in Data Import v1.0.2

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.0.2.

  • Updates for compatibility with semantic versioning numbering starting with Ed-Fi ODS / API v5.0.0

What's New in Data Import v1.0.1

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import v1.0.1.

  • Consolidation of Transform Load, File Transfer and File Cleanup service into one service for easier setup and maintenance
  • New Activity pane to show status of import jobs in the web application
  • PowerShell integration for row-level or file-level pre-processing (see Integrated Custom Record Processing and Integrated Custom File Generation)
  • Ed-Fi Product Improvement (Google Analytics and Jira / Ed-Fi Tracker integration, see Product Improvement for more information)
  • Enhancements to run in SaaS contexts and improvements for running on Azure
  • EDFI-183 - "Logs tabs with refresh"
  • EDFI-184 - "Ability to add multiple users"
  • EDFI-189 - "installation issues on Windows 2012"
  • EDFI-198 - "ODS/API key/secret debugging"
  • EDFI-207 - "PowerShell integration (representing multiple field requests)"
  • Other internal optimizations and performance enhancements

What's New in Data Import v1.0

The following improvements and fixes were made in since Data Import 1.0 RC 3 release.

  • EDFI-178 - "Configuration updated and files up to 200MB tested on Windows Server & IIS 10

  • EDFI-174 - "URL handling improvements"
  • Template Sharing Service to allow sharing of metadata for ETL jobs (maps, bootstraps and lookups)
  • Enhancements to Data Import logging statements, including TransformLoad service
  • Other internal optimizations and performance enhancements

What's New in Data Import v1.0 Release Candidate 3

The following improvements and fixes were made in since Data Import 1.0 RC 2 release.

  • EDFI-157 - "FTPS issues and labels fixed"
  • EDFI-172 - "Year-specific issues fixed"

What's New in Data Import v1.0 Release Candidate 2

The following improvements and fixes were made in since Data Import 1.0 RC 1 release.

  • EDFI-152 - FIXED - Error when trying to export template from data import tool
  • EDFI-143 - FIXED - TransformLoad gets Exception when parsing NLog.config

What's New in Data Import v1.0 Release Candidate 1

The following improvements and fixes were made in Data Import since the Tech Congress 2019 Tech Preview release.

New Features

  • Full support for both Ed-Fi ODS / API 2.5 and 3.1 (and later version numbers)
  • Data import capabilities, based on multiple implementor requests, including:

    • Import capability for all Ed-Fi objects (previously only the Assessment domain was supported)

    • Import capability for Ed-Fi Descriptors

  • User Interface for CSV to Ed-Fi data mapping function including:
    • Support for multiple sub-objects
    • Support for optional fields
    • EDFI-122 - "Data Mapper unable to determine fields"
    • EDFI-105 - "Issues With Data Import Data Map"
    • EDFI-89 - "Student assessment score result upload using GUI doesn't fully save JSON map"
  • Import and export of templates (CSV to Ed-Fi maps, lookups and bootstrap data)

  • Installation options, providing both EXE and ZIP installation options
    • EDFI-98 - "Provide documentation to install under IIS (not IIS Express)"

Improvements

  • Performance improvements:

    • EDFI-120 - "Data Flow/Import Transform load application failed to process more than 6000 records in single file"
    • EDFI-123 - "Data Import Agent Manual Upload Fails can't access file used by other process"
    • EDFI-136 - "When Admin config is changed Bootstraps and Maps are removed"
    • EDFI-106 - "Data Import Exercise From Lab - Unhandled Exception - logging?"
    • EDFI-142 - "Does data import tool support jagged column result sets"

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