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Fixes, changes and features In Ignition

Version 8.0.16

Released August 25, 2020
Area
Change Type
Description

DNP3 Driver

Driver
Feature
Fixed buttons on DNP3 Aliased Points Config Page

Ignition Platform

Alarming
Fixed
Fixed an issue where editing alarm properties would trigger a new event, and invalidate existing alarm events for that particular alarm.
Alarming
Fixed
Fixed issue where high amount of Alarm Events can stay active or disappear with Redundancy enabled
Designer
Fixed
Eliminate log message 'Received unknown message type "client-activity"' which could spam gateway logs
Designer
Fixed
system.db scripting functions now work in Designer when vision is not installed
Designer
Fixed
Text on items in Image Management now make use of anti-aliasing.
Designer
Fixed
Fixed an issue where the Tag Permissions trait icon would not appear on UDT members in the Tag Browser.
Gateway
Fixed
Hardened numerous instances of potentially unsafe java object deserialization.
Gateway
Fixed
Increased the max length of a tag event script in the internal database from 4,096 to 268,435,455 characters
Gateway
Fixed
Fixed a potential NPE which could cause authentication to fail for an IdP pointing to an AD/DB hybrid user source.
Gateway
Fixed
Added support for tag editor security level permissions.
Gateway
Fixed
Patched XSS vulnerability in the Gateway.
Gateway Web Interface
Fixed
Fixed a set of XSS vulnerabilities discovered in the Gateway Web Interface
Gateway Web Interface
Fixed
Optional user attribute mapping fields may now be reset to None.
Gateway Web Interface
Fixed
Buttons in the Gateway have been restyled to have a more consistent size and position, particularly action buttons on tabular pages such as Config -> Identity Providers.
Gateway Web Interface
Fixed
Updated name and description of Visualization Module setting for Edge
Gateway Web Interface
Feature
Added a column showing the enabled state of each alarm journal on the Alarm Journal page of the Gateway’s Config section.
Gateway Web Interface
Fixed
Thread Status page styling updated to be more consistent with the Log Status page.
Installer
Fixed
Fixed issue where installation would fail on Windows machines that are highly stressed.
Misc
Feature
OIDC IdPs now expose the token endpoint response object to Attribute Mappers, Security Level Rules, and Perspective Sessions.
Misc
Feature
OIDC IdPs now support User Info
Native Launchers
Fixed
Fixed an issue where the default launch mode on the vision client launcher wasn’t always being respected.
Scripting
Fixed
Added fallback logging to Promise chains returned from system.net.httpClient() asynchronous functions.
Scripting
Fixed
Fixed an issue where only the last name in the nameFilter parameter was used by the system.tag.browseHistoricalTags()
Store and Forward
Fixed
Fixed an issue that resulted in entries added to Store and Forward by the system.db.runSFUpdateQuery function to never be deleted.
Tags
Fixed
Use of the tag() function inside a tag in a UDT can potentially lead to a blocking delay of 30 seconds when the tag is initialized.
Tags
Fixed
Fixed an issue preventing inherited tags from being copy and pasted successfully between different UDT definitions.
Tags
Fixed
Fixed a bug that caused gateways with deeply nested tag structures to start slowly.
Tags
Fixed
Fixed an issue where changing the data type of a memory tag with a bound value in a UDT can result in overridden values set on instances.
Tags
Fixed
User defined "Parameters" folder on UDT can clash with built-in node and cause issues, upgrade incompatibilities.
Tags
Fixed
Fixed an issue where UDT members set to a DateTime data type would reset their value after gateway restart if their value was overridden.
Tags
Fixed
Fixed regression in TagFunction client serialization that affected certain expression bindings.

OPC-UA

Server
Feature
The Programable Simulator's "Edit Program" page now shows 25 rows of instructions, instead of 10.

Perspective

Browser
Fixed
Fixed issue that could cause slow or heavily loaded sessions to get stuck in disconnect/reconnect loop.
Browser
Fixed
The Maker Edition disclaimer that displays on Perspective Pages more gracefully handles small screen sizes, and or large font sizes.
Browser
Fixed
Fixed an issue where the App Bar in the Perspective Mobile App would show the Edge icon in cases when it shouldn't.
Components
Changed
The "series not configured" error is no longer thrown. If bad/missing data is passed to the component, it will render an empty display (no data shown in the chart) with a default Y axis (0 to 100).
Components
Fixed
Tabbing in before the dropdown has been expanded for the first time will now display all options.
Components
Fixed
All selected options for the single an multi variants of the component now display on the left side.
Components
Fixed
This update forces the dropdown selected item to be left aligned with search field to the right of the selected items (regardless of single vs multiple selection mode).In multiple selection mode, the scroll position of the value container (DOM node containing the selected dropdown items) is moved back to the top when the item search container is blurred in order to keep the top-most selected items viewable.Initial width of the dropdown is also set on component focus so that the dropdown modal can have width.Fixes the following bugs in FB:http://fogbugz.ia.local/default.asp?16864,http://fogbugz.ia.local/default.asp?16856,http://fogbugz.ia.local/default.asp?16858
Components
Fixed
The Time Series Chart and Chart Range Selector can now receive their data from a dataset binding that has been provided through the carousel view params.
Components
Fixed
Numeric Entry Field - Supplying an invalid character to the Numeric Entry Field no longer results with the original value being cleared when the Focus is lost.
Components
Fixed
Horizontal Menu - Styles with the element state Hover will now correctly apply to menu items.
Components
Feature
Right clicking on a component in the Project Browser will now yield the same options as right clicking on the component in the view.
Components
Fixed
Fixed issue where the PDF viewer would not automatically resize PDFs to fill the bounds of the component.
Designer
Fixed
Views with loading mode set to non-blocking will only wait patiently for five seconds if they have not been called. Prevents views from never loading because the thread is heavily occupied.
Designer
Feature
Creating an Embedded View component via drag-drop from the Project Browser will now give the component a unique name, based on the view.
Misc
Fixed
Fixed issue that could cause "Illegal object of type map/merge" error messages
Misc
Fixed
Fixed regression where child properties couldn't be referenced by dot notation in scripting.

Reporting

Report Designer
Feature
Added thumbnails to report nodes in the project browser.
Report Designer
Fixed
Fixed an issue where pasting a component after clicking outside of the page in the Report Designer would cause an error.
Report Designer
Feature
Added tooltips to items in the Report Designer’s toolbar.
Report Engine
Fixed
Increase speed when exporting large reports to Excel

SQL Bridge

Designer
Fixed
Fixed a NullPointerException that would occur when trying to set the OPC Item Path on an OPC Item in a Transaction Group.

Vision

Client
Fixed
Error now shows when update query is executed and gateway is not in read/write mode.
Client
Fixed
Prevents a race condition that occurred when using the runScript expression function on client tags.
Client
Fixed
Fixed an issue where dragging and dropping a dataset tag as a Dropdown List did not set up the component correctly.
Components
Fixed
Fixed issue that caused Power Table cell spanning feature to render incorrectly
Components
Feature
Added the ability to customize the row height on the Dropdown List and Power Table's "options" editor mode, to better support interaction on touchscreen devices.
Components
Feature
Added two new properties to the pie chart: outlineVisible, which controls the border around the chart area, and plotInsets, which controls the margin around the chart area.
Components
Feature
Added a configureChart extension function to the following components:Bar Chart, Gantt Chart, Status Chart, Pie Chart, Meter, Thermometer, Compass
Components
Fixed
Fixed an issue where the keyTyped extension function on Vision dropdown components wouldn't trigger.
Components
Fixed
Background of Power Table is now the same color as the rows.
Components
Fixed
Mouse events on the Vision Tab Strip component now report cursor coordinate based on the tab where the event triggered from.
Components
Fixed
Fixed an issue where a null pointer exception would be thrown if the barcode component's code property was set to a null value.
Components
Fixed
Fixed an issue where invalid values for horizontal or vertical alignment in the power table's cell attributes dataset would thrown uncaught errors.
Components
Feature
When adding a new comment into the Comments Panel component, the text field where the user types in the note will now automatically gain focus.
Designer
Fixed
Fixed an issue where template instances upgraded from 7.9 "Shared" global path couldn't be quickly modified via double or right click in the designer.
Designer
Fixed
Fixed an issue where the hex field on Vision paint properties was cut off in the color picker when applying a gradient.
Designer
Feature
Added tooltips to indicate component type in the project browser inside the Vision workspace.
Designer
Changed
Increased the initial height of Vision binding dialog windows.
Designer
Fixed
Fixed issue where spacing between items in the project browser or rows in a Power Table was incorrect due to JRE font changes.