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Flow 4.2 Release Notes

4.2.4 Full Release | Build 4.2.177.994

Released: June 1, 2017

Important: Version 4.2.4 stores all date data in UTC format. When upgrading your existing Flow System from version 4.0.x or earlier, all the date related data will be migrated to UTC according to your Time Zone. If you have any custom reporting that pulls data from the Flow database, you will need to compensate for the UTC Time Zone difference.

Version 4.2.4 includes the following updates:

Flow Server

  • Table reports now have "frozen" column and row headers.
  • Measure values for Event Periods now have Attribute based limits/targets.
  • Report definitions now include configuration for the end of the default period.

Flow Engine

  • Fixed a bug relating to calculated measure pending logic.

Data Sources

  • OPCHDA Data Source now queries weekly "chunks" for extended Event Trigger backfills.

4.2.3 Full Release | Build 4.2.150.974

Released: May 5, 2017

Important: Version 4.2.3 stores all date data in UTC format. When upgrading your existing Flow System from version 4.0.x or earlier, all the date related data will be migrated to UTC according to your Time Zone. If you have any custom reporting that pulls data from the Flow database, you will need to compensate for the UTC Time Zone difference.

Version 4.2.3 includes the following updates:

Flow Config

  • Fixed a bug with the model import/export functionality.

Flow Server

  • Added a "pin to zero/unpin" for the y-axis of table report chart overlays.

Data Sources

  • Fixed a tag namespace retrieval bug in the Wonderware Historian data source.

4.2.2 Full Release | Build 4.2.141.516

Released: April 26, 2017

Important: Version 4.2.2 stores all date data in UTC format. When upgrading your existing Flow System from version 4.0.x or earlier, all the date related data will be migrated to UTC according to your Time Zone. If you have any custom reporting that pulls data from the Flow database, you will need to compensate for the UTC Time Zone difference.

Version 4.2.2 includes the following updates:

Flow Config

  • Added an "Administrators" security group.  Members of this group will be able to perform the following system related tasks:
    • Perform Flow System upgrades
    • Manage System Modules
    • Manage System Deployment
    • Manage Users and Groups
    • Modify System, Engine, Message Engine and Report Server Properties
    • Add or modify calendars
    • Add or modify shifts
  • Added ability to set limits on Measure values that use Event context (i.e. average temperature for a batch run can now have a limit or target configured and displayed in an Event report).
  • Fixed a few small bugs.

Flow Server

  • Fixed a manual entry form bug where multiple limit instances caused an error, not allowing data to be entered.

4.2.1 Full Release | Build 4.2.100.828

Released: March 16, 2017

Important: Version 4.2.1 stores all date data in UTC format. When upgrading your existing Flow System from version 4.0.x or earlier, all the date related data will be migrated to UTC according to your Time Zone. If you have any custom reporting that pulls data from the Flow database, you will need to compensate for the UTC Time Zone difference.

Version 4.2.1 includes the following updates:

Flow Config

  • Added ability to create an Enumeration that retrieves lookup information from another data source (e.g. table in another SQL database).
  • Added ability to create a Flow Database backup from the Config tool, under the System Menu.
  • Added a message history view in the Message Definition editor.
  • Fixed a few small bugs.

Flow Server

  • Fixed a CSV export bug where UTC time was being used instead of local time.

4.2.0 Full Release | Build 4.2.78.930

Released: February 22, 2017

Important: Version 4.2.0 stores all date data in UTC format. When upgrading your existing Flow System from version 4.0.x or earlier, all the date related data will be migrated to UTC according to your Time Zone. If you have any custom reporting that pulls data from the Flow database, you will need to compensate for the UTC Time Zone difference.

Version 4.2.0 includes the following updates:

Limits

  • Added ability to link other measures to a Measure's Limit values (i.e. reference).  This provides the ability to create limits which need to be manually updated frequently, as well as the ability to create cumulative limits and visualizations.

Flow Config

  • Added ability to create "Message Recipient" users that do not need to be Active Directory users.  These users can be subscribed to Message Channels.
  • Added ability to create a custom Data Source namespace.  This can be used to create "links" or "shortcuts" to your favorite Data Source items.  For catalog based Data Sources (e.g. SQL) you can use this functionality to create "template" queries.

Data Sources

  • Added standard Flow aggregation methods to the Microsoft SQL Data Source.
  • Added a new Wonderware Online Data Source.
  • Added a new Web API Data Source.  Please request this data source at support@flow-software.com.

Notification Services

  • Added a Flow Mobile Notification Service.
  • Added Flow Mobile iOS App to Apple App Store
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