As a part of the overall feature and functionality updates to the Ascend Platform, we’ve released a number of improvements and features.

:rocket: FEATURES :rocket:

– Add Facebook Business API Read Connection Type
– New UI workflow for creating connections and connectors to emphasize reusing existing connections and help differentiate between connections and connectors
– Support Spark SQL syntax in Queryable Dataflows (for Spark SQL early access customers)
– Add autocomplete and formatter to Spark SQL transforms (for Spark SQL early access customers)

:sparkles: ENHANCEMENTS :sparkles:

– Support AWS KMS key in S3 Write Connector
– Preserve full traceback when generating python exceptions, instead of only the final exception, for both PySpark transforms and Read Connectors
– Add record viewing for intermediate partitions of a recursive transform
– Use the same default offset for refresh schedule of Read Connectors created/edited in the UI
– Show Query result preview quicker and before it is fully completed

:wrench: BUGFIXES :wrench:

– Auto-recover Snowflake write connectors in the edge case of a null part ID inserted between writing and listing
– Fix the URIs the UI displays for Data Feed Connectors under “Data Integrations”
– Fix error when using incremental replication strategy
– Allow Site Admins to access logs for all components
– Optimize listing of blob type Read Connectors with regex/glob patterns by filtering out unrelated directories earlier
– Fix list result counter which might lead to a fail on Read Connector size check
– Fix failing MsSQL Write Connector in full load mode when writing boolean type columns

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