Power BI Connector for XML

Build 23.0.8791


General Changes

  • The ROUND function doesn't accept the negative precision values anymore.

  • The returning types of the FDMonth, FDQuarter, FDWeek, LDMonth, LDQuarter, LDWeek functions are changed from Timestamp to Date.
  • The return type of the ABS function will be consistent with the parameter value type.
  • Improve handling of invalid XML files when exposing metadata for directory URIs.
  • Added the new sys_lastresultinfo system table.
  • Removed support for the SELECT INTO CSV statement. The core code doesn't support it anymore.
  • Added support for the ListFiles stored procedure.
  • Added the Default column to the sys_procedureparameters table.
  • Added the WriteToFile parameter for CreateSchema. This defaults to true and must be disabled to write the schema to FileStream or FileData.

  • Removed the FileLocation parameter from CreateSchema. The Location property must be used to set the output directory for created schemas.
  • Added support the RefreshOAuth operation which can be used to refresh authentication on long-running queries. It is intended for use where a single script triggers multiple network requests to APIs that use OAuth. It may be invoked with
    <api:call op="utiladoRefreshOAuth" />
  • Added the IsPath column to the sys_procedureparameters table.
  • Added support for the following file extensions: .tar,.tar.gz,.zip and .gz .Examples:URI=C:\\file_example.tar.gz\\file_example4.zip\\simple XML\\subfolder\\file_example5.zip.gz\\simple XML\\single_object.xml;URI=dropbox://DRIVERS-16547/file_example.tar.gz/file_example2.tar/single_object.xml.gz;
  • Added support for uploading server-side encrypted objects for Amazon S3 storage source via ServerSideEncryption connection property.
  • Added ConnectionType connection property to determine the storage type of specified URI.
  • Added support for using JWT with generic http:// sources. Previously it was only available for specific types of sources like gdrive://. Custom JWT is currently only supported for authorization grants, not client credentials.
  • Added support for Apache HDFS (webhdfs://) as a storage source.
  • Changed the default method for submitting client_credentials grants with OAuth. Before, client_credentials would submit OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret using the HTTP Authorization header. Now the OAuthPasswordGrantType controls this setting and it defaults to OAuthPasswordGrantType=Post. The previous behavior is still available by setting OAuthPasswordGrantType=Basic.
  • Added support for the XMLFormat property which can be set to XML or XMLTable. XMLTable is a new format which allows column names and values to be stored on separate elements, instead of the usual behavior where the element name determines the column name. Useful for generic table layouts where element names are generic and the actual column name is on an attribute or other element.
  • Added support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (ibmobjectstorage://) as a storage source.
  • Added support the sleep operation which can be used to add delays to table operations. This is intended for use with async APIs built around polling. It may be invoked with
    <api:call op="utiladoSleep?timeout=x" />
    where x is the delay in seconds.
  • Added support for excluding files based on the ExcludeFiles connection property.
  • Added support for datetime filters in IncludeFiles and ExcludeFiles connection properties. We currently support CreatedDate and ModifiedDate. Ex:
    ExcludeFiles="TXT,ModifiedDate<=DATETIMEFROMPARTS(2020, 11, 26, 7, 40, 50, 000)"
    ExcludeFiles="ModifiedDate>=DATETIMEFROMPARTS(2020, 11, 26, 7, 40, 49, 000),ModifiedDate<=CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()" 
  • Only the following storage sources will have support for filtering by CreatedDate:
    • Box (box://)
    • GCloudStorage (gs://)
    • GoogleDriveStorageSource (gdrive://)
    • OneDrive (onedrive://)
    • SharePoint (sp://)
    • SharePointREST (sprest://)
  • Added support for the STRING_SPLIT table-valued function in the CROSS APPLY clause.
  • Added the KeySeq column to the sys_foreignkeys table.
  • Added the new sys_primarykeys system table.
  • Updated the Literal Function Names for relative date/datetime functions. Previously, relative date/datetime functions resolved to a different value when used in the projection as opposed to the predicate. For example: SELECT LAST_MONTH() AS lm, Col FROM Table WHERE Col > LAST_MONTH(). Formerly, the two LAST_MONTH() methods would resolve to different datetimes. Now, they will match.
  • As a replacement for the previous behavior, the relative date/datetime functions in the criteria may have an 'L' appended to them. For example: WHERE col > L_LAST_MONTH(). This will continue to resolve to the same values that were previously calculated in the criteria. Note that the "L_" prefix will only work in the predicate - it not available for the projection.
  • Added support for the GOOGLEJSONBLOB JWT certificate type. This works like the existing GOOGLEJSON certificate type except that the certificate is provided as JSON text instead of as a file path.
  • Added support for the AzureServicePrinciple authentication scheme, which will support both using an OAuthClientSecret, or alternatively using a JWT cert.
  • Added support to authenticate submitting JWT certs instead of the OAuthClientSecret for the AzureAD authentication scheme.
  • Updated how display sizes are determined for varchar primary key and foreign key columns so they will match the reported length of the column.
  • SSODomain will not be used anymore for OKTA, OneLogin and ADFS. Instead, Domain should be specified.
  • The AzureAccount connection property is deprecated. Instead, AzureStorageAccount should be used.
  • Reduced the length to 255 for varchar primary key and foreign key columns.

  • Updated index naming convention to avoid duplicates.
  • Kerberos authentication is updated to use TCP by default, but will fall back to UDP if a TCP connection cannot be established.
  • Updated the way default table names are computed so that the file name is taken The provider will now consistently use the following values when naming the table that uses the root XPath. In order: - The value of the roottablename input attribute, if given. - The value of the TableName connection property, if given. This is a new property for XML and its functonality is the same as the JSON property of the same name. - The filename of either the MetadataDiscoveryURI, or the first URI if that is not provided. The filename does not include the extension. If there is no URI, or the filename is empty (e.g. "/home/user/.xml"), or the URI is for HTTP/HTTPS then the URI is ignored. - The value "XMLData".
  • This change does not apply when the connection is in backwards compatibility mode.
  • Added support for reporting special types for aggregates. If the user opts in via SupportNativeDataType and are using JDBC, then the driver will report XML as the type name for aggregate columns (nlike JSON there is no XMLArray / XMLObject distinction)

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Build 23.0.8791