Excel Add-In for Facebook Ads

Build 21.0.8137

Changelog

General Changes

[7915] - 2021-09-02

Added
  • Added support for the STRING_SPLIT table-valued function in the CROSS APPLY clause.

[7889] - 2021-08-07

Changed
  • Add the KeySeq column to the sys_foreignkeys table.

[7888] - 2021-08-06

Changed
  • Add the new sys_primarykeys system table.

[7874] - 2021-07-23

Changed
  • 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 vs te predicate. Ie: 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. Ie: WHERE col > L_LAST_MONTH(). This will continue to resolve to the same values that previously were calculated in the criteria. Note that the "L_" prefix will only work in the predicate - it not available for the projection.

[7859] - 2021-07-08

Added
  • Added the TCP Logging Module for the logging information happening on the TCP wire protocol. The transport bytes that are incoming and ongoing will be logged at verbosity=5.

[7785] - 2021-04-23

Added
  • Added support for handling client side formulas during insert / update. For example: UPDATE Table SET Col1 = Concat(Col1, " - ", Col2) WHERE Col2 LIKE 'A%'

[7783] - 2021-04-23

Changed
  • Updated how display sizes are determined for varchar primary key and foreign key columns so they will match the reported length of the column.

[7776] - 2021-04-16

Added
  • Non-conditional updates between two columns is now available to all drivers. For example: UPDATE Table SET Col1=Col2
Changed
  • Reduced the length to 255 for varchar primary key and foreign key columns.
  • Updated implicit and metadata caching to improve performance and support for multiple connections. Old metadata caches are not compatible - you would need to generate new metadata caches if you are currently using CacheMetadata.
  • Updated index naming convention to avoid duplicates
  • Updated and standardized Getting Started connection help.
  • Added the Advanced Features section to the help of all drivers.
  • Categorized connection property listings in the help for all editions.

Excel Add-In Changes

[8085] 2022-02-19

Added
  • The button "Get Data -> From ProviderX" now displays a submenu with existing connections buttons, and a separator, with the "New ProviderX Connection" button, if a connections exist. If no connection exists, then clicking "Get Data -> From ProviderX" will prompt the user to create a new connection prior to selecting the data.
Removed
  • In the "Table Selection" form, the "Source", "New Connection", "Connection", "Edit Connection" are removed as they are out of the context of the "Table Selection" form.

[8069] - 2022-02-03

Added
  • Added support for adding columns to existing tables. This feature is only added for the Snowflake driver at the moment. More providers may be added in the future.

[8035] - 2021-12-31

Added
  • Added batch support for CDATAINSERT, CDATAUPDATE, CDATADELETE UDFs.

[7985] - 2021-11-11

Added
  • Added a config file option RETRIEVE_DATA_ROWS_PERCOUNT. When getting data, this indicates the number of rows to be retrieved per count. The default value is 1000.
Changed
  • Improved performance when loading data from Get Data/Refresh and the CDATAQUERY function.

[7977] - 2021-11-03

Added
  • Implemented a mechanism to detect if the user aborted the process or not.
  • Added new VBA functions: GetLastErrorCode and GetLastError.

[7972] - 2021-10-29

Added
  • Added new VBA functions: GetUpSertedRows, UpSertRows, UpSertAll and UpSert.
Changed
  • The "Update Rows" button has a new context. It will update changes made to existing rows or insert newly created rows.
Removed
  • The "Add Rows" button has been removed.

[7951] - 2021-10-08

Added
  • Added the ability to create and populate tables in the data source based on existing Excel tables. This feature is only added for the Snowflake driver at the moment. More providers may be added in the future.

[7941] - 2021-09-28

Added
  • When loading data, table columns are auto-fitted to display all cells content. In cases when cells have large amounts of text and the table has many rows, this operation might be slow.
  • Added a config file option DISABLE_AUTOFIT_COLUMN. Setting DISABLE_AUTOFIT_COLUMN==TRUE will speed up the process in those cases. The default value is FALSE.
Changed
  • Changed the maximum characters that a cell can get from the data source from 8,192 to 32,767.

[7877] - 2021-07-26

Added
  • Added the possibility to sort via UI on the "CData Query" form. The order of the sort is defined by reordering the columns.

[7872] - 2021-07-21

Removed
  • Removed support for .NET 3.5. Before upgrade/downgrade, a clean uninstall and then the same product versions install should be performed. So, if we want to downgrade, all the downgrade build versions must be with a .NET 3.5 support. If we want to upgrade, all the upgrade build versions must be with the dropped .NET 3.5 support.

[7857] - 2021-07-06

Added
  • Added a config file option REPLACE_SYSTEM_LOCALE=TRUE. This indicates whether Office culture replaces system locale. The default value is TRUE. This way there is the option to disable overriding system locale by setting it to FALSE.

[7847] - 2021-06-26

Added
  • Added the ability to move the columns up and down on the "CData Query" form grid view and change their order via UI.

[7845] - 2021-06-24

Added
  • Added the default parameter "showPopups" so the user may decide to show or not popups when calling VBA functions.

[7811] - 2021-05-21

Added
  • A new UI implementation is added for "in" and "not in" filter options on the "CData Query" form. The user is able to select via an interface from a list of distinct column values.

[7669] - 2020-12-30

Added
  • Implemented user awareness during the upgrade process from 2019 to 2020 or 2021 editions.

[7657] - 2020-12-18

Added
  • Added the "is null" and "is not null" filters on the "CData Query" form.

Facebook Ads Changes

[8038] - 2022-01-12

Added
  • Added the following fields for AdCreatives: EffectiveInstagramMediaId, EffectiveInstagramStoryId, SourceInstagramMediaId.

[7976] - 2021-11-02

Changed
  • Updated the maximum pagesize to be unrestricted for all tables. Previously Facebook would throw exceptions if the pagesize was exceeded, but this seems to have been removed.

[7969] - 2021-10-26

Changed
  • The default API version is updated to 12.0.

[7958] - 2021-10-14

Added
  • Added the TargetingDevicePlatforms, TargetingPublisherPlatforms, and TargetingInstagramPositions to the drivers.

[7940] - 2021-09-27

Added
  • Added extra columns for Dimension, Hierarchy and OLAPType to sys_tablecolumns for OLAP properties.

[7836] - 2021-06-14

Changed
  • The default API version is updated to 11.0.
  • Facebook has removed access from apps to return comment ids when the user does not also have permissions to moderate the comments. This may mean in some cases comments will stop returning with our driver when they were working previously.
  • The user_likes and user_posts permissions (no longer used by default with the embedded driver) now have much more difficult requirements to access them from Facebook.
  • Nearly all unique page type columns for the Pages table were deprecated by Facebook. For example, Parking columns, GeneralInfo, Attire, Restaurant Services columns, Awards, etc. These will all start returning null as Facebook transitions to the New Page Experience. These columns will be removed in the 2022 release of the driver.

[7749] - 2021-04-13

Changed
  • Updated the default Version to 10.0.
  • On the AdsInsights and AdInsightsActions tables, the date_preset input available input value of "lifetime" is changed to "maximum" to comply with Facebook API changes. The more relevant impact is that as of API version 10.0, apps may only retrieve up to 37 months prior data. In the past, older insight data was available.

[7749] - 2021-03-19

Deprecated
  • The Permissions connnection property is deprecated and replaced with Scope to match other drivers.

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Build 21.0.8137