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Yellowfin 9.4.2 further consolidates  security for Windows file systems through a Tomcat version upgrade to 9.0.41 .(learn more)

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  • Added broadcasting support for client organization-specific external URL configuration (eg,, (learn more).
  • Broadcast Frequency is now more flexible, with a new option to broadcast on a particular day of a particular week in a given month (learn more).
  • A dashboard can now be scheduled for broadcast. It can be broadcast as a link or as a PDF attachment (learn more here and here).
  • FTP broadcast can now optionally add a timestamp to a file name (learn more).
  • Improved text in the UI to better reflect how the minimum broadcast interval works.
  • Allowed bulk CC broadcast reporting when using ARJDBC driver. 


  • Image management functionality has been overhauled. There is a new, intuitive look and feel, search performance has been improved, and images can be tagged as official Corporate Images (restricted by a role). The workflow for adding images to a Dashboard has been simplified (learn more here and here).
  • Added the ability to replace an image in Dashboard and Present canvas while retaining all its widget properties, such as opacity, dimensions, position etc (learn more).
  • Implemented image link formatting that takes an image URL from report data and wraps it in an HTML image tag to display it inline within the report table (learn more).


  • Added extra PDF export options including page size, page orientation, and saving defaults for next time (learn more). 


  • Assisted Insights can now be enabled for reports and charts embedded via the JS API (learn more).
  • Developers can now toggle certain UI features of a report by manipulating output types. Report interactions (drill down, drill anywhere, drill through, series selection, unit selection, brushing, timeslider) can be disabled when loading reports with the JS API. The API can also be used to trigger report interactions (drill breadcrumbs, show annotations).
  • Added the export menu to dashboards embedded in the JS API.
  • Drill through reports are now possible on reports loaded using the JS API. A drill through report can replace the existing report or appear in a pop-up window. You can also customize the display to suit your needs.
  • Reports can now be loaded but not automatically displayed on the page when using the reports.loadReport() function in the JS API. Also added the ReportAPI function for devs to easily create a visualisation of a report.


  • Our REST API version is now 1.1, with new endpoints added for: managing user access to organisations; licence management; role creation and management; scheduled background task management; metadata SQL query functions;   GET/threshold-alerts for fetching broadcast alerts received by a user; creating and managing categories; importing and exporting content; managing caching; and, content translations.
  • Unlocked REST admin services for non-server based licenses (only REST content services require a server licence).
  • licence management, role creation and management, scheduled background task management and metadata SQL query functions. 
  • Added an admin mode toggle, used to suspend new content creation in a Yellowfin instance, enabling zero-downtime upgrades of clustered environments.
  • Removed outdated restlet library.


  • New licences can now be deployed during a db-only silent upgrade.
  • Upgraded:
    • Upgraded jQuery library to version 3.5.1
    • Spring framework libraries to version 5.2.7
    • Google Guava Library to version 29.0
    • PostgreSQL JDBC driver to 42.2.14
    • Apache Tomcat to version 9.0.37.
    • Apache POI to version 4.1.2
    • Apache Commons FileUpload to version 1.4
    • JGroups to version 4.2.4 (see Community article)
    • Jakarta-XML web services framework to version 2.3.3
    • JasperReports library to version 6.13.0
    • SnakeYAML to version 1.26.
  • Reinforced security against XSS attacks in the dashboard builder, canvas and text widgets.
  • Enhanced the JSESSIONID cookie to support SameSite, which is slowly being rolled out in many browsers (learn more).
  • Added missing date functions to HSQLDB, Exasol and Intersystems IRIS databases, in line with existing date functions for Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, Snowflake, and SQL Server.
  • Restored CUSTOMPARAMETERS functionality to web service calls.
  • Updated the process of importing report-based views to always include their parent report.
  • Improved web service for imported views so that when an imported view replaces an existing view, the imported content folder and subfolder replace the existing content.
  • Implemented changes to allow multilevel Tomcat context paths.
  • Added a configuration option, VIEWTABLELIMIT, to restrict the number of tables returned from the database on view creation.
  • Enabled a Java Virtual Machine run parameter for UTF8 in order to broadcast reports to file with report names that contain particular UTF8 characters.
  • Enhanced session management for cluster deployments, including timeout information for remote sessions in Session Management, and the ability to remove stale sessions stored in the repository database.
  • Improved stability when Repository and Source connection pools are near saturation to prevent deadlocks.
  • Cleaned up logging and enhanced it to include Thread Id, Session Identifier and Code Function to log lines.
  • Added event auditing for user role updates in the Admin console.
  • Added the ability to set a user’s regional display preferences for decimal and thousand separators based on the language configured for that user (learn more here and here).
  • Added the option to require users to update their password at regular intervals. Interval length is adjustable. LDAP users, whose passwords are managed client side, are excluded from this reminder (learn more).
  • Added logonCheck.i4 which may be called from a browser to check if there's already an active Yellowfin session. This may be used before initiating an SSO call.
  • Enabled SSO using an AJAX call to logon.i4 with a web service token, but without an "entry" page. 
  • Removed ColumnarDB as a new datasource type (existing ColumnarDBs aren’t affected).

User Interface

  • Rewired the Undo and Redo buttons to work in code mode.
  • Totals and subtotals can now be moved to any side — top, left, right or bottom — of a report table (learn more here and here).
  • Added the ability to group data on calculated fields that span multiple sub queries.
  • Enhanced calculated fields tool to include a dropdown to set the type of calculated field before validation.
  • Added an option to show or hide the minimum/maximum value in the report filter value list.
  • Added the option to hide report names in both static and canvas dashboards (learn more).
  • Improved usability and functionality of the text widget, including easier toggling to and from edit mode, keyboard shortcuts and more (learn more).
  • Added a new text widget parameter, tablevalue, which can be used to display a table cell's content within a text widget (learn more).
  • More customization options through CSS variables for prominent colours used in the application.
  • Improved the positioning of customized UI elements such as dropdowns and tooltips on fixed-width pages.
  • Category trimming is now available on bar and column charts with dimension colours.
  • Added text alignment to numeric display charts.
  • Improved rendering of Yellowfin when embedded on a page by enabling iFrame integration and full Application Integration to work together in the same session.
  • Reimplemented the slide-out Left Nav Filter Panel style, so it's now possible to use it as a slide-out or a single widget.
  • Reimplemented drill through from Report to Dashboard.
  • Reinstated the Export List option on the dashboard content pop-up menu. 
  • Hard-coded filters can now be passed through to child reports during drill through.
  • Converted report date fields from metric to dimension for the import process.
  • Updated all date pickers to follow the global 'Week Start Day' setting.
  • Updated charts dimension values so that a null value is now shown as << null >> and an empty value as << empty >>.
  • Improved the positioning of the Add button for calculated fields.
  • Enabled the use of WKT geometry fields in freehand SQL columns. Users can also disable the geometry cache and use the non-cached WKT geometry fields.