This section provides a high-level description of the new features included in release 3.0:
- SSO and third-party authentication support
- Customizable boards and panels
- Board and panel visualizations
- Sentence model query builder
- Customizable event, actor, and flow properties
- Persistent query history
- Data and action dictionary
- Enhanced calculations for comparisons
- Flow visualization for actor path discovery
- Calendar-aligned times for month, quarter, and year
- Export capabilities
- Share queries
SSO and third-party authentication support
Scuba 3.0 supports the following methods of authentication:
- Azure AD authentication, with other third-party auth platforms to be supported in upcoming 3.x releases.
- Local authentication, which is the Scuba default.
Customizable boards and panels
Interactive boards provide the ability to create queries that can be saved as visual panels and shared with team members. You can customize boards through adding, filtering, and rearranging panels that are updated dynamically. Likewise, you can modify queries and then save them as new panels inline. For more information, see the following:
Board and panel visualizations
Boards and panels can display dynamic query results in the following formats. Tooltip details appear when you hover the cursor over graph data points.
- Time view—Linear line graph of events in chronological order
- Table view—Table display of query data results
- Sankey view—Flow diagram the chronological path of actor events
- Number view—Numeric values and descriptions for query results
- Bar view—Bar chart graph
- Stacked bar view—Bar chart graphs stacked one upon another
- Samples—Event data for a query graph, shown in table format
For more information, see the following:
Sentence model query builder
The sentence model query builder provides an intuitive means for defining queries. You specify selections for the query from drop-down lists. Then, the query builder automatically adds words to create grammatically correct sentences describing the query logic.
Data and action dictionary
The data and action dictionary provides drop-down lists of valid properties for current data and action selections. Each event property page (Events > event_property) displays a list of Common Actions for that event as well.
Customizable event, actor, and flow properties
You can create custom event, actor, and flow properties that act as filters and perform operations on a query. You can use multiple properties on a query, then perform iterative modifications on the properties as needed.
Persistent query history
A query history across your session appears in the left panel of Explore view. The display provides an easily accessible intuitive reference of all the queries you've created. You can return to a query and review past results, rerun the query for updated results, or modify the query to explore new results.
Enhanced calculations for comparisons
Scuba 3.0 provides robust sets of measures and filtering criteria for comparisons, allowing you to express the comparison of n measures as an algebraic expression. Users can add, subtract, multiply, and divide measures or numbers in the query itself without having to create a derived column.
Flow visualization for actor path discovery
Flows provide a visual mapping of user path discovery. You can define a flow based on an actor (shard key) with a specified number of steps. You can apply filters for each step, as well as global filters, time-outs between events, and overall maximum time of the flow. Flow results are shown as a Sankey diagram, split according to step, action, event, and other contexts.
Calendar-aligned times for month, quarter, and year
Scuba 3.0 provides calendar-aligned times that allow you to select month, quarter, or year for relative time windows.
Scuba 3.0 provides the ability to copy a query URL for sharing in email, Slack messages, and other electronic communication platforms.
If you're familiar with Scuba 2.x, you may miss a few features in 3.0. No worries! The following functionality will be included in an upcoming 3.x release:
- Activity metrics
- Built in __day__, __hour__ functions
- Stacked area time view
- Pie view
- Distribution view
- A/B view
- Retention view
- Export to CSV
- Timezone support
- Automatic refresh for boards
- Scheduled emails for boards
The following issues were resolved in Release 3.0.
|HIG-13039||When you use SSO with your auth provider, you are given a link—that when clicked—redirects you to a shared location after login.|
The following are known issues in Release 3.0:
- All queries are run in GMT.
- Board queries are only re-run when you view a board.
- For day_of_week functionality, you must enter it directly into Explorer.
|HIG-14359||When creating an actor property based on a flow property, the preview may error out. However, the object is still functional and can be used in Explorer.|
|HIG-14850||When creating an actor property, the preview may issue a query over a different time range than specified in the definition of the actor property. However, the object is still functional and can be used in Explorer.|
|HIG-14963||When choosing a custom trailing window (which differs from the resolution) in the explorer and running a query that counts actors filtered to the value of a custom actor property, the query may return incorrect results.|
|HIG-14555||Selecting the "is previous to state" flow operator directly from Explorer can cause a query error. To achieve this use case, run a Sankey view query and use the chart interactions.|
|HIG-12336||Referencing set columns within a filter can cause a query error.|
|HIG-14478||Splitting a Sankey view query by a set column can cause a query error.|
|HIG-14937||Splitting a Sankey view query by a DAY_OF_WEEK function expression can cause a query error.|
|HIG-14828||Splitting a Sankey view query by an actor property can cause a query error.|
|HIG-11565||Insufficient system memory can cause flow queries not to complete.|
|HIG-13826||You are unable to show aggregations of both actor properties and event / flow properties within the same query.|
|HIG-14430||Choosing "1 year ago" to "now" in Explorer may not give intuitive results, as it selects the most recent complete year which may not include any recent data. Using "1 year ago exactly" to "now" goes back in time one year from the exact current time. This same distinction exists for all calendar time units.|
|HIG-13763||When using the Edge browser, the trash can icon (to clear a section of the explorer) may not render. However, clicking to the far right of that section will still clear it.|
|HIG-13664||When using the Edge browser, you may need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the time scrubber.|
|HIG-15082||First and Last for Identifier columns will be supported in 3.1.|
|HIG-14830||Spaces and "." will reset your type ahead search, supported in 3.1.|
|HIG-14922||Typing a space in Explorer fields resets the search to anything typed after the space only.|