Monthly Change Log: August 2017


Issue Category Type Subject
4512 core Bug Normalize compression algorithm names supported by
hbase.compression.type and hbase.compression.type.raw settings: none, gz, lzo.
4493 core Bug Fixed an issue with region boundaries in the Migration Reporter.
4498 core Bug Added warning if Zookeeper returns TableExistsException which requires clearing Zookeeper cache.
4496 entity_views Bug Fixed an error which created duplicate entity views on each database start.
4481 core Bug Fixed an error caused by a parent tag template referencing a child tag template in a loop.
4480 entity_views Feature Implement formatInterval and formatIntervalShort functions in Entity Views.
4479 UI Bug Fix multiple UI issues with tag templates.
4478 entity Bug Add support for entity names containing commas in Entity Group editor.
4476 api-rest Feature Apply limit parameter when querying forecast data.
4470 administrator Feature Collect disk usage metrics from the server where ATSD is installed.
4467 api-rest Feature Allow access to entity group list method if API guest access is enabled.
4466 metric Bug Add support for timePrecision, persistent, retentionIntervalDays fields in the metric command.
4465 metric Bug Add validation for Invalid Action field in the metric command.
4464 api-rest Feature Speed up series queries with tag expressions such as tags.mount_point LIKE '/*'.
4456 security Feature Update ATSD dependencies (used packages and libraries) to resolve known security issues in netty, Spring, httpclient, xstream, commons-fileupload.
4452 UI Bug Fix response body formatting in the built-in API client.
4443 email Bug Add support for UTF-8 characters in email subjects.
4435 UI Feature Display alert message on Users and Entity Group pages if api.guest.access.enabled is enabled.
4433 UI Bug Fix Delete button in the portal editor.
4432 installation Bug Read hostname from /proc/sys/kernel/hostname if the hostname command is not installed on the Linux server.
4428 installation Bug Set file ownership to axibase:axibase instead of axibase:root when installing ATSD from deb/rpm package.
4421 sql Bug Revert a change which caused empty results to be returned for a non-existing table without raising an error.
4420 sql Bug Return data type as bigint for columns classified as long.
4406 UI Feature Highlight error if tag value is not allowed by a dictionary tag specified in the metric or entity tag template.
4405 UI Feature Add support for exporting and importing tag templates into XML on the Settings > Tag Templates page.
4395 jdbc Feature Add support for wildcards in getTables and getColumns methods.
4389 jdbc Feature Add support for inserting metric and entity tags and fields in INSERT statements.
4388 jdbc Feature Add support for local timestamp format yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss[.fffffffff] in INSERT statements.
4385 jdbc Feature Add missingMetric connection property to control driver behavior in case of unknown table.
4383 jdbc Bug Include the reserved atsd_series if tables=* connection property selects all tables.
4379 jdbc Bug Fixed an error with NULL values in INSERT statements.
4374 sql Feature SQL Metadata API method must return metadata for the pre-defined columns even if the metric does not exist.
4373 jdbc Bug Raise exception if parameter data type is not valid.
4372 jdbc Bug Add support for inserting series tags.
4371 jdbc Bug Fix bug with INSERT statements if the table name is quoted.
4370 jdbc Bug Avoid sending a duplicate metadata query when inserting data.
4369 jdbc Feature Add support for timestamptz connection property to control how timestamps are parsed and formatted when inserting data.
4368 sql Bug Handle placeholders in prepared statements in SQL Metadata API method.
4366 jdbc Feature Refactor JDBC URL.
4365 sql Bug Fixed a bug which caused the server to use an incorrect time zone in GROUP BY PERIOD queries if the database is running in a user-defined time zone.
4363 sql Feature Implement an /api/sql/meta method to obtain query metadata without executing the query.
4345 forecast Bug Add support for tag wildcards in series queries for forecast data: type=FORECAST.
4328 sql Feature Add support for LAG function in JOIN queries.
4303 jdbc Feature Add support for inserting data with JDBC driver using INSERT and UPDATE queries.
4278 core Bug Fix a bug causing the data compaction to hang when multiple detailed column families are present.
3983 api-rest Bug Data API: tags are incorrectly concatenated with group processor.
3874 api-network Bug Data API: series command fails to overwrite value when inserted in batch with append option.
4454 api-rest Feature Standardize period alignment when period is measured in years.
4453 security Bug User without necessary entity permissions can view series records on the Search tab.
4445 message Bug Fixed a bug which caused message retention to not work.
4434 security Feature Add option for administrators to impersonate another user account. The Impersonate button is available on the user settings page.
4424 UI Bug Fix XML serialization in backup and export XML files if the database is using a file encoding other than UTF-8.
4407 search Bug Fix a memory leak in HBase region servers during full search indexing.
4386 sql Feature Add support for querying datetime column using standard Timestamp format yyyy-MM-dd[ HH:mm:SS].
4382 UI Feature The unique Values tab added to the Series Statistics page.
4460 UI Feature Display request execution time in the built-in API client.
4415 UI Feature Refactor metric and entity list editors to support group actions.
4408 UI Bug Refactor Metrics and Entity tabs.
4362 client Feature Add support for HTTP HEAD method in the built-in API client.
4317 sql Feature Added support for publishing scheduled SQL report files.
4297 sql Feature Added support for storing derived series.
4459 UI Bug Apply syntax highlighting in the Data > Replacement Table editor.
4451 UI Bug Standardize form button order throughout web interface.
4444 sql Bug Fix metadata error which caused negative integers to be classified as Double columns.
4133 sql Feature Add support for inline views.
4111 UI Bug Fix error message if unknown tags are displayed on the Export tab.
3948 api-rest Bug Set correct headers for OPTIONS requests.

Issue 4480

formatInterval(elapsedTime(value)) + " ago"

Issue 4476

    "entity": "nurswgvml007",
    "metric": "cpu_busy",
    "type": "FORECAST",
    "startDate": "2016-10-01T00:00:00Z",
    "endDate": "2016-11-01T00:00:00Z",
    "limit": 1

The Limit setting controls the number of samples contained in the result set.

Issue 4464

    "startDate": "1970-01-01T00:00:00Z",
    "endDate": "now",
    "entity": "nurswgvml007",
    "metric": "disk_used",
    "tagExpression": "tags.mount_point LIKE '/*'",
    "limit": 1,
    "seriesLimit": 1

Issue 4454

    "entity": "us.irs",
    "metric": "Expatriated.Citizens",
    "aggregate": {
      "types": [
      "period": {
        "count": 1,
        "unit": "YEAR",
        "align": "END_TIME"
    "startDate": "2000-07-01T00:00:00Z",
    "endDate": "2017-07-01T00:00:00Z"

Issue 4420

SELECT time FROM jvm_memory_used LIMIT 1
  "columnIndex": 1,
  "name": "time",
  "titles": "time",
  "datatype": "bigint",
  "table": "jvm_memory_used",
  "propertyUrl": "atsd:time",
  "dc:description": "Sample Unix time in milliseconds"

Now all columns that returned long are returning bigint.

  "columnIndex": 1,
  "name": "count(*)",
  "titles": "count(*)",
  "datatype": "long",
  "propertyUrl": "atsd:count"

Issue 4406

Issue 4395

The expression uses % and _ wildcards to match tables and columns by name.

// Match tables disk_used, disk_used_percent
ResultSet rs = dmd.getTables(null, null, "_isk_%", null);

Issue 4389

INSERT INTO "temperature"
         (entity, datetime, value, tags.surface, metric.units, entity.tags.location)
  VALUES ('sensor-01', '2017-08-21T00:00:00Z', 24.5, 'Outer', 'Celsius', 'SVL')

Issue 4388

INSERT INTO 'my-metric' (entity, value, datetime) VALUES ('e-1', 123, '2017-07-12 04:05:00.34567')

Issue 4373

final String sql = "INSERT INTO metric1 (time, entity, value, tags) VALUES (?,?,?,?)";
try (PreparedStatement stmt = connection.prepareStatement(sql)) {
    stmt.setLong(1, System.currentTimeMillis());
    stmt.setString(2, "entity1");
    stmt.setString(3, "Hello"); //must be a number
    stmt.setString(4, null);

Issue 4372

Multiple tag pairs must be separated by semi-colon or inserted with setTags method.

String query = "INSERT INTO minsert1 (datetime, entity, value, tags) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)";
PreparedStatement st = conn.prepareStatement(query);
st.setTimestamp(1, new Timestamp(time));
st.setString(2, entityName);
st.setDouble(3, val);
st.setString(4, "tag1=abc;tag2=cde");

Issue 4365

SELECT time, date_format(time, 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm', 'Europe/Vienna')
  FROM m1
GROUP BY period(1 DAY, 'Europe/Vienna')

Issue 4328

SELECT t1.tags.company_name, datetime,
  t1.value, t2.value,
  t1.value - t2.value,
  t1.value - LAG(t1.value)
FROM assets t1
  JOIN liabilities t2
WHERE t1.tags.company_name = 'Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company'
  --ORDER BY datetime
  WITH ROW_NUMBER(t1.tags.company_name ORDER BY datetime) <= 2

Issue 4303

The JDBC driver provides support for writing data into ATSD using INSERT and UPDATE statements. These statements are parsed by the driver into network commands which are inserted into the database with the Data API command method.

INSERT INTO temperature (entity, datetime, value, tags.surface)
                 VALUES ('sensor-01', '2017-08-21T00:00:00Z', 24.5, 'Outer')
UPDATE temperature SET value = 24.5
  WHERE entity = 'sensor-01' AND datetime = '2017-08-21T00:00:00Z' AND tags.surface = 'Outer'
series e:sensor-01 d:2017-08-21T00:00:00Z m:temperature=24.5 t:surface=Outer

Issue 4386

The supported format is yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:SS[.NNNNNNNNN]. The dates are parsed according to the database time zone.

  FROM cpu_busy
WHERE ((datetime >= '2017-07-10 10:06:56.065') AND (datetime <= '2017-07-11 18:49:33.408941'))

Issue 4382

Issue 4460

Query execution time highlighted above.

Issue 4415

Issue 4317

Files produced by an SQL report can be made available for downloading by end users. The report files contain records prepared by the server when the scheduled task last executed.

Issue 4297

The Store option enables writing the results of the query back into the database.

Issue 4133

  • Inline View allows a nested sub-query to be operated on by the containing query.

  • Sub-query values must use reserved column names such as datetime and value.

  • Unlimited sub-queries are supported.

Sample Query:

SELECT datetime, AVG(value) AS "daily_average"
  FROM -- actual table replaced with subquery
    SELECT datetime, MAX(value) AS "value"
      FROM "mpstat.cpu_busy" WHERE datetime >= CURRENT_WEEK


| datetime            | daily_average |
| 2017-08-14 00:00:00 | 96.1          |
| 2017-08-15 00:00:00 | 96.6          |
| 2017-08-16 00:00:00 | 98.8          |
| 2017-08-17 00:00:00 | 95.4          |
| 2017-08-18 00:00:00 | 98.3          |
| 2017-08-19 00:00:00 | 96.1          |
| 2017-08-20 00:00:00 | 93.8          |