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Replicator Agent Release Notes

Date Released Release Change Product(s) Affected
November 29, 2018 Europium new feature: Replicator Agent can now be run in test mode for testing purposes Replicator Agent
new feature: Replicator Agent can now be run within the Linux Terminal without superuser (sudo) access Replicator Agent
new feature: Command File Sharer configuration option added for records from .csv files being shared to ServiceNow from the Replicator Agent via ServiceNow command queries Replicator Agent
new feature: Data Guarantee can now be enabled for better tracking of shared Replicator Agent data messages via receipts Replicator Agent
new feature: Replicator Agent can now be configured to send out receipts at regular intervals and upon shutdown Replicator Agent
enhancement: MySQL 8 is now supported as a database for the Replicator Agent Replicator Agent
enhancement: File Replicator for Replicator Agent will now create headings in the topmost row of .csv files Replicator Agent
enhancement: Support added for the sharing of CLOB data types Replicator Agent
enhancement: Support added for data sharing with AES-256 encryption Replicator Agent
fixed: The validateConfiguration tool now only validates queues with a valid AMQPS connection Replicator Agent
fixed: Foreign character (4-byte UTF character) support can now be enabled for replication with MySQL 8 Replicator Agent
November 12, 2018 Dubnium patch2 fixed: Replication of foreign languages from Database to ServiceNow Replicator Agent
August 23, 2018 Dubnium fixed: The validateConfiguration tool can now be run as an admin on Windows devices Replicator Agent
fixed: password encryption works with the following special characters: ! @ # % ( ) - + < > & [ ] Replicator Agent
fixed: Agent can now reconnect automatically to a queue after connection to the queue is dropped Replicator Agent
fixed: 302 redirect error when using a proxy for <message_connection> or <instance_connection> Replicator Agent
fixed: an issue where the Validate Configuration Tool was consuming all messages when ran Replicator Agent
fixed: database port numbers were cached when navigating in between panels Replicator Installer
fixed: the formatting of the agent.xml after running the agent installer Replicator Installer
August 2, 2018 Carbon feature: agent now supports highly availability mode to enhance recovery of the agent Replicator Agent
enhancement: on agent startup, remove files that start with “psp” in the bin directory to prevent corrupted files from stopping agent system requirements Replicator Agent
enhancement: agent now supports Java 9 and 10 as illustrated in the system requirements Replicator Agent
enhancement: provide more helpful error message handling when connecting using http protocol Replicator Agent
fixed: agent stops on start up if system does not meet minimum system requirements Replicator Agent
fixed: issue where the agent is not consuming if the queue does not exist Replicator Agent
enhancement: support setting queue that ServiceNow Direct agent will read messages from outbound table in instance Replicator Agent
fixed: a connection issue when agent is configured with ServiceNow Direct Replicator Agent
feature: added the support of the Perspectium File Subscriber Replicator Agent to replicate to Amazon S3 Replicator Agent
enhancement: added a queue name field in Replicator Agent installer Replicator Installer
enhancement: reduced the package size of the Agent installer Replicator Installer
fixed: validation tool not correctly validating http(s) connection with specified queue Replicator Agent
fixed: agent not properly truncating the column data for the first record after increasing the column length Replicator Agent
November 1, 2018 Bismuth patch3 fixed: Replication of foreign languages from Database to ServiceNow Replicator Agent
February 8, 2018 Bismuth fixed: wrapper logs not being rotated properly Replicator Agent
fixed: improve URL validation on agent startup Replicator Agent
feature: Ready to Run agent installation Replicator Installer
October 5, 2017 Argon enhancement: log database and table names when warning about truncating a column Replicator Agent
enhancement: default message_connection to have basic consume attribute set to true Replicator Installer
September 1, 2017 3.26.0 enhancement: Validate Configuration Tool will no longer report duplicates when multiple tasks are configured Replicator Agent
enhancement: made data cache directory configurable Repeater and Service Manager Agent
fixed: when perspectium.log reaches at least 20 MB, it will now save older logs and roll over to the new logs correctly Replicator Agent
enhancement: create large fields as nvarchar(max) in MSSQL to support distinct queries SQL Subscriber
enhancement: handle numeric fields with NaN value by setting it to null and not throwing an exception SQL Subscriber
feature: support of PostgreSQL Database Replicator Agent
August 11, 2017 3.25.0 fixed: an issue where the Validate Configuration Tool was consuming messages. Replicator Agent
fixed: message set count incorrect for HTTPS connections Replicator Agent
enhancement: message set processing every 1000 messages instead of every message Replicator Agent
feature: agent now supports with Solaris OS Platform Replicator Agent
July 19, 2017 3.24.0 fixed: display proper queue not found error message for when queue does not exist Replicator Agent
enhancement: no longer write alerts to the error directory when unable to connect to MBS Directory Sharer
feature: replicator agent now supports 64 bit wrapper and available for upgrade Replicator Agent
July 19, 2017 3.23.1 fixed: performance degradation when agent is consuming a large amount of records Replicator Agent Replicator Agent
June 27, 2017 3.23.0 enhancement: users can now dynamically change logging level to debug using the set logging script Replicator Agent
fixed: when using edge encryption, the agent cannot find the keystore.jceks file Replicator Agent
June 5, 2017 3.22.0 enhancement: improved Redshift data throughput by utilizing S3 buckets as a staging area where replicated data are stored then populated to Redshift tables. Replicator Agent
May 11, 2017 3.21.0 feature: agent now uses Basic Consume by default Replicator Agent
April 18, 2017 3.20.0 enhancement: added the ability to use a TNS string for connections to Oracle Replicator Agent
enhancement: modified Agent reporting mechanism to improve stability and volume Replicator Agent
enhancement: modified Agent retry capabilities to prevent primary key errors when running multiple tasks Replicator Agent
March 27, 2017 3.19.0 fix: log an error when attempting to replicate a table that's unknown by ServiceNow Replicator Agent
enhancement: updated packaged sqlserver JDBC driver to 6.1 as Microsoft is ending support lifecycle for JDBC 4.0 Replicator Agent
enhancement: replicator agent logging now includes the thread name in each message Replicator Agent
feature: save each record as its own file File Subscriber
March 14, 2017 3.18.2 enhancement: improved handling of connection failures to the database Replicator Agent
enhancement: improved retry ability for committing records to the database within unstable environments Replicator Agent
March 2, 2017 3.18.1 enhancement: optimized prefetch size to reduce memory usage Replicator Agent
enhancement: queueing consumer is now only allocated once per task Replicator Agent
enhancement: optimized the handling of channels per a connection Replicator Agent
February 16, 2017 3.18.0 fix: improved handling of failed connections to prevent individual threads from terminating Replicator Agent
fix: an incorrect path for wrapper configuration which caused a StatusLogger error on start up for agent running in Windows environment Replicator Agent
enhancement: create Report supports double clicking to launch in Windows Replicator Agent
January 20, 2017 3.17.0 enhancement: added support for type attribute in <instance_connection> Replicator Agent
enhancement: validateConfiguration.bat supports double clicking to launch in Windows Replicator Installer
enhancement: updated default values for task instances=4, max_reads_per_connect=4000, and polling_interval=1 to optimize subscribing configuration Replicator Installer
enhancement: replicator installer now supports user entering a database type Replicator Installer
enhancement: enhanced validate configuration to be user friendly and provide more suggestions Replicator Agent
enhancement: default to using <message_connection> at task level in agent configuration Replicator Agent
enhancement: log more useful information when starting up the agent Replicator Agent
feature: report table counts every 30 minutes Replicator Agent
fixed: handling of trailing “Z” in ISO 8601 time format Replicator Agent
December 14, 2016 3.16.0 enhancement: added optional Database SID field for Oracle Replicator Installer
enhancement: added message and reporting connection to default to the same server configured during the Agent installation process Replicator Installer
enhancement: subscriber record errors will be sent back to ServiceNow instance Replicator Agent
feature: vertica database support Replicator Agent
October 28, 2016 3.15.0 enhancement: add additional logging entry for errors SQL Subscriber
fixed: An issue where dynamic columns were not processed properly SQL Subscriber
September 30, 2016 3.14.0 fixed: TableAction error after adding a new column field name that is larger than 60 characters SQL Subscriber
enhancement: default to the same server as message_connection for reporting connection Replicator Agent
removed: deprecated file subscriber option from installer Replicator Agent
enhancement: provide support of 64 bit fixed and floating point values SQL Subscriber
September 2, 2016 3.13.0 enhancement: support a subset of columns from a table SQL Subscriber
fixed: Table Action error when replicating a Account Table from Salesforce to a DB SQL Subscriber
fixed: null values are displayed as a string for empty fields SQL Subscriber
enhancement: see output from stderr and stdout in the agent log files SQL Subscriber
August 15, 2016 3.12.0 enhancement: component_type set for heartbeat sent in for support Replicator Agent
July 15, 2016 3.11.0 fixed: unable to share records after connection idles vSphere Sharer
fixed: SQLTableStructure runtime error with format specifier SQL Subscriber
fixed: replication of ServiceNow Table views returns the SQL Errors SQL Subscriber
fixed: xml encoded field values from ServiceNow incorrectly contain XML encoding when inserted/updated into table SQL Subscriber
feature: added the ability to Create Report which packages the agent config and log files into a zip file Replicator Agent
June 24, 2016 3.10.1 fixed: issue with replication of CR and LF in ServiceNow fields to Database SQL Subscriber
fixed: issue with replication of ServiceNow database view tables to Database SQL Subscriber
fixed: hanging of the Agent when replicating to a Database that contains an extremely large number of rows Replicator Agent
June 17, 2016 3.10.0 fixed: SQLShareByLastUpdateQuery not properly working SQL Sharer
enhancement: simplify the handling of column name mappings Replicator Agent


View Previous Releases for the Perspectium Replicator Agent.

Replicator Agent Known Issues

Date Detected Releases Affected Issue Fixed in Release
06/01/2018 Argon + Foreign characters not correctly sharing out from database to ServcieNow Bismuth, Dubnium
06/01/2018 Carbon The formatting for the agent.xml displays incorrectly Dubnium
04/26/2018 Argon If Agent is ran with a queue that doesn't exist, it will display “the [queue] you are subscribing to does not exit, it will be auto-created once data is shared to it…retrying.” even after the queue gets created. Dubnium
07/06/2017 3.16.0+ Running the Agent Validation Configuration will consume messages if message connection is set to HTTPS and specified queue 3.25.0
06/27/2017 3.23.0+ Agent message set activity count not displaying correctly in ServiceNow with AMQP(S) connections Not Fixed
06/20/2017 3.23.0+ Empty MBS logs are generated in the Agent log folder Carbon
05/07/2017 3.20.0 Agent might hang at times on performance reporting threads 3.21.0
02/15/2017 3.18.0 Agent returns a WARN message TableStatsReporter - Error: java.lang.NullPointerException for MySQL Agent. 3.25.0
01/12/2017 3.17.0 Agent returns a StatusLogger error on start up when ran on a Windows environment. 3.18.0
12/23/2016 3.14.0+ Oracle Agent will return the Error ORA-00955: name is already used by an existing object when replicating inserts to an Oracle DB running multiple subscribe tasks 3.17.0
10/26/2016 3.14.0+ Agent will receive a WARNING - Unable to load the Wrapper''s native library 'wrapper.dll' when ran using a 64-Bit JVM instead of 32-Bit Not Fixed
09/29/2016 3.13.0 Replication of database view tables returns a Table Action error 3.14.0
07/20/2016 3.11.0+ The message set activity reported by the Agent is incorrect for HTTPS connections 3.25.0
07/08/2016 3.11.0 The Agent will return an error if the name of the Agent created contains non-alphanumeric characters 3.12.0
06/17/2016 3.10.0+ Sharing of Uppercase columns from Database to ServiceNow is not compatible. Not Fixed
06/07/2016 3.10.0+ The message set count might be incorrect if the Replicator Agent is interrupted and resumed during data replication. Not Fixed
06/07/2016 3.10.0+ The missing of 1 record is possible if the Agent process is suspended or interrupted then resumed during data replication. (AMQP/S) Not Fixed
06/20/2016 3.9.0 ServiceNow database view tables do not replicate to the Database correctly 3.10.1
05/25/2016 3.9.0 When replicating a long table with a similar name that gets truncated by default to Oracle DB, only one column will replicate since when truncated, the names will be the same. Not Fixed
06/06/2016 3.8.0 issue which would cause a DB timeout when retrieving metadata for very large tables. 3.10.1
06/13/2016 3.8.0 Issue with Replicator Agent DB sharing which resulted in no shared records when a criteria of last updated date field was used 3.10.0
05/25/2016 3.8.0+ Dynamic columns feature in the Agent configuration is not functioning properly. 3.15.0
06/03/2016 3.2.5+ When replicating ServiceNow fields that contains CR and LF, the values “&#13” are replicated to the Database 3.10.1
04/28/2016 3.2.5+ Replicator will return a SQLException - identifier is too long error when a Table name with over 30 characters is replicated. 3.9.0
04/15/2016 3.7.0 Upon replicating a field that contains decimals from SN to a DB, the value listed in the DB after replication would contain extra decimals (5 places). 3.14.0
04/01/2016 3.7.0 Agent might display a Dpapi -decrypted value Error although user credentials are correct and protected although data successfully replicates to MSSQL DB 3.8.0
03/30/2016 3.7.0 Agent might encounter various SQLTableStructure errors during replication due to new Data Types for Geneva 3.8.0
03/29/2016 3.7.0 Agent returns a ERROR SQLTableStructure when the data type “Glide_date” is replicated. 3.9.0
03/16/2016 3.6.1 Agent returns a TableAction error String or binary data would be truncated when replicating a larger dictionary value of a ServiceNow field. (MSSQL only) 3.8.0
03/16/2016 3.6.1 Agent displays a WARN SQLTableStructure - Column: [custom_price_field] type error but can't modify the type! when replicating a custom price field (Oracle and MSSQL) 3.7.0
03/11/2016 3.6.0 Agent returns a SQLTableStructure error when replicating a larger dictionary from two different ServiceNow instances. 3.7.0
03/11/2016 3.6.0, 3.6.1 Agent returns a SQLSubscriber error when replicating a larger dictionary value of a ServiceNow field. 3.7.0
03/07/2016 3.6.0, 3.6.1 Agent receives a WARN SQLROW message when a non json array data is excluded as json array 3.7.0
02/18/2016 3.5.0 Replication of a custom price field that uses the currencies (Euro, Pound, Yen, and CHF) defaults to system currency of ServiceNow Not an Agent Issue
02/18/2016 3.5.0 Korean Characters do not replicate correctly to Oracle DB. Not Fixed
02/16/2016 3.5.0 Database mapping for MySQL is not mapping all types properly. 3.9.0
02/16/2016 3.5.0 Database_connection_timeout use error. Not Fixed
02/16/2016 3.4.4+ Replicator agent does not start if one of the target databases is not accessible. 3.9.0
02/12/2016 3.4.2+ Agent returned a Table Action error after adding a new column field name that is larger than 60 characters. 3.8.0
12/11/2015 3.3.0 - 3.4.4When replicating a table that contains the fx_price field, the agent will return an error if the fx_price column is not excluded using the <exclude_columns> directive. 3.5.0
01/27/2016 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3 Sharing feature of Replicator agent does not function correctly, this is due to the set fetch size change. 3.4.4
02/08/2016 3.4.0 Replicated data that is too large to fit into the target column is not truncated. Not Fixed
02/08/2016 3.4.0 When subscribing to MySQL, a failure might occur when the database is inactive for a long period of time Not Fixed
01/25/2016 3.4.0, 3.4.1 Replicator agent would hang when replicating to a DB that has a large amount of rows for tables sys_journal_field and sys_audit. 3.4.2
01/12/2016 3.4.0 The connection closes when a queue that doesn't exist is queried. 3.5.0
12/15/2016 3.3.0-3.4.4 Replicator's default string size is not 250. 3.5.0
01/17/2016 3.3.0 Unknown column error when schema directory is not present and a new field is created on ServiceNow and replicated to Oracle DB. 3.3.1
01/19/2016 3.3.0 Replicator Agent throws error when connecting to a MySQL database with any username other than “root”. 3.3.1
12/28/2015 3.3.0 A dynamic share that has update as its action will not be applied to a non-existent primary key, SQL will state no update and it's not reported as an error. Not Fixed
01/17/2016 3.3.0 Upon running a bulk share of a table with new custom created fields to an Oracle DB, the newly created field would display in Uppercase. 3.3.1
01/19/2016 3.3.0-3.4.4 Replication of a ServiceNow view is failing when there's more than 1 pseduo sys_id field and one of them has no value. 3.5.0
01/11/2016 3.3.0 Data is lost when schema service is interrupted. 3.4.0
12/28/2015 3.3.0 Customer using SQLSubscriberIODateTimePlugin report inconsistencies up updating target table 3.4.0
11/13/2015 3.2.5 Name is displayed as “Will be overwritten” on ServiceNow after running a share task on agent from DB to ServicenNow 3.3.0
12/14/2016 3.2.5 Upon sharing a table from an Agent to ServiceNow, an Error is returned with an invalid record state. The name field in ServiceNow is displayed as ticket.null. 3.3.0
12/09/2015 3.2.5 Customers are not able to share views since they don't have a sys_id which is required as the primary key. 3.3.0
12/03/2015 3.2.4, 3.2.5 Upper case columns replication for Oracle DB not functioning correctly. 3.3.0
10/20/2015 3.2.5 “File not found” error after selecting the option Exchange and did not get an option to enter in our exchange name. 3.2.9
08/07/2015 3.2.4 Agent not catching floating poin values for integers which caused a Numberformat exception. 3.2.5
08/03/2015 3.2.3 When PSP_SCHEMA is downloaded, both upper case and lower case files are created. 3.2.4
07/28/2015 3.2.3 Encrypted string values in config fields not working properly. 3.2.4
07/06/2015 3.1.15 When a queue is missing, replicator agent goes into loop repeatedly. 3.2.3
08/28/2015 3.1.14 Chinese and Japanese Characters does not properly replicate to DB 3.1.15

For more information about current and previous Perspectium Replicator Agent releases or to request an upgrade, e-mail support@perspectium.com or call 888.620.8880.

replicator_agent_releases.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/20 16:08 by timothy.pike