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Here described only the breaking and most significant changes. The full changelog and documentation for all released versions could be found in nicely formatted commit history.

v4.16.0#

  • Implemented system/plugin.create_candidates (#893)

v4.15.0#

  • Implemented system.get/use_http_session (#892)

v4.14.0#

  • SQL Where Clause (#882)

v4.13.0#

  • Implemented descriptor type detection for extract/validate (#881)

v4.12.0#

  • Support external profiles for data package (#864)

v4.11.0#

  • Added json argument to resource.to_snap

v4.10.0#

  • Support resource/field renaming in transform (#843)

v4.9.0#

  • Support --path CLI argument (#829)

v4.8.0#

  • Added support for Package(innerpath) argument for unzipping a data package's descriptor

v4.7.0#

  • Support control/dialect as JSON in CLI (#806)

v4.6.0#

  • Implemented describe_dialect and describe(path, type="dialect")
  • Support --dialect argument in CLI

v4.5.0#

  • Implemented Schema.from_jsonschema (#797)

v4.4.0#

  • Use field.constraints.maxLength for SQL's VARCHAR (#795)

v4.3.0#

  • Implemented resource.to_view() (#781)

v4.2.0#

  • Make fields[].arrayItem errors more granular (#767)

v4.1.0#

  • Added support for fields[].arrayItem (#750)

v4.0.0#

v4.0.0a15#

  • Updated loaders (#658) (BREAKING)
    • Renamed filelike loader to stream loader
    • Migrated from text loader to buffer loader

v4.0.0a14#

  • Improve transform API (#657) (BREAKING)
    • Swithed to the transform_resource(resource) signature
    • Swithed to the transform_package(package) signature

v4.0.0a13#

  • Improved resource/package import/export (#655) (BREAKING)
    • Reworked parser.write_row_stream API
    • Reworked resource.from/to API
    • Reworked package.from/to API
    • Reworked Storage API
    • Reworked system.create_storage API
    • Merged PandasStorage into PandasParser
    • Merged SpssStorage into SpssParser

v4.0.0a12#

  • Improved transformation steps (#650) (BREAKING)
    • Split value/formula/function concepts
    • Renamed a few minor step arguments

v4.0.0a11#

  • Improved layout and data streams concepts (#648) (BREAKING)
    • Renamed data_stream to list_stream
    • Renamed readData to readLists
    • Renamed sample to fragment (sample now is raw lists)
    • Implemented loader.buffer
    • Implemented parser.sample
    • Added support for function based checks
    • Added support for function based steps

v4.0.0a10#

  • Reworked Error.tags (BREAKING)
  • Reworked Check API and split labels/header (BREAKING)

v4.0.0a9#

  • Rebased on Detector class (BREAKING)
    • Migrated all infer_*, sync/patch_schema and detect_encoding parameters to Detector
    • Made resource.infer omit empty objects
    • Added resource.read_*(size) argument
    • Added resource.labels property

v4.0.0a8#

  • Improved checks/steps API (#621) (BREAKING)
    • Updated validate(extra_checks=[...]) to validate(checks=[{"code": 'code', ...}])

v4.0.0a7#

  • Updated describe/extract/transform/validate APIs (BREAKING)
    • Removed validate_table (use validate_resource)
    • Removed legacy Table and File classes
    • Removed dataflows plugin
    • Replaced nopool by parallel (not parallel by default)
    • Renamed report.tables to report.tasks
    • Rebased on report.tasks[].resource (instead of plain path/scheme/format/etc)
    • Flatten Pipeline steps signature

v4.0.0a6#

  • Introduced Layout class (BREAKING)
    • Renamed Query class and arguments/properties to Layout
    • Moved header options from Dialect to Layout

v4.0.0a5#

  • Updated transform API
    • Added transform(type) argument

v4.0.0a4#

  • Updated describe API (BREAKING)
    • Renamed describe(source_type) argument to type

v4.0.0a3#

  • Updated extract API (BREAKING)
    • Removed extract_table (use extract_resource with the same API)
    • Renamed extract(source_type) argument to type

v4.0.0a1#

  • Initial API/codebase improvements for v4 (BREAKING)
    • Allow Package/Resource(source) notation (guess descriptor/path/etc)
    • Renamed schema.infer -> Schema.from_sample
    • Renamed resource.inline -> resource.memory
    • Renamed compression_path -> innerpath
    • Renamed compression: no -> compression: ""
    • Updated Package/Resource.infer not to infer stats (use stats=True)
    • Removed Package/Resource.infer(only_sample) argument
    • Removed Resouce.from/to_zip (use Package.from/to_zip)
    • Removed Resouce.source (use Resource.data or Resource.fullpath)
    • Removed package/resource.infer(source) argument (use constructors)
    • Added some new API (will be covered in the updated docs after the v4 release)

v3.48#

  • Make Resource independent from Table/File (#607) (BREAKING)
    • Resource can be opened like Table (it's recommended to use Resource instead of Table)
    • Renamed resource.read_sample() to resource.sample
    • Renamed resource.read_header() to resource.header
    • Renamed resource.read_stats() to resource.stats
    • Removed resource.to_table()
    • Removed resource.to_file()

v3.47#

  • Optimize Row/Header/Table and rename header errors (#601) (BREAKING)
    • Row object is now lazy; it casts data on-demand preserving the same API
    • Method resource/table.read_data(_stream) now includes a header row if present
    • Renamed errors.ExtraHeaderError->ExtraLabelError (extra-label-error)
    • Renamed errors.MissingHeaderError->MissingLabelError (missing-label-error)
    • Renamed errors.BlankHeaderError->BlankLabelError (blank-label-error)
    • Renamed errors.DuplicateHeaderError->DuplicateLabelError (duplicate-label-error)
    • Renamed errors.NonMatchingHeaderError->IncorrectLabelError (incorrect-label-error)
    • Renamed schema.read/write_data->read/write_cells

v3.46#

  • Renamed aws plugin to s3 (#594) (BREAKING)
$ pip install frictionless[aws] # before
$ pip install frictionless[s3] # after

v3.45#

  • Drafted support for writing Multipart Data (#583)

v3.44#

  • Added support for writing to Remote Data (#582)

v3.43#

  • Add support to writing to Google Sheets (#581)
  • Renamed gsheet plugin/format to gsheets (BREAKING: minor)

v3.42#

  • Added support for writing to S3 (#580)

v3.41#

  • Update Loader/Parser API to write to different targets (#579) (BREAKING: minor)

v3.40#

  • Implemented a standalone multipart loader (#573)

v3.39#

  • Fixed Header not being an original one (#572)
  • Fix bad format validation (#571)
  • Added default errors limit equals to 1000 (#570)
  • Added support for field.float_number (#569)

v3.38#

  • Improved ckan plugin (#560)

v3.37#

  • Remove not working elastic plugin draft (#558)

v3.36#

  • Support custom types (#557)

v3.35#

  • Added "resolve" option to "resource/package.to_zip" (#556)

v3.34#

  • Moved frictionless.controls to frictionless.plugins.* (BREAKING)
  • Moved frictionless.dialects to frictionless.plugins.* (BREAKING)
  • Moved frictionless.exceptions.FrictionlessException to frictionless.FrictionlessException (BREAKING)
  • Moved excel dependencies to frictionless[excel] extras (BREAKING)
  • Moved json dependencies to frictionless[json] extras (BREAKING)
  • Consider json files to be a metadata by default (BREAKING)

Code example:

# Before
# pip install frictionless
from frictionless import dialects, exceptions
excel_dialect = dialects.ExcelDialect()
json_dialect = dialects.JsonDialect()
exception = exceptions.FrictionlessException()
# After
# pip install frictionless[excel,json]
from frictionless import FrictionlessException
from frictionless.plugins.excel import ExcelDialect
from frictionless.plugins.json import JsonDialect
excel_dialect = dialects.ExcelDialect()
json_dialect = dialects.JsonDialect()
exception = FrictionlessException()

v3.33#

  • Implemented resource.write (#537)

v3.32#

  • Added url parameter to SQL import/export (#535)

v3.31#

  • Made tables with header and no data rows valid (#534) (BREAKING: minor)

v3.30#

  • Various CLI improvements (#532)
    • Added autocompletion
    • Added stdin support
    • Added "extract --csv"
    • Exposed more options

v3.29#

  • Added experimental CKAN support (#528)

v3.28#

  • Add a "nopool" argument to validate (#527)

v3.27#

  • Stop sorting keyed sources as the order is now guaranteed by Python (#512) (BREAKING)

v3.26#

  • Added "nolookup" argument for validate_package (#515)

v3.25#

  • Add transform functionality (#505)
  • Methods schema.get/remove_field now raise if not found (#505) (BREAKING)
  • Methods package.get/remove_resource now raise if not found (#505) (BREAKING)

v3.24#

  • Lower case resource.scheme/format/hashing/encoding/compression (#499) (BREAKING)

v3.23#

  • Support "header_case" option for dialects (#488)

v3.22#

  • Added suppport for DB2 format (#485)

v3.21#

  • Improved SPSS plugin (#483)
  • Improved BigQuery plugin (#470)

v3.20#

  • Added support for SQL Views (#466)

v3.19#

  • Rebased AwsLoader on streaming (#460)

v3.18#

  • Added hashing parameter to describe/describe_package
  • Removed table.onerror property (BREAKING)

v3.17#

  • Added timezone for datetime/time parsing (#457) (BREAKING)

v3.16#

  • Fixed metadata.to_yaml (#455)
  • Removed the expand argument from metadata.to_dict (BREAKING)

v3.15#

  • Added native schema support to SqlParser (#452)

v3.14#

  • Make Resource the main internal interface (#446) (BREAKING: for plugin authors)
  • Move Resource's stats to resource.stats (BREAKING)
  • Rename on_error to onerror (BREAKING)
  • Added resource.stats.fields

v3.13#

  • Add an on_error argument to Table/Resource/Package (#445)

v3.12#

  • Added streaming to the extract functions (#442)

v3.11#

  • Added experimental BigQuery support (#424)

v3.10#

  • Added experimental SPSS support (#421)

v3.9#

  • Rebased on a goodtables successor versioning

v3.8#

  • Add support SQL/Pandas import/export (#31)

v3.7#

  • Add support for custom JSONEncoder classes (#24)

v3.6#

  • Normalize header terminology

v3.5#

  • Initial public version
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