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Version 1702 - March 9, 2017 - Background removal and Get & Transform improvements

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#1 Jonathan


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:36 PM

Version 1702 (Build 16.0.7870.2020)


Released to Current Channel on March 9, 2017


Background removal


This version adds a new Remove Background tool, available from the Picture Tools tab when a picture is selected. This tool allows backgrounds to be easily removed from pictures using a free-hand drawing tool.


Get & Transform improvements


This version includes several improvements to Get & Transform, including:

  • 'Select Related Tables' option available for ODBC and OLEDB data sources.
  • Multiple files can now be combined via the folder Data Preview dialog
  • A new context menu option has been added to the Query Editor window, allowing new steps to be inserted into existing queries

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