Release notes of items completed between 2020 R2 Patch 1 and 2021 R1
Alpana Server and Alpana Designer have been upgraded from to
Alpana Update File Dependency has been upgraded from to


Version 2021R1 is a major release includes new features and bugfixes.
The application is updated to the latest web technologies (.NET 5), with the latest security features and patches.

Upgrade Instructions

To upgrade your installation, please see the generic upgrading chapter.
Don’t forget to instruct all your users to clear their browser cache or do a hard refresh.

Alpana Server

License upgrade

Important: This is a new major version, so it requires a valid support contract to upgrade, and you must ask for a new license Activation to your support.

New Pre-Requisite

Alpana Server now requires to install a new version of .Net 5 Runtime & Hosting Bundle.
See Server Pre-Requisites for more information.

Previous versions of .Net Core may be uninstalled safely if they are not used by other software.

License upgrade

Important: This is a new major version, so it requires a valid support contract to upgrade, and you must ask for a new license Activation to your support.

Alpana Designer

New Pre-Requisites

Alpana Designer now requires to install “ASP.NET Core Runtime 5.0” and “.NET Desktop Runtime 5.0”
See “Designer Pre-Requisites”: “”:#404 for more information.

Main Features

Enhanced Feature: New color palette

New color palette will be applied to new dashboard. If you want to keep the old style, please check corresponding chapter : Color Theme

Enhanced Feature: Web connector

The web connector has been improved to connect to more complex restful API. Check chapter to see how to configure it

New Feature: Widget manual export management

It’s now possible to choose in the designer which widget can export his data.

New Feature: OMI options for maximize and refresh

In the OMI configuration, maximize and refresh option is available to enable or disable controls in widgets.

New feature

Enhanced Feature: Auto refresh

The widget auto refresh configuration can set which widget will be auto updated.

Enhanced feature: Export notification

The export notification feature now is possible on multiple dashboard tab and stay open as long as you don’t download it. Don’t lose time to wait for it, you can continue your browsing meanwhile the export is in progress and you can go back the tab to get your export. It will just wait for you!

Widget improvements

Label widget connected to Data

The widget can connect to data source to show the datas with aggregated feature.
See Label chapter for more information.

Range navigator color

The range navigator main color can be changed to get a better integration to your interface branding.

Server improvements

Runtime Connections Management

The Runtime connection can be imported or exported for backup purpose or to be transferred to another environment. More information about runtime connection management can be found here

Known Issues and Incompatibilities

  • Widget header can overlap content if the font size is too big.
  • Due to cyber security rules export in mobile application has been removed. It will be available again in a future release.

Solved Issues

The following are the main bugs that were fixed between Alpana v to v3.4.0.20

ALP-I2466 : Improved tooltip display when mouse is moving over the widget
ALP-I2357 : Improved OMI behavior when Current asset is updated several time
ALP-I2458 : Updated link to online documentation
ALP-I2454 : Fixed a problem on Gantt display when published
ALP-I2449 : Improved Sankey value display on mobile app
ALP-I2457 : Comment windows from widget can’t close
ALP-I2459 : Improved Excel file connection to support % symbol in column header
ALP-I2461 : Historian Connector – Improve boolean management in data source
ALP-I2463 : Improved automatic scale handling when min and max scale change due to filtering
ALP-I2443 : Fixed widget card pdf export
ALP-I2465 : Fixed Grid widget conditional line color
ALP-I2464 : Fixed Historian corrector Tag fetch with inconsistent connection
ALP-I2462 : Fixed Checkbox selection when multiple checkbox widgets filter themselves
ALP-I2460 : Fixed problem when first tenant has been removed
ALP-I2356 : Fixed OMI Problem when update a dashboard with publish

In addition, minor corrections have been added to product.

Last modified: Sep 13, 2021


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