Mode release notes
Mode release notes

Python Libraries have been updated in Edge!

The latest versions of Python libraries such as spaCy, Prophet, statsmodels, and tabluate are available in Edge. Visit our help site for the full list of up to date libraries, and read this blog post for instructions on how to get started with Edge.


After one month in Edge, the libraries will be available in the standard Python 3.7 environment. Test your notebook compatibility in Edge before the rollout.

Report Permissions in Context




View Collection and Connection-level permissions in Report context

Access to a Mode Report is determined by the Collection in which it lives as well as the data source Connections referenced by its queries.

We’ve put information about Collection and Connection permissions where it’ll be most helpful: on the Report itself.

To see Collection permission info, hover over the Collection name.


Report editors can view details about the data source Connections by clicking on 'View Details.' Information about which Connections are referenced by which queries now populates in the 'Referenced Data' section.


Happy analyzing!

Plotly 5.3.1 live across all Mode Notebooks




The full power of Plotly 5.3.1 is now available in our standard Python 3.7 Notebook environment


No action needed; the next time your Notebooks run any Plotly code, they'll be running the latest version.

Happy analyzing!

Automatic schema updates are now disabled for out-of-use and failing connections




Mode has disabled automatic schema updates for out-of-use and failing connections. By removing data sources that consistently fail, we can better detect schema refresh issues and reduce overall system load to keep processes running smoothly.

  • Out-of-use is defined as data sources with no query runs in the past year.
  • Failing is defined as data sources with schema refreshes that fail consistently over a 60 day period.

Visit our Help Site if you need to re-enable automatic schema updates for any data sources that may have been affected.

Visual Explorer, Mode's new visualization builder, is now live!




You can now explore your data faster in Mode with Visual Explorer, our new flexible system that helps analysts quickly create and iterate through data-heavy visualizations.

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Inspired by the Grammar of Graphics, Visual Explorer lets you pivot and facet large datasets with ease.

You can create combo charts, grouped bars, dual axes with multiple measures, and other visualizations in a highly flexible environment to help you see your data in new ways.

Highlights of Visual Explorer:

  • Visual Explorer works with Helix, allowing you to quickly create and iterate on insights using up to 10Gb of data in a highly responsive, flexible environment.
  • Link visual elements, like size or color, to your data.
  • Manually control chart colors to highlight key insights.
  • Perform code-less table calculations.

Automatic schema refreshes updated to once daily




Schemas will now be automatically refreshed once a day instead of every 10 minutes. This reduces your database load by eliminating unnecessary schema refreshes. If you do need to manually trigger a schema refresh, please see instructions on our Help Site.

All schemas will be refreshed at 3:05pm UTC (7:05am PST / 8:05am PDT based on daylight savings.

Plotly 5.3.1 arrives in Mode Python Notebooks

The full power of Plotly 5.3.1 is now available in our Python Edge environment.

We love Plotly, and we know there's a good chance you do too — Plotly is the most commonly used Python library in Mode Notebooks.

Now, the latest version of the popular graphing library is available in our Python Edge environment.


After one month in Edge, the update will be rolled out to our standard Python 3.7 environment.

Happy plotting and happy analyzing!

Granular access control comes to Personal content

Manage who can view and edit Reports in your Personal content

We all have Personal content in Mode.

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With Personal content permissions, you can manage who in your Workspace can view and edit Reports that live in your Personal content.


Setup is simple.

Choose between three levels of Workspace-wide access to your Personal content: Restricted, Viewer, and Editor. Then, if necessary, grant additional individual and Group entitlements.

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Happy analyzing and sharing!

New Connector: Oracle Autonomous Database

Connect your Oracle Autonomous Database to Mode in less than a minute.

Take advantage of Mode speed at Oracle scale with Oracle’s new Autonomous Database. Oracle’s Autonomous Database uses machine learning to scale capacity and optimize performance, while Mode’s Helix in-memory engine eliminates the need for expensive repeated queries.

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Your data credentials are all it takes to get started.

Happy analyzing!

Managing permissions in Mode is faster and easier!

Manage access to Collections directly from the My Collections page

No need to click into individual Collections to update Workspace, Group, or individual access entitlements. Simply click the three dots to bring up the Mange Access modal, and you're off to the races! manage access from collections.gif

Administrators have the ability bulk remove Additional Access entitlements (Admin-only feature)

This Admin-only feature makes cleaning up permissions at the Collection level much faster and easier. Instead of removing Groups and individual entitlements one-by-one, Admins have the ability to remove entitlements in bulk.