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2022 Changelog

ClickHouse release v22.4, 2022-040-20

Backward Incompatible Change

  • Do not allow SETTINGS after FORMAT for INSERT queries (there is compatibility setting parser_settings_after_format_compact to accept such queries, but it is turned OFF by default). #35883 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Function yandexConsistentHash (consistent hashing algorithm by Konstantin "kostik" Oblakov) is renamed to kostikConsistentHash. The old name is left as an alias for compatibility. Although this change is backward compatible, we may remove the alias in subsequent releases, that's why it's recommended to update the usages of this function in your apps. #35553 (Alexey Milovidov).

New Feature

  • Added INTERPOLATE extension to the ORDER BY ... WITH FILL. Closes #34903. #35349 (Yakov Olkhovskiy).
  • Profiling on Processors level (under log_processors_profiles setting, ClickHouse will write time that processor spent during execution/waiting for data to system.processors_profile_log table). #34355 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Added functions makeDate(year, month, day), makeDate32(year, month, day). #35628 (Alexander Gololobov). Implementation of makeDateTime() and makeDateTIme64(). #35934 (Alexander Gololobov).
  • Support new type of quota WRITTEN BYTES to limit amount of written bytes during insert queries. #35736 (Anton Popov).
  • Added function flattenTuple. It receives nested named Tuple as an argument and returns a flatten Tuple which elements are the paths from the original Tuple. E.g.: Tuple(a Int, Tuple(b Int, c Int)) -> Tuple(a Int, b Int, c Int). flattenTuple can be used to select all paths from type Object as separate columns. #35690 (Anton Popov).
  • Added functions arrayFirstOrNull, arrayLastOrNull. Closes #35238. #35414 (Maksim Kita).
  • Added functions minSampleSizeContinous and minSampleSizeConversion. Author achimbab. #35360 (Maksim Kita).
  • New functions minSampleSizeContinous and minSampleSizeConversion. #34354 (achimbab).
  • Introduce format ProtobufList (all records as repeated messages in out Protobuf). Closes #16436. #35152 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Add h3PointDistM, h3PointDistKm, h3PointDistRads, h3GetRes0Indexes, h3GetPentagonIndexes functions. #34568 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Add toLastDayOfMonth function which rounds up a date or date with time to the last day of the month. #33501. #34394 (Habibullah Oladepo).
  • New aggregation function groupSortedArray to obtain an array of first N values. #34055 (palegre-tiny).
  • Added load balancing setting for [Zoo]Keeper client. Closes #29617. #30325 (小路).
  • Add a new kind of row policies named simple. Before this PR we had two kinds or row policies: permissive and restrictive. A simple row policy adds a new filter on a table without any side-effects like it was for permissive and restrictive policies. #35345 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Added an ability to specify cluster secret in replicated database. #35333 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Added sanity checks on server startup (available memory and disk space, max thread count, etc). #34566 (Sergei Trifonov).
  • INTERVAL improvement - can be used with [MILLI|MICRO|NANO]SECOND. Added toStartOf[Milli|Micro|Nano]second() functions. Added [add|subtract][Milli|Micro|Nano]seconds(). #34353 (Andrey Zvonov).

Experimental Feature

  • Added support for transactions for simple MergeTree tables. This feature is highly experimental and not recommended for production. Part of #22086. #24258 (tavplubix).
  • Support schema inference for type Object in format JSONEachRow. Allow to convert columns of type Map to columns of type Object. #35629 (Anton Popov).
  • Allow to write remote FS cache on all write operations. Add system.remote_filesystem_cache table. Add drop remote filesystem cache query. Add introspection for s3 metadata with system.remote_data_paths table. Closes #34021. Add cache option for merges by adding mode read_from_filesystem_cache_if_exists_otherwise_bypass_cache (turned on by default for merges and can also be turned on by query setting with the same name). Rename cache related settings (remote_fs_enable_cache -> enable_filesystem_cache, etc). #35475 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • An option to store parts metadata in RocksDB. Speed up parts loading process of MergeTree to accelerate starting up of clickhouse-server. With this improvement, clickhouse-server was able to decrease starting up time from 75 minutes to 20 seconds, with 700k mergetree parts. #32928 (李扬).

Performance Improvement

  • A new query plan optimization. Evaluate functions after ORDER BY when possible. As an example, for a query SELECT sipHash64(number) FROM numbers(1e8) ORDER BY number LIMIT 5, function sipHash64 would be evaluated after ORDER BY and LIMIT, which gives ~20x speed up. #35623 (Nikita Taranov).
  • Sizes of hash tables used during aggregation now collected and used in later queries to avoid hash tables resizes. #33439 (Nikita Taranov).
  • Improvement for hasAll function using SIMD instructions (SSE and AVX2). #27653 (youennL-cs). #35723 (Maksim Kita).
  • Multiple changes to improve ASOF JOIN performance (1.2 - 1.6x as fast). It also adds support to use big integers. #34733 (Raúl Marín).
  • Improve performance of ASOF JOIN if key is native integer. #35525 (Maksim Kita).
  • Parallelization of multipart upload into S3 storage. #35343 (Sergei Trifonov).
  • URL storage engine now downloads multiple chunks in parallel if the endpoint supports HTTP Range. Two additional settings were added, max_download_threads and max_download_buffer_size, which control maximum number of threads a single query can use to download the file and the maximum number of bytes each thread can process. #35150 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Use multiple threads to download objects from S3. Downloading is controllable using max_download_threads and max_download_buffer_size settings. #35571 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Narrow mutex scope when interacting with HDFS. Related to #35292. #35646 (shuchaome).
  • Require mutations for per-table TTL only when it had been changed. #35953 (Azat Khuzhin).

Improvement

  • Multiple improvements for schema inference. Use some tweaks and heuristics to determine numbers, strings, arrays, tuples and maps in CSV, TSV and TSVRaw data formats. Add setting input_format_csv_use_best_effort_in_schema_inference for CSV format that enables/disables using these heuristics, if it's disabled, we treat everything as string. Add similar setting input_format_tsv_use_best_effort_in_schema_inference for TSV/TSVRaw format. These settings are enabled by default. - Add Maps support for schema inference in Values format. - Fix possible segfault in schema inference in Values format. - Allow to skip columns with unsupported types in Arrow/ORC/Parquet formats. Add corresponding settings for it: input_format_{parquet|orc|arrow}_skip_columns_with_unsupported_types_in_schema_inference. These settings are disabled by default. - Allow to convert a column with type Null to a Nullable column with all NULL values in Arrow/Parquet formats. - Allow to specify column names in schema inference via setting column_names_for_schema_inference for formats that don't contain column names (like CSV, TSV, JSONCompactEachRow, etc) - Fix schema inference in ORC/Arrow/Parquet formats in terms of working with Nullable columns. Previously all inferred types were not Nullable and it blocked reading Nullable columns from data, now it's fixed and all inferred types are always Nullable (because we cannot understand that column is Nullable or not by reading the schema). - Fix schema inference in Template format with CSV escaping rules. #35582 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add parallel parsing and schema inference for format JSONAsObject. #35592 (Anton Popov).
  • Added a support for automatic schema inference to s3Cluster table function. Synced the signatures of s3 and s3Cluster. #35544 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Added support for schema inference for hdfsCluster. #35602 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Add new setting input_format_json_read_bools_as_numbers that allows to infer and parse bools as numbers in JSON input formats. It's enabled by default. Suggested by @alexey-milovidov. #35735 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Improve columns ordering in schema inference for formats TSKV and JSONEachRow, closes #35640. Don't stop schema inference when reading empty row in schema inference for formats TSKV and JSONEachRow. #35724 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add settings input_format_orc_case_insensitive_column_matching, input_format_arrow_case_insensitive_column_matching, and input_format_parquet_case_insensitive_column_matching which allows ClickHouse to use case insensitive matching of columns while reading data from ORC, Arrow or Parquet files. #35459 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Added is_secure column to system.query_log which denotes if the client is using a secure connection over TCP or HTTP. #35705 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Now kafka_num_consumers can be bigger than amount of physical cores in case of low resource machine (less than 16 cores). #35926 (alesapin).
  • Add some basic metrics to monitor engine=Kafka tables. #35916 (filimonov).
  • Now it's not allowed to ALTER TABLE ... RESET SETTING for non-existing settings for MergeTree engines family. Fixes #35816. #35884 (alesapin).
  • Now some ALTER MODIFY COLUMN queries for Arrays and Nullable types can be done at metadata level without mutations. For example, alter from Array(Enum8('Option1'=1)) to Array(Enum8('Option1'=1, 'Option2'=2)). #35882 (alesapin).
  • Added an animation to the hourglass icon to indicate to the user that a query is running. #35860 (peledni).
  • support ALTER TABLE t DETACH PARTITION (ALL). #35794 (awakeljw).
  • Improve projection analysis to optimize trivial queries such as count(). #35788 (Amos Bird).
  • Support schema inference for insert select with using input table function. Get schema from insertion table instead of inferring it from the data in case of insert select from table functions that support schema inference. Closes #35639. #35760 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Respect remote_url_allow_hosts for Hive tables. #35743 (李扬).
  • Implement send_logs_level for clickhouse-local. Closes #35653. #35716 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Closes #35641 Allow EPHEMERAL columns without explicit default expression. #35706 (Yakov Olkhovskiy).
  • Add profile event counter AsyncInsertBytes about size of async INSERTs. #35644 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Improve the pipeline description for JOIN. #35612 (何李夫).
  • Deduce absolute hdfs config path. #35572 (李扬).
  • Improve pasting performance and compatibility of clickhouse-client. This helps #35501. #35541 (Amos Bird).
  • It was possible to get stack overflow in distributed queries if one of the settings async_socket_for_remote and use_hedged_requests is enabled while parsing very deeply nested data type (at least in debug build). Closes #35509. #35524 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add sizes of subcolumns to system.parts_columns table. #35488 (Anton Popov).
  • Add explicit table info to the scan node of query plan and pipeline. #35460 (何李夫).
  • Allow server to bind to low-numbered ports (e.g. 443). ClickHouse installation script will set cap_net_bind_service to the binary file. #35451 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Fix INSERT INTO table FROM INFILE: it did not display the progress bar. #35429 (xiedeyantu).
  • Add arguments --user, --password, --host, --port for clickhouse-diagnostics tool. #35422 (李扬).
  • Support uuid for Postgres engines. Closes #35384. #35403 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • For table function s3cluster or HDFSCluster or hive, we can't get right AccessType by StorageFactory::instance().getSourceAccessType(getStorageTypeName()). This pr fix it. #35365 (李扬).
  • Remove --testmode option for clickhouse-client, enable it unconditionally. #35354 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Don't allow wchc operation (four letter command) for clickhouse-keeper. #35320 (zhangyuli1).
  • Add function getTypeSerializationStreams. For a specified type (which is detected from column), it returns an array with all the serialization substream paths. This function is useful mainly for developers. #35290 (李扬).
  • If port is not specified in cluster configuration, default server port will be used. This closes #34769. #34772 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Use minmax index for orc/parquet file in Hive Engine. Related PR: https://github.com/ClickHouse/arrow/pull/10. #34631 (李扬).
  • System log tables now allow to specify COMMENT in ENGINE declaration. Closes #33768. #34536 (Maksim Kita).
  • Proper support of setting max_rows_to_read in case of reading in order of sorting key and specified limit. Previously the exception Limit for rows or bytes to read exceeded could be thrown even if query actually requires to read less amount of rows. #33230 (Anton Popov).
  • Respect only quota & period from cgroups, ignore shares (which are not really limit the number of the cores which can be used). #35815 (filimonov).

Build/Testing/Packaging Improvement

  • Add next batch of randomization settings in functional tests. #35047 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add backward compatibility check in stress test. Closes #25088. #27928 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Migrate package building to nfpm - Deprecate release script in favor of packages/build - Build everything in clickhouse/binary-builder image (cleanup: clickhouse/deb-builder) - Add symbol stripping to cmake (todo: use $prefix/lib/$bin_dir/clickhouse/$binary.debug) - Fix issue with DWARF symbols - Add Alpine APK packages - Rename alien to additional_pkgs. #33664 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Add a night scan and upload for Coverity. #34895 (Boris Kuschel).
  • A dedicated small package for clickhouse-keeper. #35308 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Running with podman was failing: it complains about specifying the same volume twice. #35978 (Roman Nikonov).
  • Minor improvement in contrib/krb5 build configuration. #35832 (Anton Kozlov).
  • Add a label to recognize a building task for every image. #35583 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Apply black formatter to python code and add a per-commit check. #35466 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Redo alpine image to use clean Dockerfile. Create a script in tests/ci to build both ubuntu and alpine images. Add clickhouse-keeper image (cc @nikitamikhaylov). Add build check to PullRequestCI. Add a job to a ReleaseCI. Add a job to MasterCI to build and push clickhouse/clickhouse-server:head and clickhouse/clickhouse-keeper:head images for each merged PR. #35211 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Fix stress-test report in CI, now we upload the runlog with information about started stress tests only once. #35093 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Switch to libcxx / libcxxabi from LLVM 14. #34906 (Raúl Marín).
  • Update unixodbc to mitigate CVE-2018-7485. Note: this CVE is not relevant for ClickHouse as it implements its own isolation layer for ODBC. #35943 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).

Bug Fix

  • Added settings input_format_ipv4_default_on_conversion_error, input_format_ipv6_default_on_conversion_error to allow insert of invalid ip address values as default into tables. Closes #35726. #35733 (Maksim Kita).
  • Avoid erasing columns from a block if it doesn't exist while reading data from Hive. #35393 (lgbo).
  • Add type checking when creating materialized view. Close: #23684. #24896 (hexiaoting).
  • Fix formatting of INSERT INFILE queries (missing quotes). #35886 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Disable session_log because memory safety issue has been found by fuzzing. See #35714. #35873 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Avoid processing per-column TTL multiple times. #35820 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix inserts to columns of type Object in case when there is data related to several partitions in insert query. #35806 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix bug in indexes of not presented columns in -WithNames formats that led to error INCORRECT_NUMBER_OF_COLUMNS when the number of columns is more than 256. Closes #35793. #35803 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fixes #35751. #35799 (Nikolay Degterinsky).
  • Fix for reading from HDFS in Snappy format. #35771 (shuchaome).
  • Fix bug in conversion from custom types to string that could lead to segfault or unexpected error messages. Closes #35752. #35755 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix any/all (subquery) implementation. Closes #35489. #35727 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix dropping non-empty database in clickhouse-local. Closes #35692. #35711 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix bug in creating materialized view with subquery after server restart. Materialized view was not getting updated after inserts into underlying table after server restart. Closes #35511. #35691 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix possible Can't adjust last granule exception while reading subcolumns of experimental type Object. #35687 (Anton Popov).
  • Enable build with JIT compilation by default. #35683 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix possible loss of subcolumns in experimental type Object. #35682 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix check ASOF JOIN key nullability, close #35565. #35674 (Vladimir C).
  • Fix part checking logic for parts with projections. Error happened when projection and main part had different types. This is similar to https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/33774 . The bug is addressed by @caoyang10. #35667 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix server crash when large number of arguments are passed into format function. Please refer to the test file and see how to reproduce the crash. #35651 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix usage of quotas with asynchronous inserts. #35645 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix positional arguments with aliases. Closes #35600. #35620 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Check remote_url_allow_hosts before schema inference in URL engine Closes #35064. #35619 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix HashJoin when columns with LowCardinality type are used. This closes #35548. #35616 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Fix possible segfault in MaterializedPostgreSQL which happened if exception occurred when data, collected in memory, was synced into underlying tables. Closes #35611. #35614 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Setting database_atomic_wait_for_drop_and_detach_synchronously worked incorrectly for ATTACH TABLE query when previously detached table is still in use, It's fixed. #35594 (tavplubix).
  • Fix HTTP headers with named collections, add compression_method. Closes #35273. Closes #35269. #35593 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix s3 engine getting virtual columns. Closes #35411. #35586 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fixed return type deduction for caseWithExpression. The type of the ELSE branch is now correctly taken into account. #35576 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Fix parsing of IPv6 addresses longer than 39 characters. Closes #34022. #35539 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix cast into IPv4, IPv6 address in IN section. Fixes #35528. #35534 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix crash during short circuit function evaluation when one of arguments is nullable constant. Closes #35497. Closes #35496. #35502 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix crash for function throwIf with constant arguments. #35500 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix bug in Keeper which can lead to unstable client connections. Introduced in #35031. #35498 (alesapin).
  • Fix bug in function if when resulting column type differs with resulting data type that led to logical errors like Logical error: 'Bad cast from type DB::ColumnVector<int> to DB::ColumnVector<long>'.. Closes #35367. #35476 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix excessive logging when using S3 as backend for MergeTree or as separate table engine/function. Fixes #30559. #35434 (alesapin).
  • Now merges executed with zero copy replication (experimental) will not spam logs with message Found parts with the same min block and with the same max block as the missing part _ on replica _. Hoping that it will eventually appear as a result of a merge.. #35430 (alesapin).
  • Skip possible exception if empty chunks appear in GroupingAggregatedTransform. #35417 (Nikita Taranov).
  • Fix working with columns that are not needed in query in Arrow/Parquet/ORC formats, it prevents possible errors like Unsupported <format> type <type> of an input column <column_name> when file contains column with unsupported type and we don't use it in query. #35406 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix for local cache for remote filesystem (experimental feature) for high concurrency on corner cases. #35381 (Kseniia Sumarokova). Fix possible deadlock in cache. #35378 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix partition pruning in case of comparison with constant in WHERE. If column and constant had different types, overflow was possible. Query could return an incorrect empty result. This fixes #35304. #35334 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix schema inference for TSKV format while using small max_read_buffer_size. #35332 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix mutations in tables with enabled sparse columns. #35284 (Anton Popov).
  • Do not delay final part writing by default (fixes possible Memory limit exceeded during INSERT by adding max_insert_delayed_streams_for_parallel_write with default to 1000 for writes to s3 and disabled as before otherwise). #34780 (Azat Khuzhin).

ClickHouse release v22.3-lts, 2022-03-17

Backward Incompatible Change

  • Make arrayCompact function behave as other higher-order functions: perform compaction not of lambda function results but on the original array. If you're using nontrivial lambda functions in arrayCompact you may restore old behaviour by wrapping arrayCompact arguments into arrayMap. Closes #34010 #18535 #14778. #34795 (Alexandre Snarskii).
  • Change implementation specific behavior on overflow of function toDatetime. It will be saturated to the nearest min/max supported instant of datetime instead of wraparound. This change is highlighted as "backward incompatible" because someone may unintentionally rely on the old behavior. #32898 (HaiBo Li).
  • Make function cast(value, 'IPv4'), cast(value, 'IPv6') behave same as toIPv4, toIPv6 functions. Changed behavior of incorrect IP address passed into functions toIPv4, toIPv6, now if invalid IP address passes into this functions exception will be raised, before this function return default value. Added functions IPv4StringToNumOrDefault, IPv4StringToNumOrNull, IPv6StringToNumOrDefault, IPv6StringOrNull toIPv4OrDefault, toIPv4OrNull, toIPv6OrDefault, toIPv6OrNull. Functions IPv4StringToNumOrDefault , toIPv4OrDefault , toIPv6OrDefault should be used if previous logic relied on IPv4StringToNum, toIPv4, toIPv6 returning default value for invalid address. Added setting cast_ipv4_ipv6_default_on_conversion_error, if this setting enabled, then IP address conversion functions will behave as before. Closes #22825. Closes #5799. Closes #35156. #35240 (Maksim Kita).

New Feature

  • Support for caching data locally for remote filesystems. It can be enabled for s3 disks. Closes #28961. #33717 (Kseniia Sumarokova). In the meantime, we enabled the test suite on s3 filesystem and no more known issues exist, so it is started to be production ready.
  • Add new table function hive. It can be used as follows hive('<hive metastore url>', '<hive database>', '<hive table name>', '<columns definition>', '<partition columns>') for example SELECT * FROM hive('thrift://hivetest:9083', 'test', 'demo', 'id Nullable(String), score Nullable(Int32), day Nullable(String)', 'day'). #34946 (lgbo).
  • Support authentication of users connected via SSL by their X.509 certificate. #31484 (eungenue).
  • Support schema inference for inserting into table functions file/hdfs/s3/url. #34732 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Now you can read system.zookeeper table without restrictions on path or using like expression. This reads can generate quite heavy load for zookeeper so to enable this ability you have to enable setting allow_unrestricted_reads_from_keeper. #34609 (Sergei Trifonov).
  • Display CPU and memory metrics in clickhouse-local. Close #34545. #34605 (李扬).
  • Implement startsWith and endsWith function for arrays, closes #33982. #34368 (usurai).
  • Add three functions for Map data type: 1. mapReplace(map1, map2) - replaces values for keys in map1 with the values of the corresponding keys in map2; adds keys from map2 that don't exist in map1. 2. mapFilter 3. mapMap. mapFilter and mapMap are higher order functions, accepting two arguments, the first argument is a lambda function with k, v pair as arguments, the second argument is a column of type Map. #33698 (hexiaoting).
  • Allow getting default user and password for clickhouse-client from the CLICKHOUSE_USER and CLICKHOUSE_PASSWORD environment variables. Close #34538. #34947 (DR).

Experimental Feature

  • New data type Object(<schema_format>), which supports storing of semi-structured data (for now JSON only). Data is written to such types as string. Then all paths are extracted according to format of semi-structured data and written as separate columns in most optimal types, that can store all their values. Those columns can be queried by names that match paths in source data. E.g data.key1.key2 or with cast operator data.key1.key2::Int64.
  • Add database_replicated_allow_only_replicated_engine setting. When enabled, it only allowed to only create Replicated tables or tables with stateless engines in Replicated databases. #35214 (Nikolai Kochetov). Note that Replicated database is still an experimental feature.

Performance Improvement

  • Improve performance of insertion into MergeTree tables by optimizing sorting. Up to 2x improvement is observed on realistic benchmarks. #34750 (Maksim Kita).
  • Columns pruning when reading Parquet, ORC and Arrow files from URL and S3. Closes #34163. #34849 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Columns pruning when reading Parquet, ORC and Arrow files from Hive. #34954 (lgbo).
  • A bunch of performance optimizations from a performance superhero. Improve performance of processing queries with large IN section. Improve performance of direct dictionary if its source is ClickHouse. Improve performance of detectCharset , detectLanguageUnknown functions. #34888 (Maksim Kita).
  • Improve performance of any aggregate function by using more batching. #34760 (Raúl Marín).
  • Multiple improvements for performance of clickhouse-keeper: less locking #35010 (zhanglistar), lower memory usage by streaming reading and writing of snapshot instead of full copy. #34584 (zhanglistar), optimizing compaction of log store in the RAFT implementation. #34534 (zhanglistar), versioning of the internal data structure #34486 (zhanglistar).

Improvement

  • Allow asynchronous inserts to table functions. Fixes #34864. #34866 (Anton Popov).
  • Implicit type casting of the key argument for functions dictGetHierarchy, dictIsIn, dictGetChildren, dictGetDescendants. Closes #34970. #35027 (Maksim Kita).
  • EXPLAIN AST query can output AST in form of a graph in Graphviz format: EXPLAIN AST graph = 1 SELECT * FROM system.parts. #35173 (李扬).
  • When large files were written with s3 table function or table engine, the content type on the files was mistakenly set to application/xml due to a bug in the AWS SDK. This closes #33964. #34433 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Change restrictive row policies a bit to make them an easier alternative to permissive policies in easy cases. If for a particular table only restrictive policies exist (without permissive policies) users will be able to see some rows. Also SHOW CREATE ROW POLICY will always show AS permissive or AS restrictive in row policy's definition. #34596 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Improve schema inference with globs in File/S3/HDFS/URL engines. Try to use the next path for schema inference in case of error. #34465 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Play UI now correctly detects the preferred light/dark theme from the OS. #35068 (peledni).
  • Added date_time_input_format = 'best_effort_us'. Closes #34799. #34982 (WenYao).
  • A new settings called allow_plaintext_password and allow_no_password are added in server configuration which turn on/off authentication types that can be potentially insecure in some environments. They are allowed by default. #34738 (Heena Bansal).
  • Support for DateTime64 data type in Arrow format, closes #8280 and closes #28574. #34561 (李扬).
  • Reload remote_url_allow_hosts (filtering of outgoing connections) on config update. #35294 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Support --testmode parameter for clickhouse-local. This parameter enables interpretation of test hints that we use in functional tests. #35264 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Add distributed_depth to query log. It is like a more detailed variant of is_initial_query #35207 (李扬).
  • Respect remote_url_allow_hosts for MySQL and PostgreSQL table functions. #35191 (Heena Bansal).
  • Added disk_name field to system.part_log. #35178 (Artyom Yurkov).
  • Do not retry non-rertiable errors when querying remote URLs. Closes #35161. #35172 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Support distributed INSERT SELECT queries (the setting parallel_distributed_insert_select) table function view(). #35132 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • More precise memory tracking during INSERT into Buffer with AggregateFunction. #35072 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Avoid division by zero in Query Profiler if Linux kernel has a bug. Closes #34787. #35032 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Add more sanity checks for keeper configuration: now mixing of localhost and non-local servers is not allowed, also add checks for same value of internal raft port and keeper client port. #35004 (alesapin).
  • Currently, if the user changes the settings of the system tables there will be tons of logs and ClickHouse will rename the tables every minute. This fixes #34929. #34949 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Use connection pool for Hive metastore client. #34940 (lgbo).
  • Ignore per-column TTL in CREATE TABLE AS if new table engine does not support it (i.e. if the engine is not of MergeTree family). #34938 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Allow LowCardinality strings for ngrambf_v1/tokenbf_v1 indexes. Closes #21865. #34911 (Lars Hiller Eidnes).
  • Allow opening empty sqlite db if the file doesn't exist. Closes #33367. #34907 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Implement memory statistics for FreeBSD - this is required for max_server_memory_usage to work correctly. #34902 (Alexandre Snarskii).
  • In previous versions the progress bar in clickhouse-client can jump forward near 50% for no reason. This closes #34324. #34801 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Now ALTER TABLE DROP COLUMN columnX queries for MergeTree table engines will work instantly when columnX is an ALIAS column. Fixes #34660. #34786 (alesapin).
  • Show hints when user mistyped the name of a data skipping index. Closes #29698. #34764 (flynn).
  • Support remote()/cluster() table functions for parallel_distributed_insert_select. #34728 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Do not reset logging that configured via --log-file/--errorlog-file command line options in case of empty configuration in the config file. #34718 (Amos Bird).
  • Extract schema only once on table creation and prevent reading from local files/external sources to extract schema on each server startup. #34684 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Allow specifying argument names for executable UDFs. This is necessary for formats where argument name is part of serialization, like Native, JSONEachRow. Closes #34604. #34653 (Maksim Kita).
  • MaterializedMySQL (experimental feature) now supports materialized_mysql_tables_list (a comma-separated list of MySQL database tables, which will be replicated by the MaterializedMySQL database engine. Default value: empty list — means all the tables will be replicated), mentioned at #32977. #34487 (zzsmdfj).
  • Improve OpenTelemetry span logs for INSERT operation on distributed table. #34480 (Frank Chen).
  • Make the znode ctime and mtime consistent between servers in ClickHouse Keeper. #33441 (小路).

Build/Testing/Packaging Improvement

  • Package repository is migrated to JFrog Artifactory (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Randomize some settings in functional tests, so more possible combinations of settings will be tested. This is yet another fuzzing method to ensure better test coverage. This closes #32268. #34092 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Drop PVS-Studio from our CI. #34680 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Add an ability to build stripped binaries with CMake. In previous versions it was performed by dh-tools. #35196 (alesapin).
  • Smaller "fat-free" clickhouse-keeper build. #35031 (alesapin).
  • Use @robot-clickhouse as an author and committer for PRs like https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/34685. #34793 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Limit DWARF version for debug info by 4 max, because our internal stack symbolizer cannot parse DWARF version 5. This makes sense if you compile ClickHouse with clang-15. #34777 (Alexey Milovidov).
  • Remove clickhouse-test debian package as unneeded complication. CI use tests from repository and standalone testing via deb package is no longer supported. #34606 (Ilya Yatsishin).

Bug Fix (user-visible misbehaviour in official stable or prestable release)

  • A fix for HDFS integration: When the inner buffer size is too small, NEED_MORE_INPUT in HadoopSnappyDecoder will run multi times (>=3) for one compressed block. This makes the input data be copied into the wrong place in HadoopSnappyDecoder::buffer. #35116 (lgbo).
  • Ignore obsolete grants in ATTACH GRANT statements. This PR fixes #34815. #34855 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Fix segfault in Postgres database when getting create table query if database was created using named collections. Closes #35312. #35313 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix partial merge join duplicate rows bug, close #31009. #35311 (Vladimir C).
  • Fix possible Assertion 'position() != working_buffer.end()' failed while using bzip2 compression with small max_read_buffer_size setting value. The bug was found in https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/35047. #35300 (Kruglov Pavel). While using lz4 compression with a small max_read_buffer_size setting value. #35296 (Kruglov Pavel). While using lzma compression with small max_read_buffer_size setting value. #35295 (Kruglov Pavel). While using brotli compression with a small max_read_buffer_size setting value. The bug was found in https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/35047. #35281 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix possible segfault in JSONEachRow schema inference. #35291 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix CHECK TABLE query in case when sparse columns are enabled in table. #35274 (Anton Popov).
  • Avoid std::terminate in case of exception in reading from remote VFS. #35257 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix reading port from config, close #34776. #35193 (Vladimir C).
  • Fix error in query with WITH TOTALS in case if HAVING returned empty result. This fixes #33711. #35186 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix a corner case of replaceRegexpAll, close #35117. #35182 (Vladimir C).
  • Schema inference didn't work properly on case of INSERT INTO FUNCTION s3(...) FROM ..., it tried to read schema from s3 file instead of from select query. #35176 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix MaterializedPostgreSQL (experimental feature) table overrides for partition by, etc. Closes #35048. #35162 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix MaterializedPostgreSQL (experimental feature) adding new table to replication (ATTACH TABLE) after manually removing (DETACH TABLE). Closes #33800. Closes #34922. Closes #34315. #35158 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix partition pruning error when non-monotonic function is used with IN operator. This fixes #35136. #35146 (Amos Bird).
  • Fixed slightly incorrect translation of YAML configs to XML. #35135 (Miel Donkers).
  • Fix optimize_skip_unused_shards_rewrite_in for signed columns and negative values. #35134 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • The update_lag external dictionary configuration option was unusable showing the error message Unexpected key `update_lag` in dictionary source configuration. #35089 (Jason Chu).
  • Avoid possible deadlock on server shutdown. #35081 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix missing alias after function is optimized to a subcolumn when setting optimize_functions_to_subcolumns is enabled. Closes #33798. #35079 (qieqieplus).
  • Fix reading from system.asynchronous_inserts table if there exists asynchronous insert into table function. #35050 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix possible exception Reading for MergeTree family tables must be done with last position boundary (relevant to operation on remote VFS). Closes #34979. #35001 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix unexpected result when use -State type aggregate function in window frame. #34999 (metahys).
  • Fix possible segfault in FileLog (experimental feature). Closes #30749. #34996 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix possible rare error Cannot push block to port which already has data. #34993 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix wrong schema inference for unquoted dates in CSV. Closes #34768. #34961 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Integration with Hive: Fix unexpected result when use in in where in hive query. #34945 (lgbo).
  • Avoid busy polling in ClickHouse Keeper while searching for changelog files to delete. #34931 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix DateTime64 conversion from PostgreSQL. Closes #33364. #34910 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix possible "Part directory doesn't exist" during INSERT into MergeTree table backed by VFS over s3. #34876 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Support DDLs like CREATE USER to be executed on cross replicated cluster. #34860 (Jianmei Zhang).
  • Fix bugs for multiple columns group by in WindowView (experimental feature). #34859 (vxider).
  • Fix possible failures in S2 functions when queries contain const columns. #34745 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Fix bug for H3 funcs containing const columns which cause queries to fail. #34743 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Fix No such file or directory with enabled fsync_part_directory and vertical merge. #34739 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix serialization/printing for system queries RELOAD MODEL, RELOAD FUNCTION, RESTART DISK when used ON CLUSTER. Closes #34514. #34696 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix allow_experimental_projection_optimization with enable_global_with_statement (before it may lead to Stack size too large error in case of multiple expressions in WITH clause, and also it executes scalar subqueries again and again, so not it will be more optimal). #34650 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Stop to select part for mutate when the other replica has already updated the transaction log for ReplatedMergeTree engine. #34633 (Jianmei Zhang).
  • Fix incorrect result of trivial count query when part movement feature is used #34089. #34385 (nvartolomei).
  • Fix inconsistency of max_query_size limitation in distributed subqueries. #34078 (Chao Ma).

ClickHouse release v22.2, 2022-02-17

Upgrade Notes

  • Applying data skipping indexes for queries with FINAL may produce incorrect result. In this release we disabled data skipping indexes by default for queries with FINAL (a new setting use_skip_indexes_if_final is introduced and disabled by default). #34243 (Azat Khuzhin).

New Feature

  • Projections are production ready. Set allow_experimental_projection_optimization by default and deprecate this setting. #34456 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • An option to create a new files on insert for File/S3/HDFS engines. Allow to overwrite a file in HDFS. Throw an exception in attempt to overwrite a file in S3 by default. Throw an exception in attempt to append data to file in formats that have a suffix (and thus don't support appends, like Parquet, ORC). Closes #31640 Closes #31622 Closes #23862 Closes #15022 Closes #16674. #33302 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add a setting that allows a user to provide own deduplication semantic in MergeTree/ReplicatedMergeTree If provided, it's used instead of data digest to generate block ID. So, for example, by providing a unique value for the setting in each INSERT statement, the user can avoid the same inserted data being deduplicated. This closes: #7461. #32304 (Igor Nikonov).
  • Add support of DEFAULT keyword for INSERT statements. Closes #6331. #33141 (Andrii Buriachevskyi).
  • EPHEMERAL column specifier is added to CREATE TABLE query. Closes #9436. #34424 (yakov-olkhovskiy).
  • Support IF EXISTS clause for TTL expr TO [DISK|VOLUME] [IF EXISTS] 'xxx' feature. Parts will be moved to disk or volume only if it exists on replica, so MOVE TTL rules will be able to behave differently on replicas according to the existing storage policies. Resolves #34455. #34504 (Anton Popov).
  • Allow set default table engine and to create tables without specifying ENGINE. #34187 (Ilya Yatsishin).
  • Add table function format(format_name, data). #34125 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Detect format in clickhouse-local by file name even in the case when it is passed to stdin. #33829 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Add schema inference for values table function. Closes #33811. #34017 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Dynamic reload of server TLS certificates on config reload. Closes #15764. #15765 (johnskopis). #31257 (Filatenkov Artur).
  • Now ReplicatedMergeTree can recover data when some of its disks are broken. #13544 (Amos Bird).
  • Fault-tolerant connections in clickhouse-client: clickhouse-client ... --host host1 --host host2 --port port2 --host host3 --port port --host host4. #34490 (Kruglov Pavel). #33824 (Filippov Denis).
  • Add DEGREES and RADIANS functions for MySQL compatibility. #33769 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Add h3ToCenterChild function. #33313 (Bharat Nallan). Add new h3 miscellaneous functions: edgeLengthKm,exactEdgeLengthKm,exactEdgeLengthM,exactEdgeLengthRads,numHexagons. #33621 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Add function bitSlice to extract bit subsequences from String/FixedString. #33360 (RogerYK).
  • Implemented meanZTest aggregate function. #33354 (achimbab).
  • Add confidence intervals to T-tests aggregate functions. #33260 (achimbab).
  • Add function addressToLineWithInlines. Close #26211. #33467 (SuperDJY).
  • Added #! and # as a recognised start of a single line comment. Closes #34138. #34230 (Aaron Katz).

Experimental Feature

  • Functions for text classification: language and charset detection. See #23271. #33314 (Nikolay Degterinsky).
  • Add memory overcommit to MemoryTracker. Added guaranteed settings for memory limits which represent soft memory limits. In case when hard memory limit is reached, MemoryTracker tries to cancel the most overcommited query. New setting memory_usage_overcommit_max_wait_microseconds specifies how long queries may wait another query to stop. Closes #28375. #31182 (Dmitry Novik).
  • Enable stream to table join in WindowView. #33729 (vxider).
  • Support SET, YEAR, TIME and GEOMETRY data types in MaterializedMySQL (experimental feature). Fixes #18091, #21536, #26361. #33429 (zzsmdfj).
  • Fix various issues when projection is enabled by default. Each issue is described in separate commit. This is for #33678 . This fixes #34273. #34305 (Amos Bird).

Performance Improvement

  • Support optimize_read_in_order if prefix of sorting key is already sorted. E.g. if we have sorting key ORDER BY (a, b) in table and query with WHERE a = const ORDER BY b clauses, now it will be applied reading in order of sorting key instead of full sort. #32748 (Anton Popov).
  • Improve performance of partitioned insert into table functions URL, S3, File, HDFS. Closes #34348. #34510 (Maksim Kita).
  • Multiple performance improvements of clickhouse-keeper. #34484 #34587 (zhanglistar).
  • FlatDictionary improve performance of dictionary data load. #33871 (Maksim Kita).
  • Improve performance of mapPopulateSeries function. Closes #33944. #34318 (Maksim Kita).
  • _file and _path virtual columns (in file-like table engines) are made LowCardinality - it will make queries for multiple files faster. Closes #34300. #34317 (flynn).
  • Speed up loading of data parts. It was not parallelized before: the setting part_loading_threads did not have effect. See #4699. #34310 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Improve performance of LineAsString format. This closes #34303. #34306 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Optimize quantilesExact{Low,High} to use nth_element instead of sort. #34287 (Danila Kutenin).
  • Slightly improve performance of Regexp format. #34202 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Minor improvement for analysis of scalar subqueries. #34128 (Federico Rodriguez).
  • Make ORDER BY tuple almost as fast as ORDER BY columns. We have special optimizations for multiple column ORDER BY: https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/10831 . It's beneficial to also apply to tuple columns. #34060 (Amos Bird).
  • Rework and reintroduce the scalar subqueries cache to Materialized Views execution. #33958 (Raúl Marín).
  • Slightly improve performance of ORDER BY by adding x86-64 AVX-512 support for memcmpSmall functions to accelerate memory comparison. It works only if you compile ClickHouse by yourself. #33706 (hanqf-git).
  • Improve range_hashed dictionary performance if for key there are a lot of intervals. Fixes #23821. #33516 (Maksim Kita).
  • For inserts and merges into S3, write files in parallel whenever possible (TODO: check if it's merged). #33291 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Improve clickhouse-keeper performance and fix several memory leaks in NuRaft library. #33329 (alesapin).

Improvement

  • Support asynchronous inserts in clickhouse-client for queries with inlined data. #34267 (Anton Popov).
  • Functions dictGet, dictHas implicitly cast key argument to dictionary key structure, if they are different. #33672 (Maksim Kita).
  • Improvements for range_hashed dictionaries. Improve performance of load time if there are multiple attributes. Allow to create a dictionary without attributes. Added option to specify strategy when intervals start and end have Nullable type convert_null_range_bound_to_open by default is true. Closes #29791. Allow to specify Float, Decimal, DateTime64, Int128, Int256, UInt128, UInt256 as range types. RangeHashedDictionary added support for range values that extend Int64 type. Closes #28322. Added option range_lookup_strategy to specify range lookup type min, max by default is min . Closes #21647. Fixed allocated bytes calculations. Fixed type name in system.dictionaries in case of ComplexKeyHashedDictionary. #33927 (Maksim Kita).
  • flat, hashed, hashed_array dictionaries now support creating with empty attributes, with support of reading the keys and using dictHas. Fixes #33820. #33918 (Maksim Kita).
  • Added support for DateTime64 data type in dictionaries. #33914 (Maksim Kita).
  • Allow to write s3(url, access_key_id, secret_access_key) (autodetect of data format and table structure, but with explicit credentials). #34503 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Added sending of the output format back to client like it's done in HTTP protocol as suggested in #34362. Closes #34362. #34499 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Send ProfileEvents statistics in case of INSERT SELECT query (to display query metrics in clickhouse-client for this type of queries). #34498 (Dmitry Novik).
  • Recognize .jsonl extension for JSONEachRow format. #34496 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Improve schema inference in clickhouse-local. Allow to write just clickhouse-local -q "select * from table" < data.format. #34495 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Privileges CREATE/ALTER/DROP ROW POLICY now can be granted on a table or on database.* as well as globally *.*. #34489 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Allow to export arbitrary large files to s3. Add two new settings: s3_upload_part_size_multiply_factor and s3_upload_part_size_multiply_parts_count_threshold. Now each time s3_upload_part_size_multiply_parts_count_threshold uploaded to S3 from a single query s3_min_upload_part_size multiplied by s3_upload_part_size_multiply_factor. Fixes #34244. #34422 (alesapin).
  • Allow to skip not found (404) URLs for globs when using URL storage / table function. Also closes #34359. #34392 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Default input and output formats for clickhouse-local that can be overriden by --input-format and --output-format. Close #30631. #34352 (李扬).
  • Add options for clickhouse-format. Which close #30528 - max_query_size - max_parser_depth. #34349 (李扬).
  • Better handling of pre-inputs before client start. This is for #34308. #34336 (Amos Bird).
  • REGEXP_MATCHES and REGEXP_REPLACE function aliases for compatibility with PostgreSQL. Close #30885. #34334 (李扬).
  • Some servers expect a User-Agent header in their HTTP requests. A User-Agent header entry has been added to HTTP requests of the form: User-Agent: ClickHouse/VERSION_STRING. #34330 (Saad Ur Rahman).
  • Cancel merges before acquiring table lock for TRUNCATE query to avoid DEADLOCK_AVOIDED error in some cases. Fixes #34302. #34304 (tavplubix).
  • Change severity of the "Cancelled merging parts" message in logs, because it's not an error. This closes #34148. #34232 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Add ability to compose PostgreSQL-style cast operator :: with expressions using [] and . operators (array and tuple indexing). #34229 (Nikolay Degterinsky).
  • Recognize YYYYMMDD-hhmmss format in parseDateTimeBestEffort function. This closes #34206. #34208 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Allow carriage return in the middle of the line while parsing by Regexp format. This closes #34200. #34205 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Allow to parse dictionary's PRIMARY KEY as PRIMARY KEY (id, value); previously supported only PRIMARY KEY id, value. Closes #34135. #34141 (Maksim Kita).
  • An optional argument for splitByChar to limit the number of resulting elements. close #34081. #34140 (李扬).
  • Improving the experience of multiple line editing for clickhouse-client. This is a follow-up of #31123. #34114 (Amos Bird).
  • Add UUID suport in MsgPack input/output format. #34065 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Tracing context (for OpenTelemetry) is now propagated from GRPC client metadata (this change is relevant for GRPC client-server protocol). #34064 (andremarianiello).
  • Supports all types of SYSTEM queries with ON CLUSTER clause. #34005 (小路).
  • Improve memory accounting for queries that are using less than max_untracker_memory. #34001 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fixed UTF-8 string case-insensitive search when lowercase and uppercase characters are represented by different number of bytes. Example is and ß. This closes #7334. #33992 (Harry Lee).
  • Detect format and schema from stdin in clickhouse-local. #33960 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Correctly handle the case of misconfiguration when multiple disks are using the same path on the filesystem. #29072. #33905 (zhongyuankai).
  • Try every resolved IP address while getting S3 proxy. S3 proxies are rarely used, mostly in Yandex Cloud. #33862 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Support EXPLAIN AST CREATE FUNCTION query EXPLAIN AST CREATE FUNCTION mycast AS (n) -> cast(n as String) will return EXPLAIN AST CREATE FUNCTION mycast AS n -> CAST(n, 'String'). #33819 (李扬).
  • Added support for cast from Map(Key, Value) to Array(Tuple(Key, Value)). #33794 (Maksim Kita).
  • Add some improvements and fixes for Bool data type. Fixes #33244. #33737 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Parse and store OpenTelemetry trace-id in big-endian order. #33723 (Frank Chen).
  • Improvement for fromUnixTimestamp64 family functions.. They now accept any integer value that can be converted to Int64. This closes: #14648. #33505 (Andrey Zvonov).
  • Reimplement _shard_num from constants (see #7624) with shardNum() function (seee #27020), to avoid possible issues (like those that had been found in #16947). #33392 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Enable binary arithmetic (plus, minus, multiply, division, least, greatest) between Decimal and Float. #33355 (flynn).
  • Respect cgroups limits in max_threads autodetection. #33342 (JaySon).
  • Add new clickhouse-keeper setting min_session_timeout_ms. Now clickhouse-keeper will determine client session timeout according to min_session_timeout_ms and session_timeout_ms settings. #33288 (JackyWoo).
  • Added UUID data type support for functions hex and bin. #32170 (Frank Chen).
  • Fix reading of subcolumns with dots in their names. In particular fixed reading of Nested columns, if their element names contain dots (e.g Nested(`keys.name` String, `keys.id` UInt64, values UInt64)). #34228 (Anton Popov).
  • Fixes parallel_view_processing = 0 not working when inserting into a table using VALUES. - Fixes view_duration_ms in the query_views_log not being set correctly for materialized views. #34067 (Raúl Marín).
  • Fix parsing tables structure from ZooKeeper: now metadata from ZooKeeper compared with local metadata in canonical form. It helps when canonical function names can change between ClickHouse versions. #33933 (sunny).
  • Properly escape some characters for interaction with LDAP. #33401 (IlyaTsoi).

Build/Testing/Packaging Improvement

  • Remove unbundled build support. #33690 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Ensure that tests don't depend on the result of non-stable sorting of equal elements. Added equal items ranges randomization in debug after sort to prevent issues when we rely on equal items sort order. #34393 (Maksim Kita).
  • Add verbosity to a style check. #34289 (Mikhail f. Shiryaev).
  • Remove clickhouse-test debian package because it's obsolete. #33948 (Ilya Yatsishin).
  • Multiple improvements for build system to remove the possibility of occasionally using packages from the OS and to enforce hermetic builds. #33695 (Amos Bird).

Bug Fix (user-visible misbehaviour in official stable or prestable release)

  • Fixed the assertion in case of using allow_experimental_parallel_reading_from_replicas with max_parallel_replicas equals to 1. This fixes #34525. #34613 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Fix rare bug while reading of empty arrays, which could lead to Data compressed with different methods error. It can reproduce if you have mostly empty arrays, but not always. And reading is performed in backward direction with ORDER BY ... DESC. This error is extremely unlikely to happen. #34327 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix wrong result of round/roundBankers if integer values of small types are rounded. Closes #33267. #34562 (李扬).
  • Sometimes query cancellation did not work immediately when we were reading multiple files from s3 or HDFS. Fixes #34301 Relates to #34397. #34539 (Dmitry Novik).
  • Fix exception Chunk should have AggregatedChunkInfo in MergingAggregatedTransform (in case of optimize_aggregation_in_order = 1 and distributed_aggregation_memory_efficient = 0). Fixes #34526. #34532 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix comparison between integers and floats in index analysis. Previously it could lead to skipping some granules for reading by mistake. Fixes #34493. #34528 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix compression support in URL engine. #34524 (Frank Chen).
  • Fix possible error 'file_size: Operation not supported' in files' schema autodetection. #34479 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fixes possible race with table deletion. #34416 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix possible error Cannot convert column Function to mask in short circuit function evaluation. Closes #34171. #34415 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix potential crash when doing schema inference from url source. Closes #34147. #34405 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • For UDFs access permissions were checked for database level instead of global level as it should be. Closes #34281. #34404 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix wrong engine syntax in result of SHOW CREATE DATABASE query for databases with engine Memory. This closes #34335. #34345 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fixed a couple of extremely rare race conditions that might lead to broken state of replication queue and "intersecting parts" error. #34297 (tavplubix).
  • Fix progress bar width. It was incorrectly rounded to integer number of characters. #34275 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix current_user/current_address client information fields for inter-server communication (before this patch current_user/current_address will be preserved from the previous query). #34263 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix memory leak in case of some Exception during query processing with optimize_aggregation_in_order=1. #34234 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix metric Query, which shows the number of executing queries. In last several releases it was always 0. #34224 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix schema inference for table runction s3. #34186 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix rare and benign race condition in HDFS, S3 and URL storage engines which can lead to additional connections. #34172 (alesapin).
  • Fix bug which can rarely lead to error "Cannot read all data" while reading LowCardinality columns of MergeTree table engines family which stores data on remote file system like S3 (virtual filesystem over s3 is an experimental feature that is not ready for production). #34139 (alesapin).
  • Fix inserts to distributed tables in case of a change of native protocol. The last change was in the version 22.1, so there may be some failures of inserts to distributed tables after upgrade to that version. #34132 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix possible data race in File table engine that was introduced in #33960. Closes #34111. #34113 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fixed minor race condition that might cause "intersecting parts" error in extremely rare cases after ZooKeeper connection loss. #34096 (tavplubix).
  • Fix asynchronous inserts with Native format. #34068 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix bug which lead to inability for server to start when both replicated access storage and keeper (embedded in clickhouse-server) are used. Introduced two settings for keeper socket timeout instead of settings from default user: keeper_server.socket_receive_timeout_sec and keeper_server.socket_send_timeout_sec. Fixes #33973. #33988 (alesapin).
  • Fix segfault while parsing ORC file with corrupted footer. Closes #33797. #33984 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix parsing IPv6 from query parameter (prepared statements) and fix IPv6 to string conversion. Closes #33928. #33971 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix crash while reading of nested tuples. Fixes #33838. #33956 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix usage of functions array and tuple with literal arguments in distributed queries. Previously it could lead to Not found columns exception. #33938 (Anton Popov).
  • Aggregate function combinator -If did not correctly process Nullable filter argument. This closes #27073. #33920 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix potential race condition when doing remote disk read (virtual filesystem over s3 is an experimental feature that is not ready for production). #33912 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix crash if SQL UDF is created with lambda with non identifier arguments. Closes #33866. #33868 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix usage of sparse columns (which can be enabled by experimental setting ratio_of_defaults_for_sparse_serialization). #33849 (Anton Popov).
  • Fixed replica is not readonly logical error on SYSTEM RESTORE REPLICA query when replica is actually readonly. Fixes #33806. #33847 (tavplubix).
  • Fix memory leak in clickhouse-keeper in case of compression is used (default). #33840 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix index analysis with no common types available. #33833 (Amos Bird).
  • Fix schema inference for JSONEachRow and JSONCompactEachRow. #33830 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix usage of external dictionaries with redis source and large number of keys. #33804 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix bug in client that led to 'Connection reset by peer' in server. Closes #33309. #33790 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix parsing query INSERT INTO ... VALUES SETTINGS ... (...), ... #33776 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix bug of check table when creating data part with wide format and projection. #33774 (李扬).
  • Fix tiny race between count() and INSERT/merges/... in MergeTree (it is possible to return incorrect number of rows for SELECT with optimize_trivial_count_query). #33753 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Throw exception when directory listing request has failed in storage HDFS. #33724 (LiuNeng).
  • Fix mutation when table contains projections. This fixes #33010. This fixes #33275. #33679 (Amos Bird).
  • Correctly determine current database if CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE AS SELECT is queried inside a named HTTP session. This is a very rare use case. This closes #8340. #33676 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Allow some queries with sorting, LIMIT BY, ARRAY JOIN and lambda functions. This closes #7462. #33675 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix bug in "zero copy replication" (a feature that is under development and should not be used in production) which lead to data duplication in case of TTL move. Fixes #33643. #33642 (alesapin).
  • Fix Chunk should have AggregatedChunkInfo in GroupingAggregatedTransform (in case of optimize_aggregation_in_order = 1). #33637 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix error Bad cast from type ... to DB::DataTypeArray which may happen when table has Nested column with dots in name, and default value is generated for it (e.g. during insert, when column is not listed). Continuation of #28762. #33588 (Alexey Pavlenko).
  • Export into lz4 files has been fixed. Closes #31421. #31862 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix potential crash if group_by_overflow_mode was set to any (approximate GROUP BY) and aggregation was performed by single column of type LowCardinality. #34506 (DR).
  • Fix inserting to temporary tables via gRPC client-server protocol. Fixes #34347, issue #2. #34364 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Fix issue #19429. #34225 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Fix issue #18206. #33977 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • This PR allows using multiple LDAP storages in the same list of user directories. It worked earlier but was broken because LDAP tests are disabled (they are part of the testflows tests). #33574 (Vitaly Baranov).

ClickHouse release v22.1, 2022-01-18

Upgrade Notes

  • The functions left and right were previously implemented in parser and now full-featured. Distributed queries with left or right functions without aliases may throw exception if cluster contains different versions of clickhouse-server. If you are upgrading your cluster and encounter this error, you should finish upgrading your cluster to ensure all nodes have the same version. Also you can add aliases (AS something) to the columns in your queries to avoid this issue. #33407 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Resource usage by scalar subqueries is fully accounted since this version. With this change, rows read in scalar subqueries are now reported in the query_log. If the scalar subquery is cached (repeated or called for several rows) the rows read are only counted once. This change allows KILLing queries and reporting progress while they are executing scalar subqueries. #32271 (Raúl Marín).

New Feature

  • Implement data schema inference for input formats. Allow to skip structure (or write just auto) in table functions file, url, s3, hdfs and in parameters of clickhouse-local . Allow to skip structure in create query for table engines File, HDFS, S3, URL, Merge, Buffer, Distributed and ReplicatedMergeTree (if we add new replicas). #32455 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Detect format by file extension in file/hdfs/s3/url table functions and HDFS/S3/URL table engines and also for SELECT INTO OUTFILE and INSERT FROM INFILE #33565 (Kruglov Pavel). Close #30918. #33443 (OnePiece).
  • A tool for collecting diagnostics data if you need support. #33175 (Alexander Burmak).
  • Automatic cluster discovery via Zoo/Keeper. It allows to add replicas to the cluster without changing configuration on every server. #31442 (vdimir).
  • Implement hive table engine to access apache hive from clickhouse. This implements: #29245. #31104 (taiyang-li).
  • Add aggregate functions cramersV, cramersVBiasCorrected, theilsU and contingency. These functions calculate dependency (measure of association) between categorical values. All these functions are using cross-tab (histogram on pairs) for implementation. You can imagine it like a correlation coefficient but for any discrete values (not necessary numbers). #33366 (alexey-milovidov). Initial implementation by Vanyok-All-is-OK and antikvist.
  • Added table function hdfsCluster which allows processing files from HDFS in parallel from many nodes in a specified cluster, similarly to s3Cluster. #32400 (Zhichang Yu).
  • Adding support for disks backed by Azure Blob Storage, in a similar way it has been done for disks backed by AWS S3. #31505 (Jakub Kuklis).
  • Allow COMMENT in CREATE VIEW (for all VIEW kinds). #31062 (Vasily Nemkov).
  • Dynamically reinitialize listening ports and protocols when configuration changes. #30549 (Kevin Michel).
  • Added left, right, leftUTF8, rightUTF8 functions. Fix error in implementation of substringUTF8 function with negative offset (offset from the end of string). #33407 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Add new functions for H3 coordinate system: h3HexAreaKm2, h3CellAreaM2, h3CellAreaRads2. #33479 (Bharat Nallan).
  • Add MONTHNAME function. #33436 (usurai).
  • Added function arrayLast. Closes #33390. #33415 Added function arrayLastIndex. #33465 (Maksim Kita).
  • Add function decodeURLFormComponent slightly different to decodeURLComponent. Close #10298. #33451 (SuperDJY).
  • Allow to split GraphiteMergeTree rollup rules for plain/tagged metrics (optional rule_type field). #33494 (Michail Safronov).

Performance Improvement

  • Support moving conditions to PREWHERE (setting optimize_move_to_prewhere) for tables of Merge engine if its all underlying tables supports PREWHERE. #33300 (Anton Popov).
  • More efficient handling of globs for URL storage. Now you can easily query million URLs in parallel with retries. Closes #32866. #32907 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Avoid exponential backtracking in parser. This closes #20158. #33481 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Abuse of untuple function was leading to exponential complexity of query analysis (found by fuzzer). This closes #33297. #33445 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Reduce allocated memory for dictionaries with string attributes. #33466 (Maksim Kita).
  • Slight performance improvement of reinterpret function. #32587 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Non significant change. In extremely rare cases when data part is lost on every replica, after merging of some data parts, the subsequent queries may skip less amount of partitions during partition pruning. This hardly affects anything. #32220 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Improve clickhouse-keeper writing performance by optimization the size calculation logic. #32366 (zhanglistar).
  • Optimize single part projection materialization. This closes #31669. #31885 (Amos Bird).
  • Improve query performance of system tables. #33312 (OnePiece).
  • Optimize selecting of MergeTree parts that can be moved between volumes. #33225 (OnePiece).
  • Fix sparse_hashed dict performance with sequential keys (wrong hash function). #32536 (Azat Khuzhin).

Experimental Feature

  • Parallel reading from multiple replicas within a shard during distributed query without using sample key. To enable this, set allow_experimental_parallel_reading_from_replicas = 1 and max_parallel_replicas to any number. This closes #26748. #29279 (Nikita Mikhaylov).
  • Implemented sparse serialization. It can reduce usage of disk space and improve performance of some queries for columns, which contain a lot of default (zero) values. It can be enabled by setting ratio_for_sparse_serialization. Sparse serialization will be chosen dynamically for column, if it has ratio of number of default values to number of all values above that threshold. Serialization (default or sparse) will be fixed for every column in part, but may varies between parts. #22535 (Anton Popov).
  • Add "TABLE OVERRIDE" feature for customizing MaterializedMySQL table schemas. #32325 (Stig Bakken).
  • Add EXPLAIN TABLE OVERRIDE query. #32836 (Stig Bakken).
  • Support TABLE OVERRIDE clause for MaterializedPostgreSQL. RFC: #31480. #32749 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Change ZooKeeper path for zero-copy marks for shared data. Note that "zero-copy replication" is non-production feature (in early stages of development) that you shouldn't use anyway. But in case if you have used it, let you keep in mind this change. #32061 (ianton-ru).
  • Events clause support for WINDOW VIEW watch query. #32607 (vxider).
  • Fix ACL with explicit digit hash in clickhouse-keeper: now the behavior consistent with ZooKeeper and generated digest is always accepted. #33249 (小路). #33246.
  • Fix unexpected projection removal when detaching parts. #32067 (Amos Bird).

Improvement

  • Now date time conversion functions that generates time before 1970-01-01 00:00:00 will be saturated to zero instead of overflow. #29953 (Amos Bird). It also fixes a bug in index analysis if date truncation function would yield result before the Unix epoch.
  • Always display resource usage (total CPU usage, total RAM usage and max RAM usage per host) in client. #33271 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Improve Bool type serialization and deserialization, check the range of values. #32984 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • If an invalid setting is defined using the SET query or using the query parameters in the HTTP request, error message will contain suggestions that are similar to the invalid setting string (if any exists). #32946 (Antonio Andelic).
  • Support hints for mistyped setting names for clickhouse-client and clickhouse-local. Closes #32237. #32841 (凌涛).
  • Allow to use virtual columns in Materialized Views. Close #11210. #33482 (OnePiece).
  • Add config to disable IPv6 in clickhouse-keeper if needed. This close #33381. #33450 (Wu Xueyang).
  • Add more info to system.build_options about current git revision. #33431 (taiyang-li).
  • clickhouse-local: track memory under --max_memory_usage_in_client option. #33341 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Allow negative intervals in function intervalLengthSum. Their length will be added as well. This closes #33323. #33335 (alexey-milovidov).
  • LineAsString can be used as output format. This closes #30919. #33331 (Sergei Trifonov).
  • Support <secure/> in cluster configuration, as an alternative form of <secure>1</secure>. Close #33270. #33330 (SuperDJY).
  • Pressing Ctrl+C twice will terminate clickhouse-benchmark immediately without waiting for in-flight queries. This closes #32586. #33303 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Support Unix timestamp with milliseconds in parseDateTimeBestEffort function. #33276 (Ben).
  • Allow to cancel query while reading data from external table in the formats: Arrow / Parquet / ORC - it failed to be cancelled it case of big files and setting input_format_allow_seeks as false. Closes #29678. #33238 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • If table engine supports SETTINGS clause, allow to pass the settings as key-value or via config. Add this support for MySQL. #33231 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Correctly prevent Nullable primary keys if necessary. This is for #32780. #33218 (Amos Bird).
  • Add retry for PostgreSQL connections in case nothing has been fetched yet. Closes #33199. #33209 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Validate config keys for external dictionaries. #33095. #33130 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Send profile info inside clickhouse-local. Closes #33093. #33097 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Short circuit evaluation: support for function throwIf. Closes #32969. #32973 (Maksim Kita).
  • (This only happens in unofficial builds). Fixed segfault when inserting data into compressed Decimal, String, FixedString and Array columns. This closes #32939. #32940 (N. Kolotov).
  • Added support for specifying subquery as SQL user defined function. Example: CREATE FUNCTION test AS () -> (SELECT 1). Closes #30755. #32758 (Maksim Kita).
  • Improve gRPC compression support for #28671. #32747 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Flush all In-Memory data parts when WAL is not enabled while shutdown server or detaching table. #32742 (nauta).
  • Allow to control connection timeouts for MySQL (previously was supported only for dictionary source). Closes #16669. Previously default connect_timeout was rather small, now it is configurable. #32734 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Support authSource option for storage MongoDB. Closes #32594. #32702 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Support Date32 type in genarateRandom table function. #32643 (nauta).
  • Add settings max_concurrent_select_queries and max_concurrent_insert_queries for control concurrent queries by query kind. Close #3575. #32609 (SuperDJY).
  • Improve handling nested structures with missing columns while reading data in Protobuf format. Follow-up to https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/31988. #32531 (Vitaly Baranov).
  • Allow empty credentials for MongoDB engine. Closes #26267. #32460 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Disable some optimizations for window functions that may lead to exceptions. Closes #31535. Closes #31620. #32453 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Allows to connect to MongoDB 5.0. Closes #31483,. #32416 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Enable comparison between Decimal and Float. Closes #22626. #31966 (flynn).
  • Added settings command_read_timeout, command_write_timeout for StorageExecutable, StorageExecutablePool, ExecutableDictionary, ExecutablePoolDictionary, ExecutableUserDefinedFunctions. Setting command_read_timeout controls timeout for reading data from command stdout in milliseconds. Setting command_write_timeout timeout for writing data to command stdin in milliseconds. Added settings command_termination_timeout for ExecutableUserDefinedFunction, ExecutableDictionary, StorageExecutable. Added setting execute_direct for ExecutableUserDefinedFunction, by default true. Added setting execute_direct for ExecutableDictionary, ExecutablePoolDictionary, by default false. #30957 (Maksim Kita).
  • Bitmap aggregate functions will give correct result for out of range argument instead of wraparound. #33127 (DR).
  • Fix parsing incorrect queries with FROM INFILE statement. #33521 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Don't allow to write into S3 if path contains globs. #33142 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • --echo option was not used by clickhouse-client in batch mode with single query. #32843 (N. Kolotov).
  • Use --database option for clickhouse-local. #32797 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix surprisingly bad code in SQL ordinary function file. Now it supports symlinks. #32640 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Updating modification_time for data part in system.parts after part movement #32964. #32965 (save-my-heart).
  • Potential issue, cannot be exploited: integer overflow may happen in array resize. #33024 (varadarajkumar).

Build/Testing/Packaging Improvement

Bug Fix (user-visible misbehavior in official stable or prestable release)

  • Several fixes for format parsing. This is relevant if clickhouse-server is open for write access to adversary. Specifically crafted input data for Native format may lead to reading uninitialized memory or crash. This is relevant if clickhouse-server is open for write access to adversary. #33050 (Heena Bansal). Fixed Apache Avro Union type index out of boundary issue in Apache Avro binary format. #33022 (Harry Lee). Fix null pointer dereference in LowCardinality data when deserializing LowCardinality data in the Native format. #33021 (Harry Lee).
  • ClickHouse Keeper handler will correctly remove operation when response sent. #32988 (JackyWoo).
  • Potential off-by-one miscalculation of quotas: quota limit was not reached, but the limit was exceeded. This fixes #31174. #31656 (sunny).
  • Fixed CASTing from String to IPv4 or IPv6 and back. Fixed error message in case of failed conversion. #29224 (Dmitry Novik) #27914 (Vasily Nemkov).
  • Fixed an exception like Unknown aggregate function nothing during an execution on a remote server. This fixes #16689. #26074 (hexiaoting).
  • Fix wrong database for JOIN without explicit database in distributed queries (Fixes: #10471). #33611 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix segfault in Apache Avro format that appears after the second insert into file. #33566 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix segfault in Apache Arrow format if schema contains Dictionary type. Closes #33507. #33529 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Out of band offset and limit settings may be applied incorrectly for views. Close #33289 #33518 (hexiaoting).
  • Fix an exception Block structure mismatch which may happen during insertion into table with default nested LowCardinality column. Fixes #33028. #33504 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix dictionary expressions for range_hashed range min and range max attributes when created using DDL. Closes #30809. #33478 (Maksim Kita).
  • Fix possible use-after-free for INSERT into Materialized View with concurrent DROP (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Do not try to read pass EOF (to workaround for a bug in the Linux kernel), this bug can be reproduced on kernels (3.14..5.9), and requires index_granularity_bytes=0 (i.e. turn off adaptive index granularity). #33372 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • The commands SYSTEM SUSPEND and SYSTEM ... THREAD FUZZER missed access control. It is fixed. Author: Kevin Michel. #33333 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix when COMMENT for dictionaries does not appear in system.tables, system.dictionaries. Allow to modify the comment for Dictionary engine. Closes #33251. #33261 (Maksim Kita).
  • Add asynchronous inserts (with enabled setting async_insert) to query log. Previously such queries didn't appear in the query log. #33239 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix sending WHERE 1 = 0 expressions for external databases query. Closes #33152. #33214 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix DDL validation for MaterializedPostgreSQL. Fix setting materialized_postgresql_allow_automatic_update. Closes #29535. #33200 (Kseniia Sumarokova). Make sure unused replication slots are always removed. Found in #26952. #33187 (Kseniia Sumarokova). Fix MaterializedPostreSQL detach/attach (removing / adding to replication) tables with non-default schema. Found in #29535. #33179 (Kseniia Sumarokova). Fix DROP MaterializedPostgreSQL database. #33468 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • The metric StorageBufferBytes sometimes was miscalculated. #33159 (xuyatian).
  • Fix error Invalid version for SerializationLowCardinality key column in case of reading from LowCardinality column with local_filesystem_read_prefetch or remote_filesystem_read_prefetch enabled. #33046 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix s3 table function reading empty file. Closes #33008. #33037 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix Context leak in case of cancel_http_readonly_queries_on_client_close (i.e. leaking of external tables that had been uploaded the the server and other resources). #32982 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix wrong tuple output in CSV format in case of custom csv delimiter. #32981 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix HDFS URL check that didn't allow using HA namenode address. Bug was introduced in https://github.com/ClickHouse/ClickHouse/pull/31042. #32976 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix throwing exception like positional argument out of bounds for non-positional arguments. Closes #31173#event-5789668239. #32961 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix UB in case of unexpected EOF during filling a set from HTTP query (i.e. if the client interrupted in the middle, i.e. timeout 0.15s curl -Ss -F '[email protected];' 'http://127.0.0.1:8123/?s_structure=key+Int&query=SELECT+dummy+IN+s' and with large enough t.csv). #32955 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix a regression in replaceRegexpAll function. The function worked incorrectly when matched substring was empty. This closes #32777. This closes #30245. #32945 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix ORC format stripe reading. #32929 (kreuzerkrieg).
  • topKWeightedState failed for some input types. #32487. #32914 (vdimir).
  • Fix exception Single chunk is expected from view inner query (LOGICAL_ERROR) in materialized view. Fixes #31419. #32862 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix optimization with lazy seek for async reads from remote filesystems. Closes #32803. #32835 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • MergeTree table engine might silently skip some mutations if there are too many running mutations or in case of high memory consumption, it's fixed. Fixes #17882. #32814 (tavplubix).
  • Avoid reusing the scalar subquery cache when processing MV blocks. This fixes a bug when the scalar query reference the source table but it means that all subscalar queries in the MV definition will be calculated for each block. #32811 (Raúl Marín).
  • Server might fail to start if database with MySQL engine cannot connect to MySQL server, it's fixed. Fixes #14441. #32802 (tavplubix).
  • Fix crash when used fuzzBits function, close #32737. #32755 (SuperDJY).
  • Fix error Column is not under aggregate function in case of MV with GROUP BY (list of columns) (which is pared as GROUP BY tuple(...)) over Kafka/RabbitMQ. Fixes #32668 and #32744. #32751 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix ALTER TABLE ... MATERIALIZE TTL query with TTL ... DELETE WHERE ... and TTL ... GROUP BY ... modes. #32695 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix optimize_read_in_order optimization in case when table engine is Distributed or Merge and its underlying MergeTree tables have monotonous function in prefix of sorting key. #32670 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix LOGICAL_ERROR exception when the target of a materialized view is a JOIN or a SET table. #32669 (Raúl Marín).
  • Inserting into S3 with multipart upload to Google Cloud Storage may trigger abort. #32504. #32649 (vdimir).
  • Fix possible exception at RabbitMQ storage startup by delaying channel creation. #32584 (Kseniia Sumarokova).
  • Fix table lifetime (i.e. possible use-after-free) in case of parallel DROP TABLE and INSERT. #32572 (Azat Khuzhin).
  • Fix async inserts with formats CustomSeparated, Template, Regexp, MsgPack and JSONAsString. Previousely the async inserts with these formats didn't read any data. #32530 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix groupBitmapAnd function on distributed table. #32529 (minhthucdao).
  • Fix crash in JOIN found by fuzzer, close #32458. #32508 (vdimir).
  • Proper handling of the case with Apache Arrow column duplication. #32507 (Dmitriy Mokhnatkin).
  • Fix issue with ambiguous query formatting in distributed queries that led to errors when some table columns were named ALL or DISTINCT. This closes #32391. #32490 (alexey-milovidov).
  • Fix failures in queries that are trying to use skipping indices, which are not materialized yet. Fixes #32292 and #30343. #32359 (Anton Popov).
  • Fix broken select query when there are more than 2 row policies on same column, begin at second queries on the same session. #31606. #32291 (SuperDJY).
  • Fix fractional unix timestamp conversion to DateTime64, fractional part was reversed for negative unix timestamps (before 1970-01-01). #32240 (Ben).
  • Some entries of replication queue might hang for temporary_directories_lifetime (1 day by default) with Directory tmp_merge_<part_name> or Part ... (state Deleting) already exists, but it will be deleted soon or similar error. It's fixed. Fixes #29616. #32201 (tavplubix).
  • Fix parsing of APPLY lambda column transformer which could lead to client/server crash. #32138 (Kruglov Pavel).
  • Fix base64Encode adding trailing bytes on small strings. #31797 (Kevin Michel).
  • Fix possible crash (or incorrect result) in case of LowCardinality arguments of window function. Fixes #31114. #31888 (Nikolai Kochetov).
  • Fix hang up with command DROP TABLE system.query_log sync. #33293 (zhanghuajie).

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