Bundled feature flags in DataOps.live provides a structured and efficient approach to managing and deploying features that include behavioral changes that may break backward compatibility. When activated, bundled feature flags impact all the components of the Dataops.live platform associated with that particular bundle.
Why to use bundled feature flags?
Bundled feature flags offer control and flexibility, reducing complexity and providing users with a more efficient way to adopt and test new features while minimizing risks.
Instead of toggling each feature individually, you can control multiple ones as a group, making activating or deactivating them easier by simply using the variable
Feature flags facilitate efficient testing of sets of features. You can toggle on or off entire bundles during testing phases, streamlining the testing process. If any bundled features cause issues or conflicts, you can quickly revert the entire bundle, reducing the risk of unexpected problems affecting your operations.
See Project variables for information about where to set this variable and what value to use to activate a specific bundled feature flag.
Here is a list of the behavioral changes in all the released bundled feature flags.
Empty YAML files
Previously, empty YAML files or empty lists in YAML files in your configuration cause compile errors.
With the feature flag activated, the Snowflake Object Lifecycle Engine (SOLE) handles empty lists and null values identically.
Previously, SOLE does not revoke grants on the privileges of Snowflake objects when an empty list is provided.
With the feature flag activated, you can revoke all privileges with an empty
SOLE in feature branch
Previously, when SOLE runs in a feature branch with
DATAOPS_FEATURE_BRANCH_NONDB_ENV_NAME set to
DEV, account-level resources are NOT reused from the DEV environment and are created for each feature branch.
And when the feature branch teardown job runs, all account-level resources (apart from the main DB) are dropped from the DEV environment.
With the feature flag activated, SOLE doesn't create DEV resources in a feature branch, and, more importantly, it doesn't teardown DEV resources in a feature branch.