What’s new?

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4.5.2     4.5.1     4.5.0     4.4.0     4.3.2     4.3.1     4.3.0     4.2.0     4.1.0     4.0.2     4.0.1     4.0.0


The main changes for the 4.5.2 release are:

File ownership

You now need fewer permissions to collect file ownership information during crawling. You no longer need to use an administrator account to collect file ownership information.

Improved warning and error reporting for data ingestion


The main changes for the 4.5.1 release are:

Office 365

Updates to the Office 365 connectors to take advantage of the latest Microsoft Graph API:


The main changes for the 4.5.0 release are:

Sharepoint 2013+

The SharePoint 2013+ data sources now have improved performance and reliability. The configuration parameters for the SharePoint 2013+ data sources have changed.

SharePoint 2013+ Browsing and Validation

You can now browse to a folder path when you’re creating a SharePoint data source. You can also validate the connection parameters that you’ve entered.

File Ownership

For file share data sources, you can now ingest file ownership information. You can choose

  • owner id or

  • owner id and owner name

You can also opt to re-ingest files if the owner changes.

As a result of this change, we’ve added two new metadata fields:

User Settings Page

We’ve updated the User Settings page for this release.

Bulk move data sources to another dataset

You can now move multiple data sources to a new data set in one step.


The main changes for the 4.4.0 release are:


The Cookbook is a new feature in our help system. It’s a set of ‘data’ recipes that you can experiment with.

If you have a task in mind, it’s likely that someone else has already faced a similar situation. In our Cookbook, we’ve captured some of the most common tasks we’ve seen.

This one’s for advanced platform users.

File share data source browsing

When you’re creating a file share data source, you can now browse to the location you want to work on.

File share data source validation

When you are creating a file share data source, you can test the details you’ve entered. This helps you to detect errors before you start to ingest from that data source.


Use the Telemetry page to see reports on important platform details and metrics.

The platform automatically generates a new report every 30 days. You can also generate a report manually any time you want.

System overview

Use the System overview page to see a summary of information about the hardware, software, and network you’re using with Exonar.

Custom job description

You can now override the job description that Exonar gives to a new data source when you create it. You can supply your own description as long as it’s unique. It can be up to 1000 characters long.

Job progress tracking

You can now see a lot more detail of data ingestion.


We have improved data source error reporting.

On the Data Sources page, Exonar returns error count information for the data sources with the largest number of errors.

Previously, it displayed the first 10. We have increased that limit to 10000.


We have improved the performance of our SMB connector when downloading medium and large files.

We have improved stability when processing complex files.


The main changes for the 4.3.0 release are:

MySQL data source

Exonar Reveal can now work with data from MySQL databases.

Online tutorials

Online tutorials are now available for most of Exonar's main features.

New homepage

Exonar's new homepage gives you easier access to all the main features.


The main changes for the 4.2.0 release are:

Duplication dashboard

In Exonar 4.2.0, we’ve deprecated duplication detection.

Earlier versions of Exonar allowed users with the Duplication Manager role to access the Duplication dashboard.

If you currently use duplication detection and need to continue, contact our Support team. They’ll enable it for you again so you can work without interruption.

Office 365 data sources

The configuration parameters for the Office Exchange 365 data sources for SharePoint and OneDrive have changed.

This happened because we now communicate using the Microsoft Graph API.


The main changes for the 4.1.0 release are:

Entity detection for new countries

Exonar can now detect information such as telephone numbers and postal codes in formats from the Netherlands, Portugal, and Italy.

This results in name changes to some of the metadata fields:

  • NI Numbers is now National ID Numbers

  • NI Number Count is now National ID Number Count

  • Postcodes is now Postal Codes

  • Postcode Count is now Postal Code Count


The main changes for the 4.0.2 release are:

Risk dashboard

The Risk dashboard has a set of charts that show stored information that’s likely to conflict with your data risk policies.

You can see low, medium, and high concentrations of data relating to credit card numbers, email addresses National ID numbers, people’s names, and telephone numbers.

Exchange data sources

The configuration parameters for the Exchange on Premise and Office Exchange 365 connectors have changed.

This happened because we now communicate using the Microsoft Graph API.

Click these links to see the new parameters:


The main changes for the 4.0.1 release are:

Enterprise Vault

Enterprise Vault data sources now have improved performance and reliability.

Database data source

You can now use sampling on database data sources. For example, if you specify a sample size of 500, we’ll crawl the first 500 rows rather than the entire table or view.

SQL Server data source

For Microsoft SQL Server data sources, you can now crawl all the tables in a database rather than just one table or view.

Automated workflows

You can now edit the definitions of workflows.


The main changes for the 4.0.0 release are:

Google Drive

Use Google Drive as a data source.

Form search

Form search is a new way to search. The first form we’re releasing is called Data Subject Search. It helps you to find data on an individual. It’s very useful for Subject Access Requests.

Automated workflows

You can set up workflows to periodically search your data estate and take action on items they find.

Faster tagging

It’s now even easier to apply tags to your data. Tagging jobs run faster too!