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The latest product updates from Neon

New Quickstart

A fresh version of the project Quickstart is now available. Use this interactive quickstart as a tutorial to see how branches work to keep your development changes isolated from main, and how easy it is to reset your dev branch whenever you need to.

The Branching workflows tab also gives you a summary of how you can leverage Neon's instant branching in your CI/CD automation.

To launch the Quickstart from the Dashboard, click Show Quickstart at the top of the page.

New Consumption API for accounts

To help Scale plan users get granular consumption metrics for your account as a whole for individual projects, we've added two new endpoints dedicated to the task:

Metrics are available starting March 1st, 2024 for existing Scale plan users. You'll need to specify from and to timestamp parameters that match the selected level of granularity: hourly, daily, or monthly.

Improved navigation for Project pages

We've improved how you move between the different pages in the Neon Console.

  • The sidebar navigation is re-ordered to help you switch between pages more intuitively.

  • We moved Operations from a dedicated page to a tab on the Monitoring page called System operations.

    operations tab

    Notice that the Compute column is now made up of clickable links, letting you open the side drawer to edit any endpoint's compute settings from this view.

    Expect to see more observability-related tabs appear on the Monitoring page in upcoming releases.

Fixes & improvements

  • We've made it easier for you to properly copy connection strings from the Neon Console. For safety, your password is not revealed directly in the browser but is replaced with ****. When you manually copy the connection string from the text window, the actual password is now included in the clipboard. Previously, copying the connection string directly from the window included the obscured password instead of the actual one.

    Using the dedicated copy button continues to work as expected: perfectly!

  • An issue with the SQL Editor compute endpoint selector has been fixed. The selected endpoint is now correctly used for all of your queries.

  • When you encounter a project error, you now properly see an error screen. Previously, you were sometimes redirected to the Projects page without adequate explanation.

  • We fixed an issue where setting the history retention for a Neon project to 0 and removing data did not reduce the project’s storage size as expected. Previously, a 64 MiB data change threshold had to be met before retained history was removed.

  • Database name validation was added to the Neon CLI connection-string command to ensure the correct database name is used in a generated connection string. This improvement resolves an issue with the neondatabase/create-branch-action GitHub Action, which uses the connection-string command to set the db_url for a newly created branch.

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