BigQuery Loader 1.6.2 released

We have released version 1.6.2 of the Snowplow BigQuery Loader.

This release fixes a bug in the 1.6.1 release in which non-ASCII characters would get replaced with the character “�” when loading to BigQuery.

The bug will only affect you if ALL of the following apply to your pipeline:

  1. You run version 1.6.1 of the loader, which was released on 7th December 2022.
  2. You run the “distroless” docker image, not the regular docker image. This is the image with tag 1.6.1-distroless.
  3. Your event data contains non-ASCII characters.

If you think you might be affected by this bug, we recommend upgrading to version 1.6.2 to restore correct loading of non-ASCII characters into BigQuery.

Upgrading to version 1.6.2

Upgrading to version 1.6.2 is simple as pulling the newest docker images:

docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-streamloader:1.6.2
docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-mutator:1.6.2
docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-repeater:1.6.2

Or if you run the “distroless” flavour of docker images:

docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-streamloader:1.6.2-distroless
docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-mutator:1.6.2-distroless
docker pull snowplow/snowplow-bigquery-repeater:1.6.2-distroless

Check out our docs site for full instructions on how to run and configure the BigQuery loader.