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March 2023

March 22, 2023

This page provides announcements of newly released features available in DataRobot's SaaS single- and multi-tenant AI Platform, with links to additional resources. With the March deployment, DataRobot's AI Platform delivered the following new GA and Preview features. From the release center you can also access:

March release

The following table lists each new feature. See the deployment history for past feature announcements.

Features grouped by capability
Name GA Preview
New driver versions
Reduced feature lists restored in Quick Autopilot mode
Details page added to time series applications
Increased prediction limit for No-Code AI Apps
Predictions and MLOps
Assign training data to a custom model version
API enhancements
Python client v3.1


Reduced feature lists restored in Quick Autopilot mode

With this release, Quick mode now reintroduces creating a reduced feature list when preparing a model for deployment. In January, DataRobot made Quick mode enhancements for AutoML; in February, the improvement was made available for time series projects. At that time, DataRobot stopped automatically generating and fitting the DR Reduced Features list, as fitting required retraining models. Now, based on user requests, when recommending and preparing a model for deployment, DataRobot once again creates the reduced feature list. The process, however, does not include model fitting. To apply the list to the recommended model—or any Leaderboard model—you can manually retrain it.

Details page added to time series applications

In the Time Series Forecasting widget, you can now view prediction information for specific predictions or dates, allowing you to not only see the prediction values, but also compare them to other predictions that were made for the same date.

To drill down into the prediction details, click on a prediction in either the Predictions vs Actuals or Prediction Explanations chart. This opens the Forecast details page, which displays the following information:

1 The average prediction value in the forecast window.
2 Up to 10 Prediction Explanations for each prediction.
3 Segmented analysis for each forecast distance within the forecast window.
4 Prediction Explanations for each forecast distance included in the segmented analysis.

New driver versions

With this release, the following driver versions have been updated:

  • AWS Athena==2.0.35
  • SAP Hana==2.15.10

See the complete list of supported driver versions in DataRobot.

Assign training data to a custom model version

To enable feature drift tracking for a custom model deployment, you must add training data. Currently, when you add training data, you assign it directly to the custom model. As a result, every version of that model uses the same data. In this release, the assignment of training data directly to a custom model is deprecated and scheduled for removal, replaced by the assignment of training data to each custom model version. To support backward compatibility, the deprecated method of training data assignment remains the default during the deprecation period, even for newly created models.

To assign training data to a custom model's versions, you must convert the model. On the Assemble tab, locate the Training data for model versions alert and click Permanently convert:


Converting a model's training data assignment method is a one-way action. It cannot be reverted. After conversion, you can't assign training data at the model level. This change applies to the UI and the API. If your organization has any automation depending on "per model" training data assignment, before you convert a model, you should update any related automation to support the new workflow. As an alternative, you can create a new custom model to convert to the "per version" training data assignment method and maintain the deprecated "per model" method on the model required for the automation; however, you should update your automation before the deprecation process is complete to avoid gaps in functionality.

After you convert the model, you can assign training data to a custom model version:

  • If the model was already assigned training data, the Datasets section contains information about the existing training dataset. To replace existing training data, click the edit icon (). In the Change Training Data dialog box, click the delete icon () to remove the existing training data, then upload new training data.

  • If the model version doesn't have training data assigned, click Assign, then, in the Add Training Data dialog box, upload training data.

When you create a new custom model version, you can Keep training data from previous version. This setting is enabled by default to bring the training data from the current version to the new custom model version:

For more information, see Add training data to a custom model and Add custom model versions.


Increased prediction limit for No-Code AI Apps

Now available for preview, you can make up to 50K predictions in an application. Previously, and without the flag enabled, applications supported only 5K predictions. With or without the flag, a message will indicate how many predictions remain. Note that the limit applies to individual apps, not to individual users. This means that if you share the app, any predictions that a user makes are deducted from the remainder.

Required feature flag: Enable Increased Prediction Row Limit

API enhancements

Python client v3.1

The following API enhancements are introduced with version 3.1 of DataRobot's Python client:

  • Added new methods BatchPredictionJob.apply_time_series_data_prep_and_score and BatchPredictionJob.apply_time_series_data_prep_and_score_to_file that apply time series data prep to a file or dataset and make batch predictions with a deployment.

  • Added new methods DataEngineQueryGenerator.prepare_prediction_dataset and DataEngineQueryGenerator.prepare_prediction_dataset_from_catalog that apply time series data prep to a file or catalog dataset and upload the prediction dataset to a project.

  • Added new max_wait parameter to the method Project.create_from_dataset. Values larger than the default can be specified to avoid timeouts when creating a project from a dataset.

  • Added the Project.create_segmented_project_from_clustering_model method for creating a segmented modeling project from an existing clustering project and model. Switch to this function if you were previously using ModelPackage for segmented modeling purposes.

  • Added the is_unsupervised_clustering_or_multiclass method for checking whether clustering or multiclass parameters are used. It is quick and efficient without extra API calls.


  • Added two new methods to the ImageAugmentationList class: ImageAugmentationList.list and ImageAugmentationList.update.

  • Added format key to Batch Prediction intake and output settings for S3, GCP and Azure.

  • The method PredictionExplanations.is_multiclass now adds an additional API call to check for multiclass target validity, which adds a small delay.

  • The AdvancedOptions parameter blend_best_models now defaults to false.

  • The AdvancedOptions <datarobot.helpers.AdvancedOptions> parameter consider_blenders_in_recommendation now defaults to false.

  • DatetimePartitioning now has the parameter unsupervised_mode.

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Updated March 26, 2024