Release Notes

Refine release notes provide information about the features and improvements in each release, as well as various bug fixes. Refine’s versioning scheme is based on semantic versioning. The full version is composed of three components:


e.g., 1.2.3 where the major version is 1, the minor version is 2, and the patch version is 3.


Releases with the same major and minor versions do not contain any new features. Releases with different patch versions contain fixes for bugs discovered since the previous minor. New or significantly changed features are released with a higher major or minor version.

Refine 1.2

Released: 15 February 2023


Refine 1.2:

  • New Feature: SPARQL Query Editor.
  • New Feature: Ability to set a project Alias for virtual endpoint URL persistence
  • New Feature: Export of all of the project’s configurations in a single file
  • Experimental: Ability to process data in non CSV formats using Ontotext Refine CLI

Improvements and Bugfixes

Known Issues

Querying extremely large tables via the SPARQL Editor may cause the browser to freeze/crash. We suggest working on a sample and using the CLI for the full file.

Refine 1.1

Released: 30 September 2022


Refine 1.1:

  • New Feature: Refine CLI for automating data pipeline steps.

Improvements and Bugfixes

  • Updated OpenRefine to version 3.6.1
  • Added support for custom OpenReine extensions (compatible with openrefine 3.6.1)
  • Fixed OR-333 Exporting to ODF doesn’t work
  • Fixed OR-404 Native app binds itself to localhost and not to hostname
  • Fixed OR-423 Mapping UI does not find UI translations (en.js)

Known Issues

  • OR-359 - Importing very large datasets using SPARQL federation sometimes fails. This will be fixed with GraphDB 10.0.3

Refine 1.0

Released: 20 July 2022


Refine 1.0:

  • Initial release as a standalone application - Refine is no longer part of Ontotext GraphDB


  • Initial release as a standalone application
OpenRefine is now a separate application.
  • Installers are available for all major OSs
  • A Docker image is available
  • Remote access to GraphDB is configurable
  • Access can be secured using basic auth or GraphDB auth

Known Issues

  • ОR-79 - ontorefine-cli is not available in Refine 1.0. It will be available in 1.1
  • OR-80 - Very large projects (> 200K lines) may not be fully RDF-ized
  • OR-133 - Large mapping queries, when serialized can exceed the limits of a request and be rejected