Background validation for dataflows

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2021

Feature details

When users are done authoring or making changes to a dataflow, they select Save. The save action is currently coupled with validation, and validating the dataflow can take a very long time. Previously, users aren't able to leave the screen, and they have to wait until after validation completes to see their changes.

With this update, users can save a dataflow, leave the screen, and continue working. Validation now takes place in the background so users can save the dataflow without friction.