IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium Release Notes

Release notes


Abstract

IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium Release Notes. This document addresses compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues.

Content

IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook® Premium 9.0.1 is available.

Description

Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.1 builds on the capabilities of Analyst's Notebook, providing single users with an Analysis Repository.

Analyst's Notebook Premium collects, manages, and organizes information and intelligence. Data in the repository can be viewed and edited, without needing to put the content into a chart first.

Using Analyst's Notebook Premium, it is easy to uncover relationships, pathways, and networks across data types. Adding Analyst's Notebook Premium to i2 Analyze provides extensive multidimensional analysis tools for use in a collaborative environment.

Important: IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook 9.0 is not compatible with i2 software that is older than version 8.9.

Announcement

The IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio announcement is available. See the announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functionality
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
Note: Analyst's Notebook Premium no longer supports any variant of Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Release highlights

The following new and updated features are available in Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.1:

  • Grouped Theme Line layout: The new Grouped Theme Line layout is useful when there are many theme lines on a chart to minimize the number of links that cross the theme lines.
  • Improved Ordered and Grouped By Time layouts: New options are provided in the setup for Ordered and Grouped By Time layout to set the distance between successive items for all items or controlling items only.
  • Importer options: When an import to an Analyst's Notebook chart is based on an existing specification, there are improvements in the user interface and usability.
  • Accessibility: Improved support for high contrast mode and display scales of greater than 100% plus extra help on accessibility features.
  • Import security: Import item matching is changed to run a further check on security if the repository has multiple matching items.
  • Microsoft Windows version 10 is supported.

The following APARs are resolved in this release:

  • Visual Search: Dates and times are no longer reset to the current dates and times when the Visual Search window reopens. [APAR PO05713]
  • The version of Sentinel RMS tools in Product Access Management is updated to 8.6.1. [APAR PO05418]
  • LinkData no longer encounters an improper argument. [APAR PO05687] [APAR PO05642]
  • Analyst's Notebook version 9 help for Slovak was retranslated. [APAR PO05611] [APAR PO05519]
  • Display scaling issues: Analyst's Notebook improved scaling, when Windows display scaling is set to anything higher than 100%. [APAR PO05505]
  • Analyst's Notebook display is improved to support East Asian languages. [APAR PO05613]
  • Date input: When the user enters dates, the cursor progresses to the next date value when the date format is year/month/day. [APAR PO05623]
  • Analyst's Notebook recognizes when a disconnected network path is reestablished [APAR PO03885]
  • Custom Icons work for IBM i2 Information Exchange Visualizer (iXv) [APAR PO04375]

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements at http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=BE9B473061F411E5A8DABB56563AC132 .

Installing Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.1

To install Analyst's Notebook Premium:
  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.
  2. Navigate in Windows Explorer to the location of the extracted files and run setup.exe. IBM Installation Manager opens.
  3. To start the installation steps, in the left menu, click Install.
The Installation Manager guides you through the installation of:
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Local Analysis Repository
  • Analysis Repository Connector
  • Analysis Repository Tools
Note: If you intend to use Analyst's Notebook Premium with a group Analysis Repository, do not install a local Analysis Repository.

Upgrading to Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.1

You cannot upgrade directly from Analyst's Notebook Premium version 8.9.1. You must install an intermediate version of Analyst's Notebook Premium before you can use the Installation Manager to upgrade to version 9.0.1. An intermediate version is Analyst's Notebook Premium version 8.9.3, 8.9.5, 8.9.7, 8.9.9, 8.9.11, 8.9.13, or 9.0.0.

To preserve the data that is stored within Analyst's Notebook Premium, after you have run setup.exe, an upgrade wizard runs when you next open the application.

This wizard guides you through the following upgrade steps:
  1. Backing up data
  2. Adding a default time zone to existing date and time properties. This step occurs only when you upgrade from Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.1.
  3. Upgrading the database.

Multicultural support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is developed in US English. IBM supports this product in the English language on various regional versions of the supported operating systems. The following table details the support status of the operating system locales:

Language group/language Language collection Supported values
Arabic Complex script Supported
Armenian Complex script Unsupported
Baltic Basic Supported
Central Europe Basic Supported
Cyrillic Basic Supported
Dhivehi Complex script Unsupported
Galician Basic Unsupported
Georgian Complex script Unsupported
Greek Basic Unsupported
Gujarati Complex script Unsupported
Hebrew Complex script Supported
Iridic Complex script Unsupported
Japanese East Asian Supported
Kannada Complex script Unsupported
Korean East Asian Unsupported
Kyrgyz Basic Unsupported
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Basic Unsupported
Punjabi Complex script Unsupported
Simplified Chinese East Asian Supported
Syriac Complex script Unsupported
Telugu Complex script Unsupported
Thai Complex script Unsupported
Traditional Chinese East Asian Supported
Turkic Basic Supported
Vietnamese Complex script Unsupported
Western Europe and US Basic Supported

Virtualization support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is supported on hardware virtualization environments that run any of the operating systems that are listed in the detailed system requirements. When you run in a virtual environment, any issues that can be replicated by IBM in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard IBM support policy.

Backup strategy

It is important to have a robust backup and recovery strategy in place for the local Analysis Repository. Ideally, you use your existing corporate backup solution, or schedule manual backups regularly.

To back up the local Analysis Repository completely, you must back up the repository folder in the user's profile. By default, the repository folder is %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.

For maximum reliability, ensure that Analyst's Notebook Premium is not running when you are backing up.

Known problems

The most up-to-date source for known problems in Analyst's Notebook Premium is the online version of these release notes at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027028.

At time of publication, the following problems were known:

Selecting some items on a minimized ribbon causes Analyst's Notebook to fail
When the user select some items on the ribbon when it is minimized, Analyst's Notebook might fail.
iBase fails to start Analyst's Notebook if Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri is installed
If Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri is installed, iBase cannot start Analyst's Notebook. Start Analyst's Notebook independently to work with iBase.
The Product Access Management console does not display correctly
On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, options within the Product Access Management console do not display correctly if the Windows font size is not set to 100%. To avoid this problem, set the Windows font size to 100%.
Information in the Product Access Management console is displayed in an incorrect language
If the Product Access Management console was the subject of an administrative installation, then changing the application language can fail to change the display language. To avoid this issue on a multilingual system, install directly from the installation media.
16-bit JPEG images cannot be pasted from the clipboard
When you copy and paste images from Internet Explorer into a chart item, and you have “minimum” graphics capabilities (16-bit color depth), the item disappears from view. The item is not shown in the Chart Overview window.
An entity types icon is not shown after you delete a picture from an event frame
Deleting a picture from an event frame does not revert to showing the entity types icon. To show the entity types icon, right-click Display > Type Icon, or select Type Icon on the Display page of the Edit Event Frame window.
Delay in loading the Select Entity Type window
When you select All Entity Types from the drop-down list in the Insert from Palette task pane for the first time, the Select Entity Type window might not load immediately.
Icons in the legend might be incorrect if the chart is saved in Analyst's Notebook 7
Icons in the legend of charts that are created in Analyst's Notebook 8 or later might not be shown correctly if they are saved in Analyst's Notebook 7. This problem occurs if the icons that are used in the legend did not exist in Analyst's Notebook 7. Icons that are used in the chart itself are shown correctly.
Displaying OLE objects
Analyst's Notebook can display .bmp, .jpeg, and .gif OLE objects without the requirement for a third-party OLE server. However, the following limitations apply:
  • When you drag files from Internet Explorer, an Unexpected file format error message might be displayed.
  • When you drag an unrecognized file type onto the chart the error message Unexpected file format is displayed, and subsequent drag operations to the chart from Windows Explorer might fail.
To avoid these problems, select the Home tab, and then, in the Insert Entities group, insert the image by selecting OLE Object > Picture. Use the Edit Item Properties window to add a picture to an entity representation.
Performance problems when you disconnect from the network
When you disconnect from the network, but a network printer remains set as the default printer, switching between tabs in Analyst's Notebook can take several seconds. When you disconnect from a network, change the default printer to a local printer. Then, in Analyst's Notebook select a local printer.
The following registry key value causes Analyst's Notebook to ignore the user selected printer, and can be deleted: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\i2\Default\Printer.
Potentially unable to save entire charts when you Save as Picture
If your computer has insufficient memory, you might be unable to save large charts when you select File > Save as > Save Entire Chart as Picture. To avoid this problem, save the chart in sections by selecting File > Save As > Save Current View as Picture, or save the chart in PDF format by selecting File > Print > Print to PDF.
Untranslated system attribute names are displayed when you search for attribute classes
In a non-English version of Analyst's Notebook, when you search for attribute classes in the Insert from Palette task pane, the names of system attributes are not displayed in the translated form.
Unable to expand items after their data records are purged
If you purge data records from items that are added to the chart from data sources, any attempts to expand these items results with an error.
Colors window is not translated
The Colors window always contains US English text, regardless of the user's settings.
In Arabic and Hebrew, black and white application windows might appear when you use the Copy to New Association Chart feature
When you run in Arabic or Hebrew, selecting the Copy to New Association Chart feature might result in a black and then white application window, when the layouts are applied. A "Windows not responding" message might also appear. However, Analyst's Notebook then recovers and continues normally.
Inconsistent translation for parts of the user interface
The different components within Analyst's Notebook Premium support different languages. If no translated strings are available for a component, the default US English is displayed.
Some user names and folder names prevent connection to the Analysis Repository
If your Windows user name or the name of your folder within C:\Users contains non-ASCII characters, then Analyst's Notebook Premium cannot connect to the Analysis Repository.
When you start Analyst's Notebook Premium, select a schema, and then click OK, the following error message is displayed: Error connecting to the Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook Premium might not connect to the local Analysis Repository automatically
The local Analysis Repository entry might appear in the Data Sources task pane, but Analyst's Notebook Premium might not connect to it automatically.
To correct the problem, close and restart Analyst's Notebook Premium.
Anti-virus software can affect performance
To improve the performance of the local Analysis Repository, ensure that anti-virus check software that is installed does not monitor the Local Analysis Repository folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook Premium applications can operate incorrectly because of client security settings
Client security settings might prevent the correct operation of Analyst's Notebook Premium. When you use Analyst's Notebook Premium, applications might request confirmation that the connections are safe.
Restriction on the amount of information that is stored in an item
If the Analysis Repository contains items that have many cards, or many properties on each card:
  • Performance might be affected
  • Information can be harder to find

For data that produces more than a hundred properties on a single card, or hundreds of cards on a single item, consider changing the structure of the data.

Supported search types vary in non-English-language regions
There are some limitations with exact and fuzzy matching in non-English-language regions:
  • Western European script (Brazilian, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and Cyrillic scripts (Russian):

    Exact matching produces successful results. Matches that are based on synonyms or similar spellings might return less useful results. Evaluate the results for similar spelling and synonym matching behaviors, and if necessary, you can modify the search configuration for a language during deployment.

  • East Asian scripts (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese):

    Exact matching produces mixed results. The indexing process is heavily reliant on word boundaries (for example, a space). As these scripts do not reflect the same word boundaries as western scripts, exact matching can provide weak or no results for text fragments. Exact matching works, however, in whole character sequences, such as the equivalent to English sentences. Matches based on synonyms can return less useful results than in English. You can modify the search configuration for a language during deployment.

  Exact match Spelled Like Synonyms
English Good Good Good
Western European and Cyrillic scripts Good Configurable Configurable
East Asian scripts Mixed No Configurable
Help window does not always appear when opened from the Data Sources task pane
When the Data Sources task pane is docked, and you click on the Help button, the Help window might disappear and reappear when you click on it. To close the Help window, undock the Data Sources task pane first. After you close the Help window, you cannot invoke it again from the Data Sources task pane when the task pane is undocked.
To avoid these problems, open the Help from the Data Sources area of the Home tab of the ribbon. The Help window will open with the, "Working with Analyst's Notebook Premium" topic open.
Log in prompt appears in a single sign on environment
Despite logging in once already using single sign on, in some situations, users are prompted to log in again. When the credentials are verified, Analyst's Notebook Premium continues to work as designed.
This issue affects only Analyst's Notebook Premium if it is connected to a group Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook 9.0 prevents installation of IBM i2 iBridge and IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri through IBM Installation Manager
If Analyst's Notebook 9.0 is already installed, you cannot use IBM Installation Manager to install iBridge or Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri. Installation Manager does not detect the presence of Analyst's Notebook 9.0, and the Next button to proceed with the installation is disabled.
To install these products in this situation, use their MSI installers instead of the Installation Manager.

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook® Premium 9.0.0 is available.

Description

Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.0 builds on the capabilities of Analyst's Notebook, providing single users with an Analysis Repository.

Analyst's Notebook Premium collects, manages, and organizes information and intelligence. Data in the repository can be viewed and edited, without needing to put the content into a chart first.

Using Analyst's Notebook Premium, it is easy to uncover relationships, pathways, and networks across data types. Adding Analyst's Notebook Premium to i2 Analyze provides extensive multidimensional analysis tools for use in a collaborative environment.

Important: IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0 is not compatible with i2 software that is older than version 8.9.

Announcement

The IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio announcement is available. See the announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functionality
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
Note: Analyst's Notebook Premium no longer supports any variant of Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Release highlights

The following new and updated features are available in Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.0:

  • The Infotips panel, Data Sources task pane, and commands on the Analyst's Notebook ribbon toolbar have an improved layout and icons.
  • Items on the task pane are renamed to be more intuitive.
  • The text that is displayed in the "About IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium" window informs users of the type of Analysis Repository that they are using.

    If the Analysis Repository is global, "i2 Analyze" is displayed. If it is local, "IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium" is displayed.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements at http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=0E68B840CC8811E4B777BBD65C327F42 .

Installing Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.0

To install Analyst's Notebook Premium:
  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.
  2. Navigate in Windows Explorer to the location of the extracted files and run setup.exe. IBM Installation Manager opens.
  3. To start the installation steps, in the left menu, click Install.
The Installation Manager guides you through the installation of:
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Local Analysis Repository
  • Analysis Repository Connector
  • Analysis Repository Tools
Note: If you intend to use Analyst's Notebook Premium with a group Analysis Repository, do not install a local Analysis Repository.

Upgrading to Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.0.0

If you have an earlier version of Analyst's Notebook Premium, you can use the Installation Manager to upgrade to version 9.0.0, unless it is earlier than version 8.9.

To preserve the data that is stored within Analyst's Notebook Premium, after you have run setup.exe, an upgrade wizard runs when you next open the application.

This wizard guides you through the following upgrade steps:
  1. Backing up data
  2. Adding a default time zone to existing date and time properties. This step occurs only when you upgrade from Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.1.
  3. Upgrading the database

Multicultural support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is developed in US English. IBM supports this product in the English language on various regional versions of the supported operating systems. The following table details the support status of the operating system locales:

Language group/language Language collection Supported values
Arabic Complex script Supported
Armenian Complex script Unsupported
Baltic Basic Supported
Central Europe Basic Supported
Cyrillic Basic Supported
Dhivehi Complex script Unsupported
Galician Basic Unsupported
Georgian Complex script Unsupported
Greek Basic Unsupported
Gujarati Complex script Unsupported
Hebrew Complex script Supported
Iridic Complex script Unsupported
Japanese East Asian Supported
Kannada Complex script Unsupported
Korean East Asian Unsupported
Kyrgyz Basic Unsupported
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Basic Unsupported
Punjabi Complex script Unsupported
Simplified Chinese East Asian Supported
Syriac Complex script Unsupported
Telugu Complex script Unsupported
Thai Complex script Unsupported
Traditional Chinese East Asian Supported
Turkic Basic Supported
Vietnamese Complex script Unsupported
Western Europe and US Basic Supported

Virtualization support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is supported on hardware virtualization environments that run any of the operating systems that are listed in the detailed system requirements. When you run in a virtual environment, any issues that can be replicated by IBM in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard IBM support policy.

Backup strategy

It is important to have a robust backup and recovery strategy in place for the local Analysis Repository. Ideally, you use your existing corporate backup solution, or schedule manual backups regularly.

To back up the local Analysis Repository completely, you must back up the repository folder in the user's profile. By default, the repository folder is %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.

For maximum reliability, ensure that Analyst's Notebook Premium is not running when you are backing up.

Known problems

The most up-to-date source for known problems in Analyst's Notebook Premium is the online version of these release notes at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027028.

At time of publication, the following problems were known:

List item view displays a value of 'Text' for empty attributes
In the list item view, empty text attributes appear to contain the value 'Text'.
The Product Access Management console does not display correctly
On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, options within the Product Access Management console do not display correctly if the Windows font size is not set to 100%. To avoid this problem, set the Windows font size to 100%.
Information in the Product Access Management console is displayed in an incorrect language
If the Product Access Management console was the subject of an administrative installation, then changing the application language can fail to change the display language. To avoid this issue on a multilingual system, install directly from the installation media.
16-bit JPEG images cannot be pasted from the clipboard
When you copy and paste images from Internet Explorer into a chart item, and you have “minimum” graphics capabilities (16-bit color depth), the item disappears from view. The item is not shown in the Chart Overview window.
An entity types icon is not shown after you delete a picture from an event frame
Deleting a picture from an event frame does not revert to showing the entity types icon. To show the entity types icon, right-click Display > Type Icon, or select Type Icon on the Display page of the Edit Event Frame window.
Delay in loading the Select Entity Type window
When you select All Entity Types from the drop-down list in the Insert from Palette task pane for the first time, the Select Entity Type window might not load immediately.
Icons in the legend might be incorrect if the chart is saved in Analyst's Notebook 7
Icons in the legend of charts that are created in Analyst's Notebook 8 or later might not be shown correctly if they are saved in Analyst's Notebook 7. This problem occurs if the icons that are used in the legend did not exist in Analyst's Notebook 7. Icons that are used in the chart itself are shown correctly.
Displaying OLE objects
Analyst's Notebook can display .bmp, .jpeg, and .gif OLE objects without the requirement for a third-party OLE server. However, the following limitations apply:
  • When you drag files from Internet Explorer, an Unexpected file format error message might be displayed.
  • When you drag an unrecognized file type onto the chart the error message Unexpected file format is displayed, and subsequent drag operations to the chart from Windows Explorer might fail.
To avoid these problems, select the Home tab, and then, in the Insert Entities group, insert the image by selecting OLE Object > Picture. Use the Edit Item Properties window to add a picture to an entity representation.
Performance problems when you disconnect from the network
When you disconnect from the network, but a network printer remains set as the default printer, switching between tabs in Analyst's Notebook can take several seconds. When you disconnect from a network, change the default printer to a local printer. Then, in Analyst's Notebook select a local printer.
The following registry key value causes Analyst's Notebook to ignore the user selected printer, and can be deleted: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\i2\Default\Printer.
Potentially unable to save entire charts when you Save as Picture
If your computer has insufficient memory, you might be unable to save large charts when you select File > Save as > Save Entire Chart as Picture. To avoid this problem, save the chart in sections by selecting File > Save As > Save Current View as Picture, or save the chart in PDF format by selecting File > Print > Print to PDF.
Untranslated system attribute names are displayed when you search for attribute classes
In a non-English version of Analyst's Notebook, when you search for attribute classes in the Insert from Palette task pane, the names of system attributes are not displayed in the translated form.
Unable to expand items after their data records are purged
If you purge data records from items that are added to the chart from data sources, any attempts to expand these items results with an error.
Colors window is not translated
The Colors window always contains US English text, regardless of the user's settings.
In Arabic and Hebrew, black and white application windows might appear when you use the Copy to New Association Chart feature
When you run in Arabic or Hebrew, selecting the Copy to New Association Chart feature might result in a black and then white application window, when the layouts are applied. A "Windows not responding" message might also appear. However, Analyst's Notebook then recovers and continues normally.
Inconsistent translation for parts of the user interface
The different components within Analyst's Notebook Premium support different languages. If no translated strings are available for a component, the default US English is displayed.
Some user names and folder names prevent connection to the Analysis Repository
If your Windows user name or the name of your folder within C:\Users contains non-ASCII characters, then Analyst's Notebook Premium cannot connect to the Analysis Repository.
When you start Analyst's Notebook Premium, select a schema, and then click OK, the following error message is displayed: Error connecting to the Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook Premium might not connect to the local Analysis Repository automatically
The local Analysis Repository entry might appear in the Data Sources task pane, but Analyst's Notebook Premium might not connect to it automatically.
To correct the problem, close and restart Analyst's Notebook Premium.
Anti-virus software can affect performance
To improve the performance of the local Analysis Repository, ensure that anti-virus check software that is installed does not monitor the Local Analysis Repository folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook Premium applications can operate incorrectly because of client security settings
Client security settings might prevent the correct operation of Analyst's Notebook Premium. When you use Analyst's Notebook Premium, applications might request confirmation that the connections are safe.
Restriction on the amount of information that is stored in an item
If the Analysis Repository contains items that have many cards, or many properties on each card:
  • Performance might be affected
  • Information can be harder to find

For data that produces more than a hundred properties on a single card, or hundreds of cards on a single item, consider changing the structure of the data.

Supported search types vary in non-English-language regions
There are some limitations with exact and fuzzy matching in non-English-language regions:
  • Western European script (Brazilian, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and Cyrillic scripts (Russian):

    Exact matching produces successful results. Matches that are based on synonyms or similar spellings might return less useful results. Evaluate the results for similar spelling and synonym matching behaviors, and if necessary, you can modify the search configuration for a language during deployment.

  • East Asian scripts (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese):

    Exact matching produces mixed results. The indexing process is heavily reliant on word boundaries (for example, a space). As these scripts do not reflect the same word boundaries as western scripts, exact matching can provide weak or no results for text fragments. Exact matching works, however, in whole character sequences, such as the equivalent to English sentences. Matches based on synonyms can return less useful results than in English. You can modify the search configuration for a language during deployment.

Exact match Spelled Like Synonyms
English Good Good Good
Western European and Cyrillic scripts Good Configurable Configurable
East Asian scripts Mixed No Configurable
Help window does not always appear when opened from the Data Sources task pane
When the Data Sources task pane is docked, and you click on the Help button, the Help window might disappear and reappear when you click on it. To close the Help window, undock the Data Sources task pane first. After you close the Help window, you cannot invoke it again from the Data Sources task pane when the task pane is undocked.
To avoid these problems, open the Help from the Data Sources area of the Home tab of the ribbon. The Help window will open with the, "Working with Analyst's Notebook Premium" topic open.
Log in prompt appears in a single sign on environment
Despite logging in once already using single sign on, in some situations, users are prompted to log in again. When the credentials are verified, Analyst's Notebook Premium continues to work as designed.
This issue affects only Analyst's Notebook Premium if it is connected to a group Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook 9.0 prevents installation of IBM i2 iBridge and IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri through IBM Installation Manager
If Analyst's Notebook 9.0 is already installed, you cannot use IBM Installation Manager to install iBridge or Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri. Installation Manager does not detect the presence of Analyst's Notebook 9.0, and the Next button to proceed with the installation is disabled.

To install these products in this situation, use their MSI installers instead of Installation Manager.

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook® Premium 8.9.13 is available.

Description

Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.13 builds on the capabilities of Analyst's Notebook, providing single users with an Analysis Repository.

Analyst's Notebook Premium collects, manages, and organizes information and intelligence. Data in the repository can be viewed and edited, without needing to put the content into a chart first.

Using Analyst's Notebook Premium, it is easy to uncover relationships, pathways, and networks across data types. Adding Analyst's Notebook Premium to the Intelligence Analysis Platform provides extensive multidimensional analysis tools for use in a collaborative environment.

Announcement

The IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio announcement is available. See the announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functionality
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
Note: IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook® Premium no longer supports any variant of Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Release highlights

The following new and updated features are available in Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.13:

  • Add items and results lists to a new chart: Selected items or results lists can be added directly to a new chart, rather than to a chart that is currently open.
  • Chart and expand: Chart and expand operations can be performed in a single command.
  • Merged item sets: A set is automatically created for items that are merged during an import process.
  • Post-import options: Additional post-import options open sets that have been created for imported items, potential duplicate items, or merged item sets.
  • Select items by page: Items in the grid view can now be selected by page. The ability to select items by page simplifies the selection of larger numbers of items for deletion, or adding items to a set.
  • Deleted and restricted items: Deleted and restricted items that have been charted are distinguished from other chart items.
  • Automatic and manual log out: The Intelligence Portal allows users to log out. The platform can be configured for users to be automatically logged out if they are inactive for a specified length of time, or users can explicitly log out.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements at http://www.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=0E68B840CC8811E4B777BBD65C327F42 .

Installing Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.13

To install Analyst's Notebook Premium:
  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.
  2. In Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the distribution and run Setup.exe. The Installation Manager opens.
  3. To start the installation steps, in the left menu, click Install.
The Installation Manager guides you through the installation of:
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Local Analysis Repository
  • Analysis Repository Connector
  • Analysis Repository Tools
Note: If you intend to use Analyst's Notebook Premium with a group Analysis Repository, do not install a local Analysis Repository.

Upgrading to Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.13

If you have an earlier version of Analyst's Notebook Premium, you can use the Installation Manager to upgrade to version 8.9.13.

To preserve the data that is stored within Analyst's Notebook Premium, after you have run setup.exe, an upgrade wizard runs when you next open the application.

This wizard guides you through the following upgrade steps:
  1. Backing up data
  2. Adding a default time zone to existing date and time properties. This step occurs only when you upgrade from Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.1.
  3. Upgrading the database

Multicultural support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is developed in US English. IBM supports this product in the English language on various regional versions of the supported operating systems. The following table details the support status of the operating system locales:

Language group/language Language collection Supported values
Arabic Complex script Supported
Armenian Complex script Unsupported
Baltic Basic Supported
Central Europe Basic Supported
Cyrillic Basic Supported
Dhivehi Complex script Unsupported
Galician Basic Unsupported
Georgian Complex script Unsupported
Greek Basic Unsupported
Gujarati Complex script Unsupported
Hebrew Complex script Supported
Iridic Complex script Unsupported
Japanese East Asian Supported
Kannada Complex script Unsupported
Korean East Asian Unsupported
Kyrgyz Basic Unsupported
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Basic Unsupported
Punjabi Complex script Unsupported
Simplified Chinese East Asian Supported
Syriac Complex script Unsupported
Telugu Complex script Unsupported
Thai Complex script Unsupported
Traditional Chinese East Asian Supported
Turkic Basic Supported
Vietnamese Complex script Unsupported
Western Europe and US Basic Supported

Virtualization support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is supported on hardware virtualization environments that run any of the operating systems that are listed in the detailed system requirements. When you run in a virtual environment, any issues that can be replicated by IBM in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard IBM support policy.

Backup strategy

It is important to have a robust backup and recovery strategy in place for the local Analysis Repository. Ideally, you use your existing corporate backup solution, or schedule manual backups regularly.

To back up the local Analysis Repository completely, you must back up the repository folder in the user's profile. By default, the repository folder is %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.

For maximum reliability, ensure that Analyst's Notebook Premium is not running when you are backing up.

Known problems

The most up-to-date source for known problems in Analyst's Notebook Premium is the online version of these release notes at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027028.

At time of publication, the following problems were known:

Log in prompt appears in a single sign on environment
The way that the Intelligence Portal manages LTPA tokens is changed. In some situations, users will be prompted to log in again. Once the credentials have been verified, the Analyst's Notebook Premium will continue to work as designed.
This issue will only affect Analyst's Notebook Premium if it is connected to a group Analysis Repository.
List item view displays a value of 'Text' for empty attributes
In the list item view, empty text attributes appear to contain the value 'Text'.
Product Access Management scaling
On Windows 8 and 8.1, options within the Product Access Management console do not display correctly if the font size is not kept at 100%.
Editing the combined properties of different types of representation types causes Analyst's Notebook to close unexpectedly
Editing the combined properties of different entity types in the Type page of the Edit window can cause Analyst's Notebook to close unexpectedly. The problem occurs when editing the combined properties for the following representation types: Event Frame, Box, Circle, and Text Block.
Inconsistent translation for part of the user interface
The different components within Analyst's Notebook Premium support different languages. If no translated strings are available for a component, the default US English is displayed.
Some user names and folder names prevent connection to the Analysis Repository
If your Windows user name or the name of your folder within C:\Users contains non-ASCII characters, then Analyst's Notebook Premium cannot connect to the Analysis Repository.
When you start Analyst's Notebook Premium, select a schema, and then click OK, the following error message is displayed: Error connecting to the Analysis Repository.
Analyst's Notebook Premium might not automatically connect to the local Analysis Repository automatically
The local Analysis Repository entry might appear in the Data Sources panel, but Analyst's Notebook Premium might not connect to it automatically.
If this problem occurs, you have to close and restart Analyst's Notebook Premium.
Anti-virus software can affect performance
To improve the performance of the local Analysis Repository, ensure that anti-virus check software that is installed does not monitor the Local Analysis Repository folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.
Default location for local chart storage is displayed incorrectly in some instances
You might see the full file path to the temporary chart store when you save or close a chart. This temporary location is displayed when you work with a chart that contains items from iBase records or Esri mapping.
Analyst's Notebook Premium applications can operate incorrectly because of client security settings
Client security settings might prevent the correct operation of Analyst's Notebook Premium. When you use Analyst's Notebook Premium, applications might request confirmation that the connections are safe.
Restriction on the amount of information that is stored in an item
If the Analysis Repository contains items that have many cards, or many properties on each card:
  • Performance might be affected
  • Information can be harder to find

For data that produces more than a hundred properties on a single card, or hundreds of cards on a single item, consider changing the structure of the data.

Supported search types vary in non-English-language regions
There are some limitations with exact and fuzzy matching in non-English-language regions:
  • Western European script (Brazilian, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and Cyrillic scripts (Russian):

    Exact matching produces successful results. Matches that are based on synonyms or similar spellings might return less useful results, which should be evaluated by the user. After evaluation, if the results for similar spelling and synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, the search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.

  • East Asian scripts (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese):

    Exact matching produces mixed results. The indexing process is heavily reliant on word boundaries (for example, a space). As these scripts do not reflect the same word boundaries as western scripts, exact matching can provide weak or no results for text fragments. Exact matching works, however, in whole character sequences, such as the equivalent to English sentences. Matches based on synonyms can return less useful results than in English. If the results for synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, then the search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.

  Exact match Spelled Like Synonyms
English Good Good Good
Western European and Cyrillic scripts Good Configurable Configurable
East Asian scripts Mixed No Configurable

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook® Premium 8.9.11 is available.

Description

Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.11 builds on the capabilities of Analyst's Notebook, providing single users with an Analysis Repository. Analyst's Notebook Premium collects, manages, and organizes information and intelligence. Data in the repository can be viewed and edited, without needing to put the content into a chart first. Using the Analysis Repository, it is easy to uncover relationships, pathways, and networks across data types. Adding Analyst's Notebook Premium to the Intelligence Analysis Platform provides extensive multidimensional analysis tools for use in a collaborative environment.

Announcement

The IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio announcement is available. See the announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functionality
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details
Note: Microsoft withdraws extended support for Microsoft Server 2003 (all variants) in July 2015. Customers are encouraged to migrate to Microsoft Server 2012 or another suitable environment. Future releases of i2 Intelligence Analysis products will not be supported in this environment.

Release highlights

The following new and updated features are available in Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.11:
  • Find Connecting Networks: An analysis capability to find connecting entities and relationships between three or more entities.
  • Infotip configuration: Users can now configure Infotips so that analysis attributes can be viewed alongside other user attributes.
  • Expanded national language support: This release adds globalization and language translation for Hebrew, Arabic, and Turkish.
  • Image support: Images stored in the repository or external data sources can now be used to represent an item when charting.
  • Importer: The Analyst's Notebook Premium importer always displays when requested.
  • Indexing: The search index behavior for non-English locales has been improved.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements at http://www.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=1397566351268.

Installing Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.11

To install Analyst's Notebook Premium:
  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.
  2. In Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the distribution and run Setup.exe. The Installation Manager opens.
  3. To start the installation steps, in the left menu, click Install.
The Installation Manager guides you through the installation of:
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Local Analysis Repository
  • Analysis Repository Connector
  • Analysis Repository Tools
Note: If you intend to use Analyst's Notebook Premium with a group Analysis Repository, do not install a local Analysis Repository.

Upgrading to Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.11

If you have an earlier version of Analyst's Notebook Premium, you can use the Installation Manager to upgrade to version 8.9.11.

To preserve the data that is stored within Analyst's Notebook Premium an upgrade wizard runs when you next open the application. This wizard guides you through the following upgrade steps:
  1. Backing up data
  2. Adding a default time zone to existing date and time properties. This step occurs only when you upgrade from Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.1.
  3. Upgrading of the database

Multicultural support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is developed in US English. IBM supports this product in the English language on various regional versions of the supported operating systems. The following table details the support status of the operating system locales:

Language group/language Language collection Supported values
Arabic Complex script Supported
Armenian Complex script Unsupported
Baltic Basic Supported
Central Europe Basic Supported
Cyrillic Basic Supported
Dhivehi Complex script Unsupported
Galician Basic Unsupported
Georgian Complex script Unsupported
Greek Basic Unsupported
Gujarati Complex script Unsupported
Hebrew Complex script Supported
Iridic Complex script Unsupported
Japanese East Asian Supported
Kannada Complex script Unsupported
Korean East Asian Unsupported
Kyrgyz Basic Unsupported
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Basic Unsupported
Punjabi Complex script Unsupported
Simplified Chinese East Asian Supported
Syriac Complex script Unsupported
Telugu Complex script Unsupported
Thai Complex script Unsupported
Traditional Chinese East Asian Supported
Turkic Basic Supported
Vietnamese Complex script Unsupported
Western Europe and US Basic Supported

Virtualization support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is supported on hardware virtualization environments that run any of the operating systems that are listed in the detailed system requirements. When you run in a virtual environment, any issues that can be replicated by IBM in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard IBM support policy.

Backup strategy

It is important to have a robust backup and recovery strategy in place for the local Analysis Repository. Ideally, you use your existing corporate backup solution, or schedule manual backups regularly.

To back up the local Analysis Repository completely, you must back up the repository folder in the user's profile. By default, the repository folder is %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.

For maximum reliability, ensure that Analyst's Notebook Premium is not running when you are backing up.

Known problems

The most up-to-date source for known problems in Analyst's Notebook Premium is the online version of these release notes at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027028.

At time of publication, the following problems were known:

List item displays a value of 'Text' for empty attributes
In the list item view, empty text attributes appear to contain the value 'Text'.
Product Access Management scaling
On Windows 8 and 8.1, options within the Product Access Management console do not display correctly if the font size is not kept at 100%. To avoid this problem, set the Windows font size to 100%.
Attempting to view the combined properties of different types of Event Frames causes Analyst's Notebook to fail
Selecting the Type page of the Edit window can cause Analyst's Notebook to unexpectedly close when you edit combined properties of different entity types. Applies to the following representation types: Event Frame, Box, Circle, and Text Block.
Extra translations are available for part of the user interface
The different components within Analyst's Notebook Premium support different languages. If no translated strings are available for a component, the default US English is displayed.
Some user names and folder names prevent connection to the Analysis Repository
If your Windows user name or the name of your folder within C:\Users contains non-ASCII characters, then Analyst's Notebook Premium cannot connect to your Analysis Repository. If you start Analyst's Notebook Premium, select a schema, then click OK, the following error message is displayed: Error connecting to the Analysis Repository.
Connection issues
If the local Analysis Repository entry appears in the Data Sources panel but does not connect automatically, close and restart Analyst's Notebook Premium.
Performance enhancements
To improve the performance of the local Analysis Repository, ensure that any virus check software that you installed does not monitor the Local Analysis Repository folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.
Default location for local chart storage is incorrect in some instances
You might see the full file path to the temporary chart store when you save or close a chart. This temporary location is displayed when you work with a chart that contains items from iBase records or ESRI® mapping.
Analyst's Notebook Premium applications can operate incorrectly because of client security settings
Client security settings might prevent the correct operation of Analyst's Notebook Premium. When you use Analyst's Notebook Premium, applications might request confirmation that the connections are safe.
Import performance
At this release, the Analysis Repository Importer runs extra validation on the data that is imported into the repository. You might find that the performance of importing complex data into the repository is reduced.
Restriction on the amount of information that is stored in an item
If your Analysis Repository contains items that have many cards, or many properties on each card:
  • Performance might be affected
  • Information can be harder to find

For data that produces more than a hundred properties on a single card, or hundreds of cards on a single item, consider changing the structure of your data.

Custom schemas require custom charting schemes
To be available for use in Analyst's Notebook Premium, all schemas require companion charting schemes.
If you customize one of the supplied schemas, the changes that you make might not chart correctly unless you also customize the supplied charting scheme. If you create a custom schema, you must also create a charting scheme and store it in the same location as the schema.
For further information about editing and creating charting schemes, contact IBM Support.
Supported search types
There are some limitations with exact and fuzzy matching in non-English-language regions:
  • Western European script (Brazilian, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and Cyrillic scripts (Russian):

    Exact matching produces successful results. Matches that are based on synonyms or similar spellings might return less useful results, which should be evaluated by the user. After evaluation, if the results for similar spelling and synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, the search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.

  • East Asian scripts (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese):

    Exact matching produces mixed results. The indexing process is heavily reliant on word boundaries (for example, a space). As these scripts do not reflect the same word boundaries as western scripts, exact matching can provide weak or no results for text fragments. Exact matching works, however, in whole character sequences, such as the equivalent to English sentences. Matches based on synonyms can return less useful results than in English. If the results for synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, then the search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.

  Exact match Spelled Like Synonyms
English Good Good Good
Western European and Cyrillic scripts Good Configurable Configurable
East Asian scripts Mixed No Configurable

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook® Premium 8.9.9 is available.

Description

Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.9 builds on the capabilities of Analyst's Notebook Premium, providing single users with an Analysis Repository. Analyst's Notebook Premium collects, manages, and organizes information and intelligence. Data in the repository can be viewed and edited, without needing to put the content into a chart first. Using the Analysis Repository, it is easy to uncover relationships, pathways, and networks across data types. Adding Analyst's Notebook Premium to the IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform provides extensive multidimensional analysis tools for use in a collaborative environment.
Important: IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis software at version 8.9 is not compatible with earlier versions of i2 software. Upgrading directly is not supported. To install IBM i2 software at version 8.9, you must first uninstall all of your existing i2 software, and then install the new versions.

Announcement

The IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio announcement is available. See the announcement for the following information:

  • Detailed product description, including a description of new functionality
  • Product-positioning statement
  • Packaging and ordering details

Release highlights

The following new and updated features are available in Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.9:
  • Analysis Repository Schema Designer and the underlying platform schema have been modified to allow the following improvements:
    • Analysis Repository Schema Designer can connect to the Intelligence Analysis Platform. This connection allows additive changes to be made to the deployed schema without the need to update the applications.
    • Item and property types in deployed schemas can now be disabled and hidden if they are no longer required.
    • The logical types of properties can be simplified if they are too restrictive.
  • The performance of adding items from the repository to a chart is improved.
  • Blank items can now be filtered out by the Chart Item Importer.
  • Compatibility across the i2 Intelligence Analysis product portfolio to ensure that previously released products continue to work with this release.
  • Microsoft Windows XP support ceases at this release.

System requirements

For information about hardware and software compatibility, see the detailed system requirements at http://www.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=1406541214990.

Installing Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.9

To install Analyst's Notebook Premium:
  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution, or insert the product DVD into the computer optical drive.
  2. In Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the distribution and run Setup.exe. The Installation Manager opens.
  3. To start the installation steps, in the left menu, click Install.
The Installation Manager guides you through the installation of:
  • Analyst's Notebook
  • Local Analysis Repository
  • Analysis Repository Connector
  • Analysis Repository Tools
Note: If you intend to use Analyst's Notebook Premium with a group Analysis Repository, do not install a local Analysis Repository.

Upgrading to Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.9

If you have an earlier version of Analyst's Notebook Premium that is installed, you can use the Installation Manager to upgrade to version 8.9.9.

To preserve the data that is stored within Analyst's Notebook Premium an upgrade wizard will display the next time that Analyst's Notebook Premium is opened. This wizard guides you through the following upgrade steps:
  1. Backing up data
  2. Adding a default time zone to existing date and time properties. This step occurs only when you upgrade from Analyst's Notebook Premium 8.9.1.
  3. Upgrade of the database

Multicultural support

Analyst's Notebook Premiumis developed in US English. IBM supports this product in the English language on various regional versions of the supported operating systems. The following table details the support status of the operating system locales:

Language group/language Language collection Supported values
Arabic Complex script Supported
Armenian Complex script Unsupported
Baltic Basic Supported
Central Europe Basic Supported
Cyrillic Basic Supported
Dhivehi Complex script Unsupported
Galician Basic Unsupported
Georgian Complex script Unsupported
Greek Basic Unsupported
Gujarati Complex script Unsupported
Hebrew Complex script Unsupported
Iridic Complex script Unsupported
Japanese East Asian Supported
Kannada Complex script Unsupported
Korean East Asian Unsupported
Kyrgyz Basic Unsupported
Mongolian (Cyrillic) Basic Unsupported
Punjabi Complex script Unsupported
Simplified Chinese East Asian Supported
Syriac Complex script Unsupported
Telugu Complex script Unsupported
Thai Complex script Unsupported
Traditional Chinese East Asian Supported
Turkic Basic Supported
Vietnamese Complex script Unsupported
Western Europe and US Basic Supported

Virtualization support

Analyst's Notebook Premium is supported on hardware virtualization environments that run any of the operating systems that are listed in the detailed system requirements. When you run in a virtual environment, any issues that can be replicated by IBM in a supported operating system and are addressed by using the standard IBM support policy.

Backup strategy

It is important to have a robust backup and recovery strategy in place for the local Analysis Repository. Ideally, you use your existing corporate backup solution, or schedule manual backups regularly.

To back up the local Analysis Repository completely, you must back up the repository folder in the user's profile. By default, the repository folder is %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.

For maximum reliability, ensure that Analyst's Notebook Premium is not running when you are backing up.

Known problems

The most up-to-date source for known problems in Analyst's Notebook Premium is the online version of these release notes at http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027028.

At time of publication, the following problems were known:

Product Access Management scaling
On Windows 8 and 8.1, options within the Product Access Management console do not display correctly if the font size is not kept at 100%. To avoid this problem, set the Windows font size to 100%.
Attempting to view the combined properties of different types of Event Frames causes Analyst's Notebook to fail
Selecting the Type page of the Edit window can cause Analyst's Notebook to unexpectedly close when you edit combined properties of different entity types. Applies to the following representation types: Event Frame, Box, Circle, and Text Block.
Extra translations are available for part of the user interface
The different components within Analyst's Notebook Premium support different languages. If no translated strings are available for a component, the default US English is displayed.
Some user names and folder names prevent connection to the local Analysis Repository
If your Windows user name or the name of your folder within C:\Users contains non-ASCII characters, then Analyst's Notebook Premium cannot connect to your local Analysis Repository. If you start Analyst's Notebook Premium, select a schema, then click OK, the following error message is displayed: Error connecting to the Analysis Repository.
Connection issues
If the local Analysis Repository entry appears in the Data Sources panel but does not connect automatically, close and restart Analyst's Notebook Premium.
Performance enhancements
To improve the performance of the local Analysis Repository, ensure that any virus check software that you installed does not monitor the Local Analysis Repository folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\IBM i2\Local Analysis Repository.
Default location for local chart storage is incorrect in some instances
You might see the full file path to the temporary chart store when you save or close a chart. Can occur when you work with an Analyst's Notebook chart that has iBase records or ESRI® mapping.
Analyst's Notebook Premium applications can operate incorrectly because of client security settings
Client security settings might prevent the correct operation of Analyst's Notebook Premium. Can occur if Internet Explorer, your security software, or the Java™ runtime software block necessary connections. When you use Analyst's Notebook Premium, these applications might request confirmation that the connections that Analyst's Notebook Premium makes are safe.
Import performance
At this release, the Analysis Repository Importer runs extra validation on the data that is imported into the repository. You might find that the performance of importing complex data into the repository is reduced.
Restriction on the amount of information that is stored in an item
If your Analysis Repository contains items that have many cards, or many properties on each card:
  • Performance might be affected
  • Information can be harder to find

For data that produces more than a hundred properties on a single card, or hundreds of cards on a single item, consider changing the structure of your data.

Custom schemas require custom charting schemes
To be available for use in Analyst's Notebook Premium, all schemas require companion charting schemes.
If you customize one of the supplied schemas, the changes that you make might not chart correctly unless you also customize the supplied charting scheme. If you create a custom schema, you must also create a charting scheme and store it in the same location as the schema.
For further information about editing and creating charting schemes, contact IBM Support.
Supported search types
There are some limitations with exact and fuzzy matching in non-English-language regions:
Western European Script (French, German, Italian, Brazilian, Spanish, and Cyrillic (Russian) scripts
Exact matching produces successful results. Spelled like and matches that are based on synonyms can return less useful results. You evaluate the degree of matching that is used. If the results for spelled like and synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.
East Asian Scripts (Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, and Japanese)
Exact matching produces mixed results. The indexing process is heavily reliant on word boundaries (for example, a space). As these scripts do not reflect the same word boundaries as western scripts, the exact matching can provide weak or no results for text fragments. Exact matching works however in whole character sequences for example, the equivalent to English sentences. Spelled like does not return usable results. Matches based on synonyms can return less useful results than English. If the results for synonym matching behaviors are less than favorable, search configuration for a language can be modified during deployment.
Exact match Spelled like Synonyms
English Good Good Good
Western European and Cyrillic Scripts Good Configurable Configurable
East Asian Scripts Mixed No Configurable

More information

For more information, see the following resources:

Document information


More support for:

i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium

Software version:

8.9.7, 8.9.9, 8.9.11, 8.9.13, 9.0.0, 9.0.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

7027028

Modified date:

2015-12-16

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