Perceive 9.1 enhancements include:
Data Management Interface Auditing
Superusers and Administrators can view the audit data of the Data Management
Interface events. Perceive Audit Summary Report and Perceive Audit Detail
Report are the two default Data Management Audit Reports.
Perceive Audit Summary Report displays a high level summary of the Data
Management Interface events. Perceive Audit Detail Report displays the details
of the Data Management Interface events. These reports can be exported to
different formats like any other reports. Audit Trail Retention Scheduler has
been created to run a job to delete old audit trail records.
AUDITTRAIL_RETENTION_DAYS property can also be set in the IV.properties file
if the users want to modify the default setting of 90 days retention.
Currently, if users want to know the changes made to the data within Infogix
Perceive Data Management Interface, they have to navigate to the internal log
files to view the details. This new feature allows users to easily track and
monitor the Data Management Interface data changes.
Source Level Filtering of Infogix Assure and Infogix ER Data
Users can select the source fields that must be extracted from Infogix Assure
and Infogix ER. Only the selected source fields will be extracted to Infogix
Perceive when the Infogix Assure and Infogix ER data are extracted.
Currently, Infogix Perceive receives the entire extracted table from Infogix
Assure and Infogix ER which may contain a large amount of data. With this new
feature, users can select the data elements that must be extracted from
Infogix Assure and Infogix ER to Infogix Perceive instead of processing entire
data imports. This will minimize the data processing time and reduce the
storage space utilized by the Infogix Perceive database when extracting data.
Users can create a dashboard with an image dashlet. The image can be taken
from any web address or browsed from the Report Repository. Image dashlets
also support hyperlinks.
This improves the usability of the dashboard with the new image dashlet
Dashboard and Dashlet Export
Users can export dashboards to PNG, PDF, DOCX, ODT, or PPTX file formats.
Users can export the dashlets (of types Ad Hoc View, Chart, Crosstab, Report
and Table) to PDF, Excel (Paginated), Excel, RTF, CSV, ODT, ODS, DOCX, XLSX
(Paginated), XLSX, and PPTX file formats.
This provides users with an option to export dashboards and dashlets into a file
format of their choice.
Hyperlink Action in Chart Dashlets
Chart dashlets support hyperlinks. ‘Update page’, ‘Open new page’, and
‘Replace page’ have been added as options in Chart hyperlinks. These options
allow users to update, open, or replace the existing dashboard with a web
page, report, dashboard, or Ad Hoc View.
This improves the dashboard usability as users can open or view a new dashlet
from an existing chart dashlet.
Dashboard and Dashlet Formatting
Users can specify the background color and customize the size of the
For dashlets, users can set the borders and its width and specify the text color
and background color of the title bar.
This improves the visual appearance as users can customize the dashboard and
dashlet based on their preferences.
Undo, Redo, and Reset Buttons in Dashboards
‘Undo the last change’, ‘Redo the last change’, and ‘Reset the dashboard to its
last saved state’ buttons have been added when viewing a dashboard
containing input controls.
This improves the usability when viewing a dashboard including input value
Additional Options for Text Dashlets
Users can align the text dashlets in the dashboards using the new formatting
option. Text dashlets also support hyperlinks.
This improves the visualization and usability of the text dashlets.
Export All and Clear Ad Hoc Cache Capability for Administrator in Reports Interface
Administrators can export all the report resources from the Reports Interface
using the Export option under Manage>Server Settings. Administrators can also
clear the Ad Hoc Cache using the ‘Ad Hoc Cache’ option under Manage>Server
This provides additional capabilities for Administrators.
New Export Option when Exporting Report Resources
When exporting resources and folders, users can include or exclude full paths
or dependencies using the ‘Include dependencies’ option.
This provides users with an additional option when exporting report resources.
New Report Output Format Option in Report Event
PPTX has been added as a report output option in the Default Specification tab
in the Report Event screen. PPTX has also been added as an export option in
the ‘runreport’ command line utility.
This provides users with an additional report output option in addition to the
New Interface for HTML5 Charts Design
The new interface for designing HTML5 charts has been divided into three tabs
(Select Chart Type, Data Configuration, and Chart Formatting) for better
usability. Users can display or hide the HTML5 Chart preview by clicking the
‘Show Chart Preview’ or ‘Hide Chart Preview’ button in any of the three tabs.
New Software Supported
- IBM® WebSphere® 22.214.171.124 is supported.
- Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 is supported.
- Only Java® 8 is supported
Java 8 Support
Only Java 8 is supported for IBM® WebSphere® 8.5.5.x, WebSphere 126.96.36.199,
and WildFly 10.1.0 Application Servers.
Java 7 is no longer supported
Infogix products on release 9.1 support only Java 8 version.
WildFly Deployments only Support mod_cluster for Load Balancing
In releases prior to 9.0 that used JBOSS application server, Infogix product
deployments supported mod_jk for load balancing.
However, Infogix releases that support WildFly 10.1.0 application servers
require that you use mod_cluster for load balancing. Load balancing using
mod_jk is no longer supported.
See http://mod-cluster.jboss.org/ for more information about mod_cluster
Infogix Assure Processes JMS messages from IBM® MQ
Infogix Assure deployments under WildFly 10.1.0® can now be configured to
process JMS messages from IBM MQ.
For information related to process IBM MQ messages, please see the section
titled “Configure IBM MQ using WildFly 10.1.0” within the Advanced
Deployments chapter in the product installation and upgrade guides.
Store Product Configuration Files in the Database
Infogix products use several configuration properties to control the behavior of
the products. The configuration properties are stored in files found within the
The 9.1 release now supports the storage of configuration properties within the
database instead of flat files.
By default, the configuration files are stored in the CONFIG_HOME directory. To
store the configuration files in a database table instead of the filesystem, set
the value of ENABLE_DATABASE_CONFIG property to true in the
You can modify the values of these properties from the Infogix Administrative
Console’s “Product Configuration” link. Any updates to the product properties
take immediate effect, and eliminates the need for a server administrator to
run update-config.bat (.sh) script.
Note: For Infogix ER only, do not enable the feature to store the properties in
the database if you use custom plugins.
Enhancements to Embedded Directory Deployments
Infogix supports product deployments using Embedded Directory, where the
management of users accessing the products is managed within the product.
Several security, audit and reporting enhancements have been added to
Embedded Directory deployments in this release.
Show Users “Created Date” and “Last Login” Information
Directory Administrators and Superusers can now visually view when a user id
was created in the system. Information about the users’ last logged in date and
time is also displayed. Go to Security -> Users page to view the users’ “Created
Date” and “Last Login” information.
This capability enables the administrators to easily identify unused or outdated
accounts for maintenance and compliance purposes.
Enable Users to Reset their Passwords
In prior releases, embedded directory users did not have the ability to reset
their forgotten password. They had to contact Directory Administrators or
Superusers to reset their password. Users now have the ability to reset their
forgotten password. From the product login page, click “Forgot Password?”
link. Enter your user id and its associated email address. An email with a link to
reset your password is sent to the registered email address. Appropriate error
messages are displayed when the information specified does not match the
actual information in the database.
Infogix Administrative Console Improvements
The administrative console enables users to gather and provide information to
Infogix Customer Support for use in troubleshooting run-time problems.
View Log Files in Real-time
In prior releases, users did not have the ability to view the contents of the log
files in real-time. From the Infogix Administrative Console, select “Config/Log
Files” link. Select a log file, click “View File”. In the log viewer screen, click
“Enable Running Log” to view the contents of the logs in real-time.
Update Product Licenses
You can now update the product license from the Infogix Administrative
Console if you have enabled the feature to store the product configuration
properties in the database (ENABLE_DATABASE_CONFIG=true).
Contact Infogix Customer Support to get an updated license file upon license
expiration or product renewal.
From the Infogix Administrative Console, select “Update License” link.
Select “Choose File”, and browse to select the updated license file.
Select “Update” to apply the licensing updates.