Using i2 Analyst's Notebook Welcome to the i2 Analyst's Notebook documentation, where you can find information about how to use i2 Analyst's Notebook in your investigations. Licensing informationi2 Analyst's Notebook 10 is a licensed product and requires a valid software license. Depending on your organization's arrangements, you might need to provide a license directly or connect to a license server.Contacting i2 Supporti2 Support provides assistance with product defects, answers FAQs, and helps users to resolve problems with the product.Analyst's Notebook dataTo build up a full picture of an investigation, Analyst's Notebook can access data from a range of sources. Within Analyst's Notebook, data is stored as entities, links, and properties. ChartsCharts display the intelligence that relates to an investigation. You can create charts both manually and automatically by using information from various sources. This information might be personal knowledge, written reports, photographs, video clips, spreadsheets, email, word-processing files, and databases.Add information to a chartTo represent the information that you receive, you can add entities and links to your chart, then add information to chart items. Items can store information in properties such as identity and date and time, in attributes, and in cards.Working with i2 Analyze If you are using Analyst's Notebook Premium, you can connect to i2 Analyze and, depending on your deployment, access intelligence data from within your organization and from external sources.Add data from data sourcesYou can add data to your chart from data sources such as databases. If you have access to several data sources, you can collate the data that each source provides about an item of interest.Detect and resolve duplicate dataTo ensure that the quality of your analysis is not compromised by duplicate data, you can search for entities on the charting surface that might represent the same real world object. Analyst's Notebook provides a number of tools to help detect and resolve any duplication without the loss of critical data.Analytical chart layoutsChart layouts can reveal groups and patterns in chart data. On association charts, you can identify highly connected entities and groups of entities that are interlinked. On timeline charts, you can identify groups of events that occurred close together in time.Search for informationTo find chart items that might be of interest to your investigation, you can search item properties for specific information. Different search tools on the Analyze tab fulfill different needs.Find networksYou can find the connections and intermediaries between items of interest, discover what is linked to a specific entity, and find groups of interlinked entities. These networks might contain entities and relationships that support the activity of items of interest.Highlight chart itemsYou can use Highlight Selection to emphasize selected entities and links on the chart.Map chart itemsTo help analyze items with location-based information, chart items can be visualized on map surfaces.Supported coordinate formatsCoordinates are entered in the appropriate format for the coordinate system that is used by your organization. When sent to Google Earth, these coordinates are converted into the corresponding WGS84 latitude and longitude values.List the contents of your chartListing items, cards, and records allows the information they contain to be sorted, filtered, and copied to spreadsheets or other external documents. This allows you to analyze data that is not necessarily visible on chart surface.Statistical views of chart dataYou can view data distribution and select and filter your data based on categories and ranges of data. Viewing distribution and filtering helps you to identify, for example, peak activity in your chart.Working with the Time WheelThe Time Wheel function in Analyst's Notebook is a highly visual way to analyze the time-based data on your chart.Investigate item activityAny temporal data that is stored on an item can be described as item activity. You can investigate this information to discover common themes or discrepancies. Conditional formattingYou can use conditional formatting to change the appearance of items on the chart to emphasize information of interest to your investigation. You can change the appearance of both entities and links based on rules that you define. Social Network AnalysisYou can examine group structures and communication flows within a network chart by focusing on the relationships that exist between entities. This type of analysis is called social network analysis. Focus on items of interestTo focus your analysis and visualization on items of interest, you can select them on the charting surface then remove all other items from view. Or to focus on the selection later, you can save it in a selection set, then recall the selection when you need it.Modify item appearanceAfter you add an item to the charting surface, you can modify its appearance from the default style that is specified by the chart. You can emphasize items on the charting surface, and present only the most crucial data on the charting surface.Arrange itemsYou can automatically move chart items so that their presentation suits the data, and so that items are uniformly positioned. You can improve the clarity of the chart, for example by shaping links so that they do not obscure other chart items.Prepare a chart for publicationBefore you present or publish a chart, you can check it for spelling errors, and remove data records. To aid understanding of your chart, you can add a legend, which is a key for the conventions that are used on your chart. Present and publish chartsTo present the data on your chart effectively, you can build a sequence of chart items to step through, and you can zoom into multiple areas of the chart. If you publish the chart, you can save the chart in a format that is appropriate for the recipients, and you can print the chart.AccessibilityAccessibility features help users who have a disability, such as restricted mobility or limited vision, to use information technology products successfully. Customize Analyst's NotebookYou can customize Analyst's Notebook. You can set application options, and manage files and plug-ins. You can also set up keyboard shortcuts and use utilities such as Series Import to import more than one data file.