Release notes - Analysis Studio Nov.2023

A high level overview of the release, listing new features, the system requirements, and any known issues.

Important notices

⚠️ Installation - i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium desktop client (ANBP)

After downloading the distribution media for ANBP ensure that you extract all of the product components from the compressed file. This can be done using the "Extract All..." option on the Windows right-click menu.

Then using Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the extracted folder and run setup.exe and follow the installation prompts.

⚠️ i2 iBridge

iBridge (all versions) will not interoperate with the Analyst's Notebook Premium 10.0.1 desktop client. iBridge customers are advised to continue to use the latest 32-bit Analyst's Notebook Premium version compatible with their version of iBridge.

Features

Release highlights

Release highlight details

Additional new icons

  • New, additional customer requested icons are available for Analyst's Notebook Premium, and for the i2 Analyze server, i2 Notebook and i2 Investigate.

  • The following are some examples.


    Sample new icons in Analyst's Notebook

Performance improvements

  • A number of commonly used features of Analyst's Notebook Premium have been optimized to take advantage of the 64-bit architecture, allowing the user to more easily analyze larger charts using these features. The following features have been optimized:
    • Time Wheel
    • Bar Charts and Histograms
    • List Most Connected
    • List Items
    • Social Network Analysis

Usability improvements

  • Based on customer feedback, usability improvements have been incorporated in several features.

    • The pane for the Linked Entities tool now includes a direction column.
    • Copy is now available from the Linked Entities pane.

    Linked Entities
    • List Records can now export records directly to an Excel file or delimited text file. When exporting to Excel each exported item type has a separate tab in the spreadsheet.
    • The text filter in List Records can be cleared by clicking the X in the filter.

    List Records Export
    • When creating an import specification the Trim Characters action is enabled by default for all columns. This helps with matching during imports by removing extra whitespace characters.

Single sign on for i2 Esri Maps

  • The optional i2 Esri Maps feature of Analyst's Notebook Premium now supports Esri Single Sign On (SSO) for accessing Esri map services. Users from organizations that have set up Esri SSO on their server can now access Esri map services without needing to repeatedly re-enter login credentials.

Support for Esri ArcGIS Enterprise 11

  • This release adds support for i2 Esri Maps to connect Esri ArcGIS Enterprise 11.

Flexible chart item types and properties

  • Custom chart item types and properties can now be added to enable the capture of data on a chart that does not align with the external search schema. This allows the unaligned data to be used and analyzed alongside aligned chart data from external searches.

    • Custom item types are added from the Analyst's Notebook Premium palette.
    • Custom property types can be added to schema item types or custom item types from the Record Inspector.
    • The custom item and property types can be set to persist for new charts if required.
    • Custom item and property types can be imported from existing import specifications that contain custom items.

    Flexible chart item types and properties

Set default charting scheme

  • Analyst's Notebook Premium users can select which charting scheme is applied to their charts by default, allowing them to work consistently with multiple charts depending on their charting requirements.

Auto-add to maps configuration

  • The option to control whether new data is automatically added to a map can be set as a default by the user.


    Settings

Import undo

  • Once an Analyst's Notebook Premium import has completed the Undo tool can be used to remove the imported data from the chart in a single step.

Enhanced language support

  • This release adds support for three additional new languages - Ukrainian, Russian and Bulgarian.

  • The External Search capability and chart store features are now translated for the following additional languages: Bulgarian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Source Reference image display

  • The Record Inspector will now display an image in the header for records where a source reference image is available.


    Record Inspector

Display environment name

  • Analyst's Notebook Premium and i2 Notebook can now display the name of the i2 deployment they are connected to. This can be helpful for users who connect to several i2 Analyze servers for different analytical purposes.

    • The deployment display name is configured on the i2 Analyze server.

    Settings

Support for system matching rules

  • When new data is added to an i2 Notebook Chart from external searches, system matching rules are automatically applied against records already on the chart to minimize the occurrence of duplicate data.


    System Matching
  • System matching rules are configured by the system administrator on the i2 Analyze server.

Copy and Paste web chart items

  • Chart Items in the i2 Notebook web client can be copied and pasted from one web chart to another using either the buttons from the ribbon menu, the right click context menu, or using keyboard shortcuts; making it easier to work with the same data in multiple web charts without the need to rerun searches.

Enhanced chart record data

  • When an i2 Notebook chart record is used to seed a search against an external data source and the search returns additional information about that record then the chart record is updated with that new additional information.

SOLR 9

  • The i2 Analyze server has been updated to use SOLR 9, the latest version of SOLR, to ensure the latest security features and fixes are implemented.

Integrated product versions

Product includedVersion
i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium10.0.1
i2 Analyze4.4.3
Open Liberty 2323.0.0.9
Eclipse Temurin JDK 1717.0.9

Upgrading

To ensure compatibility, i2 recommends that the i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium desktop client and i2 Analyze server are upgraded to the latest versions at the same time.

i2 do not support mixed version deployments, but to assist with larger deployment upgrades it is possible to use the i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium desktop client or an i2 Analyze server from a previous version with the corresponding latest versions in this release, however some functionality might not be available in these configurations. Mixed version deployments should be aligned as quickly as possible to ensure product support.

Contact i2 Support to understand which versions can be used together in the short term for an unsupported mixed version deployment.

Version by Version comparison

The following table shows a comparison of features between recent versions of Analysis Studio:

🆕 = New Feature ✅ = Existing Feature ❌ = Feature Removed/Obsolete

FEATURES - ANBP desktop client and i2 Analyze ServerAnalysis Studio Nov.2023Analysis Studio Jul.2023Analysis Studio Dec.2022Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.4.0Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.3.1Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.3.0Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.2.4
ANBP - Additional new icons🆕------
ANBP - Performance improvements🆕------
ANBP - Usability improvements🆕------
ANBP - Single sign on for i2 Esri Maps🆕------
ANBP - Support for Esri ArcGIS Enterprise 11🆕------
ANBP - Flexible Schemas🆕------
ANBP - Set default charting scheme🆕------
ANBP - Auto-add to maps configuration🆕------
ANBP - Import undo🆕------
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Enhanced language support🆕------
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Source Reference image display🆕------
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Display environment name🆕------
i2 Notebook - Support for system matching rules🆕------
i2 Notebook - Copy and Paste web chart items🆕------
i2 Notebook - Enhanced chart record data🆕------
SOLR 9🆕------
ANBP - 64-bit support🆕-----
ANBP - i2 Online integration🆕-----
ANBP - List Records tool🆕-----
ANBP - Highlight Selection tool🆕-----
ANBP - New selection tools🆕-----
ANBP - Additional icons🆕-----
ANBP - Conditional Formatting - new operators🆕-----
ANBP - Importing - Date/Time format key🆕-----
ANBP - Bar Charts and Histograms - additional playback tools🆕-----
ANBP - Activity View - Select Latest/Earliest/All🆕-----
ANBP - Enhanced Time Wheel🆕-----
ANBP - Export to KML🆕-----
ANBP - License Management🆕-----
i2 Notebook - Lists🆕-----
i2 Notebook - Explore🆕-----
i2 Notebook - Export to PDF🆕-----
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Share Data🆕-----
Dynamic user security🆕-----
i2 Notebook – Set chart item style🆕----
i2 Notebook – Invert selection tool🆕----
ANBP & i2 Notebook - i2 Branding🆕---
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Inspect record details for individual search results🆕---
ANBP & i2 Notebook - Auto add to i2 Maps🆕---
ANBP - Flexible importing🆕---
ANBP - Link summarization override🆕---
ANBP - Time Wheel🆕---
ANBP - Summarized links performance improvements🆕---
i2 Notebook – Save charts🆕---
i2 Notebook – Double click to view Record Inspector🆕---
i2 Notebook SDK – Create, edit, delete records🆕---
Privacy dialogue/acceptance🆕---
Audit login and logout🆕---
Updated Public REST API🆕---
Public REST API versioning🆕---
Privacy and license usage reporting🆕---
3rd Party Alerts🆕--
3rd Party Task scheduling🆕--
External Search (powered by the i2 Connect gateway)1🆕2
i2 Notebook🆕2
i2 Maps🆕2
ANBP -Conditional Formatting – Icon frame display option🆕
ANBP List Most Connected – Configurable Low Net Change analysis measure🆕
ANBP Chart store – Upload from folder🆕
Updated Backup and restore guidance for i2 Analyze🆕

1 Previously known as/provided by i2 Connect.

2 Only available as part of the i2 Connect/Enterprise Insight Analysis products prior to ANBP 9.3.0 release; included with ANBP 9.3.0 and later.

FEATURES - External Searches3Analysis Studio Nov.2023Analysis Studio Jul.2023Analysis Studio Dec.2022Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.4.0Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.3.1Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.3.0Analyst's Notebook Premium 9.2.4
Visual Query for external searches🆕-----
Remove search results🆕----
Filter results by text🆕----
Hides connectors and searches🆕----
iBase inter-operation enhancements🆕----
Source Identifier matching🆕--
Geo-spatial region conditions🆕--
User specific configurations🆕--
Default values in search forms🆕--
Include Context option for External Searches🆕
External Searches user interface refinements🆕
Records Bar enhancements🆕
Find Matching Records – Merge entities🆕
Security – Item type security🆕
Security – Credential management🆕

3 Available as part of the i2 Connect/Enterprise Insight Analysis products prior to ANBP 9.3.0 release; included with ANBP 9.3.0 and later.

Fixed and known issues

The issues that have been fixed in this release, and remaining known issues.

Fixed issues

Issue numberComponentIssue title
DT00055ANBPIncorrect upper bounds handling for date
DT00090ANBen-gb folder does not exist when attempting to view Reports
DT00115ANBPANBP Charting Scheme ignores regional time zone when presenting dates/times
DT00206ANBPi2 Analyst's Notebook Premium - incorrect time zone in Shared Chart and Chart Inspector, in Japanese language version of Windows
DT00210ANBPCannot delete property values from Chart Inspector once created
DT00212i2Analyze'setup -t createDatabases' tries to read a hardcoded 'dsid.infostore.properties' filename
DT00213i2AnalyzeMissing External Search in ANBP after running setup -t addI2Connect
DT00220ANBANB Import Error: System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown
DT00245ANBPError using Import by Saved Specification - "Unable to Fuse records"
DT00249ANBPProblem with SSL certificates and analyze. ANBP needs to support TLS 1.3
DT00255ANBPSPNEGO SSO in ANBP 9.4.1 prompts for Login
DT00256i2 AnalyzeItem ID is cast to int in SolrVqDocumentIterator.getUniqueItemId(ResultSet)
DT00261ANBPANBP may incorrectly continue to use standard.ant rather than Opal.ant as the standard template after connecting to i2 Analyze if certain regional settings are used.
DT00258ANBTime Wheel Exception
DT00260ANBOpening the lookup table based on Boolean throws exception "System.ArgumentException: An item with the same key has already been added"
DT00265i2AnalyzeWrong keystore format type in server.xml
DT00272i2AnalyzeTypes mapped to a schema using mapping-config.json do not appear in the i2 Connect Visual Query palette

Known issues in this release

Issue numberComponentIssue title
LimitationANBSome context help may appear in English in non-English locales
LimitationANBWhen using List Items, if you have an item with only a Time property set then it will incorrectly display a Date property set to ‘01/01/0001’ that may be copied over to a third party application using the List Items Copy feature
LimitationANBIf running in Ukrainian or Bulgarian, the Publish\Reports feature will fail to open the Reporter.rep file and return an error message; users can continue to create their own file by clicking 'OK'
LimitationANBThe transparent background of a PNG image is lost when pasting for a Picture as Representation
LimitationANBRunning an import to a new chart on a Chinese (Traditional/Simplified) operating system causes a COM exception
LimitationANBPANBP does not use the correct chart template for new charts on a Chinese (Traditional/Simplified) operating system
LimitationANBPA system error occurs if using an out of date version of Edge/Webview2. Update Edge and restart ANBP to resolve
Limitationi2NotebookDirectly after logging in the Visual Query tool displays no saved queries, click ✖️ on the filter to display them
DT00223i2AnalyzeWebUI Display of operators in VQ is incorrect if the first operator is "is not"
DT00226ANBPSchema Designer - Charting Scheme Attributes always displayed in alphabetical order Case 13119
DT00244ANBInformation entered in the ANB Property don't show up in Windows Explore
DT00251ANBImporting XML into existing chart imports into the most recently created chart, not the selected chart
DT00282ANBMisleading "Activation required" message when exceeding concurrent usage Internet license
DT00287ANBPIn ANBP, when the "show on chart" box is unchecked for the attributes, the attributes disappear in Infotip too
PO07495ANBANB 906 is not adjusting the time for AEDT
PO09304ANBPSchema designer should validate link ends to not be onyx system types

System requirements - Analyst's Notebook Premium (ANBP) desktop client

The following tables shows the system requirements for this release, and previous releases. These system requirements should be used to ensure that the setup you are running is fully supported. Ensure that existing deployments are upgraded to currently supported versions of all the software required.

🆕 = Newly supported ✅ = Supported ❌ = No longer supported

Operating systems - ANBP Desktop Client

OPERATING SYSTEMSANBP 10.0.1ANBP 10.0.0ANBP 9.4.1ANBP 9.4.0ANBP 9.3.1ANBP 9.3.0ANBP 9.2.4
Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)🆕---
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro x64 (64-bit)🆕---
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise x32 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x32 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Edition🆕----
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Essentials Edition🆕----
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition🆕----
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

Note: i2 products are 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 i2 in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard support policy.

Prerequisites - ANBP Desktop Client

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITESANBP 10.0.1ANBP 10.0.0ANBP 9.4.1ANBP 9.4.0ANBP 9.3.1ANBP 9.3.0ANBP 9.2.4
Microsoft Edge (latest) or Microsoft Edge WebView2🆕-----
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8🆕-----
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Note: Microsoft Edge Webview2 is available from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/webview2/. It must be installed by choosing the option to "Install as Administrator"

Supported software (optional) - ANBP Desktop Client

COMPATIBLE i2 COMPANION PRODUCTS
i2 Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri 10.0.1
i2 TextChart 1.9.7.0
SUPPORTED SOFTWAREANBP 10.0.1ANBP 10.0.0ANBP 9.4.1ANBP 9.4.0ANBP 9.3.1ANBP 9.3.0ANBP 9.2.4
Microsoft Office 365 64-bit🆕-----
Microsoft Office 2021 64-bit🆕---
Microsoft Office 2019 64-bit🆕-----
Microsoft Office 2016 64-bit4🆕-----
Microsoft Office 2019 32-bit
Microsoft Office 2016 32-bit
Microsoft Office 365 32-bit
Google Earth 6.2 (32-bit only)
Google Earth 7.1 (32-bit only)
Google Earth Professional 6.2 (32-bit only)
Google Earth Professional 7.1 (32-bit only)
Google Earth Professional 7.3 (32-bit only)
Esri ArcGIS Enterprise 11 (Portal for ArcGIS; optional, for i2 Esri Maps)5🆕------
Esri ArcGIS Enterprise 10 (Portal for ArcGIS; optional, for i2 Esri Maps)5------
Map tile server (optional, for i2 Maps)🆕-

4 This release of i2 Analyst's Notebook Premium 10.0.1 is the last version to support Microsoft Office 2016.

5 Specific version support is determined by Esri product lifecycle statement.

Hardware - ANBP Desktop Client

Hardware requirementsMinimumRecommended
Disk space1GB for installation plus additional working space
ProcessorIntel or AMD processor with 64-bit and SSE 4.2 support
2GHz or faster
Memory8GB16GB
Display1280 x 7681920 x 1080

System requirements - i2 Analyze Server

🆕 = Newly supported ✅ = Supported ❌ = No longer supported

Operating systems - i2 Analyze Server

The following tables shows the system requirements for this release, and previous releases. These system requirements should be used to ensure that the setup you are running is fully supported. Ensure that existing deployments are upgraded to currently supported versions of all the software required.

OPERATING SYSTEMSi2 Analyze 4.4.3i2 Analyze 4.4.2i2 Analyze 4.4.1i2 Analyze 4.4.0i2 Analyze 4.3.5i2 Analyze 4.3.4i2 Analyze 4.3.3
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Edition🆕-----
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Essentials Edition🆕-----
Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition🆕-----
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
Linux Red Hat Enterprise V9 and fix packs6🆕-----
Linux Red Hat Enterprise V8 and fix packs6
Linux Red Hat Enterprise V7 and fix packs
Linux Red Hat Enterprise V6.1 and fix packs

6 Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server on POWER Systems is restricted to IBM DB2 and SOLR as part of a distributed deployment.

Note: i2 products are 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 i2 in a supported operating system are addressed by using the standard support policy.

Installed Software - i2 Analyze Server

INSTALLED SOFTWAREi2 Analyze 4.4.3i2 Analyze 4.4.2i2 Analyze 4.4.1i2 Analyze 4.4.0i2 Analyze 4.3.5i2 Analyze 4.3.4i2 Analyze 4.3.3
Open Liberty 23 (23.0.0.9)🆕------
Open Liberty 23 (23.0.0.5)🆕-----
Open Liberty 22 (22.0.0.12)🆕----
WebSphere Liberty 22 (22.0.0.3)🆕---
WebSphere Liberty 22 (21.0.0.6)🆕-
WebSphere Liberty 22 (20.0.0.3)🆕

Note: Supplied and installed by the i2 Analyze toolkit.

Supported software - i2 Analyze Server

SOFTWARE PREREQUISITESi2 Analyze 4.4.3i2 Analyze 4.4.2i2 Analyze 4.4.1i2 Analyze 4.4.0i2 Analyze 4.3.5i2 Analyze 4.3.4i2 Analyze 4.3.3
PostgreSQL 15 - on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)🆕-----
PostgreSQL 15🆕----
IBM DB2 Standard Edition 11.5
IBM DB2 Advanced Edition 11.5
IBM DB2 11.1 Workgroup, Enterprise, Advanced Workgroup, Advanced Enterprise
IBM DB2 10.5 Workgroup, Enterprise, Advanced Workgroup, Advanced Enterprise
Microsoft SQL Server 2022🆕-----
Microsoft SQL Server 2019
Microsoft SQL Server 2017
IBM HTTP Server 9 (Optional)

Hardware - i2 Analyze Server

Hardware requirementsMinimum
Disk space4GB
Processor2 GHz x86-64 dual-core
Memory (Application server)16GB
Memory (JVM)8GB

Note: The minimum hardware specifications specified in the table will allow customers to install and deploy i2 Analyze on a single machine using the example deployment shipped with the on-prem toolkit. Hardware specs for an optimal i2 Analyze deployment are dependant on the expected amount of data to be loaded and user usage.

Supported Browsers - i2 Notebook web client

Supported Web Browsers
Google Chrome (latest version)
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
Mozilla Firefox ESR (latest version)

Language support

i2 products are tested on a number of various regional variations of operating systems. In addition they are translated into a number of different languages.

Operating system language support

i2 supports this product on the following regional versions of the supported operating systems:

Language Group/LanguageLanguage CollectionSupport Status
Western Europe and USABasic
Central EuropeBasic
BalticBasic
CyrillicBasic
TurkicBasic
ArabicComplex Script
JapaneseEast Asian
KoreanEast Asian
Traditional ChineseEast Asian
Simplified ChineseEast Asian
ThaiComplex Script
VietnameseComplex Script
GreekBasic
HebrewComplex Script
IndicComplex Script
GeorgianComplex Script
ArmenianComplex Script
DhivehiComplex Script
GalicianComplex Script
GujaratiComplex Script
KannadaComplex Script
KyrgyzComplex Script
Mongolian (Cyrillic)Complex Script
PunjabiComplex Script
SyriacComplex Script
TeluguComplex Script

Data support

i2 products support unicode data.

Translations

TranslationsAnalysis Studio Nov.2023
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian7🆕
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese8🆕
Korean8🆕
Polish
Russian7,8,9🆕
Simplified Chinese8🆕
Slovak
Spanish
Traditional Chinese8🆕
Turkish8🆕
Ukrainian7🆕

7 Help available in English only.

8 Translations are now provided for the External Searches capability and chart store for these languages.

9 Reinstated.