Installing i2 TextChart

This topic describes how to install and activate i2 TextChart.

Before you begin

i2 TextChart requires a valid license key. New purchases of i2 TextChart come with an activation code. If you do not have an activation code, contact i2 Support.

Important: If you are upgrading from an earlier version of i2 TextChart, follow the instructions in Upgrading i2 TextChart before you complete the procedure below.

Prerequisite software

The release notes contain a full list of the required software for i2 TextChart. You must install i2 Analyst's Notebook before you install i2 TextChart.

Optional configuration

i2 TextChart is supplied with an embedded database for local workspace storage. Optionally, you can replace the embedded database with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or later.


The following steps describe how to install i2 TextChart.

  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.

  2. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the distribution and run the i2 TextChart Installer. Its name will contain the word "Standard" or "Premium", depending on which edition of i2 TextChart you're installing.

  3. Follow the prompts. You must accept the license agreement to proceed. Click I Agree:

    RTA license agreement
  4. Choose the installation location and click Install:

    RTA install location
  5. If you're installing the standard edition of i2 TextChart, the installer displays an extra question:

    Analysis Hub question

    If your workflow involves connecting to an i2 Analyze server from Analyst's Notebook, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.

  6. When the installer is complete, click Next.

    RTA installing
  7. When setup is complete, leave the Configure TextChart checkbox selected, and click Finish.

    RTA setup complete
  8. After you install i2 TextChart, you must provide it with a license key. If you left the Configure TextChart option selected, configuration starts immediately. You'll see this dialog:

    RTA no valid license
  9. Click OK to close the dialog and open the TextChart Text Analytics Configuration application:

    RTA configuration
  10. Click Activate to display the Product Activation dialog:

    RTA product activation
  11. Enter your license key, provide an email address and a password to be associated with your license, and then click Activate.

    RTA email password

What to do next

Before you launch i2 TextChart for the first time, refer to Configuring i2 TextChart for proper configuration.

When i2 TextChart is successfully installed, activated, and configured, the plug-in launches automatically when you open i2 Analyst's Notebook.

Note: If you ever need to stop i2 TextChart Text Analytics, you can do so through the Service Manager, which is available from the i2 TextChart menu in the Analyst's Notebook ribbon. To restart i2 TextChart Text Analytics, you must then restart Analyst's Notebook.