WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M

Explore the features and innovations that are available in WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M Application, Enterprise, and Business User Editions, including visualization, mapping, collaboration and upgrade-in-place (from 8.x releases of WebFOCUS). The following key features are available in Release 8.2.01M. View all features in WebFOCUS New Features or the Business User Edition Release Guide.

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App Studio

This release includes the following key features for App Studio. These innovations simplify development, thereby allowing you to concentrate on interface design, business logic, and data manipulation. For more information, see WebFOCUS New Features.

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Data Management and Preparation

This release includes the following key features for Data Management and Preparation. For more information, see WebFOCUS New Features.

  • Business View Plus (BV+) Candidate for Release* (8.2.01M)
  • Optimize Load Option to Support MERGE (8.2.01M)
  • Data Preparation* (8.2.01)
  • Metadata-Driven Esri Integration (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • Managed Geographic Roles (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • New Upload Wizard* (8.2.01). Watch the video.

*Also available in the Business User Edition.

Reporting, Navigation, and Analytics

This release includes the following key features for Reporting, Navigation, and Analytics. In addition, visualization mode and a new library of chart extensions are available. Together these comprehensive features enable you to create reports quickly and easily from real-time transactional systems, relational data warehouses, cubes, and any ERP or legacy source. For more information, see WebFOCUS New Features.

  • Esri On Premise (Offline) Mapping Capabilities in InfoAssist+* (8.2.01M). Watch the video.
  • Dynamic Navigation: Auto Drill and Auto Linking* (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • Responsive Autoprompt* (8.2.01)
  • Mapping: Esri Online (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • Parameter-driven Charts and Reports* (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • Data Enrichment and Esri Tapestry Segmentation (8.2.01). Watch the video.

*Also available in the Business User Edition.

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Business Intelligence Portal

This release includes the following key features for Business Intelligence Portal. These enhancements support your creation of applications that deliver simplified end-user reporting capabilities in a secured, business-oriented environment that can easily be maintained and customized. For more information, see WebFOCUS New Features.

  • Collaborative Portal (8.2.01M). Watch the video.
  • WebFOCUS Embedded Business Intelligence (8.2.01M)
  • User Experience Improvements* (8.2.01)
  • Samples Generator* (8.2.01)
  • Responsive Design Enhancements (8.2.01). Watch the video.
  • External CSS Theme Support (8.2.01). Watch the video.

*Also available in the Business User Edition.

Data Adapters

This release includes these key features for Data Adapters. For more information, see WebFOCUS New Features.

  • Adapter for Cloudera Impala* (8.2.01M)
  • Adapter for Google BigQuery* (8.2.01M)
  • Adapter for Jethro* (8.2.01M)
  • Social Media Demonstration Application* (8.2.01M)
  • Adapter for Esri ArcGIS (8.2.01)
  • Adapter for RStat Predicative Analytics (8.2.01)
  • Adapter for Apache Drill* (8.2.01)
  • Adapter for Apache Phoenix for HBase* (8.2.01)
  • Adapter for EXASol ODBC (8.2.01)
  • Adapter for MariaDB (8.2.01)

*Also available in the Business User Edition.

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Upgrading to WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M

This release includes the following options for upgrading an earlier release of WebFOCUS to Release 8.2.01M.

  • Release 8.2.x. Upgrade installation from an earlier release of WebFOCUS, Release 8.2.01 or preview copies of Release 8.2.01M. This also applies to the WebFOCUS Client, App Studio, and Business User Edition.
  • Release 8.x. Full installation with an upgrade-in-place, from an earlier release of WebFOCUS, Release 8.0.x or Release 8.1.x and higher to WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M. This option uses the repository from the earlier release.
  • Release 7.x. Migration of a WebFOCUS configuration from Release 7.x and higher to WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M.

For more information, see the installation topic for your product, or the Migration guide.