WebFOCUS 8207

In the Cloud and On-Premises

WebFOCUS 8207 represents a major advance in ease of use and includes many advanced features.

Learn more about the key features that we are so excited about.

Release Overview

New Version of WebFOCUS Improves Ease-of-Use for All

We are excited to announce the latest release of WebFOCUS, available for our cloud and on premise customers. In this release, we prioritized ease of use to deliver the following benefits for all users:

  • Faster Time to Insight: Quickly sift through massive amounts of data to find and access the information needed to quickly pull the most relevant insights with a redesigned home page and intelligent search functions
  • Streamlined Data Access: Access all of your data from a unified environment to simplify complex data sources and prepare them for analytics
  • Faster Data Prep: Prep and combine data for analysis faster using enhanced joins and unions, and gain performance improvements for large data sources
  • Seamless User Experience: Join data, visualize that data, and arrange your new content into an interactive page, all within a single session in WebFOCUS Designer
  • Smarter Workflows: Gain a holistic approach to data management that ultimately results in higher-quality insights and better business outcomes with improved data preparation and data flow development
  • Easier to Deploy: Take advantage of Upgrade-in-Place to accelerate time to deployment by automatically migrating existing data, settings, configuration files, and applications from Release 8.1.05M to Release 8207.

Home Page

New Home Page and Enhanced Content Search

The redesigned Home Page provides easy access and seamless navigation to the tools, functions, properties, and features that WebFOCUS offers. This new interactive landing page automatically displays your favorites and last viewed items, based on your activity. Other features include: one-touch access to WebFOCUS Designer, available from every location within the Home Page, centralized view of your private content repository and of all items shared with you by other users, improved search capability, and more.




Visualizing Data

Enhanced Designer Workflows and UI

WebFOCUS Designer now includes an integrated canvas that enables you to join data, visualize that data, and arrange your new content into an interactive page, all within a single session. Using the enhanced feature set, you can create new content in a variety of standard or custom chart types and report layouts. You can style and customize these items individually, by adding temporary fields, customizable subtotals, or contextualized links to other content items and web pages.

Filter your content based on values from different fields, which are chained, so that your selections are always valid. You can even create filters based on visual elements selected on the canvas. Then transform your chart or report instantly into a page, in which you can create, rearrange, and style even more new content, seamlessly switching between chart, report, and page components.

Data Management

New Data Access Workflows

You can now access all of your data from a single, streamlined environment, which enables you to upload and modify data files or connect to various data sources, configure adapters and add or change connections. Then, easily visualize your data, use it to create content, or prepare it for future analysis.

Data Preparation Enhancements

Sources and targets are now represented by database-specific icons, and the nodes have ports that indicate when required components are missing. You can now also drag targets onto the canvas. Excel targets are supported and now are generated with a synonym. Additionally, for large data sources, in addition to generating a representative sample to improve response times when making decisions, you can create a stratified sample that will contain a row with every unique value of fields that you select. So, for example, if you have a column named State, you can ensure that every state in the data source is included in the sample.




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Release Notes

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