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  • 1. Jedox SuiteRelease 3.3 SR2What’s new?Business Intelligence forPerformance Management
  • 2. Jedox Suite Release 3.3 SR2 What’s new? Jedox AG Dated March 2012Copyright © Jedox AGCopyright Reserved. Reproduction including electronic reproduction and substantive recovery - even ofparts - only with the approval of Jedox AG. Legal steps may be taken in case of non-compliance.Jedox, Worksheet-Server™, Supervision Server and Palo are trademarks or registered trademarks ofJedox AG. Microsoft and Microsoft Excel are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corp.All other trademarks are property of the respective companies.For the purpose of readability, brand names and trademarks are not explicitly stressed. If a relevantdescription (e.g. TM or ®) is missing, it is not to be concluded that the name is freely available.
  • 3. Table of Contents1 What’s new in Jedox Suite 3.3 SR2 ................................................................................. 8 1.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.3 SR2 ................................................................................. 8 1.2 Jedox OLAP Subset Editor: Sort by consolidation .......................................................... 82 What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 SR1 ................................................................... 9 2.1 Fixed Issues from Version 3.3 SR1 ................................................................................. 93 What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 ......................................................................... 10 3.1 Premium Product Name Changes and Versions ........................................................... 10 3.2 General Development Themes for Version 3.3 ............................................................. 10 3.2.1 Performance and Scalability ............................................................................... 10 3.2.2 Planning Application Support ............................................................................... 11 3.2.3 Report Enhancements and Delivery .................................................................... 11 3.2.4 Usability and Ease of Use.................................................................................... 11 3.2.5 Technical Health and Mobile Support .................................................................. 11 3.3 Jedox OLAP .................................................................................................................. 12 3.3.1 Support for Extremely Large Dimensions ........................................................... 12 3.3.2 Multi-threading Read for One User ..................................................................... 12 3.3.3 Write Back and Splashing Support for OLAP Accelerator (GPU) ....................... 12 3.3.4 Basic Rules Support for OLAP Accelerator (GPU) ............................................. 13 3.3.5 Aggregation Support for Count , Min, Max and Avg ............................................ 13 3.3.6 File System Encryption for OLAP Databases ..................................................... 13 3.3.7 “On Element Changed” Event............................................................................. 13 3.3.8 System DB Control with Supervision Server....................................................... 13 3.3.9 Session ID and User in Supervision Server Scripts ............................................ 14 3.3.10 New Rule Function EOFFSET ............................................................................ 14 3.4 Jedox Web .................................................................................................................... 14 3.4.1 Task Manager ..................................................................................................... 14 3.4.2 Schedule PDF Report Generation ...................................................................... 15 3.4.3 Row / Column Header in PDF Documents ......................................................... 15 3.4.4 Usability improvements ...................................................................................... 16 3.4.5 Touch Interface Support ..................................................................................... 16 3.4.6 Apple iPhone and Android Smartphone support ................................................. 17 3.4.7 New Spreadsheet Functions............................................................................... 17 3.4.8 Quick Publish for Frameset Reports ................................................................... 18 3.4.9 System Manager ................................................................................................ 18 3.4.10 User- changed password .................................................................................... 18
  • 4. 3.4.11 Advanced Splashing Dialog Box......................................................................... 19 3.4.12 Jedox Web Core Supports “Worker Mode” ......................................................... 19 3.4.13 Widget Enhancements ....................................................................................... 19 3.4.14 New Language ................................................................................................... 20 3.4.15 Enhanced Bikers Best Demo Model ................................................................... 20 3.5 Jedox for Excel ............................................................................................................. 21 3.5.1 Select Expanded Branch .................................................................................... 21 3.5.2 Paste values in cube view cells .......................................................................... 21 3.5.3 Full Microsoft Excel 64-bit Support ..................................................................... 22 3.5.4 Microsoft Excel to Web Publishing Enhancements ............................................. 22 3.5.5 Paging Support for Very Large Dimensions ........................................................ 22 3.6 Jedox ETL..................................................................................................................... 22 3.6.1 Component Flow Graph ..................................................................................... 22 3.6.2 New Jedox Java Client Library ........................................................................... 23 3.6.3 Detailed Logging Messages ............................................................................... 23 3.6.4 Specific Settings of the JDBC drivers ................................................................. 23 3.6.5 File Extraction Updates ...................................................................................... 23 3.6.6 New Format for Rules ......................................................................................... 23 3.6.7 Optional Deactivation of Supervision Server Events .......................................... 23 3.6.8 ETL Job Enhancements ..................................................................................... 24 3.6.9 Scripting Language -- JavaScript........................................................................ 24 3.6.10 Scripting API Enhancements .............................................................................. 25 3.6.11 Jedox SAP Connectivity ..................................................................................... 25 3.7 Fixed Issues from Version 3.2 SR3 ............................................................................... 254 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 .................................................................................. 26 4.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2 SR2 ............................................................................... 26 4.2 Freeze Panes in Palo Spreadsheet .............................................................................. 26 4.3 Private (User) Variable Management ............................................................................ 27 4.4 Application Bundles ...................................................................................................... 27 4.5 DFilter Optimization for Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU)................................................. 28 4.6 Rule calculation statistics .............................................................................................. 29 4.7 New Java Library for Palo ETL ..................................................................................... 30 4.8 New Splash Parameter ## ............................................................................................ 30 4.9 Palo Web Demo resources ........................................................................................... 305 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2 .................................................................................. 31 5.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2 SR1 ............................................................................... 31 5.2 Palo File Manager as central storage for Microsoft Excel sheets ................................. 31 5.3 Status bar in Palo Web ................................................................................................. 32
  • 5. 5.4 Updated Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU) version ........................................................... 32 5.5 ETL Server and Palo Web ETL Manager for 64bit ........................................................ 32 5.6 New Languages ............................................................................................................ 32 5.7 Check for Updates ........................................................................................................ 326 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 .................................................................................. 34 6.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2 ....................................................................................... 34 6.2 Palo 3rd Party Access (ODBO) ...................................................................................... 34 6.3 Palo Web ...................................................................................................................... 35 6.3.1 - Save as Snapshot ............................................................................................ 35 6.3.2 - Snap to Grid for floating objects ....................................................................... 35 6.3.3 Optional conversion when importing XLSX files in File Manager ........................ 35 6.3.4 Reordering of Conditional Formatting rules ........................................................ 35 6.3.5 Chart Library enhancements .............................................................................. 35 6.3.6 Test connections in Connection Manager ........................................................... 36 6.3.7 Dynamically determine File Manager Document icon ......................................... 36 6.3.8 Enhanced Options for Palo Web Reporting Links ............................................... 36 6.3.9 Mixed borders ..................................................................................................... 36 6.4 Documentation Updates ............................................................................................... 36 6.5 Languages Updates ...................................................................................................... 36 6.6 Palo Analyzer ................................................................................................................ 37 6.6.1 Ad hoc Rules / Calculated members .................................................................. 37 6.6.2 Generate PDF Files from View ........................................................................... 37 6.6.3 Sorting of Columns and Rows ............................................................................ 37 6.7 Palo for Open office Add in ........................................................................................... 38 6.7.1 Style selector for Paste View .............................................................................. 38 6.7.2 Import Data with Setdata loops........................................................................... 38 6.8 New Palo Web Demo reports added............................................................................. 387 What’s new in Palo Suite Version 3.2 ............................................................................ 40 7.1 All-In-One Setup to simplify deployment ....................................................................... 40 7.2 Fixed issues from Version 3.1 SR1 ............................................................................... 418 Palo OLAP ....................................................................................................................... 41 8.1 Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU version).......................................................................... 41 8.1.1 Optimized GPU Cube storage and structure ...................................................... 41 8.1.2 Synchronization .................................................................................................. 41 8.1.3 Linux Support ..................................................................................................... 41 8.1.4 Palo ETL Rules aggregation script (ETL Tasks) ................................................. 42 8.2 New Multi-User Synchronization ................................................................................... 42 8.3 Cell based rights management ..................................................................................... 42
  • 6. 8.4 Evolved security ............................................................................................................ 42 8.4.1 On the fly User Account creation ........................................................................ 42 8.4.2 User/Groups/Roles inactive switch ..................................................................... 43 8.5 Optimized DFilters / Subsets ........................................................................................ 43 8.6 Enhanced ODBO support ............................................................................................. 43 8.7 New Rules functions ..................................................................................................... 43 8.8 Rules optimized for better calculation performance ...................................................... 43 8.9 Rules deactivation when dimension changes ............................................................... 44 8.10 Calculation engine unified ......................................................................................... 44 8.11 Larger dimension support ......................................................................................... 44 8.12 Memory management improved................................................................................ 449 Palo for Excel .................................................................................................................. 45 9.1 Stylesheets selector for Paste View .............................................................................. 45 9.2 Palo Web integration and publishing............................................................................. 46 9.3 Supervision Server Event Wizard ................................................................................. 4710 Palo Web .......................................................................................................................... 48 10.1 Extended Report Manager Navigation (Framesets) .................................................. 48 10.2 Copy data from Microsoft Excel to Web reports ........................................................ 48 10.3 Enhance Palo Spreadsheet Usability ........................................................................ 49 10.3.1 Format Painter Tool ............................................................................................ 49 10.3.2 Hyperlinks on images ......................................................................................... 49 10.3.3 Hyperlinks support for Framesets ....................................................................... 49 10.3.4 Name Manager for Cells / Tag-Manager ............................................................. 50 10.3.5 Formula bar improvements ................................................................................. 50 10.3.6 Text-Editor for Palo String Elements ................................................................... 51 10.3.7 New format options for Charts ............................................................................ 51 10.4 PDF export improvements ........................................................................................ 51 10.5 Private / Global mode for Spreadsheet variables ...................................................... 51 10.6 Spreadsheet Widgets ................................................................................................ 52 10.7 Floating Objects enhancements ................................................................................ 52 10.8 User Manager / User Options.................................................................................... 53 10.9 Palo OLAP Manager ................................................................................................. 5411 Palo ETL........................................................................................................................... 55 11.1 Icon refreshment ....................................................................................................... 55 11.2 Palo ETL Tasks ......................................................................................................... 55 11.3 New Connection types .............................................................................................. 55 11.3.1 Directory ............................................................................................................. 55
  • 7. 11.3.2 Ingres DB............................................................................................................ 56 11.3.3 Access database files ......................................................................................... 56 11.4 Deactivation of Rules during Load ............................................................................ 56 11.5 New Job Type "Script” ............................................................................................... 56 11.6 New options for Command Line Client ...................................................................... 5612 Palo SAP Connectivity .................................................................................................... 56 12.1 Extracts for specific ERP Hierarchies ........................................................................ 5613 Internationalization ......................................................................................................... 57 13.1 Palo for Excel Client UI: ............................................................................................ 57 13.2 Palo Web UI: ............................................................................................................. 5714 Documentation ................................................................................................................ 57 14.1 Palo Suite requirements guide .................................................................................. 57 14.2 Palo Setup Guide ...................................................................................................... 57 14.3 Palo ODBO / XMLA Guide ........................................................................................ 57
  • 8. What’s new in Jedox Suite 3.3 SR2 -8-1 What’s new in Jedox Suite 3.3 SR2This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Jedox Suite 3.3 SR2Premium Edition and Jedox for Excel 3.3 SR2 Premium Edition. Jedox 3.3 SR2 is available for downloadat http://www.jedox.com. Detailed information about previous Jedox Suite 3.3 versions can be found inthe next chapters of this document.1.1 Fixed issues in Version 3.3 SR2Issues found in version 3.3 SR1 have been fixed in version 3.3.SR2. The development team thanksthose customers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 8 8 Excel Add-in 5 5 Client Libs 17 17 ETL Server 3 3 ODBO/XMLA 0 0 Jedox Web 23 23 Jedox Setup 16 16A detailed list of all issues can be found in the change log PDF document.1.2 Jedox OLAP Subset Editor: Sort by consolidationStarting with version 3.3 SR2 in Jedox OLAP Subset Editor it is possible to sort by consoldition:This feature you will find in Jedox for Excel as well as in Jedox Web.
  • 9. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 SR1 -9-2 What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 SR1This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Jedox Suite 3.3 SR1Premium Edition. Jedox Suite 3.3 SR1 is available for download at http://www.jedox.com. With JedoxSuite 3.3 SR1 we also offer a “Jedox for Excel only” setup. The new download of this small setup(includes Excel 32 bit and Jedox OLAP Server 32 bit) can also be found at http://www.jedox.com.Detailed information about previous Jedox Suite 3.x versions can be found in the next chapters of thisdocument.The main focus of this Service Release was the fixing of reported issues. No new features and functionshave been added.2.1 Fixed Issues from Version 3.3 SR1Issues found in version 3.3 have been fixed in version 3.3 SR1. The development team thanks thosecustomers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 33 33 Excel Add-in 65 65 Client Libs 1 1 ETL Client/Server 10 10 Scheduler 8 8 Jedox Web 103 103 Setup 20 20A detailed list of all issues can be found in the change log PDF document.
  • 10. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -10-3 What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Jedox Suite 3.3Premium Edition. Jedox Suite 3.3 is available for download at http://www.jedox.com. With Jedox Suite3.3 we also offer a “Jedox for Excel only” setup. The new download of this small setup (includes Excel 32bit and Jedox OLAP Server 32 bit) can also be found at http://www.jedox.com.Detailed information about previous Jedox Suite 3.2 versions can be found in the next chapters of thisdocument.3.1 Premium Product Name Changes and VersionsAs a result of Jedox’ continued global growth of the Premium Suite, we have created a further distinctionbetween our premium and community editions in 3.3. The premium version will now be known as Jedoxrather than Palo. With 3.3 we changed this in all components of the premium version. The table showsan overview of the new names: New Product Component Name Previous Product Component Name Jedox Suite Palo Suite Jedox for Excel Palo for Excel Jedox OLAP Palo OLAP Jedox Web Palo Web Jedox ETL Palo ETL Jedox Mobile Palo Mobile Jedox OLAP Accelerator Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU)To facilitate upgrades from previous versions to Version 3.3, technical naming remains the samewherever necessary. The “.exe” files are still called palo.exe, service names and spreadsheet formulasremain unchanged.3.2 General Development Themes for Version 3.3The general product development themes for 3.3 have been the following:3.2.1 Performance and ScalabilityDue to customer demands, performance and scalability are Jedox top priorities for each release. Version3.3 has a new OLAP architecture which allows you to now compress databases by a factor of 3 to 10depending of the model. The new architecture also allows the usage of multiple physical cores (Virtualcores, like Hyperthreading dont count) for one user query.Deciding how to split job creates overhead which on single core machines can introduce slowdowncompared to multi-core systems.Depending on the query, Jedox 3.3 is by far the fastest Jedox OLAP engine ever.The new OLAP architecture is also optimized for extremely large data structures and models.Dimensions with 4 million and more elements can be built!Jedox Web has been optimized in the kernel structure (core). For example, Micro charts are nowcalculated on the server rather than the client. Users will experience overall report performance as aresult of these enhancements. For scalability Jedox Web (core) now allows the “worker-mode”. Thismeans that as each user logs onto the server, a separate process will be started. The memoryconsumption of “worker-mode” process can be specified.Please note that the worker mode is currently in experimental state.
  • 11. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -11-Jedox ETL Server supports now parallel job execution which can speed up complex data acquisition andloading procedures. All components are running now on native 64-bit environments (Microsoft Excel 64bit, ODBO, Jedox Web).3.2.2 Planning Application SupportJedox Suite is a great environment for planning and budgeting applications. Version 3.3 enhances thewrite back by a new Splashing UI/Wizard. The new Splashing wizard has an intuitive front end for allexisting write back and splashing commands. Additionally, it adds the “Goal Seek” algorithm as anadditional command.Jedox OLAP Accelerator (GPU) supports now write back and splashing! Customers can now use theextreme power of GPU acceleration for planning projects.3.2.3 Report Enhancements and DeliveryA lot of enhancements have been done in the Jedox Spreadsheet. Included in Version 3.3is a new Demoof reports, ETL tasks and planning sheets. The new Bikers Best Demo, previewed at the Jedox globalroadshow is now included and installed with the setup process.A new web based component, the Task Manager, allows for scheduling report delivery as emailattachments in various intervals. The Task Manager is also used to schedule ETL processesautomatically. A third party schedule manager is no longer necessary.3.2.4 Usability and Ease of UseWith Version 3.3, Jedox continues to make Jedox Suite even more intuitive and easy to use. Day-to-dayused functions have been optimized. For example, Jedox Web reports can now be scrolled using themouse wheel.3.2.5 Technical Health and Mobile SupportJedox Suite 3.3 supports the following new environments:  Apache Tomcat 7  Apache Web Server 2.2.21  PHP 5.3.8  Jedox Mobile without Microsoft SQL Server  Microsoft Internet Explorer 9  New Linux Cage setup  Un-supported browser Message  Microsoft Office Excel 64bit
  • 12. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -12-3.2.5.1 Android Support for Jedox Mobile Ad-hocBeside the Android Widget, 3.3 also supports Android tablets and smartphones with the Ad-hoc queryversion. Just go to the Android marketplace and download the app.3.3 Jedox OLAP3.3.1 Support for Extremely Large DimensionsJedox OLAP now supports extremely large dimensions. The new architecture is optimized to handledimensions with 4 million and more elements. To handle these large dimensions, a lazy load API hasbeen implemented. The new API is available in Version 3.3 for Jedox Web; it will be available Jedox forExcel in the next service release.To handle extreme large dimensions efficiently report layouts may need to be adjusted.3.3.2 Multi-threading Read for One UserPreviously Jedox OLAP used one CPU core per query. In a multi-core environment multiple users wereredirected to one core per session. For a single query or user request, multiple cores had not been used.With the new OLAP architecture, this has been changed. All cores of a server can be used for one query.Depending upon the query, this multi-threading feature will speed up the response time for the request.Multi-threading for write back will be added in a future release.3.3.3 Write Back and Splashing Support for OLAP Accelerator (GPU)Jedox OLAP Accelerator (GPU) supports now write back and Splashing. Write back is possible on baselevel elements and also on consolidated elements (splashing).
  • 13. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -13-3.3.4 Basic Rules Support for OLAP Accelerator (GPU)Rules with standard operations can now be calculated on Jedox OLAP Accelerator (GPU). If GPUhardware is available, an intelligent pre-query processor checks if the query can be calculated on theGPU (based on Rules, etc.).The calculation of Rules is supported for B:Rules under specific circumstances that depend on the queryand the involved Rules. B:Rules are calculated with GPU-acceleration if the following preconditions hold.B:Rule related:  The B:Rule contains no operator (transformation), or only simple operators, i.e. ‘+’ for addition, ‘-’ for subtraction, ‘*’ for multiplication, or ‘/’ for division.  All operands are non-constant (support for constants is already planned)  All operands belong to the same cube  There are no markers on the Rule  Each dimension that is restricted by one of the operands must also be restricted in the targetQuery related:  The query involves only B:Rules.  There are no intersections and no dependencies between involved B:Rules.  The number of Rule affected cells within the query is low enough to not exceed internal computation limits.Further information about the new enhancements of the Jedox OLAP Accelerator can be found in thedocumentation.3.3.5 Aggregation Support for Count , Min, Max and AvgNew PALO.DATA formulas have been implemented to calculate values for count, min, max and average.(PALO.DATA.MIN(),PALO.DATA.MAX(), PALO.DATA.CNT() and PALO.DATA.AVG()). As an example, it isno longer necessary to write rules to get the average sold units for a quarter.3.3.6 File System Encryption for OLAP DatabasesJedox 3.3 databases can now be encrypted using hash algorithms. No plain text information will bestored anymore if a server installation is encrypted. An encrypted database cannot be decryptedanymore at any time later. The encryption key can be user based.3.3.7 “On Element Changed” EventJedox Supervision Server now supports the event “On Element Changed”. A trigger event is firedwhenever an element is modified. (If needed for performance reasons, all triggers of Supervision Servercan be switched off during ETL processes.)The “Dimension-Supervisor" can react on the following events:  creation of an element in a specified dimension  deletion of an element in a specified dimension  renaming of an element in a specified dimension3.3.8 System DB Control with Supervision ServerSupervisionServer is now able to control a Jedox OLAP System DB. This can be useful to get triggers formeta data of a Jedox OLAP environment.
  • 14. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -14-3.3.9 Session ID and User in Supervision Server ScriptsThe Session ID and User of the current Session is now available in Supervision Server Scripts. Thisallows to react to specific User and Sessions during one Supervision Server event.3.3.10 New Rule Function EOFFSETDimensions are a list of elements that can be sorted by a user. Simultaneously with the arrangement ofelements in the dimensions the user can specify the order of elements within each consolidation. Inversion 3.2 and older, Enterprise Rules supported only navigation withinsiblings set (ordered list of children elements under one parent) using rule function PALO.ESIBLING.A new rule in version 3.3 allows to navigate also over a full set of elements in a dimension. The new Rulefunction is called PALO.EOFFSET().3.4 Jedox Web3.4.1 Task ManagerThe new Task Manager allows the execution of scheduled tasks like ETL jobs or batched PDF reports.In Task Manager, you receive an overview of saved tasks. And you can see ETL jobs or PDF batch jobswhich are processed regularly.Depending on your rights you can start and stop tasks, edit or delete them.To create a new job use the Report Manager for PDF generation tasks or the ETL Manager to schedulejobs.
  • 15. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -15-3.4.2 Schedule PDF Report GenerationThe new Report Manager allows the creation of scheduled report packages. The report packages cancontain multiple reports in a folder and/or the generation of one report with multiple different variableslike a product report based on different products.The Task Manager can be used to modify, monitor or execute the task.3.4.3 Row / Column Header in PDF DocumentsWith the release of 3.3 you can set repeating row and/or column headers for PDF documents in JedoxWeb workbooks. It is defined in the Page Setup dialogue under the "Sheet" tab.
  • 16. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -16-3.4.4 Usability improvements3.4.4.1 Hyperlink Tool tipsThe tooltips can be shown without file path.3.4.4.2 Charts for DynarangesData coming from Dynaranges can be used for Charts.3.4.4.3 Last used Database in DialogsThe last used OLAP database is now saved in each Web Dialog and restored the next time a specificDialog opens.3.4.4.4 Mouse Wheel Scroll SupportJedox Spreadsheet and all reports can now be scrolled using the Mouse wheel.3.4.5 Touch Interface SupportVersion 3.3 of Jedox Web now allows the use of touch-enabled devices like Apple’s iPad, any Androidbased tablet or smart phone. With the new user libraries, all Jedox Report Manager reports can becontrolled using this new interface.
  • 17. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -17-3.4.6 Apple iPhone and Android Smartphone supportVersion 3.3 of Jedox Web also supports Apple’s iPhone and Android Smartphones with a reduced layoutfor navigation and control. Use the mobile login screen with /ui/m.3.4.7 New Spreadsheet FunctionsJedox Spreadsheet 3.3 includes new functions as follow:3.4.7.1 AREAS()Returns the number of areas in a reference AREAS(reference)3.4.7.2 CELL()Lookup CELL() retrieves information about cell formatting, contents and location.3.4.7.3 CLEAN()Removes non-printing characters from a text - CLEAN(text).3.4.7.4 FIXED()Rounds a number and return the result as text.3.4.7.5 INFO()Get information about the operating environment. Use the following options:  -numfile  -osversion  -release  -currentuser  -usergroups  -currentlanguage3.4.7.6 N()N() returns number based on a cells value.
  • 18. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -18-3.4.8 Quick Publish for Frameset ReportsThe quick publishing function within File Manager now works also for Framesets.3.4.9 System ManagerVersion 3.3 introduces a new System Manager. System manager combines the Connections Managerand User Manager from previous versions. This area will be enhanced in future versions for alladministrative tasks (e.g. backup/restore and a server monitor function).3.4.9.1 User PropertiesInternal Jedox Suite Accounts have been enhanced with properties to store personal email addresses.These email addresses can be used to send scheduled PDF reports or status emails generated by ETLjobs.3.4.10 User- changed passwordUsing the options dialog of Jedox Web a user can now change his/her own password. Simple user rightsare required for this operation.
  • 19. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -19-3.4.11 Advanced Splashing Dialog BoxThe new Splashing dialog box allows to specify very detailed operations for splashing. Copy / Likesource and targets can be defined using the dimension browser. The new Goal Seek function can alsobe used to adjust data inputs.The splashing dialog can be opened using the context menu of a cell. With the next release, this dialogwill also be available in Jedox for Excel.3.4.12 Jedox Web Core Supports “Worker Mode”Version 3.3 of Jedox introduces the activation of “worker mode/usage”. This means that, for each userwho logs onto the server, a separate process will be started. Subsequently, if a problem occurs within aworker process, it will not affect the other worker processes.Additionally, you can set a memory quota. This is the maximum amount of server memory that eachworker process is allowed to use. When a user performs actions that exceed this limit, the workerprocess will be terminated. To avoid sudden terminations, a threshold percent can be defined. If theuser’s worker process exceeds this threshold, no further activity is allowed and any currently open andmodified workbooks will be automatically saved.3.4.13 Widget EnhancementsVersion 3.3 enhances the communication between Widgets and the surrounding Spreadsheet. It is nowpossible to create a hyperlink with the __hyperlink() function or to call a macro (__macro()) within theWidget HTML code.
  • 20. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -20-3.4.13.1 Widget usage example: <html><head><title>test</title></head><body> <button type="input" onclick="__hyperlink(/Jedox/Financials/charts);">Link</button> <button type="input" onclick="__macro([[hl, /Jedox/Financials/charts]]);">Link over macro</button> <button type="input" onclick="__macro([[msg, warn, Test title, Test msg]]);">Show message</button> <button type="input" onclick="__macro([[logo]]);">Logout</button> </body></html>3.4.14 New LanguageIn addition English, French and German, Jedox Web is now available in the Czech language.3.4.15 Enhanced Bikers Best Demo ModelThe demo reports showed at our 2011 global roadshow are now included in the standard installation ofJedox Web. New samples for dashboards, planning process support, widget samples and new ETLtasks have been created. These demo reports can be used as examples to help you get started withyour own development of reports.The new Bikers Best Demo can also be downloaded as a Jedox Application bundle from the downloadsections of our web site. http://www.jedox.com
  • 21. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -21-3.5 Jedox for Excel3.5.1 Select Expanded BranchAdditional buttons for the expansion/collapse of a single branch in Modeller/Choose/Select Elementshave been added. This allows for better navigation in hierarchies, when there are a lot of parallelhierarchies or base elements with multiple parents.Selecting a branch is also possible in the Paste View Dimension selector.3.5.2 Paste values in cube view cellsAs in Jedox Spreadsheet or Report Manager, version 3.3supports now also a “Paste Special” in Microsoft Excel. Itis possible to paste a range of values over a range ofPALO.DATA(C) formulas in Microsoft Excel, and they willbe sent to Palo.In Jedox for Excel this works for base elements and alsofor consolidated elements with default splashing (#).If aconsolidated cell and its descendant cells are part of thetarget range, then the later filled value wins over thepreviously filled value. The target range is filled from leftto right and from top to bottom.
  • 22. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -22-3.5.3 Full Microsoft Excel 64-bit SupportVersion 3.3 supports Microsoft Office Excel 64-bit.3.5.4 Microsoft Excel to Web Publishing EnhancementsWith version 3.3 of Jedox, reports with charts can be published or opened using the Jedox Webpublishing functionality.3.5.5 Paging Support for Very Large DimensionsTo support large element count in dimensions, the ability to page to a browser is now supported in Jedoxfor Excel. The paging is using the lazy load of dimension elements from the server.3.6 Jedox ETL3.6.1 Component Flow GraphETL projects can become complex if a lot of data sources, extracts and transformations are necessary.To provide an overview, Version 3.3 introduces the ETL flow graph. With the ETL flow graph, you caneasily visualize the ETL process based on the current position.The ETL flow graph also allows easy navigation by simply clicking on one of the steps to bring users tothe corresponding editor page.
  • 23. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -23-3.6.2 New Jedox Java Client LibraryInstalled as a ramp-up component in Jedox ETL 3.2, the new Jedox Java Client Library will be used forall ETL projects going forward. The new Java Library has been optimized for the connection with JedoxOLAP. ETL jobs run much faster and more efficiently. The Java Library is an open source componentand can be used for individual projects as well. (Additional information can be found at Source Forge.)3.6.3 Detailed Logging MessagesThe log messages created during ETL job execution have been enhanced. More detailed information willbe generated to get a better understanding of the current status of an ETL process.3.6.4 Specific Settings of the JDBC driversFor all connections to relational databases, (e.g. Oracle, MySQL etc.) it is now possible to definedatabase-specific settings for the JDBC driver.3.6.5 File Extraction UpdatesMinor updates have been implemented for the following connection types:  File Connection: Lines can be skipped before the header line  XML and CSV Files: Can be extracted from http-URLS  Extraction from XML-Files containing Namespaces is possible3.6.6 New Format for RulesThe rules format for ETL projects has been updated to match the export format for Jedox for Excel rules.This makes it easy to transfer exported rules from the Jedox Excel Add-in to an ETL script.3.6.7 Optional Deactivation of Supervision Server EventsThe cube load editor has a new option to deactivate the execution of Supervision Server Events duringexecution. Cube cell change events will not be executed enabling the overall process to speed upsubstantially.
  • 24. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -24-3.6.8 ETL Job Enhancements3.6.8.1 Job SchedulingWith the availability of the Task Manager, ETL jobs can now be scheduled directly in Jedox Web withoutthe usage of a third party tool. At the job overview page, click the Task Manager icon to get into thedetailed scheduling settings dialog. All settings can be changed later when using the Task Manager.3.6.8.2 Parallel Execution of JobsVersion 3.3 allows the execution of multiple jobs at the same time. To run a job in parallel, set theparameter in the Job Edit page.If multiple jobs have been enabled for parallel execution and scheduled at the same time they will be runparallel.3.6.9 Scripting Language -- JavaScriptIn addition to Groovy, job scripting can now be done using JavaScript.
  • 25. What’s New in Jedox Suite Version 3.3 -25-3.6.10 Scripting API EnhancementsNew scripting functions for receiving cube cell values (OLAP.DATA()) and saving cubes to the file system(OLAP.SAVE()) have been implemented for job scripts. Additionally variables defined for a job arepropagated to sub-jobs.3.6.11 Jedox SAP Connectivity3.6.11.1 SAP BusinessWarehouse - Cube ExtractVersion 3.3 allows the extract of SAP BusinessWarehouse Infocubes. The new Extract works with SAPConnectivity. It is possible to extract a complete Info Cube with all characteristics. Filters can be appliedto select specific areas of the cube.3.6.11.2 Extract SAPERPHierarchy, SAPBalanceSheetOptional prefix for consolidated elements for better support of multiple hierarchies has been added.3.7 Fixed Issues from Version 3.2 SR3Issues found in version 3.2 SR3 have been fixed in version 3.3. The development team thanks thosecustomers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 194 194 Excel Add-in 65 65 Client Libs 60 60 ETL Server 225 225 ODBO/XMLA 3 3 Palo Web 727 727 Palo Setup 104 104A detailed list of all issues can be found in the change log PDF document.
  • 26. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 -26-4 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3Premium Edition and Palo for Excel 3.2 SR3 Premium Edition. Palo 3.2 SR3 is available for download athttp://www.jedox.com. Detailed information about previous Palo Suite 3.2 versions can be found in thenext chapters of this document.4.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2 SR2Issues found in version 3.2 SR2 have been fixed in version 3.2.SR3. The development team thanksthose customers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 45 45 Excel Add-in 31 31 Client Libs 24 24 ETL Server 17 17 ODBO/XMLA 11 11 Palo Web 206 206 Palo Setup 14 14A detailed list of all issues can be found in the change log PDF document.4.2 Freeze Panes in Palo SpreadsheetFinally we made it! Palo Web Spreadsheet now offers Freeze Panes to freeze columns and rows in largereports. Just select a cell you want to use for the freeze point and open the appropriate commands fromthe Window menu.Palo Spreadsheet also allows to set a split point in the sheet. Use the command Split instead of FreezePanes for that.
  • 27. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 -27-4.3 Private (User) Variable ManagementPrivate variables have been extended. The "private" flag is now set per workbook for all users (before,each user had to set the flag himself). This makes it very easy for Report developers to create reportswere users can save and maintain their own set of variables.In File Manager specify a variable as private. Each selection of the variable will be stored per User.4.4 Application BundlesWith SR3 Palo Web introduce a new feature called Application Bundle. This makes it much easier totransfer a complete application, report structure or just a set of reports to other locations. ApplicationBundles allows an export and (later) import of files.Use this features to transfer Palo Web Application from one server to another or just a different locationin the same project. An exported Application Bundle can be imported using the import function in ReportManager or File Manager.
  • 28. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 -28-Use the import wizard to import an Application Bundle file.4.5 DFilter Optimization for Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU)With SR3 the data filter functions are optimized again for the Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU) version.DFilter subsets are used to create analysis like Top N reports.
  • 29. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 -29-4.6 Rule calculation statisticsStarting with Palo OLAP SR3, every rule displays additional information indicating how many cells werecalculated using the rule and how many of these results in a zero value calculation. This information isvery important for detection of slow performing rules.Please enable the Palo OLAP admin port, so users can browse databases, cubes and rules like shownon next picture:Counters of the rule execution are set to 0 when rule text changes. You can also reset the counter of allrules in cube clicking on text “evaluated” or “null results” in header of the column.A high amount of null results indicates that markers should be used for that rule.
  • 30. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 -30-4.7 New Java Library for Palo ETLPalo Suite SR3 introduces a new Java library for all Palo OLAP components like connections, extractsand loads. The new components are delivered in 3.2 SR3 as a Ramp-up-Version. After StandardInstallation the 3.2 SR2 components are still used.To switch to the new library the following steps have to be done: - Stop PaloSuiteTomcatService - In folder .tomcatwebappsetlserverconfigstandard --- Rename File component.xml to component_3.2.xml --- Rename File component_3.3_Beta.xml to component.xml - Start PaloSuiteTomcatServiceNo changes are required in existing ETL projects but it is not possible to use old and new componentsat the same time.The new components have a lot of great advantages like higher stability, less memory consumption,parallel processing (in ETL 3.3) and SSL connections.In most cases an increase of performance can be measured too.4.8 New Splash Parameter ##Palo Suite 3.2 SR3 offers a new splash parameter. The ## parameter is used to add or subtract absolutevalues. The new parameter works in Palo for Excel as well as in Palo Spreadsheet.##1000 adds 1000 to the actual value (also possible ##+1000).##-1000 subtracts 1000 of the current value.4.9 Palo Web Demo resourcesThe European 2011 Palo roadshow is over. After a lot of request from customers and partners we havebeen published our Palo Web demo resources.The new Bikers Best demo can be downloaded from the Jedox Homepage -> download -> otherdownloads. Please follow the install instructions to setup the Roadshow Demo. A guided tour thru thedemo can be found on Jedox’s YouTube channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/JedoxPalo#p/a/u/2/JJDKd5Gp6Y4
  • 31. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2 -31-5 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2Premium Edition and Palo for Excel 3.2 SR2 Premium Edition. Palo 3.2 SR2 is available for download athttp://www.jedox.com. Detailed information about previous Palo Suite 3.2 versions can be found in thenext chapters of this document.5.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2 SR1Issues found in version 3.2 SR1 have been fixed in version 3.2.SR2. The development team thanksthose customers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 19 19 Excel Add-in 16 16 Client Libs 6 6 ETL Server 14 14 ODBO/XMLA 4 4 Palo Web 189 189 Palo Setup 36 365.2 Palo File Manager as central storage for Microsoft Excel sheetsWith 3.2 SR2 Palo Web – File Manager can be used to save pure Excel Spreadsheets in a centrallocation. Instead of using a network share or distribute the file, all Palo Excel based reports or any otherExcel file can be stored in File Manager.Just use the Publish functionality and uncheck ‘convert’. Published files can be secured later in the FileManager environment in Palo Web.
  • 32. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2 -32-5.3 Status bar in Palo WebA status bar will be shown during long running operations in Palo Web.5.4 Updated Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU) versionThe Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU) is now supporting the new 3.2 DFilters. These filters allow thecreation of data driver queries.5.5 ETL Server and Palo Web ETL Manager for 64bit3.2 SR2 of Palo ETL supports 64bit for all components. Since version 3.2 SR1 Palo ETL Server iscompletely available as community version. (Open Source)5.6 New LanguagesEstonian and Israeli is available as a new UI language for Palo for Excel.5.7 Check for UpdatesThe new version allows disabling the ‘check for updates’ functionality during install. Jedox highlyrecommend to keep the check for update mechanism always on to stay currently informed about newversions.
  • 33. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR2 -33-
  • 34. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -34-6 What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1Premium Edition and Palo for Excel 3.2 SR1 Premium Edition. Palo 3.2 SR1 is available for download athttp://www.jedox.com. Detailed information about Palo Suite 3.2 can be found in the next chapter of thisdocument.6.1 Fixed issues from Version 3.2Issues found in version 3.2 have been fixed in version 3.2.SR1. The development team thanks thosecustomers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 23 23 Excel Add-in 12 12 Client Libs 2 2 ETL Server 9 9 ODBO/XMLA 7 7 Palo Web 170 170 Palo Setup 15 15Please also refer to http://www.jedox.com/known_issues.txt for known issues with Palo Suite 3.2. SR16.2 Palo 3rd Party Access (ODBO)The new version of Palo 3rd Party Access supports now the new Microsoft Excel Slicer Controls. Use thiscontrols to create an easy navigation through dimension and levels.
  • 35. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -35-6.3 Palo Web6.3.1 - Save as SnapshotPalo Web Spreadsheets can now be saved as static Snapshots in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 format.Palo formulas and all other Spreadsheet formulas will be converted into static numbers. The snapshotfeature is also available during “Export to Web” from Microsoft Excel.6.3.2 - Snap to Grid for floating objectsAll floating objects can now be aligned to the grid. Floating objects are Charts, Buttons andComboboxes. Hold the ALT key during movement with the mouse and release the object to align theobject to the grid.6.3.3 Optional conversion when importing XLSX files in File ManagerMicrosoft Excel 2007/2010 documents can be automatically converted into native Palo WebSpreadsheets during import. A conversion button will be visible if an appropriate document was chosen.6.3.4 Reordering of Conditional Formatting rulesConditional formatting rules can now be reordered.6.3.5 Chart Library enhancements6.3.5.1 Named range as Chart SourceNamed ranges can now be used for Charts.6.3.5.2 Reference cells inside DynaRangesCells inside DynaRanges can now be used for Charts6.3.5.3 Choosing legend positionThe chart legend can now be placed on different areas of the chart.
  • 36. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -36-6.3.6 Test connections in Connection ManagerNew and existing connection in Connection Manager can now be tested. This makes it easier to checkexisting connections before set them to active.6.3.7 Dynamically determine File Manager Document iconIf autosave documents of a document are available File Manager will display a different icon for thesedocuments. To access the autosave files open the document and choose the autosave or current file andsave it once.6.3.8 Enhanced Options for Palo Web Reporting LinksIf a Palo Report is embedded into an external Website (Intranet, Extranets or Portals) the new optionsallows to hide the toolbar, the status bar and to run the report in standalone mode. To change the optionsrun Report Manager and choose properties from the context menu of a report.6.3.9 Mixed bordersCell formatting now supports mixed borders.6.4 Documentation UpdatesThe new Palo Web Advanced documentation is now available in German, English and French.6.5 Languages UpdatesJapanese was added as new User interface language for Palo Excel Add-In 3.2.
  • 37. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -37-6.6 Palo AnalyzerPalo Suite 3.2 SR1 now includes the Palo Analyzer (the premium component of Palo Pivot). PaloAnalyzer is available as a 30 day trail version and will be installed with the All in One Setup of Palo. PaloAnalyzer has some really cool add on functions.6.6.1 Ad hoc Rules / Calculated membersPalo Analyzer allows the creation of ad Rules / Calculated dimension members. These ad hoc rules canbe created using the filter dialog of a dimension. Use complex formulas to calculate the values. The new(calculated) elements can be used everywhere in the dimension and Palo Analyzer Views.6.6.2 Generate PDF Files from ViewPalo Analyzer allows generating PDFs from the current views. Just use the PDF button in the toolbar torender the PDF.6.6.3 Sorting of Columns and RowsBased on cell data Palo Analyzer allows to sort column and rows. Just right click to open the contextmenu of a cell to start sorting.
  • 38. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -38-6.7 Palo for Open office Add in6.7.1 Style selector for Paste ViewA set of new refreshed stylesheets are provided to show data in paste view.6.7.2 Import Data with Setdata loopsPalo for Open Office now supports data and structure imports via Import Files and Setdata. Each row ina text file will be looped into the first row of an Open Office Spreadsheet.6.8 New Palo Web Demo reports addedWith SR1 of Palo Suite we added a set of new reports to demo the possibilities of Palo Web. The newBiker Demo consists of a new Biker OLAP database, an ETL process to load one of the sample cubesand a set of Palo Web reports.The new demo can be found in the Demo repository in File Manager and Report Manager. The newdemo shows features like Frameset Navigation, Widgets, Drill Through, Relational Reporting andDashboards with Sparklines.This demo will be continuously enhanced with reports to show the possibilities of Palo Web and the PaloSuite.
  • 39. What’s new in Palo Suite 3.2 SR1 -39-
  • 40. What’s new in Palo Suite Version 3.2 -40-7 What’s new in Palo Suite Version 3.2This document gives an overview of the new features, enhancements and fixes in Palo Suite 3.2Premium Edition and Palo for Excel 3.2 Premium Edition. Palo 3.2 is available for download athttp://www.jedox.com7.1 All-In-One Setup to simplify deploymentThe new Palo All-in-One Setup will allow you to install all available Palo Suite components from withinone single setup, therefore greatly simplifying the deployment process. Palo Setup will use all necessarysettings in Standard installation mode. The Advance setup will allow the adjusting of settings manually. Advanced Options in Palo “All-In-One Setup"For detailed Information on Setup please review the new Palo Setup and Installation Guide.
  • 41. Palo OLAP -41-7.2 Fixed issues from Version 3.1 SR1Many issues found in version 3.1 have been fixed in version 3.2. The development team thanks thosecustomers and partners who used http://bugs.palo.net to log issues and bugs. Product Issues Resolved OLAP Server 128 128 Excel Add-in 72 72 Client Libs 31 31 ETL Server 107 107 ODBO/XMLA 7 7 Palo Web 830 830Please also refer to http://www.jedox.com/known_issues.txt for known issues with Palo Suite 3.2.8 Palo OLAPPalo OLAP 3.2 has many performance optimizations in every area including memory consumption, rulesperformance, new data filter algorithms and cube export (changed to support faster calculation andlarger models). 3.2 deliver the best performance of Palo OLAP to date. Testing of existing modelsshowed good improvements in all areas.In addition, Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU) is now generally available, another step forward inperformance for In-Memory databases.8.1 Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU version)With version 3.2 we introduce the Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU version). This extension allows forloading of Palo OLAP cubes into the memory of graphical processing units (GPUs). These units areoptimized for parallel processing and are extremely well suited for OLAP processing. The performanceimprovements when processing OLAP queries is very high.Palo OLAP GPU is available as an extension component of the Palo Premium Editions with version 3.2.The Palo OLAP Accelerator is optimized for read operations. General write back operations (andsplashing) will be available with a next service release.Changes from the Palo OLAP Accelerator version 3.1 (ramp up version)8.1.1 Optimized GPU Cube storage and structureThe storage of Palo Cubes on GPU cards has been optimized to get more performance and use themore effective the memory of the GPU cards.8.1.2 SynchronizationModelling changes will be synchronized without requiring re-loading of the GPU cube. This simplifiesETL processes and eliminates further conversion processes. An ETL process now automatically coversall necessary cube conversions.8.1.3 Linux SupportPalo OLAP Accelerator is also available on Linux.
  • 42. Palo OLAP -42-8.1.4 Palo ETL Rules aggregation script (ETL Tasks)Cube rules in Palo OLAP Accelerator are not supported yet. To easily convert a Palo Rules model into avalue-based Cube, use the new Palo ETL Task (Pre-calculate Rules).For further information please refer to the Palo GPU Whitepaper.8.2 New Multi-User SynchronizationPalo 3.2 OLAP now has new and optimized multi user synchronization. The new implementation of thesynchronization subsystem increases Palos user scalability significantly. Multiple users can now browsereports while others (including ETL tasks) can modify the database at the same time with minimalperformance impact.8.3 Cell based rights managementCell based rights management compatible with IBM TM1 has been implemented in version 3.2. PaloOLAP now allows administrators to specify user rights at a cell level. For example, different access rightmay be given to Budget, 2011, Germany [read and write] and Budget, 2010, Germany [read only]. Thiscell based security can easily be defined using the new Security Cube which now contains an extradimension (for User Groups).To inherit cell based right use the Palo Rules functionality.8.4 Evolved security8.4.1 On the fly User Account creationWhen using in conjunction with Palo Supervision, it is now possible to create users “on the fly” in PaloOLAP provided by third party system.
  • 43. Palo OLAP -43-8.4.2 User/Groups/Roles inactive switch3.2 offers the possibility to switch specific Users, Groups or Roles of Palo OLAP to inactive. This is veryhelpful to disable a login during maintenance activity like ETL jobs.8.5 Optimized DFilters / SubsetsThe DFilter handling has been implemented in the core Server, and removed from the client.Filter/Export operations are now done completely on the server, improving performance.DFilters can be used to create dynamic subsets of a dimension. For example they could be used to showthe top 10 regions in 2010 by product, by measure, sorted by organization.Cube export functions have been largely re-written.8.6 Enhanced ODBO supportThe Palo ODBO provider now supports write back and modeling. In addition, these new areas havebeen optimized and are done internally, to support Microsoft Excel 2010, and other front ends likeBissantz DeltaMaster and Cubeware Cockpit.8.7 New Rules functionsThe rules functions AND, OR, NOT are now available.8.8 Rules optimized for better calculation performanceRules calculation has been optimized for faster PALO.DATA and PALO.MARKER calculation. Thisincreases data scalability.
  • 44. Palo OLAP -44-8.9 Rules deactivation when dimension changesRules related to elements that are deleted are now deactivated, and stay in the server for possiblemanual correction.8.10 Calculation engine unifiedDifferent Palo data formulas (PALO.DATA/DATAC/DATAV) now have their calculation engine unified onthe server. Instead of using a different calculation engine, the new Palo 3.2 engine now handles all datafunction request, streamlining internal development and quality processes.8.11 Larger dimension supportThe new Palo GPU Accelerator Palo now supports very large dimensions. In addition, a new API hasbeen implemented to retrieve these large dimensions in small blocks. Instead of loading the completedimension, only the visible part of the dimension is retrieved.This speeds up the handling of large dimensions on the client. Palo front ends will use this API calls in anext service release.8.12 Memory management improvedThe internal Palo OLAP Memory management has been changed for better availability (mainly on 32 bitsystems).
  • 45. Palo for Excel -45-9 Palo for Excel9.1 Stylesheets selector for Paste ViewA set of new refreshed stylesheets are provided to show data in paste viewIf you want to change the Palo View data style, open the palostyles.xls or copy a template over theexisting one.
  • 46. Palo for Excel -46-9.2 Palo Web integration and publishingWith Palo for Excel it is now possible to publish a spreadsheet as a Palo Web Spreadsheet. The newtool bar can be used to define a Palo Web connection. As this is done, an Excel Spreadsheet can beeasily published as a Palo Web Spreadsheet.In addition, it is also possible to open any Palo Web Spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, to view or modify it.The current version still has some limitations on which features / functions can be imported/exported.The main formats and Palo functions are supported.
  • 47. Palo for Excel -47-9.3 Supervision Server Event WizardThe new Supervision Server Event wizard allows an easy way to pre-create Supervision Server Eventslike Login, Cube Area or Drill Through. Based on the selected event, further information will berequested. Upon completion, a PHP script is generated which can be saved into the Supervision Serverdirectory.The individual code for the events can then be implemented.
  • 48. Palo Web -48-10 Palo WebPalo Web combines all components (managers) required to access Palo OLAP using a standard webbrowser. Below is an overview of the new features in version 3.2Palo ETL Manager is covered in the ETL section. A generic feature overview is found in the manual"First_steps_with_Palo_Web".10.1 Extended Report Manager Navigation (Framesets)Palo Web 3.2 introduces a new document type called Frameset. With Framesets it is possible to arrangeseveral Palo Spreadsheets into one single application; split screen in different areas and use thoseareas to load and display different workbooks. This functionality can be used, for example to extendapplication navigation. Hyperlinks have been improved to support this function. See 10.3.3 section belowfor more details.A frameset can be defined in one of the standard layouts Palo Web offers or can be freely customized.10.2 Copy data from Microsoft Excel to Web reportsPlanning data is commonly collected using Palo Web Spreadsheet input sheets. These sheets receivespecific budget values as inputs. Some users still do “side planning” with standard Excel spreadsheets,which they calculate (with) more detailed values. With version 3.2, it is possible to copy Excel cellsdirectly into a Palo Spreadsheet area via the copy & paste (clipboard) function.The source and target area need to be the same size and the target area must consist of base levelelements.
  • 49. Palo Web -49-10.3 Enhance Palo Spreadsheet UsabilityPalo Spreadsheet 3.2 has a few new features to make report creation easier.10.3.1 Format Painter Tool Format painter is now available to easily copy a format of a selected cell to other cellsusing mouse drags.10.3.2 Hyperlinks on imagesEmbedded images in a Palo Spreadsheet can now contain addition hyperlinks to other sources orreports. Use right-click and specify the hyperlink for a selected image.10.3.3 Hyperlinks support for FramesetsBoth, Hyperlink dialog and Spreadsheet function were enhanced with target argument in Palo Web 3.2 tosupport frameset documents.
  • 50. Palo Web -50-10.3.4 Name Manager for Cells / Tag-ManagerCells can now be named using the standard text field in the formula bar in the new Tag/Name managerof the Palo Spreadsheet. A named cell can be used in formulas. If the name of the cell is written in theformula bar field, this cell gets active and selected.10.3.5 Formula bar improvementsThe new formula bar can be resized to view even complex formulas. The ‘fx’ function buttons has beenadded to jump directly into the formula editor. This also works for Palo formulas.
  • 51. Palo Web -51-10.3.6 Text-Editor for Palo String ElementsFor Palo string elements, version 3.2 offers a new Text Editor box to write and maintain longer textstrings. A double-click on a Palo string element with the option ‘unlock’ opens the Text editor.10.3.7 New format options for ChartsPalo Spreadsheet charts now supporting new options like transparency, data label orientation andcustom angles.10.4 PDF export improvementsThe pdf export options are now an integrated part of Palo Web. The All-in-One setup process will installall necessary files to use PDF export of a report / spreadsheet. Internal improvements were done tocreate a one–to-one representation of a report/spreadsheet. Thru the Page Setup dialog, additionalparameters for PDF exports can be defined. (Page orientation, scaling, etc.)Attention: Fonts are not installed due to license restrictions. All necessary fonts for the PDF exportmodule can be downloaded at http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/10.5 Private / Global mode for Spreadsheet variablesBy default, every variable in Palo Spreadsheet is used globally for every user. With 3.2, the concept ofprivate variables has been added. The variable manager dialog offers the possibility to specify a variableas private. The content of a private variable will be stored for each user.
  • 52. Palo Web -52-10.6 Spreadsheet WidgetsSpreadsheets Widgets extend Palo Spreadsheet for web-based components. A widget is a placeholderfor external content (or even another Palo Spreadsheet). Widgets allow the creation of dashboards,interactive and animated charts or external applications like Google maps, all in one Palo Spreadsheetreport. Furthermore, Widgets can interact with each other, or get and send parameters to/from a PaloSpreadsheet. Example of Google Map integration via Widget10.7 Floating Objects enhancementsWith 3.2, floating objects like combo boxes, charts, widgets have been improved with more properties. Afloating object can be locked to a position, or placed into the background/foreground, main working withand handling of these floating objects much easier.
  • 53. Palo Web -53-10.8 User Manager / User OptionsAll User Options including language, design of Palo Web, default folders and reports can be specifiedper user and group in Palo User Manager. This allows an administrator to setup Palo Web individually,for an application, or per user and group.Palo 3.2 adds options for the appearance of Palo Spreadsheet in design and viewer mode. New optionsto hide the Status and Toolbar have been added.The Layout of the Palo User Manager is now stored consistently.
  • 54. Palo Web -54-10.9 Palo OLAP Manager3.2 adds missing functionality to get Palo OLAP Manager 100% consistent with the Palo for ExcelModeller. Functions like sorting dimensions or elements are now available in the web-based modeler aswell.For large dimensions, Palo Olap Manager adds paging functionality. Children of a parent element cannow be received in pages. This significantly speeds up the handling of large dimensions. The pagingcontrol can also be switch off if required.
  • 55. Palo ETL -55-11 Palo ETL11.1 Icon refreshmentThe Palo ETL icon set has been refreshed in version 3.2. The new Icons now have the same look andfeel as other Palo Managers icons. This documentation may still contain screenshots with the 3.1 iconset.11.2 Palo ETL TasksPalo ETL Tasks are pre-defined ETL processes. These processes can be started using a PaloSpreadsheet. We have added these tasks to maintain typical processes in an application such asdatabase backup and restore, or to create a copy of a database / cube.Copy tasks can also be used to transfer a Cube or Database between a development and productionenvironment. The ETL Tasks can be easily modified and adjusted, or used as a template for otherrequired processes in a project.Further ETL tasks include Cube Rules pre-calculation to create a Palo Cube without rules. This isnecessary to run a Cube with Palo OLAP Accelerator (GPU), or to speed up the query performance of aCube. The ETL Task Cube restore can also load an Infor PM10 Olap or TM Cube into Palo.11.3 New Connection types11.3.1 DirectoryThe new connection type ‘Directory connection’ has been added, and is helpful if multiple files of thesame type are used in an ETL process. This connection can use file patterns to mask specific files. Onlyone extract is needed to access multiple files. This can dramatically simplify an ETL process.
  • 56. Palo SAP Connectivity -56-11.3.2 Ingres DBPalo ETL 3.2 supports Ingres databases as sources. Ingres is a high-end open source relationaldatabase and fits into the open source stack. More information on Ingres can be found athttp://www.ingres.com11.3.3 Access database filesMicrosoft Access can now be a source or a target for Palo ETL. Many organizations still store data inMicrosoft Access database, so this has been added as a source in Palo ETL 3.2.11.4 Deactivation of Rules during LoadA new property for Cube loads now allows for the deactivation of Palo OLAP rules calculation duringdata loads. This speeds up the load process. Attention: While deactivated, rules are not calculated forother users connected to Palo OLAP at the same time.11.5 New Job Type "Script”The new job type script allows for the execution of Groovy-Scripts. This allows full control over the flowand options of a job execution via script. Examples of a script job can be found in pre-defined ETL taskssuch as Palo database backup.11.6 New options for Command Line ClientNew parameters are available for the command line client for Palo ETL. All missing parameters whichare know from the SOAP or Web client interface of Palo ETL are available, including Job Monitoring,Logs and Drill-through.12 Palo SAP ConnectivityThe Palo SAP Connectivity is an additional component of Palo ETL, which offers additional types ofconnections and extractions to access SAP Systems directly. Version 3.2 adds new extraction functions.12.1 Extracts for specific ERP HierarchiesSAP Connectivity 3.2 adds extracts for SAP Orders like Internal Order, Production Order or MaintenanceOrder, Projects, Financial Statement Versions and Statistical Key Figures.
  • 57. Internationalization -57-13 InternationalizationPalo Suite 3.2 is available in German, English and French. For these languages the User Interface,Setup and most of the documentation is maintained by Jedox.Other languages are translated by Jedox partners and the Palo community. If you wish to participate inour translation process (can be done completely online), please send an email to sales@jedox.com.13.1 Palo for Excel Client UI:13.2 Palo Web UI:14 DocumentationPalo Suite 3.2 has the following updated documentation which can be downloaded fromhttp://www.jedox.com14.1 Palo Suite requirements guideThis document describes the Hardware and the Software requirements for the Palo Suite Version 3.2.14.2 Palo Setup GuideThis document guides you through the various setup steps of Palo Suite Version 3.214.3 Palo ODBO / XMLA GuideInstallation, configuration and a reference for the Palo ODBO provider 3.2

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