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What’s New in Version 2021.2

We are proud to release Exago BI v2021.2.0!

Data Source Drivers

A list and the associated links for recommended ADO.NET drivers for each type of data source, and notes about any applicable caveats or exceptions when using certain drivers.

.NET API Documentation

WebReportsDebug.xml

or special debugging purposes, a WebReportsDebug.xml file may be given to you by one of our support staff. This file should be placed in the Config directory of the Exago BI web application.

Storage Management: Utility (v2021.1+)

Exago provides the Storage Management Utility (SMU) to view and manage the content access records and permissions on content items at a low level. Based on .NET Core 3.1, it will run on supported versions of Windows, Mac and Linux. It is only available in English language. The SMU can be ...

Special Cartesian Processing

Part of the Performance and Scaling series. Exago BI can detect when a report query will return a Cartesian product or cross join and process the query in such a way to avoid returning a nonsensical table. This can considerably improve the end-user experience, but it can negatively ...

REST – Role Security

Roles are collections of security settings for users of the application. They are used to distinguish classes of users by access rights. Setting an active role will cause it to take effect for the application session, once the AppUrl is launched in the browser. Once in an application session, ...

Updating to the Latest Version (Potentially Breaking Changes)

When updating Exago, consult this guide for potential breaking changes.

Vertical Table Support

Vertical tables are a table format which differ from relational tables in the way the data is organized. Exago BI supports vertical tables, but they require some special configuration to be used. Relational Tables vs. Vertical Tables The following sections describe the differences between ...

Tracking Execution Frequency with Monitoring

Part of the Performance and Scaling series. Execution Caching is a great way to reduce excessive database calls. For frequently accessed reports, you can set up caching so that the data is queried on a schedule, and users will access the cached data in a much more performant manner than ...

REST – SchedulesV2

Viewing, creating, modifying, and deleting schedules via the REST Web Service API is available in Exago v2021.1.1+. This feature requires the installation and proper configuration of the Scheduler Service.

What’s New in Version 2019.1

Developed with a focus on optimizing performance for both administrators and end-users, Exago v2019.1 is packed with enhancements that improve backend and frontend performance and features that improve the reporting experience. Please also see the Performance Enhancements in Version 2019.1 ...

Scheduler Service Configuration

There are several properties of the Scheduler Service that must be configured on a per-service level.

Scheduler Queue

The Scheduler Queue is a custom-built application library that sits between the Exago core application and any number of Scheduler Service instances and handles how schedule traffic is managed. The Scheduler Queue is completely optional, but configurations with multiple scheduler instances for which load balancing is a priority are ideally suited to making use of this feature.

Report-Level SQL Objects

This article applies to the Admin Console > General > Feature/UI Settings > Allow Creation of Custom SQL Objects setting. Beginning with v2018.1, administrators have the ability to allow end-users to create reports using custom report-level SQL objects written in the end-user ...

Windows Registry Changes

Windows Registry keys will be written by the Exago Installer when installing the Web Application, the Web Service API and the Scheduler Service.Web Application The Web Application will add four new keys to the registry. Each key and its contents are described in the tables below. Note This ...

REST – Server Events

Server events can be accessed for reference and disabled for the session. Server events cannot currently be created or edited using REST.

What’s New in Version 2019.2

Exago v2019.2 brings many exciting changes for system administrators, report designers and report viewers. Dashboard Upgrades The hallmark of v2019.2 is a complete re-design of our Dashboard Designer and Dashboard Viewer tools. More specifically: Designer Workflow We've made the workflow for ...

SessionInfo

Custom Functions, Server Events, Action Events, and Assembly Data Sources can access the Exago session state through a sessionInfo object. Access to sessionInfo allows powerful capabilities such as the ability to persist values across function invocations, allowing each invocation to be ...

Scheduling Reports

Use the Scheduler Service to execute reports and Dashboards regularly at specified times and sending e-mails directly from within the application. This can be useful for reports based on periods of time, such as weekly sales reports or quarterly earnings reports. Batch schedules (also called ...