Adviser 6.5 Gives Users More Power with Export Feature

Teamstudio Adviser Edition 6.5 is a feature release launched on Aug. 14, 2017, that contains several exciting user-requested features. These features give users more control over their data. They allow users to be more specific when sorting and searching through Adviser data. This edition’s major enhancements include the ability to export Adviser data to CSV, the ability to tag multiple databases at once, enhanced search term details in Adviser’s Complexity Module along with the option to disable this Module, and improved performance of Adviser’s Effective Access reporting along with the option to disable this feature.

Export Adviser Data To CSV

We designed Adviser to display data in a beautiful web UI, but we understand that, sometimes, users need access to the raw data in order to build custom reports for their unique requirements. That’s why it’s now possible to export data from Adviser’s Catalog, Usage, Complexity, and Guidance Modules to comma-separated value (CSV) files for further reporting and analysis. We’ve carefully chosen the format of the CSV file to import well into Microsoft Excel. Examples of reports available for export include all databases with complexity totals, all users with usage totals, all databases with their guidance recommendation, and all log entries.

  Fig. 1 displays the capability of exporting data from Adviser to a CSV file.

Fig. 1 displays the capability of exporting data from Adviser to a CSV file.

 

Multi-select Databases for Bulk Categorization

With 6.5, it’s now possible to apply updates to multiple databases rather than having to tag them one by one. For databases, the properties that can be updated are Business Value, Guidance, and Tags. For users, Tags can be updated. Whenever multi-select is available, a multi-select button will appear next to the search bar at the top of a list of databases. Clicking the button will activate multi-select mode and the user can use the check boxes to select which databases to modify and then click the appropriate button for the property they want to change.

  Fig. 2 illustrates how to apply a tag to multiple databases at once.

Fig. 2 illustrates how to apply a tag to multiple databases at once.

Enhanced Search Term Details in Adviser’s Complexity Module

In Adviser’s Complexity Module, users can now see which search terms were found in each database all the way down to the level of individual design elements. There is also a new option to view databases grouped by search term. Additionally, search term matching has been improved to be case-insensitive and to more accurately find matches in XPages and Custom Controls.

  Fig. 3 shows the design elements in a particular database that contain references to the search term “Excel.”

Fig. 3 shows the design elements in a particular database that contain references to the search term “Excel.”

Improved Performance of Adviser’s Effective Access Reporting

Adviser 6.5 significantly improves the performance of its Effective Access reporting. This includes the import and resolving of groups and users that occurs during the Domino server catalog scan. In the UI, there’s now an option for enabling or disabling Effective Access reporting. Additionally, the user and group counts are displayed after scanning to help the user decide whether to enable Effective Access reporting.

  Fig. 4 shows the ability to enable or disable Effective Access in the configuration.

Fig. 4 shows the ability to enable or disable Effective Access in the configuration.

 

In addition to these major new features, Adviser 6.5 includes additional features and fixes including enhancements to the web UI. Please see the release notes for the complete list of what’s new. We thank our users for providing us with feedback and suggestions that contributed to this exciting release. We will continue to listen to our users and add highly requested features.

-Teamstudio

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