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Toad Intelligence Central 3.3 - Release Notes

Known Issues

The following is a list of issues, including those attributed to third-party products, known to exist at the time of release.

Installation, upgrade, licenses

Table 1: Known issues on installation and upgrade

Known Issue Issue ID

Installation of Toad Intelligence Central will fail for a Windows user with administrator permissions if User Account Control Settings is set to Never notify.

Workaround: Set User Account Control Settings to default or above. To open User Account Control Settings, click Start | Control Panel and in the search box type uac.

4858

The Toad Intelligence Central server runs as three services that start automatically when Windows starts. On installation, services run under the Local System account. Changing the user of any of the services can cause a license failure.

Workaround: Re-enter the license to Toad Intelligence Central following the Product Licensing instructions.

2306

Log in, users and groups

Table 2: Known issues with log in, users and groups

Known Issue Issue ID

On adding users to Intelligence Central from Active Directory and two of those users have the same username (different domain) then only one user will be added to Intelligence Central.

Each username on Toad Intelligence Central must be unique.

1922

In some instances, Intelligence Central may not release some connections after the user disconnects. A user may encounter a "number of connections exceeded" message when attempting to connect after the maximum number of connections has been reached. This release of Toad Intelligence Central now allows up to 1024 connections (sessions).

Workaround: If a new connection cannot be opened because the maximum number of connections has been reached, restart the Toad Intelligence Central server.

N/A

If the machine hosting Toad Intelligence Central is not part of a domain then it will not be able to validate Active Directory users log in from the Admin Console, Web Server or other client application (Toad Data Point). 3253
Web Server: When the Administrator resets the password for an Intelligence Central user or enables an Intelligence Central user from a computer that does not have an email client installed, there may be problems if the Administrator chooses to email the new password to the user. 4087
Web Server: You may experience a failure to log in to a web browser from Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) using Internet Explorer.

Workaround: Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. See also Microsoft Technet: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883248(v=ws.10).aspx

  1. From the Windows Start menu click All Programs | Administrative Tools | Server Manager to open the Server Manager.
  2. Under Security Information, disable Configure IE ESC.
2977

Web Server: Failure to connect to a web browser from Windows Server 2012 using Internet Explorer.

Workaround: From Internet Explorer click Tools | Internet Options | Security. Add the Web Server as a trusted site to the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

3943

Connections from Toad Data Point to Toad Intelligence Central: Failure to connect to Toad Intelligence Central via a proxy server.

Workaround: Ensure your Proxy Server is able to connect to the remote host where the Toad Intelligence Central server is running and supports HTTPS traffic.

2086

Toad Data Point 3.8: The Administrator role functionality is not recognized when editing and deleting Intelligence Central groups. An Intelligence Central group can be deleted by the owner of the group and root Administrator only.

Workaround: Users with an Administrator role can use their web browser or the Admin Console to edit and delete Intelligence Central groups.

QAT-6929

Objects published to Intelligence Central

Table 3: Known issues working with objects published to Intelligence Central

Known Issue Issue ID

The Admin Console cannot be used to execute Automation scripts from a connection to Toad Intelligence Central that uses Windows credentials.

Workaround: Execute the script from Toad Data Point or a connection to Toad Intelligence Central that uses local username/password authentication.

2072

When your configuration of Toad Intelligence Central services has been set to run under a Windows account other than "Local System" there is a problem where on upgrade Automation Scripts no longer run. The error is a Licensing Error: License of Toad Data Point instance on the Intelligence Central server is not valid.

Workaround: There are three steps to the workaround.

  1. Log in to the Windows computer where Toad Intelligence Central is installed using the Windows credentials that Toad Intelligence Central services have been configured to run under.
  2. Open Toad Data Point.
  3. Select Help | Licensing. Enter a valid Toad Data Point license in the space provided.

2306

Data connectivity license: Objects from data sources

Table 4: known issues with objects from data sources

Known Issue Issue ID

Snapshots can be stuck in a permanent 'Running' state following an unexpected event, for example if Toad Intelligence Central stops unexpectedly. While the snapshot is permanently 'Running' the snapshot data cannot be refreshed.

Workaround: Restart the Toad Intelligence Central server. Instructions are provided in the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide.

4598

 

Table 5: Known issues - data source specific

Known Issue Issue ID
Generic ODBC: Cannot map to a Generic ODBC data source if the DSN contains spaces. 2965

Google Analytics: Mapping tables with start_date and end_date on a where clause have the following requirements:

  1. Acceptable values for start_date and end_date are:
    • today
    • yesterday
    • <N> daysAgo (where <N> represents the number of days)
    • YYYY-MM-DD (year/month/day date format)
  2. If there is a subquery then the start_date clause must in the innermost subquery.

Note that if optimizations are skipped then the start_date and end_date won't take affect.

795

Oracle BI Enterprise Systems: Unknown error occurred while processing the query. The Oracle BI Enterprise Systems data source has timed out on the query.

Workaround: Rewrite your query to return smaller datasets then join the results. For example you may want to query data one quarter at a time rather than for a whole year.

2099

Apache Cassandra™: Mapping tables using the CQL (Cassandra Query Language) protocol some columns are not accessible.

Background: There are issues around declaring a single column 'statically' in the CREATE COLUMN FAMILY statement, then adding other columns 'dynamically', as discussed in the Mixing static and dynamic section of http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/thrift-to-cql3: “the upgrade to CQL3 will be less straightforward than in the case of pure static or pure dynamic column families. Namely, CQL3 still consider the column family static because the definition of [ADDRESS is static]. But since the [other] columns themselves are not declared … you will not be able to access them for CQL3”

3024

Apache Cassandra: Attempting to connect from Windows machine with IPv6 enabled (which includes, for instance, Windows 7 by default) to an Apache Cassandra server on the same machine using the host name "localhost" fails with the message "Could not connect client socket: Already open".

Workaround: Connect with the equivalent IPv4 address instead, for example "127.0.0.1".

12763

Apache Cassandra: Databases must be configured to use an Order Preserving Partitioner in order to support range queries on the identifier column. 11518
Apache Cassandra: Mapping tables with dynamic super columns whose names contain dynamic column names is not supported. 11506

Apache Cassandra: Toad Intelligence Central does not support column-oriented tables. Toad Intelligence Central is only able to discover tables in the key-value model.

 
Apache Hive (HiveServer2): When querying a Hive data source in the Admin Console, regular expressions are not supported. 3445
MongoDB: For a MongoDB 3.0 (or later) connection, the user must have Read/Write privileges in the MongoDB database in order to view sub-tables (MongoDB embedded documents). 5520

MySQL: Character data not encoded in UTF-8 is truncated at the first non-ASCII character.

For example the word Protegé from a column encoded in latin1 is truncated to Proteg.

12668
Toad Data Point 4.0 - SAP ASE: In an SAP ASE time type column, fractional seconds might be unexpectedly trimmed from data. This issue was encountered in a data object (snapshot) published from an SAP ASE data source using Toad Data Point 4.0 (or earlier).

QAT-7839

Third party connections to Toad Intelligence Central

Table 6: Known issues using third party connections to Toad Intelligence Central

Known Issue Issue ID
Third Party Connections require default-character-set=utf8 2048

System Requirements

Before installing Toad Intelligence Central 3.3.1, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Toad Intelligence Central server

Ensure your hardware is appropriate for the expected usage.

Table 7: Hardware requirements of the Toad Intelligence Central server host

Configuration

Connected Users1

Active Users2

Logical Processors3

Memory

ProgramData\Quest Software\Toad Intelligence Central\4

Network Capacity

Desktop 20 1 - 5 2 8 GB 500 GB

100 Mbit/s

Small Server 50 6 - 15 4 32 GB

2 TB dedicated data disk or striped over 2-3 spindles

200 Mbit/s
Large Server 100 16 - 30 8 64 GB 4 TB striped over 3-4 spindles 400 Mbit/s

 

Notes:

  1. Connected Users defines the maximum number of users who may be connected to Toad Intelligence Central at the same time.
  2. Active Users defines the number of connected users who may be executing queries or publishing objects at the same time.
  3. Logical Processors defines the number of sockets multiplied by the number of cores.
  4. ProgramData\Quest Software\Toad Intelligence Central\ stores user information, data source connection information and mappings, snapshots and datasets. The location of this folder is defined when Toad Intelligence Central is installed. The default location for the folder is \ProgramData\Quest Software\Toad Intelligence Central\.

 

TIP: For higher numbers of Active Users, disk performance (on ProgramData\Quest Software\Toad Intelligence Central\) will improve significantly if the data is striped across multiple spindles to enable concurrent I/O operations. This is especially true when Intelligence Central snapshots or datasets are heavily used.

 

Table 8: Software requirements of the Toad Intelligence Central server host

Operating System

Windows® 10 (64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Windows 7 (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows Server® 2012 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)

.NET Framework

.NET 4.5.1 or above is required.

Additional Software Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows. See KB2999226 or Visual C++ Redistributable for VS 2015 for more information.
ODBC Drivers

To connect to ODBC data sources, supporting ODBC drivers and necessary client files must be installed on the Toad Intelligence Central server host computer.

TIPS:

If your environment includes Toad Data Point refer to the following section: Working with Toad Data Point.

If your environment includes Toad for Oracle, refer to the following section: Working with Toad for Oracle.

 

DB2®

DB2 ODBC driver (included in the Toad Data Point install)

DB2 client

DB2 catalog

MySQL MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.6
Oracle

Oracle (32 bit and 64 bit): 11g instant client + ODBC supplement

OCI client

Tnsnames.ora file

SQL Azure

SQL Server Native Client 10.0

SQL Server®

SQL Server Native Client 10.0

Sybase®

Sybase ODBC driver (included in the Toad Data Point install)

Teradata®

Teradata ODBC driver

Teradata .Net Data Provider

Other ODBC 32-bit, System DSN
Working with Toad Data Point

Install Toad Data Point on the Toad Intelligence Central server host computer. Toad Data Point is automatically installed when your use the Toad Intelligence Central Installer to install the Intelligence Central server. This ensures compatibility of features and drivers for objects published through Toad Data Point and is required in order for Toad Data Point automation scripts to execute on Intelligence Central.

Following installation of Toad Data Point on the Toad Intelligence Central host computer, start the Toad Data Point application and add your Toad Data Point Professional license key. Adding your license key to Toad Data Point is required, however Toad Data Point installed via the Toad Intelligence Central installer is not counted in the Toad Data Point license count.

Automation scripts—If executing Automation scripts on the Toad Intelligence Central server, review the following:

  • Email SMTP port—If an Automation Script includes an instruction to send an email then in order for that email to be sent the Toad Intelligence Central server must have access to an email SMTP port.
  • Microsoft Excel—If an Automation Script includes an instruction to run a macro in an Excel® spreadsheet, then Microsoft Excel must be installed on the Toad Intelligence Central host computer for the macro to successfully execute.
Working with Toad for Oracle

Install Toad for Oracle on the Intelligence Central server host computer. If the Toad Intelligence Central Server Installer is used, Toad for Oracle is automatically installed immediately following the Intelligence Central installation. Toad for Oracle is required in order to run Toad Automation Apps on Intelligence Central.

After Toad for Oracle is installed, do the following:

  • Start Toad for Oracle and enter a license key.
  • Ensure a corresponding Oracle Client is also installed. If installing Toad for Oracle 64-bit, install a 64-bit Oracle Client.

NOTE: The 64-bit version of Toad for Oracle is automatically installed when the Intelligence Central Server Installer is used.

Toad Intelligence Central Web Server

Use the Toad Intelligence Central installer to install the Toad Intelligence Central Web Server on the same host computer as Toad Intelligence Central. The minimum requirements of the Toad Intelligence Central Web Server are as follows.

IIS Express The Toad Intelligence Central Web Server requires Microsoft IIS Express be installed. Installation of IIS Express is included in the installer and will run only if required and by your agreement.
Port

Port 80 is reserved for the web port. During installation, you can change this if required.

It is not advisable to install other web servers on the Toad Intelligence Central server host.

Ensure the port is open for TCP inbound connection. Ensure the Windows firewall and any other firewalls affecting the Toad Intelligence Central server host allow access to the Web Server.

Web Browser

Access Toad Intelligence Central from any of the following Web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer® 10 (or later). Compatibility View not supported.
  • Chrome™ browser: latest stable version
  • Firefox®: latest stable version
  • Safari®: latest stable version

Toad Intelligence Central Admin Console

Install Toad Intelligence Central Admin Console on the same host computer as Intelligence Central and / or a host with a network connection to Intelligence Central. The minimum requirements of the Toad Intelligence Central Admin Console are as follows.

Operating System

As per the Toad Intelligence Central server.

Note: Toad Intelligence Central Admin Console can be installed on a 32 bit operating system.

Screen

Minimum Resolution: 1280x1024

DPI scaling is supported for 100% (Smaller) and 125% (Medium), but not 150% (Larger), 200% (Extra Large) and above.

Other Requirements

Internet access to open the Quick Start Guide.

Data connectivity license - data source connections

A valid data connectivity license supports the following data sources.

Business Intelligence

Dell Boomi

Google Analytics

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 10g and 11g

SAP Business Objects Query as a Web Service (QAAWS) XI 3.0, 3.1 and 4.1

Salesforce verified against API V29 - Winter 2014.

SharePoint Lists using Data Services over SharePoint Server 2010 and later via OData

Hive verified against versions 0.10 (CDH4.2) and 0.13. HiveServer2 is supported.

Microsoft Analysis Services

OData - Generic for any OData service versions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Relational ODBC-compliant databases. See above section on ODBC drivers for details.
Cloud

Azure Table Services

Apache Cassandra™ verified against versions 1.0.5, 1.2.3, 2.0.9, 2.1.7, 3.0.5, and 3.4.

Apache HBase™ verified against versions 0.89, 0.90.3 and 0.98.6.

MongoDB™ verified against versions 2.0.1, 2.6, 2.6.5, 3.0, and 3.2.4.

Amazon DynamoDB

Product Licensing

Toad Intelligence Central is shipped with a trial key that enables a 90 day open trial license to Toad Intelligence Central. Use this key to evaluate Toad Intelligence Central without restriction.

At the end of the 90 day trial, if a Data Connectivity license has not been entered, your access to Toad Intelligence Central will be limited to Toad Intelligence Central Community Edition. Entry of a Data Connectivity license is required to use Toad Intelligence Central with Data Connectivity. Any Toad Intelligence Central license from a prior release can serve as a Data Connectivity license for this release.

Any user can enter a license. Administrator credentials are required to remove a license.

To activate a license

  1. From a web browser, log in to Toad Intelligence Central.
  2. Select Administration | Licensing.
  3. Click Add License.

Getting Started with Toad Intelligence Central

Getting Started with Toad Intelligence Central

Upgrade and Installation Instructions

Refer to the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for instructions.

This release of Toad Intelligence Central has been tested with and supports an upgrade from either of the two previous versions. For example, an upgrade to Intelligence Central 3.3 from version 3.2 or 3.1 has been tested and is supported.

Note: The Toad Intelligence Central Data folder stores user information, data source connection information and mappings, snapshots and datasets. This folder is not affected by an upgrade. By default, the location of the Toad Intelligence Central Data folder is ProgramData\Quest Software\Toad Intelligence Central\. If you upgraded from Intelligence Central 3.2 (or earlier), the location of this folder might be ProgramData\Dell\Toad Intelligence Central. 

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