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Toad Intelligence Central 5.3 - Release Notes

Release Notes

Toad® Intelligence Central 5.3.x

Release Notes

Thursday, November 5, 2020

About Toad Intelligence Central

Toad® Intelligence Central enables enterprise users to be far more productive with their tools including Toad Data Point by centralizing automation workflows, accessing data directly, collaborating and sharing on datasets, queries and Toad files and providing a secure and established way to manage your data sprawl.

  • AUTOMATE - Toad users can schedule the regular automated execution of Toad Data Point automation scripts on Toad Intelligence Central.

  • ACCESS - Toad users can access Toad files and basic data files published to Toad Intelligence Central that have been shared with them. An additional data connectivity license extends Toad Intelligence Central to work across a wide range of data stores including relational database models, data warehouses, No SQL and Business Intelligence data sources like OBIEE and SAP®.

  • SHARE - Objects can be shared amongst users and groups and organized collectively in a familiar folder structure, assigned tags and given a description for easy search retrieval. Administration of users and groups can be managed locally or users and groups can be imported from Active Directory®.
  • SECURE - Toad Intelligence Central provides a centrally managed, secure, stable and accessible system.

Distributions of Toad Intelligence Central include a Web Server for administrative and general user access. In addition, Toad Data Point and other collaborative Toad products can directly access Toad Intelligence Central. Data on Toad Intelligence Central can be accessed via a third party product such as Tableau for further data processing and visualization.

Data Connectivity

A valid data connectivity license supports the following Business Intelligence Data Sources.

  • 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.com®
  • SharePoint® Lists using Data Services over SharePoint Server 2010 and later via OData. Also, SharePoint Online.
  • Hive™
  • Microsoft® Analysis Services
  • OData - Generic for any OData service versions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Intelligence Central 5.3 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. See New features.

 

New Features

This release of Toad Intelligence Central includes new features and enhancements.

Toad Intelligence Central 5.3

Support End by in schedule job

Now you can set “End by” property when scheduling jobs to snapshot and automation script.

1. Use a web browser to log in to Toad Intelligence Central Web Console

2. Select the data object (Snapshot/Automation script) in Home page

3. Click Schedule link in Details

4. When Alter schedule window pops up, choose the “End by” option in “Range of Recurrence” and set a date for it

Support Workbook

Beginning with 5.3, TIC supports publishing of Toad Workbook. Workbook and its selected published results are stored as datasets and grouped in the same folder.

See Resolved issues for enhancements and resolved issues in this release of Toad Intelligence Central.

Deprecated Features

Integration with Toad for Oracle has been discontinued. The Toad for Oracle Code Quality, Code Analysis, Code Tester, Team Coding, and DB Health Check pages have been removed in Toad Intelligence Central 5.0. Beginning with Toad for Oracle 13.1, you can no longer connect to Toad Intelligence Central and you cannot publish scripts, files, Code Analysis results, and other resources to a Toad Intelligence Central server.

The Admin Console. Beginning with Toad Intelligence Central 4.3, the Admin Console is no longer required and is not included in the Toad Intelligence Central installation. The administrative functionality of the Admin Console is now superseded by the Web Server (Web Console). The activity of mapping/editing data objects is best performed through Toad Data Point.

After installing Intelligence Central 4.3 or later, it is recommended that you uninstall any earlier version of the Admin Console as some functionality may no longer be supported.

Authentication Keys for Views. Beginning with Toad Intelligence Central 4.3, a view can now have only one type of key, personal or shared. This change is designed to simplify the process of Authentication. If you are upgrading from Intelligence Central 3.3 or earlier, please see the Upgrade section of the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information.

Toad for Oracle Installation. Beginning with Toad Intelligence Central 4.3, Toad for Oracle is no longer installed as part of the Toad Intelligence Central installation.

Run in Debug Mode. In Toad Intelligence Central 3.3, the Run in debug mode option was removed from the Web console (Web server). It is no longer necessary to enable/disable debug mode. Debug-level information is always logged and automatically included in the support bundle. This release also includes improved logging strategies and archiving methods.

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release of Intelligence Central.

Resolved Issues in 5.3

Resolved Issue Issue ID
An issue when an old DB account was used to connect to a remote data source when republishing a snapshot has been fixed 13133/4783070

Toad Intelligence Central now embeds a correct trial license

13089

MySQL ODBC driver has been upgraded to support MySQL 8.0 caching_sha2_password 13040/4761420

Resolved Issues in Toad Data Point—If you are using Toad Data Point to publish objects to Intelligence Central or to run Automation scripts on Intelligence Central, you might want to also review resolved issues in the Toad Data Point Release Notes.

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