We hope you’ve found the What’s New in Business Analyst 10.1 blog series useful. If you missed any of the blogs, here’s a list of each blog of the series with a link. Continue reading
At the end of 2011, the Business Analyst team created a blog series about importing and using your own data in Business Analyst. We received great feedback on this series and decided to make it available in a whitepaper.
We hope you’ll find this useful when bringing in external data and using it in Business Analyst.
The Business Analyst team
by Bob Hazelton
With the December release of the online Business Analyst APIs we continue the roll out of Census 2010 data. We want to highlight a significant addition of the Esri 2011 estimates and 2016 projections to the available data and reports.
Data and geographic boundaries make a difference
The Census 2010 release from the Census Bureau includes not only updated demographic data but also updated geographic boundaries. Some political boundaries change less frequently than others but revisions are not uncommon and they can have a significant impact on analysis results.
Even if boundaries do not change, the Census Bureau can renumber geographic codes for areas. It is essential to be cognizant of geographic differences between 2000 and 2010 when analyzing trends.
by Donna Buhr
Now that the secret is revealed, we can talk openly about the new Web Map integration features in Community Analyst. I hope you’ve read Sooria’s ArcGIS Online Maps in Community Analyst blog about this exciting new feature in the upcoming release of Community Analyst. Now you have even more Continue reading
by Sooria Jeyaraman
I discussed accessing and adding of ArcGIS Online maps in Business Analyst Online in my previous blog. This was very useful in adding maps from ArcGIS Online and for further analysis in Business Analyst Online. As always, we want to take it a step further and make it even more useful. How do we do it? Continue reading
Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (4 of 6) Uploading Your Custom Data and Report Template to Business Analyst Server (Part B)
by Chris Wilcox
This Part B of the fourth entry of a six part product team series that will walk you through importing your custom data and exposing it in multiple aspects of Business Analyst – such as maps, reports, analysis, and applications. The upcoming entries will highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.
As a follow up to my previous blog, I thought you might find this helpful when uploading a custom BDS to Business Analyst Server. Kyle also noted this in his blog found here.
If you are uploading a custom BDS to Business Analyst Server that is based on a large custom dataset, you may see the following screen: Continue reading
By Sooria Jeyaraman
How many times you have created a color-coded map from our list of close to 6000 variables (yes, I said 6000) and turned it completely opaque to see the colors come to life? There is one small problem with that. Once you set the transparency to 0% then you will not be able to see the roads or places below these colors. How many times have you wondered that it’ll be great if you have a way to look at these without losing your beautiful colors? If you are, you are not alone. Some of you brought this issue to our attention so, as usual, we decided to do something about it.
by Jessica Connor
We’re pleased to announce the service pack for Business Analyst Server 9.3.1 is available for download. In addition to our API enhancements, performance improvements and maintenance fixes, we have added some great new features:
The Benchmark report can support multi-part polygons. This allows a single trade area to be comprised of three non-contiguous ZIP Codes.
Arbitrary polygons (such as hand drawn trade areas) can be saved as trade areas in the repository via the API.
New API methods are available to add, edit and delete features in the repository. You can add a store, delete a store, and change location and attributes for an existing store.
Attributes of items in the repository can be edited with the API.
New API method is available to add repository content as a map service.
Click Business Analyst Server 9.3.1 SP1 to download and install this service pack.
Enjoy these new features!
by Jessica Connor
My name is Jessica and I’m the technical writer for the Business Analyst team.
I’m writing to share the links to our recently added developer documentation for Business Analyst Server which include adding a custom BDS layer and creating a custom report. This is our first round of documents with the focus on customization. More documents will be added soon.
We’ve had requests for these documents so I hope you find them helpful.
Bye for now.
[Editors note: this blog previously referred to this developer documentation as a localization toolkit. The information above has been edited to correct the reference.]