Tag: Business Analyst
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: Chris Wilcox
In this blog I will walk you through a common use case of the Business Analyst Server Diagnostic Utility. For this use case blog, I have improperly setup Business Analyst Server 10 SP 3 in a way that everything works except for the Upload Utility. There are several configuration changes that need to be made in order for the Upload Utility to work. I will use the Diagnostic Utility to find the problem.
When I try to upload, I see the following error message. Continue reading
A Diagnostic Utility is available on the Resource Center to provide more insight into configuration and data issues. It points you to the component of Business Analyst Server that may not be configured correctly and could be causing technical issues. This utility is available here.
Downloading will provide a ZIP file. Extract the contents of the ZIP file to your computer. There is a folder named “Diagnostic Utility” and a Word document named “Diagnostic Utility Info.docx”. Diagnostic Utility Info.docx explains the tests in the Diagnostic Utility. The Diagnostic Utility folder contains the files that make up the Diagnostic Utililty. Right-click on BAServerDiagnosticUtility.exe and choose “Run as Administrator” to guarantee the most accurate results while using the Diagnostic Utility.
It is highly recommended to download this utility and run it before calling Technical Support. It could help reduce the amount of time of your Technical Support call or even point you to the problem and help you resolve the problem on your own.
The Diagnostic Utility was built to help resolve problems that we have encountered. In order to help improve future releases of the Diagnostic Utility, please provide feedback to Technical Support or on the Business Analyst Server Forums.
Stay tuned for a blog that walks you through a use case demo using the Business Analyst Server Diagnostic Utility.
by Mehak Sujan
The Esri Business Analyst API for Flex enables you to build dynamic rich Internet applications (RIAs) using the same functionality in the Esri Business Analyst Online and the Business Analyst Server REST APIs. On Thursday, December 29th, 2011, the Business Analyst API for Flex Version 2.2 has been released.
Along with this, we have also made three Business Analyst Widgets for the Flex Viewer available. These include Smart Map Search, Comparison Report and Business Search.
Business Analyst Desktop users can access the 2011/2016 Esri Updated Demographic Data and Report through the desktop product today. The 2011/2016 Esri Updated Demographics, as well as Census 2010 data, are viewable and available for analysis when you choose to ‘Show Online Data’ in your Preferences.
Esri is proud to announce the release of our 2011/2016 Updated Demographic Data. Our 2011/2016 data is based on Census 2010 counts and in 2010 geography to give our users the most accurate data in the most up-to-date geography available.
Census 2010 has revealed interesting changes in the demographics of our country – shifts in the distribution of the population, growth from immigration, increased diversity, fallout from the collapse of the housing market and the Great Recession, and increased vacancy rates. Using the Census 2010 data as the base for our 2011/2016 updates means those documented changes are incorporated, resulting in more accurate estimates and Continue reading
Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (6 of 6) Using Custom Data with the Business Analyst API for Flex (Part B)
by Mehak Sujan
This is Part B of the sixth and final entry of a six part product team blog 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. All these entries highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.
In this post, I will dig a little under the hood of the demo application leveraging custom data which is combined with Business Analyst data.
A lot of us have been using the Business Analyst (BA) line of products in a variety of different ways. Business Analyst gives us access to business, consumer and demographic datasets along with capabilities to allow us to analyze our various markets, customers or competition. These interactions have usually been through focused applications:
- BA for Desktop
- BA Online
- Web applications utilizing the BA Online APIs
- BA Server
- Community Analyst
These are typically all forms of client side driven analysis where we ask a question of the system and we get an answer back immediately. In some cases though we need to use the information & analysis that BA can provide as part of a larger business process e.g. tax reporting, outage management reporting…
Such business processes are likely to be running as part of a server side process, wont necessarily be initiated through any client side interactions, and may even take many hours to complete. The processes may just happen as a result of new data coming into the system or at a given time of the day/month/year e.g. a new network outage area, a quarterly reporting cycle is initiated.
Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (6 of 6) Using Custom Data with the Business Analyst API for Flex
This is the sixth and final entry of a six part product team blog 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. All these entries highlight some great tips and tricks for all things Business Analyst customization. Check out the previous post here.
In the previous posts in this blog series, we illustrated how you can import and analyze custom data in Business Analyst as well as how to quickly and easily make requests and generate reports against this imported data through the out-of-the-box Web Services in Business Analyst Server.
In this entry I will demonstrate Continue reading
Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (5 of 6) Using Custom Data with Business Analyst Web Services
by Tony Howser
This is the fifth entry of a six part product team blog 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 original post here.
Hello everyone. I am a product engineer on the Esri Business Analyst Team and I specialize in the Business Analyst Web APIs. Today, I will introduce how you can quickly and easily leverage Business Analyst Server to perform advanced queries and generate reports against imported data—in the case of this blog series, the data will consist of some cancer risk data published by the EPA which my colleagues prepared and imported into a Business Analyst Server demo server.
The beauty of this simple walkthrough is that you will get Continue reading