Tag: Business Analyst

Business Analyst API for Flex 2.2 Released and Business Analyst Flex Widgets available for Download

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.

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How to get the 2011/2016 Esri Updates in Business Analyst Desktop

by Lucy Guerra

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.

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2011/2016 Esri Updated Demographic Data now available!

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

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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 my previous post here, I briefly explained how easy it is to program against Business Analyst Server Web Services by taking advantage of our Business Analyst API for Flex.

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.

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Business Analyst & Server Side Scripting

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.

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (6 of 6) Using Custom Data with the Business Analyst API for Flex

 by Mehak Sujan

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.

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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.

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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.

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Additional Census 2010 Data Now Available!

By Catherine Spisszak

The U.N. just announced that the world population has reached 7 billion. How much does the U.S. contribute to this population growth? And how has the face of the U.S. changed since the last decennial Census in 2000? Continue reading

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Blog Series – Importing and Using Your Own Data in Business Analyst – (3 of 6) Creating a Custom Report with Custom Data (Part B)

by Jeff Hincy

This is Part B of the third 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 previous post here.

In Part A I focused on building a report utilizing the custom data created in a previous blog with Business Analyst Desktop. In Part B I will show you how to install the report report and run it.

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