Enable Metric Logs for Linux using Command Line

Hello there!

Here is a quick tip to enable the MetricLogs required for using the Cube Advisor in Linux using command line.

Just go to the folder where is the mstrctl installed and type these lines:

 ./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer ssc
<configuration>
  <log_destinations>
    <log_destination n="MetricLevels" tp="3" max_size="2048" callstack_message_ids=""/>
  </log_destinations>
</configuration>
 
 ./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer ssc
<configuration>
  <diagnostics>
   <logger n="Dynamic Sourcing">
    <dispatcher n="Metric Levels Log">
     <log_destination n="MetricLevels"/>
    </dispatcher>
    </logger>
   </diagnostics>
</configuration>

 

And after that, type this line:

./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer gsc >> /tmp/a.txt

Then, restart IS:
./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer stop
./mstrctl -s IntelligenceServer start

That's it.

Hope it helps.

God bless you.

 

MicroStrategy Simplifies the Licenses

Hello there!

MicroStrategy has just announced that they have changed the way you buy licenses. MicroStrategy converged 21 licenses in 4!

Now, it is easier to understand user licenses! You don’t need to buy anymore Web Professional, Web Analyst and Web Reporter, for example, you just have to buy MicroStrategy Web. This MicroStrategy Web contains all-in-one (Professional, Analyst and Reporter) together in the same license.

They said that the price of this user is the same of the old Web Reporter. So, you get more for less.

This part was copied from http://www.microstrategy.com/us/press-releases/microstrategy-simplifies-product-packaging-to-enhance-total-customer-experience:

The new packaging focuses on user roles within an enterprise:

  • MicroStrategy Server™ benefits all user roles. It includes a fully-featured server infrastructure designed to connect to multiple data sources, supports all major analytic styles from report distribution to information-driven apps to self-service data discovery, and scales to hundreds of thousands of users. It also includes administration and monitoring tools needed by organizations to effectively and efficiently manage their deployments.
  • MicroStrategy Web™ empowers business users to consume, author, and design analytics through an intuitive web-based interface. Business analysts can use MicroStrategy Web to take advantage of the all-inclusive set of self-service analytic capabilities.
  • MicroStrategy Mobile™, the award-winning, industry-leading interface for Apple iOS and Android devices, is an easy, fast, affordable way to mobilize analytics and information-driven applications to an increasingly mobile and 24 x 7 workforce.
  • MicroStrategy Architect™ provides developers with an extensive set of development, deployment and migration tools needed to efficiently manage the application development lifecycle.

If already have MicroStrategy and use the old kind of users license, you can request (for free) new licenses from MicroStrategy to get those benefits.

There are more things to review, to see all those new things, just refer to this url:
http://www.microstrategy.com/us/press-releases/microstrategy-simplifies-product-packaging-to-enhance-total-customer-experience

God bless you.

 

Purge Microstrategy Web Cache

Hello there!

Today let’s talk about caches in Microstrategy Web.

Sometimes when you change something in Intelligence Server, Narrowcast Server or even in Web Server you don’t see the changes in Microstrategy Web.

You can force Microstrategy Web to reread the property files in the classpath.

To do that you have to use Web Administrator.

If you use IIS (Internet Information Service), you have to enter this URL:

http://WebServerNameOrIP/Microstrategy/asp/Admin.aspx?pg=purgecaches

Where WebServerNameOrIP is the IP or DNS your server. Just change to the correct one.

If you use Web Universal (J2EE):

http://AppServerName:port/Microstrategy/servlet/mstrWebAdmin?pg=purgecaches

Where AppServerName:port is the Server and Port of your Web Server.

When you open this URL, you will see something like this:

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Just check those options, and MicroStrategy Web will purge all system level caches.

Hope it helps.

God bless you

MicroStrategy World 2014 – Las Vegas Presentations

Hello there!

Microstrategy World is a global Microstrategy event that is used to show new things, learn about a lot of subjects and talk with awesome people.

At this exact moment (8/7/2014), MicroStrategy is presenting a new Microstrategy World in Barcelona. They are talking about new features, new implementations and so on.

Until we don’t see new recorded presentations in Microstrategy website for Barcelona, we can watch recorded videos from MicroStraegy World Las Vegas.

There are a lot of good stuff that was presented in Las Vegas  that worth a lot to be seen.

At this URL: https://www.microstrategy.com/us/microstrategyworld/media

You can watch almost all presentations there. It really worth the effort.

Best regards!

God bless you.

 

 

Subscription Creation Wizard

Hello there!

Have you ever needed to create subscriptions for more than two or more reports at once to the same schedule?

I don’t know if you created that one by one. But there is a Wizard to help you with this kind of creation.

You can assign one or more reports/dashboard to update cache, send to history, cube refresh and send to mobile at once with this wizard.

To use that, you have to:

1. Login using administrator user in MicroStrategy Desktop/Developer.

2. Open  Administration -> Configuration Managers -> Right click on Subscriptions -> Choose “Subscription Creation Wizard”.

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Now you can assign a bunch of objects to the same schedule at once.

This will increase the durability of your mouse! =P

Hope it helps.

 

God bless you.

Change the default behavior in prompt search

Hello there!

Here is a tip of a great friend called Rafael Gourlart.

By default, a space between words in a prompt search is interpreted as a logical ‘OR’ in MicroStrategy Web. This behavior be changed to use ‘AND’ instead.

For example, if you are trying to search for “FelipeVilela” a possible result would be:

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Now, if you change to “And”:

pic3

 

To change from “OR” to “AND” you just have to:

1.In the FilterValidation.properties file under WEB-INF\classes\resources, set the elementSearchBehavior parameter to ‘2’, and restart the MicroStrategy Web.

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That’s it.

 

Hope it helps.

God bless you.

 

Shapefile/kml repository

Hello there!

I don’t know if you guys know, but it is possible to use a shapefile or kml file for Esri maps in MicroStrategy.

Here is a good tip… You can download a lot of shapefile files and kml files to work with your maps at:

http://geocommons.com

Hope it helps!

God bless you!