The tX2012 Server software includes the core software and scheduler and server services. This is meant to be installed on the main server. In a single tier setup, only the server installation files are needed.
The tX2012 Client software includes the core software only. This is intended to be used for additional installations in multiple environments, or in separate development or test setups where scheduler and server components are not required.
The tX2012 Community software is the free edition. See the Community Edition FAQ for more information:
Cube Writeback: 2 issues was fixed: Writeback cubes with multiple fact tables was non-browsable from the frontend and the writeback table was dropped/recreated during deployment, leaving the table empty after a deployment. While at it, we improved the deployment method so it is much more stable when renaming fields- and/or table names.
DW_Account case sensitive problem: There was a problem with case sensitive databases and the DW_Account field.
Table insert/custom data on custom table: Fixed a problem where the table was truncated between each step, meaning that custom data was lost if there was a table insert on the custom table also. This also fixed a problem with too many truncates if there is multiple table inserts on a custom table.
Stored Procedure deployment error: If a stored procedure failed to deploy, TX would not detect that it failed and would continue deploying without reporting the error.
Elapsed time when running more than 1 hour: The Elapsed time was displayed as a decimal figure instead of time.
Spelling: 2 Spelling mistakes was corrected.
Application Crash after Deployment: Fixed the TX three update to reduce 'Flickering' which was causing an unhandled exception in some cases.
Features and improvements:
CRM Adapter: Added support for Office365 authentication as an addtion to the LiveID authentication which was already present.
Progress ODBC: Added support for DateTime2 datatype. Since Progress accepts dates that are outside of the boundaries for a standard DateTime datatype, an option to handle datetime field as datatype DateTime2 has been added.
TX 2012 12.8.0
392: Upgrade error with history table
The cause of this was mainly that an extended property check was not done correctly, thus the table was not recognized as a history enabled table and then it would be dropped and recreated. Subsequently the computed columns were not detected as expected, leading to a side-effect error when trying to recalculate the computed columns.
Features and improvements:
To avoid having to build a new TX version whenever the SAP plugin was updated from Theobald Software, we removed the installation of the SAP plugin from the Installer. This means that the SAP pluging (Xtract IS) needs to be downloaded manually and installed by using the vendors installer.
TX 2012 12.6.0
Issue with Multiple Environment Transfer in 12.5.0?
Bug in Business Functions Used in Script Commands
TX 2012 12.5.0
Features and Improvements:
Support for System.TimeSpan when using ADO.NET for transfer
Copy data from fields in the error/warnings tab grid
It is now possible to copy singe fields from the errors grid to use in queries when debugging ETL. Previously copied the entire row.
The generates a lot of logging data, so should be used only when needed.
Text file datasource with Fixed Width and Ragged right format
In text file sources users can now choose between three different options
Delimited: The normal option, where fields are delimited by a character, for example comma or semi colon
FixedWidth: If each line is a string, where you need to delimit by number of characters, so first field is 3 characters, second is 4 and third is 10 characters, you can specify this as 3;4;10
RaggedRight: The last field is defined by the row delimiter, the leading fields have a number of characters
User specified SSIS Root folder
The reason for this is that when a client is deploying the project it will put all packages in a folde called 'tX2012 Client'.
If a server installation is executing the project it will look for packages in a folder with the name 'tX2012 Server'.
The user can now specify a custom SSIS Root folder name. This is accessed through the project settings dialog.
Markup script translation for Hierarchy Level is wrong
Dimension browser fails when Provider cannot be found....
Data Aggregation: TX will crash when setting a aggregation to none
Problem when deleting object that is used in sql snippet
Error when sync. of external business unit.
ADO.net transfere and money/smallmoney data type problem.
Business Function Script Commands is not deployed.
Olap user cannot be updated on 2012
Documentation error in tX2012 Community
Reverse engineering of a cube with unsupported data types fails
Offline Cube Processing in a Multiple Environment setup problem
Adapter for NAV version 2.60 has problems with non-western characters
View log: Missing information
Source Based Incremental load on Nav Adapter when company name has unicode characters
SysAdmin privileges needed after change of deployment method to SMO
Features in trial license does not always get loaded on first activation
License Check - Wrong error text
Tables unnecessarily marked as dirty
Transformation Replace cannot use ' (ping) as Replace Text
Find Unuses Fields does not consider fields used for partitioning
Field of data type sql_variant cannot be part of a hash key
Markup script parameter name cannot be renamed
Two delete hierarchy menu items in the menu for hirerarchy
Incorrect sorting of Execution log data
Multible environment setup close unexpectedly without saving
Custom transformations are limited to 1000 characters
timestamp datatype on sql data source and selection rule
Lookups using the Sql mode partition by joins incorrectly
Markup script on Calculated measures and script Commands
Command timeout on sql object creation is always 30 seconds
Reverse data warehouse is not possible for SQL Server 2012
Backup of files is not possible on Multible Text File data source
Enabeling witeback on a cube will fail on deploy.
DW_Id is not set to primary key on tables
Documentation problem when using business function measures.
Error loading a project when using dimesion level as parameter in Calculated Measure
Single table usage is ignored when using source based incremental load on NAV adapter
Error creating TXNumbers on case sensetive db 2005
Project cannot be opened - Error loading Markup Scripts
Cube browse should use front database and not database
Edit Custom Field is missing when table is Time Table
TX 2012 12.4.8
Custom Hash Fields
In scenarios with multiple fields making up the primary key, hashing the values of those fields into a single field can improve lookup performance. Another use of hashed fields can be to easily investigate whether changes has been made to a record or not. The hash field is setup by selecting the fields and the sequence of the fields.
Members with data property on Parent-Child dimensions
The MembersWithData property on Parent-Child dimensions can now be selected directly from timeXtender.
Pick Date function returns Invalid date in some countries
Enabling partitioning on an incremental table fails during deployment
Environment Properties is not enabled on activation
Concatination and split is not possible when using a Custom view
Multiple Environments: Parameters on remote environment shown incorrect
Multiple Environments: Missing SSIS Folder for Remote Environment
Conditional Lookup errors:
Change time table on partitioned table
Cannot select an empty file in Textfile datasources
SYSOBJECTS and case sensitivity user defined functions and stored procedues
Slowly changing dimensions with type 1 and type 2 and with update all type 1 - error
Leading blankspaces in dimension attribute names causes an error on deployment
An error occured during save project to repository
If you look at the Execution Log for a specific execution package, you will notice that you have a start time and a end time, but the column Total time is empty.
Incrementally loaded Data Warehousetables on SQL Server 2005 are fully loaded every time
Manual indexes on tables are dropped during execution
Unable to add conditions to a SQL Snippet Transformation
A time-only change in a DateTime field declared as History Type2 field does not trigger a new instance
Unable to read SAP schema with compression enabled on SQL Server 2008/2008 R2
Case sensitivity with table aliases
Conditional lookup aggregation sql differences
Incremental update of cubes does not update partitions
Error When Deploying/Executing Work Items
Sun System Adapter should check for version on test connection
Missing mapping of DB2 datatype GRAPHICS/VARGRAPHICS
Spelling and UI
Unused Fields Doesn't Look at Cubes
Oracle read objects problem
Sum on a lookup field with fixed value joins
Critical: Unable to deploy SSIS packages on DWH
Import - Save as latest version - fails
Deployment of partitioned table fails on second deployment
12.4.8 introduces a major improvement in the deployment speed of projects. The cost of this improvement is - in some cases - that the user deploying the staging- and data warehouse databases needs sysadmin privilege on SQL Server. We are currently investigating if this can be avoided and we will provide an update when we have more information available.
12.4.8 uses SMO (Shared Management Objects) for deployment. This means that the SMO assemblies must be available on the machine where the application is installed. If SQL Server is installed on the same machine, then SMO will also be present. If not, then SMO can be installed separately - see this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162189.aspx
TX 2012 12.4.1
Offline Cube Processing (new licensed feature - contact your partner)
As Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mission critical asset in both strategic, tactical and operational levels of businesses, the demand for minimal downtime of cubes and data warehouses increase. The business simply cannot afford not to have access to these decision support systems to make better and faster decisions.
If you are not on Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition or simply prefer a more managed alternative to the proactive caching feature, the offline cube processing feature of TX 2012 is for you.
The offline processing is achieved by processing an offline version of the SSAS Multidimensional database, while front end access is provided through an online database. At the end of a successful update of the offline version, this will seamlessly replace the online version.
When combined with other performance improving features of TX 2012, such as incremental load this will not only allow minimal disturbance of end users, but also improve the overall load performance.
The offline cube processing feature of TX 2012 is available on Standard editions and above from SQL Server 2005 including the new Business Intelligence edition on SQL Server 2012.
#0267: Enable selection of collation when creating new databases
It is now possible to decide which collation new staging or data warehouse databases are created as. The application default will create it as SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as it has always done. The selected collation is saved with the project, so if you select a collation, move the project to a new server and hit create, the new database will have the same collation as before.
#0268: Search for unused fields
It is now possible to search for unused fields in the business units and data warehouses. The feature will look for any fields that are not used in data movements, lookups, joins, parameters in snippets or transformations etc.
The feature can help you clean up your staging databases and delete fields that are no longer in use. Please use with care on data warehouse as you might want to keep fields there for direct reporting or other uses, even though they are not used on the cubes or dimensions.
Please not that if you use custom transformations/scripts/stored procedures/user defined functions etc. where you have not used the fields as parameters, they will show up as unused.
#0270: NAV Adapter: Enable the user to see Caption, Name or Number in data source view
When browsing a NAV Adapter data source, it is now possible to change between looking at table and field captions, database names and IDs from NAV.
Physical Valid table setting has no effect - and upgraded project fails
DW_Batch on incremental and history tables
Nav Adapter: Incremental Load - Wrong update of last max value on int
CRM: Occasional error on Read Objects from datasource
Corrected various spelling mistakes
License dialog values are translated into labels
Browsing a dimension and changing tab causes UI to update incorrectly
OEM Menu changes
Unicode does not work for key + name dimension levels
Case sensitivity with table aliases - problem with case sensitive stage/DW
Possible deployment error in lookups
OLAP Server sometimes cannot execute
Enable selection of collation when creating new databases
Size of "Add SQL Snippet Transformation" is wrong
Reverse of Olap 2005/2008 has some errors
Version Notes should be visible in project versioning list
Error when using Custom function with data compression on read of sap tables sql2008
Environment setup can fail
Too many cube translation languages are available
Reverse of Olap server 2012 Test connection is wrong
SQL field with data type Numeric(23,0) is handled as bigint in timeXtender
Unable to load projects across client and server licenses (License mapping)
TX 2012 12.3.0
Size of "Add SQL Snippet Transformation" is wrong
Nav, AX, Sun and GP adapter does not truncate incremental table
Custom tables on stage do not load relations
SAP not working on sql2012
Incremental on NAV SQL2012 fails
Incremental on Sun Adater does not work on sql2012
Lookup field sorting get deleted unintentionally
Missing Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll in community build
Critical!: One/many to many SUM lookup
Unable to set value for parameter in SQL snippet
SQL snippets are not categorized in context menu
Cannot drop field error
In List not working against SAP tables
Some valid datatype for incremental gives error on incremental table deploy
Custom month name in time table
Incremental rule with timestamp, decemal etc. will not work
adapter generated fields as DW_Account can be used as incremental field
SAP Language is not avalible in the global database setup
Sun adapter loads data sequential
Error in security on olap when having role playing dimensions