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Curate Custom Data Segments

Scenario: Need to share data across multiple departments while creating individualized, relevant views? Want to ensure that Restricted Fields are limited to certain departments? Informer can help with Mapping Sets, Restricted Fields, User Fields, and Row-Level Security.

Mapping Sets are organizational tools like folders that group similar Mappings. Each set has an associated name, color, and icon. Sets can contain multiple Mappings, and a Mapping can belong to multiple Mapping Sets. Restricted Fields control access to sensitive data such as SSN. Depending on the access the User/Team has to the Datasource, Restricted Fields are visible when building a Query or viewing Query results. To see how to use these features, click here.

Applying User Fields to filters allows Datasets to be shared with users and limits them to see only the data they are supposed to see.

Creating User Fields

Assigning User Fields

User Fields in Criteria or Filters

To complete this security scenario, share the Dataset by applying a Row-Level Security filter and using the Datasource security to apply or remove access to Mapping Sets and Restricted Fields.

See the article on Dataset Ownership and Access to finalize the setup. Once this setup is complete it allows users to login to shared content, whether a Dataset or a Dashboard, and only view what they are allowed to see.


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Native jBase Support

MultiValue databases are found in countless industries including Point of Sale, Manufacturing, Distributing, Banking, Human Resources, Higher Education, and many others. In your day-to-day life it’s highly likely you interact with a product or service that utilizes a MultiValue database environment.

Entrinsik is proud to offer native support for the primary databases in this market, namely UniData, UniVerse, and as of recently, we are excited to announce, jBase. Supporting these databases natively means our users speak directly to their target database in the appropriate query language – and therefore enjoy functionality only available in that way. MultiValues, BY-EXPLODING, i-descriptors, LIST verbs, SB+ conversions… if these concepts mean anything to you and you are an Informer customer, then you know!

System administrators of these UniData, UniVerse, and jBase environments have long been forced to normalize their data out to a SQL-friendly type environment simply to allow for a basic requirement: reporting. The headache that goes along with creating and maintaining a database copy in a non-source format is a particularly painful one. Our Embedded Partners and Clients are quick to recommend Informer as the solution.

Informer began as a native MultiValue reporting tool and over time matured into a world-class reporting and business intelligence platform supporting datasources of any type; structured or unstructured, local or cloud sourced. As a MultiValue reporting company, we understand how critical it is to have a native MultiValue connection to achieve your reporting objectives. See firsthand how Informer and Informer Embedded provide the tools necessary to get the most out of your data by requesting a free demo.

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Informer 5.5 is Here

Hello (Hallo, Bonjour, Hola)! Informer 5.5 is here! It has many new features that bolster ease of use, efficiency, and global adoption.

Version 5.5 is on a world tour as it has internationalized UI support for Mexican Spanish, Canadian French, and German, and introduced support for dates and times based on the locale of a User.


You will notice more robust authentication in Version 5.5. We now support multi-factor authentication along with stronger password requirements.

You can find anything in your Informer system with a new top-level Global Search Bar. The Global Search Bar searches through all entities in your entire Informer system and provides results in a categorized manner. Find what you need at your fingertips! It also provides easy navigation through the system to go back to recent places – go back to that Report you were editing, that Job you were scheduling, or the Dataset you were filtering. Feels like teleporting!

A new Parameters Bar on the Ad hoc Query page displays the parameters that back a result set along with the data. See the parameters that were entered while viewing the query results and change the parameter inputs right there if you need. This makes interacting with Ad hoc Queries even easier.

Query payloads are now updated at runtime to use the defined field/link definitions. This provides significant ease of use and efficiency gains since changes to fields or links made at the definition level will no longer need all references to that entity dropped and re-added for the changes to be reflected. Instant reflection at runtime!

It is easy now to add multiple entries to User Fields assigned to a User that are then handled across the system including in Criteria and Elasticsearch Script Fields.

Copying a Dataset is not only easy but more comprehensive and flexible. The User can choose which entities to copy over – Data, Visuals, Filters, and Sharing. This opens the door for various use cases and workflows.

Seeing is believing. We made it easier to use and parse logs based on new Log Settings provided in the Log Settings dialog. The Log Settings determine the specific amount and type of information that is captured in the logs and displayed, making it easier to home in on the exact log information desired.

And there is even more! Much awaits you in Informer 5.5, so upgrade today.

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