WebFOCUS New Features


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This document describes the new features available in WebFOCUS Release 8.1 Version 05M and Release 7.7 Version 06 Reporting Server. It is intended for end users, developers, and administrators.

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How This Manual Is Organized

This manual includes the following chapters:




Introduction to WebFOCUS Release 8.1 Version 05M

Introduces the WebFOCUS Release 8.1 Version 05 and Release 8.1 Version 05M new features and architecture enhancements.


Reporting With WebFOCUS

Describes the new features for the variety of tools that enable you to create reports.


Charting With WebFOCUS

Describes the new features for charting and the new chart engines.


Business Analytics

Describes the new features for the business analytic tools.


Developing Applications

Describes the new features for the application development tools.


Scheduling and Distributing Information

Describes the new features for ReportCaster, the scheduling and distribution application.


Administering and Securing the Environment

Describes the new WebFOCUS Client repository and authorization security model.


Server Enhancements

Describes new server features on the Web Console, for Release 8.1M/7.7.06M.


Adapter Enhancements

Describes new adapter features, for Release 8.1M/7.7.06M. All adapters can be used for WebFOCUS reporting and SQL requests, and as sources for DataMigrator flows.


DataMigrator Enhancements

Describes new features for DataMigrator.


Resource Analyzer and Resource Governor Enhancements

Describes new features for Resource Analyzer and Resource Governor.


WebFOCUS RESTful Web Services

Describes the features that are provided by WebFOCUS RESTful Web Services.

Documentation Conventions

The following table describes the documentation conventions that are used in this manual.





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