What is new in Arbutus Analyzer 6.0?

What is new in Arbutus Analyzer 6.0
Arbutus Analyzer 6.0

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Arbutus Analyzer V6.0, as released in November 2015, includes the enhancements listed below and more.

So, what is new in Analyzer 6.0?

Full unicode support

Analyzer 6.0 now offers full Unicode support (UTF8 and UTF16) for all languages, as well as full keyboard support for Unicode with the Data Definition Wizard, the Command Line in the Command Log, the Procedure Editor, and more. Foreign file names (such as those in Chinese or Cyrillic) are now also supported.

Button bar

The redesigned icons on the Button Bar are now larger, facilitating at-a-glance recognition. Users can also make the icons large or small via: Tools > Options > Interface.

Project Overview

  • Overview explorer
    You can now expand the Overview with a click, to allow easy object management, such as mass deletion or movement, as well as renaming of project items from within a project folder or from the project root.
  • Arbutus repository
    You can now use Analyzer as a repository for documents from other applications. Documents from other applications (such as Excel) can now be launched directly from Analyzer, with just a click. As you can see from the image on the right, we have included Microsoft Word and Excel documents in the Overview. Mapped file types such as these will be displayed in the Overview, and when clicked, will open the mapped file in the desired third-party application. To support this, an Overview tab has also been added to Tools > Options that enables mapping of external file types to third-party application.

Improved commands

  • Export
    Schema support has been added in command mode for ODBC export types so that an optional schema can be specified as “TABLE schema.table”.
  • Stratify
    You can now stratify on elapsed times.
  • Directory
    The Command Log output for the Directory command has been enhanced to support tabular output.
  • SQL
    V6.0 now supports USERID and PASSWORD parameters for scripting.
  • Notify
    The Notify command dialog has been enhanced and simplified.


  • The View filters for every table layout now ‘remember’ the last 20 named or ad-hoc filters used, for quick and easy re-use.
  • A new View right-click option allows you to Resize All Columns at one time

Consolidated and expanded global font settings

Font control has been streamlined to be more efficient in Version 6.0. All font control is now global and is accessed via the Tools > Options > Font tab. Global fonts now apply to the Command Log, Procedure Editor, and Overview Pane, and to new Views.

Relations dialog for multiple selection of child tables

The Add tables dialog in the Relations dialog now allows multiple selection of child tables via CTRL or SHIFT key options.

New ASCII code page selector in Data Definition Wizard

When reading ASCII data that is not in the local language, a new code page drop-down list in the Character Set panel of the Data Definition Wizard now specifies the code page for the desired ASCII language.

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