What is new in Arbutus Analyzer 5.7?

What is new in Arbutus Analyzer 5.7
New in Arbutus Analyzer 5.7: SmartLink for SAP® ERP Software Tool

Arbutus actively listens to its users and continously improves the software suite by adding modifications and new features.

Arbutus Analyzer, Server and ConnectPlus users with an active Maintenance & Support can download the latest software releases free of charge.

Arbutus Analyzer V5.7, as released in July 2014, includes the enhancements listed below and more.

So, what is new in Analyzer 5.7?

SmartLink for SAP® ERP software tool

The new SmartLink for SAP® ERP software tool reduces the time, effort, and costs typically associated with SAP data access. Analyzer users can now use Arbutus Windows Server to connect to, filter, and import data from SAP ERP systems.

Improved SUMMARIZE command

With Analyzer 5.70, you can output SUMMARIZE results to screen with various hyperlinks for drill-down to view the relevant records. You can also Summarize on numeric fields in addition to the already supported character and date fields.

Improved STATISTICS command

When performing STATISTICS on a datetime field, you can now view the number of weekend dates encountered. The weekend count is a hyperlink that can be clicked on to drill-down to view the relevant records.

New functions

  • LFILL() adds leading characters to an existing string or numeric value.
  • SINE() returns the numeric sine of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • COSINE() returns the numeric cosine of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • TANGENT() returns the numeric tangent of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • ASINE() returns the numeric arc sine of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • ACOSINE() returns the numeric arc cosine of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • ATANGENT() returns the numeric arc tangent of an angle that is expressed in radians.
  • RADIANS() returns the numeric radians for an angle expressed in degrees.

Improved functions

  • An optional parameter was added to the ALLTRIM(), LTRIM(), and TRIM() functions to specify one or more leading and/or trailing characters that should be removed in addition to blanks.
  • The ISBLANK() function now supports physically defined date fields (excluding packed dates).
  • The SIMILAR() function now removes leading zeros in character fields to ensure better string matching.

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