As the askiavista user base keeps growing, vista Administrators have asked if we could provide broader and more flexible usage statistics. Well, as we start this new year, we’re delivering a brand new
Activity monitoring with vastly improved monitoring capabilities.
Available by default to askiavista Administrators, it will enable them to monitor: surveys, users, groups, companies, servers, errors, as well as the different actions and types of analyses that their end-users are running on the platform. Furthermore, for those who are administering multi-server askiavista instances, the ability to see statistics per server(s) will further improve your ability to manage performance with survey and user loads, as well as plan for maintenance or further server provisioning to scale up.
Check out the following screenshot to get an idea of the information you can expect to see on your server:
And the good news doesn’t stop here… We decided to enable all these new Activity monitoring capabilities in the API, which means developers can include these Activity statistics in their web applications and dashboards!
For a full overview of the options available for the Activity monitoring please refer to the specifications; developers can refer to the updated API documentation.
Another area we’ve worked on in 188.8.131.52 is load-balancing for multi-server architectures. When an end-user logs in, askiavista can now “automagically” assign the user’s session’s analytical work to be handled by the “best” AVS-server available in the pool. Basically, askiavista monitors the work-load of the servers it has available, and will assign a user session’s analyses to the server which at that point in time happens to be the least solicited, and thereby significantly improve the response time for returning those analyses results to the user.
Finally, 184.108.40.206 brings many new features, and various bug fixes (see our version history for full details)
- Added support for
- Added support to pick-up a question’s Long caption when the Short caption is empty
- Added support for dynamic
- Added a
select|deselect allbutton in the
Create filter / responsewindow
- Added the option
Appears like a stat calculationfor
Calculations by script
- Added a place-holder page which is displayed when accessing deleted
- Added support to show
Raw Datafor Date variables
- Added a new
Activitypage to monitor application usage statistics (accessible via the
- Added support to set a Survey’s Properties’ default
- Added a warning message when switching from
AskiaScript‘s Advanced mode to Assisted mode
- Improved fail-over and load-balancing features for
Calculation by scriptto show a Column total for a variable outside the Level (Wave), ie. return the Interview Level Column total
Number formatting, by ensuring it is not applied on
- Improved support for
Cleanup scripts‘ search & replace functionality
- Updated the URL-link from within askiavista to our online help documentation
LDAP SSOfrom v5 to v6