Figure 1:Starting DataStudio
- Add/remove/change system components
- Add/remove/change tags and calculations
- Check online system health
- Analyse performance counters
- Add/remove/change profiles, users and groups
- Grant access rights
If you are a data analyst or other user working with DataStudio, this document will introduce the wide range DataStudio's features. It will show you how to create different types of displays, how to configure and save/load them, and how to harness the powerful DataStudio environment for your own purposes.
DataStudio is built using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and therefore only runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems with the .NET framework installed.
|Operating System||Architecture||.NET version|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||X64||4.5.1|
If DataStudio was installed from the system:inmation setup procedure then it can be started from the desktop shortcut item that is automatically created. Otherwise the InDatastudio.exe file can be found in the datastudio folder within the inmation.root installation folder. In the case of XCOPY deployment, just run the InDatastudio.exe file from the target folder.
Figure 2:DataStudio executable file
Figure 3:Login Dialogue
In the event that login fails, the login dialogue will display an error message corresponding to the reason for failure. Examples are: No TCP connection could be established to the given Core host and port combination The specified hostname or IP address of the Core host, and/or the port is incorrect
Figure 4:Login Failure error messages. No connection could be established and Authentication Failure.
Figure 5:Downloading DataStudio Update
Figure 6:Auto Update of DataStudio
system:inmation v1.26.7 is signed with a new code-signing certificate.
Special instructions apply to the automatic update for DataStudio. The download is started after connecting to the Core with the new version:
Figure 7:Downloading New Version of DataStudio
After downloading, the old DataStudio will attempt to verify the certificate. Since the new DataStudio version is built with a different code-signing certificate, the old Datastudio can’t validate it.
- inmation recommends to validate the certificate manually, this is done by pressing the “Certificate” Button.
Figure 8:Manually Trust Certificate
This will open windows certificate viewer:
Note: The following three screenshots should be identical as what the user sees on their system!
Figure 9:Certificate Validation - Part 1
Figure 10:Certificate Validation - Part 2
Figure 11:Certificate Validation - Part 3
This certificate validation procedure will not be necessary for software updates after the update to v1.26.7.
Figure 12:DataStudio Sections
- I/O Model
- Access Model
- Object Model Search (hidden by default)
- Object Properties
- Display Item Configuration (hidden by default)
Figure 13:Drag and Drop: Supported Target "Hand" cursor, Unsupported Target "Cross" Cursor
Example of a nested context menu
Keyboard shortcuts displayed in context menus
Figure 16:Keyboard Shortcuts List
Figure 17:Closing Panels
Figure 18:Hiding Panels
Figure 19:Hidden panels group
Figure 20:Panel Drag
Figure 21:Panel Drop on Arrow
Figure 22:Panel Drop inside another panel
Figure 23:Undocked floating panel
Figure 24:Multiple Floating Panels
Figure 25:Closing a display
Figure 26:Floating Displays
Figure 27:Active Display Selection via Header
Figure 28:Active Display Selection via Selector
- IP-address/hostname and port of Core used to login
- Size and position of application window
- Visibility, state (docked/floated), and position of all panels Size and position displays
- Embedded display configuration (if applicable)
- Link to display configuration file (if applicable)
Figure 31:Status Bar