The new 7.3 release of SAS Visual Analytics not only uses the new HTML5 home page as the entry point to the Visual Analytics environment, but also introduces the new HTML5 viewer. The HTML5 home page interface features a personalized welcome message, tiles for content organization (Recent, Links, Favorites), icons to access notifications, a help center, and user settings. The help center provides user documentation for the HTML5 home page interface.
Icons in the upper right corner of the home page provide access to the SAS Help Center for the home page and user settings.
When you access the Object Inspector from the new home page, a new HTML5 object inspector displays. You can preview the report via the Preview tab. The Details tab enables access to report information, such as creation and modification dates.
The appearance of the home page can be set to Modern (HTML5 interface), Classic (Flash interface), or Administrator default (set by the VA administrator) in the Default Appearance section of the home page user settings. A change to this setting will require signing off and signing back on to the application to put the change into effect.
If you are an administrator, the home.ui.mode Visual Analytics Hub 7.3 application property allows you to force use of a particular presentation mode for the home page for all users, regardless of individual user preference settings. In the initial configuration, the home.ui.mode property is not specified, so individual user preferences will apply. To force use of a specific edition of the home page, add this application property and specify a value of Modern (HTML5) or Classic (Flash). A restart of the SAS web application server is required to put the new setting into effect. Application properties can be modified by accessing the appropriate application in the Configuration Manager plug-in of SAS Management Console.
The Visual Analytics 7.3 release also provides an HTML5 version of the web viewer.
Note: The report displayed is one of the new sample reports provided with SAS Visual Analytics 7.3. These sample reports can be easily configured during or after the installation.
Users can still control their version of the viewer in their SAS Visual Analytics Viewer user settings. A change to the default appearance setting will require signing off and signing back on to the application to put the change into effect.
To set the default viewer for all users, administrators can add the vav.ui.mode Visual Analytics Viewer 7.3 application property and set the property to Modern (HTML5) or Classic (Flash). Putting the new setting into effect also requires a restart of the SAS web application server. If the vav.ui.mode property is not specified, the Modern presentation mode is used, unless a user selects Classic in the Default Appearance setting or uses a web browser that doesn’t support the modern presentation mode.