Novell Analyzer 4.0.2 Readme

June 2012

This document provides important information related to Novell Analyzer for Identity Manager. It includes the following sections:

1.0 Readme Information

The latest version of this Readme is available at the Novell Identity Manager documentation Web site.

2.0 Documentation

This Readme contains the known issues for Novell Analyzer for Identity Manager 4.0.2. In addition to this Readme, separate Readmes are available for Identity Manager 4.0.2 and Designer 4.0.2:

Additional documentation resources are also available for the following products:

3.0 Known Issues

The following issues exist in the Analyzer 4.0.2 environment:

3.1 Adding XULrunner to Analyzer.ini on Linux Platforms

To start the Analyzer, perform the following steps to change the XULRunner mapping:

  1. Navigate to the Analyzer installation directory, then open the Analyzer.ini file in the gedit editor.

  2. Add the following line at the end of the list of the parameters given in the Analyzer.ini file:


    The Analyzer.ini file should read as follows:

  3. Save the Analyzer.ini file and launch Analyzer.

NOTE:The recommended version of XULrunner on SLED 11 is On openSUSE 11.4, it is These versions are shipped with the operating systems.

3.2 SAP User Driver Requires Additional Files

To use the SAP user driver, you must install the sapjco.jar library in Analyzer, and install the librfc32.dll and sapjcorfc.dll into the Windows %systemroot% folder (typically C:\windows\system32).

Restart Analyzer after installing these files.

3.3 DB2 Driver Requires Additional Libraries

The Analyzer DB2 driver requires the following two libraries to function properly. You can download these libraries from IBM.


  • db2jcc.jar

3.4 Warning About Modifying Data

Analyzer does not prevent users from modifying anything in a data set. If a user with appropriate rights to the source application modifies a value, for example a GUID or DN, Analyzer does not attempt to determine if the modification causes a problem when written out to the source application.

To avoid causing unintended problems in the source application, users should be careful when modifying data and sending those modifications to the source application.

3.5 Errors When Sending Updated Data to an Application

When you attempt to push updated data to the source application from Analyzer’s Data Browser (by clicking Save to Application), you might get an error indicating there was a problem with the update operation. However, the Data Browser’s modified data indicators in the data table change to indicate that the updates were successful.

If this occurs, the data updates might have been unsuccessful. Re-import the data from the source application to make sure you know the true state of the data before making any other data modifications.

Problems with the update operation occur primarily when adding a value to a multi-valued attribute.

3.6 Importing Does Not Return Data from the Application

The following issues can prevent Analyzer from displaying data set content in the Data Browser view:

SQL Reserved Word Used as a Column Name

Analyzer does not support SQL reserved words as column names for data sets (For example, group or select.) If a column name is an SQL reserved word, no data displays in the Data Browser view. To avoid this, exclude the column (attribute) with a reserved-word name from the data set.

Subscriber Is Disabled for the Selected Connection

By default, Analyzer’s Subscriber channel is enabled so that you can perform data set queries. However, if a connection profile was synchronized from Designer with the Subscriber channel disabled, it remains disabled for Analyzer. If your data sets do not have any data, confirm that the connection profile’s Subscriber channel is enabled in Analyzer.

To do this, right-click the desired connection profile, then select Properties. In the connection profile properties, select IDS Configuration > Parameters > Subscriber Options. Make sure that Disable subscriber is set to No (default).

3.7 Some Characters Cause Problems with Pattern Frequency Analysis

The Pattern Frequency analysis metric does not work properly with data that includes the following characters. If you attempt to do a pattern frequency analysis on a data set that has values that contain any of these characters, the analysis fails and returns an empty result.




Plus (addition) symbol







Question mark


Pipe symbol


Backslash symbol

( )

Left or right parentheses

[ ]

Left or right bracket

3.8 Unable to Import Connections from Designer

If connections do not import properly from Designer, the likely problem is that the server configuration associated with the driver set in Designer is incorrect or incomplete. For example, when you create a new driver set in Designer, the default server DN is server.context. If you attempt to import connection information that includes invalid information like this, the import fails.

Before importing connection information from Designer, make sure that the server information is valid.

3.9 Matching Analysis Does Not Exclude Deleted Values

If you have deleted values in the Data Browser that have not been updated to the application, the deleted values are still considered when running a Matching Analysis.

3.10 Application Schema Import Fails

The Identity Vault schema does not support multiple classes with the same name. Some application schemas, such as Notes, do support duplicate class names. If you want to import an application schema that includes duplicate class names, you should first consolidate the duplicate class names into a single class that contains the attributes from all duplicate classes.

If you cannot resolve the duplicate classes in the application schema, you can manually resolve the duplicate class names in Analyzer by doing the following:

WARNING:This procedure is not recommended and can cause inconsistencies in the Identity Vault schema. It should only be used if absolutely necessary.

  1. Open the IDS Trace view (Window > Show View > IDS Trace).

  2. In the Project view, right-click the appropriate connection, then select Refresh Schema.

    This captures the application schema in the IDS Trace. If the IDS Trace does not capture the entire schema, increase the IDS Trace window size by clicking the Preferences icon, then increasing the Maximum lines to retain setting.

  3. Open the Navigator view (Window > Show View > Navigator).

  4. In the Navigator view, expand the appropriate project, then browse to Model > Analyzer.

  5. Double-click the appropriate schema file (*ShimConfig.xml) to open it in an XML editor.

    If there are multiple shim configuration files, you can identify the application associated with each file by opening the file and looking at the contents of the <class-name>, <auth-id>, and <auth-context> tags.

  6. In the XML editor, search for the following elements. If they do not exist, add them to the schema immediately above the closing </shim-config> tag.

  7. In IDS Trace, locate the <NDS> tag, then paste the contents of the <NDS> tag into the <schema-def> tag in the *ShimConfig.xml file.

    Make sure you do not include the <NDS> as part of what you copy and paste into the *ShimConfig.xml.

  8. Search for any duplicate <ClassDef> elements in the schema definition and consolidate all attribute definitions <attr-def> under a single <ClassDef> element.

  9. Save the changes to the schema file (Ctrl+S), then restart Analyzer.

3.11 Matching Is Case Sensitive When Using HSQL

If you are using HSQL as the back end database for Analyzer, matching is case sensitive. If you are using MySQL, the back end database is case insensitive.

3.12 JVM Crashes When Launching Analyzer, the Welcome Page, or Opening Help on 64-bit Linux

If the 32-bit version of XULRunner is installed on a 64-bit Linux distribution, the JVM might crash when you launch Analyzer, when the Welcome Page displays, or when you view a Help topic. To resolve this problem:

  1. Open the Analyzer.ini file located in the Analyzer install directory.

  2. Add the following line to the end of the Analyzer.ini file:


  3. Save the Analyzer.ini file and launch Analyzer.

4.0 Using the Product Evaluation Key

You can try using Analyzer before purchasing the product. For trying the product, enter C064 0010 0000 E203 2CCA evaluation key in the License dialog box after launching Analyzer. The product evaluation key is valid up to 14 days after you start using the product.

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