New Omniscope – the web application, is backwards compatible and will allow you to continue to use the old 2.9 (or Classic) formatted reports in several different scenarios. Once you’ve understood the benefits of the new application, you will be able to switch between the two, using them for different purposes.

The new download package contains both versions, so you could open at any point the old desktop application and create new/edit old iok reports in the same interface as before.

1) You can access the desktop app from the small icon in the task tray on the Windows machines/ top of the screen on Mac, and right-click > ‘open classic’.

2) Another option is to use the data prepared and stored in an iok file as a data source in the web application, by adding it via a File input block.

3) If you wanted to upgrade an old iok, containing a complex ETL process, to the new format, you could follow the steps :

  • Open the project page (that lists files/folders) and upload the iok file
  • Open the file - you will see the ‘old mobile interface’, from the 2.9  version, that might greet you with the message ‘DataManager not supported’. Click on the 3-dot menu in the top right-hand corner and click on the option to update to IOX file.
  • You should see now your ETL process configured in the new web app, with the legacy Omniscope block still on the screen. You may wish to connect it to a Text input block, with a single row, execute, then delete. (the step will enforce the legacy block to drop the data stored inside, before you can get rid of it altogether).
  • You can now add one or multiple new Report blocks in order to configure the new data visualisations. New charts are built using a different technology, therefore no automated upgrade from iok visualisations was possible.

4) Another scenario is to use the new application for the big data processing, then pump the prepared data into an existing iok file, that contains configured visualisations.

(you may have legacy dashboards that do the job well, and wish to keep them ‘as is’, while benefiting from the better processing performance in the new app)