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Inforiver Enterprise December 2022 Update – Version 1.8 

by Inforiver | Dec 06, 2022 | , ,

Welcome to the Inforiver Enterprise December 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce several new features and key enhancements most anticipated by our Inforiver community! 

Key enhancements in this 1.8 release are listed below. Feel free to jump to any specific section for more details. 

  1. New data input column – Person 
  2. Lock cells during allocations and simulations 
  3. Filter support for data input columns 
  4. Track changes to data input columns at a row level 
  5. New writeback destination – Oracle 
  6. Thread-level comment locking 
  7. Custom fonts

v1.8 introduces a new data input column type – Person as shown below. Once a data input column is added, two columns – Last updated at and last updated by get enabled. These are covered later in the blog. 

2. Lock cells during allocations and simulations 

Let’s consider a scenario – There is an overall budget for 2023 which is distributed to the regions based on 2022 Actuals. Certain regions have a fixed budget, and the budget has to be reallocated once these changes are made. 

This can be easily achieved using Inforiver as shown below. 

1. Insert a numeric data input column for 2023 Budget as shown below. Enter the budget 1.2b and distribute by 2022 Actuals. 

Enter the budget and distribute

2. Update the budgets for Pacific and Midwest and lock the cells. 

Update the budgets and lock cells

3. The overall budget has increased to 1249.1m, let’s enter 1.2b again as the overall budget. The budgets get redistributed as shown below. 

Budgets get redistributed

Similarly, simulations can also be locked at a cell level. In the below example, Pacific is increased by 10% and locked.  

Simulations locked at a cell level

When one of the sub categories – Juices, is updated to 7%, simulations for the other sub categories get adjusted to maintain the 10% increase for Pacific. 

Simulations get adjusted

3. Filter support for data input columns 

Data input columns can be filtered using the nested AND/OR filter as shown below. 

Filter support for data input columns

4. Track changes to data input columns at a row level 

Version 1.8 introduces 2 columns – last updated at and last updated by which captures metadata for changes in data input column at a row level. 

Note: These 2 columns are enabled once you add a data input column and can be found in the data input dropdown. They can also be enabled/disabled from ‘Manage Columns’.  

5. New writeback destination 

V1.8 supports Oracle destination. Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is in our short-term roadmap and will be available in Inforiver Enterprise 2.0.  

New writeback destination 
Lock the thread

You can provide/restrict users from locking/unlocking threads. As shown in the below image, you can find the option in the Comments settings panel. 

Provide/restrict users

7. Custom fonts 

Add font

Once the custom fonts are uploaded, it will be visible to all users in the organization as shown in the below image.  

Uploaded custom fonts

Export to PDF using custom fonts can be configured from the Export tab -> Page Setup -> Font. 

Export tab - Page Setup - Font

In case of subscriptions, the PDF file automatically uses the custom font (if used in the report, page setup is not required). 

To learn more about the new Premium Matrix features and enhancements, visit here


  1. Version 1.8 is currently available only in our website as of December 7th and it would take about 2 weeks in the AppSource. 
  1. The Appsource version of Inforiver Enterprise doesn’t require you to login every time you switch from one page to another or page refresh. 

We'd love to hear your ideas for Inforiver – be it a cool new feature or an improvement on existing features. Visit the Inforiver Community to share your ideas, vote on other submissions, and interact with other users.  

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