Default space properties

You can view and make changes to your space’s information in Space Properties.

All delivered spaces have these information and default settings. The properties are separated into two categories:


Property Description Default Value/Setting
Name By default the name of a space is the name provided when the space was created. You can change the name here by resting your mouse pointer on the name and selecting Edit. Varies per space
Id The unique space identifier that was generated when the space was created. This cannot be changed. The space ID is in the form xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx where x is any hexadecimal value (0-9, a-f). The space ID is used for Web Services and when embedding Birst via an SSO URL. Varies per space
Type The type of space, either Automatic, Advanced, or Discovery Advanced
Logo Image The Logo Image displays in the upper left corner of the Home page, Admin, and Designer for a space. You can browse to select a replacement image and click Upload to add it. Click Save and refresh your browser to see the change. InforBirst
Email You can change the default email address and subject line for scheduled reports in the space

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Process Engine Version The Process Engine is a component of Birst that handles the data processing that occurs when source data is pulled into the Birst data store (warehouse) Default
You must always test a new Process Engine version before upgrading a production environment
Enable Single-Sign-On Birst can be embedded in external applications using single sign-on. select this box to enable single sign-on for this space Disabled
Allow usage statistics extracts Usage statistics can be available for the reports and dashboards in the space and for space usage in general. A Space Administrator can check this box to enable a space to have usage statistics extracted, but cannot run the actual statistic Disabled
Use Dynamic Groups for Access You can manage users and groups dynamically if you upload a table of users and groups that defines which users participate in which group Enabled
Map Nulls to Zero in Queries Enabling this property causes Birst to translate null values to zero values in queries Disabled
Always Use Dashboards 2.0 Enabling this option forces the space to always use Dashboards 2.0 Disabled
Production Space Enabling this property allows use of production specific features such as tracking key metrics. Disabled
Usage Tracking Enabling this property allows use of usage tracking specific features, such as the Usage Tracking task in Orchestration. Disabled
Asynchronous Extraction Enables a new queuing infrastructure for extractions to improve performance. Disabled
Asynchronous Reporting Enables a new queuing infrastructure for reports that are either scheduled, exported through the API, or are Designer/Original HTML5 Dashboards in Description mode. By default this is enabled. Access to this feature is enabled at the Account level. Disabled
Centralized Context Uses a centralized cache of your space's repository to improve consistency with loading times. Disabled
Centralized Query Cache Uses a centralized cache of your space's queries to improve consistency with loading times. Disabled
Database Links Enable database links when the spaces are located on different database servers Disabled
This property should only be enabled after encountering the Database Linking Error message, otherwise this may affect performance.


Property Description Default Value/Setting
Maximum # of records returned from a Query The maximum number of records to return from a query against the data store (warehouse) 100000
Maximum # of failed records allowed The maximum number of failed records for processing load to fail. 0
Maximum query time The maximum query time is the time that a query can run before it either completes or is terminated 300
Min/Max Years You can set a minimum year and a maximum year for filters that use the built-in Time attributes and time series measures in the space.

We recommend that you change these values to match the time frame of your reporting requirements for the space. Restricting the time frame makes your reports more efficient and easier to develop. For example, if the source data for the space goes back only to the year 2000, you could set the minimum year to 2000, and you won't see previous years in the Time filters on a report.

Always On Enabling Always On ensures high availability and simultaneous access to reports and dashboards while a space is processing Disabled
Store Cloud Connector Config in Mongo Stores cloud connector configuration in MongoDB. Disabled
Convert Space to metadata infrastructure Converts an existing space to use an upgraded infrastructure. Enabled
Push Down Expression to Database If enabled, all report expressions for the space are evaluated in the Birst database. Disabled
As Navigates The "As Navigates" feature is an enhancement for Visualizer and Designer reporting that enables users to create a report that includes a measure in a logical query that only has grains available on a subset of dimensions that are included in the query. Disabled
Lock Packages You can lock packages in a space so that they cannot be deleted or modified Disabled
Model Metadata Size Displays metadata size of your data model. Varies per space
Metadata Builder Version Displays your space's Builder Version. 45
Column Level Security Column Level Security allows admins to control the granularity of shared data across dashboards Display all columns in a report
Processing Time Zone Before processing data, you can set the processing time zone for all input files. Server Local Time

The default Server Local Time is CST

Email Export Threshold When the number of cells in a report is greater than the Email Export Threshold, the Export As menu will display the Email Export option instead of Data to Excel to users with appropriate permissions 50000