Getting Started

Guide

October 2009

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Contents
1 GETTING STARTED WITH ACTIX ANALYZER..................................................5
1.1 ABOUT THIS GUIDE ................................................................................5 1.2 INTRODUCING ACTIX ANALYZER .................................................................5 1.3 LEARNING ABOUT ANALYZER .....................................................................6 1.4 USE THE ONLINE HELP .............................................................................7 1.5 CUSTOMER SUPPORT ..............................................................................8

2 STARTING YOUR SOLUTION .................................................................. 10 3 CONFIGURING ANALYZER .................................................................... 12
3.1 CONFIGURING NETWORK INFORMATION ...................................................... 12
3.1.1 Obtain site data in tabular format ........................................................... 12 3.1.2 Import cell site data ............................................................................. 15 3.1.3 Specify a network information (cellrefs) file ............................................. 19

3.2 MODIFYING THRESHOLD VALUES FOR DETECTING EVENTS ................................. 20 3.3 CONFIGURING HOW DATA IS AGGREGATED ................................................... 20 3.4 CONFIGURING MAPS ............................................................................. 22
3.4.1 3.4.2 3.4.3 3.4.4 3.4.5

3.3.1 Change the binning method ................................................................... 21 3.3.2 Specify the message filtering method used when loading data ................... 21 Set up map backgrounds and layers ....................................................... 22 Change labels for a map layer ................................................................ 23 Change how a map layer is displayed ..................................................... 25 Show Lines to Cells on a map ................................................................ 25 Change the size of cell sectors ............................................................... 27

4 EXAMINING LOADED DATA ................................................................... 28
4.1 THE ANALYZER INTERFACE ...................................................................... 28 4.2 MANAGING DATA ................................................................................. 29
4.2.1 Load data files ..................................................................................... 29 4.2.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer .............................................. 29 4.2.3 Close data files .................................................................................... 31

4.3 SELECTING ANALYSIS OPTIONS ................................................................ 32 4.4 VIEWING SUMMARY DATA FROM STREAMS .................................................... 33
4.4.1 4.4.2 4.4.3 4.4.4 4.5.1 4.5.2 4.5.3 4.5.4 4.5.5 4.5.6 4.5.7

4.5 VIEWING ATTRIBUTE DATA ...................................................................... 37

Investigate streams .............................................................................. 33 View data using solution reports ............................................................. 33 View data using the Message Browser ..................................................... 35 View data using the Protocol Stack Browser ............................................. 36

4.6 INTEGRATING REVERSE/FORWARD LINK (UPLINK/DOWNLINK) DATA ..................... 46 4.7 CREATING AND USING QUERIES ................................................................ 47
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View data in a Map ............................................................................... 37 Replay the data .................................................................................... 39 View data in a Form .............................................................................. 40 View data in a Chart ............................................................................. 42 View data in a Table ............................................................................. 44 View data in a Workbook ....................................................................... 44 About synchronized data windows .......................................................... 45

............................................actix..........com ... 52 4.............................................................................4......4 4.. 53 Open a Repository .....................2 4................................. 59 GSM / GPRS / EDGE ............. 54 Load data into a Repository .................................5 4...............9.................7 4............3 4....................9..........................9...........................................8 GENERATING NEW REPORTS .......................................................................... 55 Display the list of files loaded in a Repository ........... 47 4.................................. 57 Manage Repository templates ............2 Filter the data ........................................................................................................ 61 LTE .................................9.............9............................................................................... 50 4........... 60 IDEN ......... 64 INDEX .............................9......................................6 4..................................... 49 Create a new Repository .......... 57 APPENDIX: CELL SITE PARAMETERS FOR IMPORT ................................... 62 UMTS / HSPA+ .......1 Create a filter .................................9........................................... 56 Delete a Repository .............. 63 IMPORTING MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES . 59 CDMA .........................................................................7...............................................................7................................................................... 56 Close a Repository ..........................................................9 LOADING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA WITH REPOSITORY MANAGER .....................1 4.......................................................................................... 65 www..........................................................

which provides a series of analysis tools for post-processing cellular network data.actix. Note that when you see a word appear like this in the text. For example: Tools. 1. it refers to a menu selection. see the online help.2 Introducing Actix Analyzer Actix Analyzer is a software application running under Microsoft Windows on a PC. you should attend a full Actix training or workshop session. button or hyperlink that you can select in the application‘s user interface. Preferences would indicate the ‗Preferences‘ command available from the ‗Tools‘ menu. The tools are designed to address applications such as: Network performance optimization Feature testing Service validation Problem diagnosis and analysis Network bench-marking Competitive analysis www.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 5 1 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 1. Not every product function is described—just the core information. Command line input or details of text files are shown like this: Setup /V”<msiexec commands>” For a detailed understanding of your solution. For detailed information on other areas of the product.1 About this guide The format of this guide is to show you Analyzer's basic features. so you can be productive with your solution right from the start. These can be tailored exclusively to your individual or corporate requirements.com .

Analyzer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 6 The platform for Actix Solutions. Each course is led by one of our highly experienced engineers. 1. technicians or operations management staff. Once the data is loaded. www. and answer any initial questions that you may have.actix. and could be from a one-off test. Contact Actix Professional Services for more information. You can also find online help and attribute help available from the application. or part of a planned series of samples to build up an image of overall network performance.3 Learning about Analyzer Release notes are provided with each Actix Analyzer General Availability release. and provide an excellent source of hands-on experience. a variety of analysis tools and displays provide a clear view of network performance for engineers. Actix training courses are also available from Actix Professional Services. can load network performance data from many different sources: These data sources could include field-test equipment and switch call traces.com . These should help you to get started.

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1.4 Use the online help
You can start the online help from the Help menu, by selecting the Contents option. The following features of the online help will assist you in finding an answer to your problem. The Contents tab displays the help topics in an ordered, collapsible view. Double-click on a desired topic to view it.

The Index tab lets you find any index entries that match a word or part of the word you are looking for. As you type, the list of matching topics changes. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it.

The Search tab lets you type in the word or words to search for, and then click List Topics. All matching topics are then listed. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it.

If you need to refer to a help topic often, you may want to add it to your 'favorites' list. Click on the Favorites tab, and click Add to add the displayed topic to the list. Select a topic from the list and click Display to view it.

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Analyzer can also display context-sensitive reference help for attributes displayed in the Attribute Explorer window on the left of the Analyzer interface – right click on the attribute and select the option Display in Attribute Help.

You can also, from the Help menu, select Attribute Help. As you select an attribute in the Attribute Explorer, related extra information is displayed in the help window. As Actix is committed to provide rapid support for new file formats, this reference help may not be up to date. If there are particular attributes you would like to see in the help but are not currently documented, please contact MyActix.

1.5 Customer Support
Actix is committed to providing the excellent professional support its customers would expect from a market-leading company. Our engineers, based in the UK, USA and Singapore, are contactable by email or by telephone, enabling Actix to provide worldwide support for its customers, regardless of location. Following installation, you can register at www.myactix.com. The MyActix portal provides a personalized interface to the Actix Support Service and many other useful resources including product downloads. It is the preferred method of accessing the Actix Support Service. You can use MyActix to report new cases, monitor progress and submit requested information. You will be sent an email on days when any of your support cases have been updated. When reporting a case, please include as much information as possible, including a description of the problem, any screenshots of error messages, and any small sample files that have a problem, so we can investigate the reported problems faster.

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All users within a customer of Actix products are encouraged to register, and any user can submit a case. All cases submitted by users at the same customer are visible to each other. A customer cannot see other customers‘ cases. Help is available on how to use MyActix when you log on. There is an RSS feed available to keep up to date with new resources being posted to the portal. It is also possible to access the Actix Support Service by other means such as email and telephone, but these methods are not preferred. It is more efficient and effective to submit a case via www.myactix.com to provide all necessary information to recreate the Customers‘ case, which can then be investigated. Once an issue has been received by the Support Desk and logged onto the system, it is considered open until a solution has been implemented to the mutual satisfaction of both Actix and yourself. At this point, the issue can be considered closed. However, if no response within 2 weeks is received from the Customer to requests to progress the resolution of a case, then the case will be closed. The Customer will normally be sent email reminders that a case needs attention. A closed case can be re-opened upon request. www.myactix.com is available 24 hours a day apart from occasional essential maintenance. The Actix Support Service is provided on a regional basis and engineers will be working on your case during the local business hours of 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday excluding local public holidays. Full details on Actix Support are available in the Actix Product Support Description document.

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actix. Actix Software menu option.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Starting your solution 10 2 Starting your solution You can start your Actix Solution from your Windows Start menu.com . either directly from the Actix Software icon: …or from the All Programs. Actix. After a short pause. you will see the Actix loading screen: www.

See the next section for details. Analyzer Classic lets you use Analyzer in free analysis mode – that is. the use of the other engineering processes will appear very straightforward. on the principle that once you understand how these tools work.com . This guide is concerned with how to use these tools. you can use Analyzer‘s comprehensive set of data-analysis tools to investigate any message or attribute of interest within your logged data.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Starting your solution 11 After starting your Actix Solution. However. you will bypass this screen and go straight to the entry screen for that process. Checking the box at the bottom of the screen also lets you bypass this screen and go straight to your selected engineering process. The selected engineering process will not work correctly until you have configured Analyzer. If you only have one engineering process on your license. from the File menu select Start New Engineering Process.actix. you want to display this screen. choose how you want to proceed by selecting an engineering process. www. If in future. Most engineering processes guide you through a series of predefined analyses and reports that encapsulate sophisticated radio engineering decision-making knowledge.

As long as the data is in a tabular format with one row for each sector. You can also use the Network Explorer to browse and edit loaded network information. which must contain the data listed for the appropriate technology in the Cell site parameters section below.1 Obtain site data in tabular format To import cell site data from your own network.actix. The Network Explorer is a tool available from the Cells menu that allows you to import network elements from delimited text files—possibly exported from a planning tool—and store this data in a text file called cellrefs. Below is an example of a delimited CDMA file that could be used to import a site list into Analyzer.1 Configuring network information This section describes how to import delimited data into Analyzer and how to configure the Automatic Import tool. The Automatic Import feature provides an automated method of updating cell information in Analyzer as changes are made to the network.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 12 3 Configuring Analyzer Before you can use Analyzer or Spotlight to analyze network performance data. Additionally. 3.txt.1. the Excel spreadsheet must be saved as a TEXT file for import into Analyzer. the figure shows all of the REQUIRED fields. Important Note: The Automatic Import feature is not compatible with Actix Spotlight running on Analyzer. Though the columns can be arranged in any order for import into Analyzer. These tasks are described in this section. www. you will need to obtain a delimited text file. Analyzer will be able to import the data. 3. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file.com . you must complete a series of tasks to allow the software to operate correctly.

Locates Site icons on the map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. Azimuth Beamwidth CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site.3 etc.com . For information only. Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID SiteLatitude SiteLongitude Sector ID Can be 1. Numeric identifier for the Site. Base station power. lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. sites will appear skewed on the map. ▫ ▫ Analyzer Group indicates whether the parameter data relates to the site or to an individual cell. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Position information must be accurate for Analyzer to show sites in the correct location on the map. CDMA parameters are shown below. PN Offset CDMA_Cell PN Base Station Power* Mobile Country Code* CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell EIRP MCC www. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. The Site ID field must contain a unique value for each site location. The parameters listed in these tables under the Imported Parameter columns are required for cell data to function interactively with logged data in the main Analyzer workspace. Non-unique Site IDs will result in Analyzer displaying site markers on the map without sector wedges. Site Names do not need to be unique – they are only for display purposes. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Beware of nonunique Site IDs – that is. Analyzer Name is the name used by Analyzer and Spotlight to indicate this type of network information.actix. and within Spotlight. Mobile Country Code. entries that have multiple sets of latitudes and longitudes for the same Site ID.2. but parameters for other technologies are listed at the end of this document. If the latitude and longitude fields are transposed. as should latitudes with a ‗South‘ notation.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 13 Follow these guidelines for best results: Analyzer does not require the data fields to be listed in a particular order in the text import file. Longitudes that have a ‗West‘ notation should be represented as a negative decimal. Locates Site icons on the map.

Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example.txt. Every Analyzer installation comes with a clean file called cellrefs. and in fact. For information only. located in the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Actix\Analyzer\Bin\CellRefs\cellrefs. band. you need to ensure that Analyzer is pointing to a valid cell site database. CDMA_Cell SRCH_WIN_N CDMA_Cell CDMANeighborList Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Layer type* CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Face_Display Azimuth_Display Phase_Display Layer_type *Optional. by technology. which will prevent the file from being overwritten during reinstallation. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer.txt The file does not need to retain this name. Used for multiple cell layers. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Whatever name you give it. For information only.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 14 Imported Parameter System Identity* Network Identity* Broadcast Identity* PctPilot* PctTraffic* PctPaging* PctSync* Active Set Search Window Setting* Neighbor Set Search Setting* List of neighbors* Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SID NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A Purpose For information only.actix. Before importing new cell data into Analyzer. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. www. we recommend that you change it to something more meaningful. For information only. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. this file is referred to throughout Analyzer as the cellrefs file. For information only. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. For information only.com . For information only.

select Import.#NetworkData – datafile If you import the file using the Network Explorer. you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information. 3 The Select Data File to Import dialog opens. the first line must contain the following: . Select the appropriate cell site data text file (usually an export data file from your planning tool). To import the data 1 In Analyzer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 15 To be a valid cellrefs file. The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. as described in the previous section.actix. 3.1. The right panel shows details about relevant parameters for the current selection. Ensure that the data is suitably formatted. If you have pointed Analyzer to a cellrefs file containing only header information.2 Import cell site data Once you have obtained your cell site data in tab-delimited format. this first line is added automatically. from the Cells menu. you can use the Import From Template option. The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. you will not see any cell site data at this time.com . then Import From New Template. For future cell site data imports. select Network Explorer. www. 2 On the toolbar.

set these options accordingly.com . For example. Under General Settings. 7 In most cases. you will see the effect in the Data Preview window at the bottom of the dialog. If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator. 5 6 Give the Template a meaningful Template Name ('My CDMA Cell Plan Template' in this example). the default information under General Settings and Coordinate Information will apply. Check the appropriate Delimiter that separates the data from the file into different columns. for Ignore header rows enter ‗1‘. adjust these settings as necessary. under Delimiters. www. If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator (the character used to separate the array values under the 'Neighbors' column in the example for step 1).‘.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 16 4 Click Open to display the Custom Import Wizard. Examine your original text file to check that you are using the correct General Settings! Most cell site data import problems occur because these have been set wrongly. As you select different delimiters. check the Tab box. For Array (list) Separator enter ‗.

www. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Site_Name parameter. click in the Column field. 10 Repeat for each of the fields in the CDMA_Site node.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 17 8 Click Next to display the Column Settings page of the Custom Import Wizard is now displayed. Parameters for other technologies are given on page 59. but you cannot set a default value. A description of each of these CDMA parameters and their use is given on page 12. which allows you to associate a network parameter with a column of data in the text file. Open up the CDMA_Site node.actix. These must be either bound to a particular type or have a default value set.com . Each of the field names has an associated icon: Key fields Required fields Other fields 9 You must select a field type for this field. Binding particular field types or setting default values is not strictly necessary for this field. Next to the Site_Name parameter.

Click Yes to overwrite the old settings ('No' would append this information to your existing network data): www. Next to Sector_ID. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Sector_ID parameter. ID. Drill into the <tech> Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector. The new cell information will be added at the bottom of the existing list in the Network Element editor. click Save. 16 To keep the formatted site information. all Beamwidths could be set to 65 degrees.com . 17 Close the Network Explorer window by clicking the 'X' at the upper right hand corner. click in the Column field. 14 Inspect the cell data in the Network Explorer by expanding the All_<tech>_Site_Elements folder in the left-hand pane of the Network Explorer. The Name. including the column-by-column parameter assignment. 12 Repeat for each of the fields in the CDMA_Cell node.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 18 11 Open the CDMA_Cell node. 13 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. You can enter a default value that takes effect if the actual value is unknown. you should use the template you have created on the new file so that you do not have to repeat work you have already done. as well as a folder containing <tech> Cell Elements. 15 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane. When the cellrefs file is updated. latitude and longitude of the site will appear. 18 The window shown below is now displayed. For example.

com . www. to consider the new cell site data.3 Specify a network information (cellrefs) file You may have several files that contain cell site data. you will need to reload the performance data. The information from this cellrefs file takes effect from the next time a new workspace is created. Note that you can set up an automatic cellrefs import if your network data is liable to change frequently. perhaps for different locations and different dates. This file must be in the Actix 'cellrefs' format. The Automatic Import feature will not work with Spotlight. If you change the cellrefs file in a worksession. Before you can load and examine network performance data. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog: 2 Click on CellRefs > File Location to select the text file containing imported network element data.actix.1. Network performance data is loaded and reports generated based on the cellrefs data file selected at the time.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 19 3. you need to select the cell site data file that corresponds to the state of the network when the performance data was recorded. 3 Click OK to close the Preferences dialog. 1 From the Tools menu.

such as scrambling codes. The speed of travel during logging will affect how many log files you see in a certain area. such as dropped calls and handovers. measurement parameters. if the threshold is set to 5 dB. In the example below. a threshold is available for the Too Many Servers event. and location binning. are binned by the number of events occurring within the component measurements. This threshold applies when four or more pilots are within a certain range of the best server.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 20 3. Analyzer aggregates logged data into groups called bins.actix.2 Modifying threshold values for detecting events Analyzer determines that certain network events have occurred if related network parameters exceed specified thresholds. For example. You can modify these threshold values by using the Tools menu Display Thresholds command. There are four methods for determining how to divide data into bins: message binning. distance binning.com . In other words. For network state parameters. are binned by averaging all component measurements into one data point. such as UTRA_CarrierRSSI and UetransmittedPower. 3. click on the associated number and type in the new value. The diagram above looks at a one-second bin. an event will appear on the map every time four or more pilots are within 5 dB of the best server (Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo_0). Time-based binning combines data in the time domain using a user-specified duration for the bin. time binning. www. From the displayed Thresholds Editor dialog.3 Configuring how data is aggregated In order to provide a reasonably small number of data points from both a computing and an analysis perspective. Events. a bin is given the most frequently occurring value (the mode) among the component measurements. The aggregation method used to create one bin from many data points depends on the type of parameter.

turn off the message filtering and load every message contained in the data. from the Tools menu. Message binning . select Load All. with Time (ms) set to 1000. select the appropriate Binning Mode. This mode is commonly used for drive-test analyses when viewing on a map to ensure plot points are evenly spaced.3. but note that this will increase data loading time. each message is placed into its own bin with the net result of no averaging of the data. Under the heading General Settings > Load Speed Default. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. Note that message binning should be usually only set to ‗1‘. This can be used when examining several drive files crossing over the same geographic area. 3 3. This method is often used for superstreams (see the online help for more information). The default value is Load Time Message Filtering (fast). You can. Analyzer filters out statistically unimportant message information to shorten load times and increase the number of files that can be loaded at the same time. Under the heading Binning. however. Grid (not seen) Drive Routes All points in this box will be binned together to produce one plotted point.If the number of messages to be averaged is set to 1. 3. www. A typical setting for viewing drive test data would be to select Time binning.3.actix.com . Click OK to accept the changes.1 Change the binning method 1 2 Within Analyzer. 3 Click OK to accept the changes.2 Specify the message filtering method used when loading data By default. Location binning is like overlaying a spatial grid on top of the data with a user-definable granularity.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 21 Distance binning combines data into bins corresponding to the distance traveled by the test mobile. To load all messages in the data 1 2 From the Tools menu. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog.

4. delete or export layers Change the properties of the currently selected layer Change the order of the currently selected layer Making a checkmark in a layer's box determines the following: if the layer is visible if objects on it can be selected if the layer can be annotated (to 'lock' the Annotations layer from having any further annotations added. All layers in the map from top to bottom.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 22 3. Click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog.4 Configuring maps 3. Select one or more MapInfo Map (. Here are some of the common abbreviations used for MapInfo data types: Suffix Y1 Y2 Layer Type RtHwy010_Top RtHwy010_Bot www. click on the box again to clear it) 4 5 In the Layers box. Drag a data attribute from the Attribute Explorer into the map window. and by the type of data contained in the file.tab) data to present data analyses on map backdrops.actix. 1 2 3 Create a new map by selecting View.com .tab) files.1 Set up map backgrounds and layers This section shows you how to load MapInfo tabular (. the abbreviated US state name and/or county name). click Add to open the Open Layer dialog. MapInfo layers are named according to the geographic location of the data (for example. Display New Map. with the top layer currently selected Create.

actix. 7 8 Click Up and Down to move 'examplemap' to the bottom and 'Annotations' to the top. Click Close and return to the map view. so you will need to arrange the map view to display the new map.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 23 Suffix X1 X2 Pc Pn Pm R H S Wr Wb Lm Cb Mc Cy Layer Type IntShld010 IntShld1040 Cultural Points Natural Points Municipal Points Railroads Highways Streets Water (rivers) Water (bodies of water) Landmarks City Boundary Minor Civic Division County 6 Click Open to show the . then click and drag a rectangle around the area of interest. www. 9 Pan the map viewing area by right-clicking in the map area. 0 latitude. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog.tab file in the layer list. then choosing Zoom. the map location defaults to 0 longitude. The top of the layer list represents the uppermost layer in this map window.2 Change labels for a map layer 1 From the map window. 3. click Zoom In. In a new Actix installation.4. Go to Layer and selecting the new map layer. To zoom in to an area. 10 Use the Zoom and Pan controls to arrange the map as required.com .

Set the maximum number of labels that can be shown on the map. check the box. To allow labels to overlap. Set the formatted field to be used as the label displayed.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 24 2 3 Select a particular layer. Set the font style for the label. To display labels only within the maximum and minimum zoom levels. Set the highest zoom level at which labels will be displayed. To display labels on the map (which are otherwise hidden to improve map load times). in the current map units.actix. To allow the same text to appear for adjacent data points. check the box. Click the Labels button to open the Label Properties dialog: To use Data Field Formatted Field Do this Select the data field to be displayed as the label. A zoom level is the width of the map area displayed. check the box. depending on the layer selected in the Layer Control dialog. clear the box .com Show Allow overlapped text Hide adjacent duplicate text Display within range Min Zoom Max Zoom Max # of labels Label Style . Set the lowest zoom level at which labels will be displayed. www.

Label Style 3. font. Select the appropriate cells layer.3 Change how a map layer is displayed For some detailed layers—like the Street layers—you can control at what degree of magnification they become visible. www. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. Click Display to open the Display Properties dialog. This helps to minimize map clutter. Set the offset of the label in the X or Y direction. 1 2 3 From the map window.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map 1 2 3 From the map window.4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 25 To use Position Label X/Y offset (points) Do this Select the position of the label relative to the data point. Select a particular layer. size and other effects. Click Lines to open the Lines Configuration dialog.com . 3. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. 4 Check Display within Zoom range and enter '0' for Min Zoom and '10' for Max Zoom.4. The offset is measured in points (as used for fonts). Defines the appearance of the label text in terms of color.actix.

www. and use Select to pick a data point.actix. If 'All datapoints' was selected in the Lines Configuration dialog. Zoom In on data points near a cell site.com . with dotted lines drawn to neighboring cells. This can be useful in some situations. and click OK. Click OK to close the Layer Control dialog.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 26 4 5 Set the Lines draw mode to 'Selection'. then Yes. Set Color lines with to the following attribute: Technology CDMA GSM iDEN IS_136 UMTS Attribute PN_1stBestEcIo ServBCCH Channel FACCH_CurChannel Uu_ActiveSet_SC 6 7 8 Check that the Disable box is empty. you would not need to select a data point—all data points would have a line to their neighbor cells. A solid line is drawn to the serving cell site.

<tech>_Site… to zoom the map to the appropriate location. You may want to change the size of cell site sectors as displayed on a map. right click on the map and select Zoom. such as Layer_type (recommended if available from your cellrefs file) or MCC. Set the Cell Size to an attribute shared by all related cell sites.com 4 5 6 .actix. Right-click on this item and choose Selected range's style to open the Style chooser dialog. or WCDMA_Cell. If icons indicating site locations and sector wedges do not appear on the map. and click OK to display the new layer in the Legend panel on the left. you must have your cellrefs network information selected (using Tools. The cell site sectors will now change size to reflect your selection. 1 2 3 From the map window. Set the cells to be labeled by an appropriate parameter for the technology (for example. Expand the new layer to show one item in the range. You can use the Network Explorer to view and edit the cellrefs file. click on Cell Sites to open the Sites/Cell Properties dialog. This is especially useful if you are using multiple cell layers.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Configuring Analyzer 27 3. Set the new font size as required and click OK. Go to Layer.4. for example CDMA_Cell. Set the Series attribute to be <tech>_Cell. Preferences) before you can import it. called 'Unspecified'. www. SC for UMTS).5 Change the size of cell sectors To display network information on a map window.

com .actix. The Replay control lets you step through logfile data. the application window may look something like this: Key: 1 The main menu and toolbar provide the full range of commands. to understand the features provided by the product. To toggle the interface between using buttons alone and buttons with text. This area reports on any filters in operation and the type of data binning being used. Saving a workspace to your desktop allows you to start the application with your preferred layout with a double click. repositories and dataset operations. Various data views can be opened in this area.1 The Analyzer interface Although there are many engineering processes that present a streamlined workflow approach. 2 3 4 5 www. The Attribute Explorer panel shows all logfiles. You can save and reuse workspaces as necessary to use as templates for future worksessions. The arrangement of loaded help files and data display windows is called the current workspace. select: Tools > Preferences > General Settings > Use Small Toolbars. The lessons learned here will pay off when you use any other Analyzer-related engineering process. it is worth starting by examining the Analyzer interface. During a worksession.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 28 4 Examining loaded data 4.

Files of Type defaults to 'All Formats' but you can select a specific file type to look for.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 29 4. Logfiles containing collected data from network operations can be loaded directly.com . starting from zero). The name of each type of element is shown below. click the Open Logfile button to display the Open dialog. or loaded in a batch through the Repository mechanism. In the example above. If you need to load many large logfiles. either in a recognized format or imported in ASCII format. Loaded files are at the highest level. The exact structures and icons used depend on the data file The logfile name The data stream name An attribute Click on the symbols to open out and explore the data in your logfile. The 'CDMA' group contains the 'Pilot Sets' set. with devices and other data streams displayed at lower levels. This also illustrates the many file formats available for use with Analyzer.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer The Attribute Explorer window is a graphical display of all loaded data or log files and the data structure contained within each file. The only objects that you actually need to recognize are filenames.1 Load data files 1 2 From the main toolbar. the file 'MyFile1' contains a data stream called 'Qualcomm MDM 1900' (the number is the data stream number within the file. see Loading large amounts of data on page 52. For more information. A network data (cellref) file can be loaded directly or imported through the Network Explorer function. www.actix. 4. the Repository feature is a more practical method. Select one or more appropriate files.2. data streams and data attributes. which contains the 'SearcherMaxEnergy' data attribute.2. See how your data relates to the structure shown above. 4.2 Managing data Analyzer has several possibly ways that you can load data.

actix. Find Attribute (or use the hotkey Ctrl + Shift + F) to add a search panel is added to the Attribute Explorer tree view pane. ‗<All Streams>‘ is set by default. You can examine data streams using the Message Browser tool.com . Find What: Enter some characters that form part of the required attribute name. When ‗up‘ is selected. Otherwise. Searching for an attribute You may find it easier to locate attributes using the Find Attribute command. Stream: Select which stream of data should be searched. you can open it in a data window—for example. table or spreadsheet—to examine the data in detail. Once you have located the appropriate data attribute. Select Tools. search for attributes where the search text is contained within the attribute name. Enter search criteria about the required attributes into this panel. Settings: ▫ Whole Word: Check this to search only for attributes where the search text exactly matches the whole attribute name. a map. www. chart. only search for attributes further down in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute. Case Sensitive: Check this to search only for attributes where the case of the search string exactly matches the case of the attribute. ▫ Direction: When ‗down‘ is selected. which lets you enter all or part of the attribute's name or help description in a new Attribute Search dialog.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 30 The logical tree-view layout of the Attribute Explorer allows you to drill down and identify all logged data. only search for attributes further up in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute.

www. find all matching attributes in the tree-view. 4.com . The data file is now removed from the Attribute Explorer display. Done: The search for attribute panel is closed.2. Click Close Logfile. Find All: Based on the current search criteria. Search results remain visible in the Search Results tab. find the next matching attribute. The matching attributes are listed in the Search Results tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer.actix.3 Close data files To remove a data file from the Attribute Explorer 1 2 Right-click on the name of the logfile to display the Close Logfile option.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 31 Find Next: Based on the current search criteria. This attribute is highlighted in the All tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer.

actix. Stream analysis options are described in the section Viewing summary data below. as shown below.3 Selecting analysis options From the Attribute Explorer panel. Most common features can be accessed in this way.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 32 4. Queries have a different set of options: www. right-clicking on an item in the treeview displays a particular menu of options.com .

see the section Viewing attribute data on page 37. to filter all the messages for a given Call ID. you can use the attribute views to examine the data in detail. Note that if you do not have a loaded data file. Search for the next occurrence of an attribute. Each technology has a different set of application packs. comprehensive spreadsheet reports.com . 4. Quickly filter a stream for a particular value of an attribute – for instance.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 33 4. ready for immediate use by staff of all levels of experience.1 Investigate streams The option Display Attribute Spy can be selected from a right-click on a data stream in the Attribute Explorer. 4.actix. The application packs are listed under the Analysis menu–which ones actually appear depend on the type of data file loaded.4 Viewing summary data from streams The Attribute Explorer provides several ways in which you can examine summary or overview information on your loaded data. www. For more information. the Analysis menu option will be grayed-out. each concentrating on a particular type of network analysis. Once you have used the summary data views to identify problem areas.4. This feature can be used to: Indicate the list of attributes set at a particular message. These application packs distil advanced analysis techniques into simple.2 View data using solution reports Analyzer provides a set of pre-configured reports.4.

4 5 Double-click on a report icon to open the report window. this window opens: The top pane shows a tree-view of the network structure against various statistics produced by the application pack.actix. To change the thresholds for a new analysis. This will report on all data selected in the upper tree-view panel.com . www. 3 Use the top pane as necessary to narrow down the data in your selection. Once you select an application pack. Print the report to your printer or open the report in Excel using Show Excel Report. select an application pack (in this example. If you want to use another report. use the buttons at the bottom of the window to Save the report as a web-compatible HTML file set. A description of the reports contained within each application pack is also provided in this window. From the Analysis menu. look under the All tab to view all reports available within the current application pack. As required. All reports appropriate to your selection are displayed under the Suggested tab.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 34 To open an application pack 1 2 Ensure that you have a data file loaded and that a valid cellrefs file has been set. To reset thresholds for a new analysis A number of the application pack reports use Custom Attributes. 'CDMA Distant Server Analysis'). you need to re-run these Custom Attributes directly from the Custom Attribute Manager: Distance_Input EcIo_Threshold_Input You can now re-run the application pack.

allowing you to pinpoint the root causes of problems. right-click on a data stream and select Display Message Browser.com . The Message Browser combines an event panel (sequentially listing call events) with a panel of Layer 3 messaging.4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 35 4.actix. www. From the Attribute Explorer.3 View data using the Message Browser The Message Browser differs from the previous data windows in that it only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer.

right-click on the data stream and select Protocol Stack Browser. Each view displays messaging and information appropriate to that view.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 36 4. 2 Now select the required browser view. The example shown here is the CDMA Signaling (Radio Interface) view. 1 From the Attribute Explorer.4 View data using the Protocol Stack Browser The Protocol Stack Browser only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer.com . www.4.actix.

you can right-click any data attribute to display a suitable pop-up menu of options: Select one of the display methods to open the appropriate data display window.com . 4.actix. right click on the series name and select Multipath from the options to split the name over two lines.5. followed by the percentage of the total number of binned data points. The legend panel shows the how the various colors used relate to values for the particular attribute.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 37 4. If the title of a particular series is too long to see easily in the legend pane.1 View data in a Map 1 Use the pop-up menu to display the data attribute (UE_TxPow in this UMTS example) in a map window on a new layer. www.5 Viewing attribute data From the Attribute Explorer. The number in parentheses is the number of binned data points for that value range that occurs in the logged data.

open the 'Event Data' set and drag an event type (in this example the Uu_CallDropped event) onto the map. apply offsets to an attribute or merge attributes for a multidimensional display. Experiment with the Zoom buttons. In the Attribute Explorer. Click and drag the data around the map window.com . which should then look similar to this: Adding events to the mapped data can help you see where problems are occurring. To find out how to add background geographical and network information to map windows.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 38 If there are no other attribute layers on this map.actix. You can also change the size. go to the legend pane and click in the check box beside the attribute name. 2 3 4 5 Click on the Pan button. The attribute information is displayed on a new map layer directly above the previous attribute layer. See the chapter Configuring Analyzer for more information on map layers. www. See the online help for further details. symbol or color of the data. 6 Drag another attribute onto the map. 7 To hide the data for an attribute. see the chapter Configuring Analyzer. the new attribute layer will be beneath the lowest site or cell layer.

The Select Options button allows you to set the replay mode: Mode Play by Time Play Replays message at the same rate as originally recorded. The speed slider has no effect. Play by Message Play by Bin Step to next message.com . Replays bin-to-bin in sequence. www. depending on the binning settings. To move through the messages by one message at a time.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 39 4.actix. The speed slider has no effect. Step Step to next message. Some messages will be ignored to maintain the replay speed.5. click on a Step button: Several clicks may be required before any change is visible on the Map. you may want to recreate the drive test by 'playing' through the data file from beginning to end. To move through each message at a set speed. Replay all messages. You can do this using the Replay control on the main toolbar.2 Replay the data With a drive test file. click a Play button: This will move through the data at a multiple of real-time speed set using the slider (if the Play by Time option is selected – see below). Step to first message in next bin.

www.5.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 40 4.com . from the Attribute Explorer. click Select and select a data point.actix. 2 The Form window now displays a variety of attributes based on the data point you selected. 1 From the View menu. right-click on a stream name.3 View data in a Form While examining data on a map. you can also view data attributes for the same data point by using Forms (also called StateForms). Here is an example: You can synchronize all views in other open data windows by clicking on the timeline in Navigator-type StateForms like this. select Display Form and then the form name). In a map window. select Forms and select an appropriate StateForm (or.

then the scanner stream. start another Form window.com . then select a form (. www.actix. See the online help for details on how to create your own forms.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 41 Other StateForms provide information for the currently selected point in the drive test: 3 4 5 If you have scanner data in your logfile. Right-click on the form and select Open File. Right-click on the form and select Stream Selector.axw) file for a scanner.

5. use the pop-up menu to display a data attribute (in this example. 'EcIo_1stBest') in a chart window.com . the attribute 'ForwardFER') and drag it onto the existing chart.actix.4 View data in a Chart To display an attribute in a chart From the Attribute Explorer window. To display an attribute in an existing chart You can display more than one attribute on the same chart.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 42 4. Select a second attribute that would make a useful comparison (in this example. www.

hold the right mouse button down and drag the cursor around to pan and scroll around the chart window. but this time starting from the bottom.com . click the upper left corner of the zooming rectangle. 2 Release the mouse button to complete the zoom action: Note that the zoom only operates in the X-axis. Although you can scroll in the X-axis for all attributes on the chart. www.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 43 To zoom into a chart You can zoom into selected areas of the chart by defining a frame for the zoom.actix. 3 Now return the chart its original state by dragging a box anywhere. you can only pan in the Y-axis for the last attribute to be displayed on the chart. not in the Y-axis. and drag down to the lower right extent of the rectangle. 1 On the chart. To pan and scroll around the chart Put the cursor within the chart window.

www.com .actix. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. See also the section Generate new reports on page 50.5 View data in a Table Tables let you examine the numeric series. 'DownLink Measurements > EcIo_1stBest') and select Display on Table.5. 1 2 From the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 44 4.6 View data in a Workbook Workbooks let you examine the data for the selected data attribute within a Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet.5. right-click on a data attribute (in this example. This opens the Table window: 2 Experiment with the other tabs in the window. histogram and statistical data for the selected attribute. 4. right-click on an attribute and select Display on Workbook to open the spreadsheet.

2 Click on a data point . Note the other toolbar buttons for selecting data points. chart or table. if you select a data point in one window. click on Select.com . so that when displaying the same data attribute in a map.a line appears at the equivalent time on the chart: www. chart or table windows also highlight the data point.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 45 4.5. all related map. Open a map and a chart window. and display an attribute in each.actix. 1 From the map window.7 About synchronized data windows The data in each of these windows is synchronized.

This lets you see how parameters such as EcIo behave at specific mobile locations. Change the superstream name from the default to something more meaningful. select Superstream to open the Superstreaming dialog.6 Integrating reverse/forward link (uplink/downlink) data The reverse link data from the switch or a protocol analyzer can be integrated with the drive-test data. this technique of integrating data files is known as 'superstreaming'. To superstream data from the reverse link and the forward link. Check the box of each data stream that you want to combine to form a superstream. This lets you select attributes from each stream that correspond to one another. 11 Click OK. for example 'Cell_PN_Primary'.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 46 4. Highlight the downlink data stream. 1 2 3 4 Ensure that you have loaded the two files that you want to synchronize into a superstream. click the Correlated Parameters option.actix. This dialog shows all currently available data streams. select for example 'PN_Primary'. Click the Settings button. In Analyzer. This expands the dialog to show the Merge Method options. Highlight the uplink data stream. From the attribute picker button on the right. From the View menu. select a suitable attribute. 5 6 7 8 9 10 From the attribute picker. www. You can view data from the superstream in any of the standard data display windows. The superstream is now generated and appears in the Attribute Explorer. You can also use the All or None buttons to change the box settings of every listed data stream.com .

2 Enter 'Poor Quality' as the name of the filter. right-click on a data stream and select Filter.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 47 4. As an example.actix.1 Create a filter This example query is designed to filter for poor quality in the data. The Filter Wizard opens. These expressions extract meaningful performance data. This is useful when looking for data trends. You can create these query types: Filter queries Binned queries Histogram queries Statistical queries Crosstab queries Event queries You can also: Perform logical and arithmetic operators Save queries to a default Workspace Apply filters to queries 4.7 Creating and using queries Analyzer provides a querying interface that lets you construct simple or complex expressions.7.com . www. then Create a New Filter. you can create a query that returns statistics for a particular event—such as a dropped call—for a given window in time around that event. Queries are created and edited from the Tools menu. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. based on userdefined thresholds or the value of other expressions. Analysis Manager option.

for example. 4 5 Set the filter operation to 'Greater than (>)'.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 48 3 Click on the right-arrow of the attribute picker and select.com . www.actix. 6 Click OK to close the Wizard. CDMA > DownLink Measurements > ForwardFER. Set the threshold to '5'.

actix.2 Filter the data You can turn on and off filters from the Attribute Explorer.7. Several default filters are provided to allow you to select the data that is displayed in the Workspace.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 49 4. Example UMTS filter definitions are shown below: Poor Mobile Receive Power High Mobile Transmit Power Low Mobile Transmit Power High Mobile Receive Power Poor Ec/No High Ec/No CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] < -95 dBm UeTransmittedPower > 0 dBm UeTransmittedPower < -30 dBm CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] > -80 dBm CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] < -15 dB CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] > -8 dB www. just by clicking on them from the drop-down menu.com .

com . This task assumes that there is an Excel template created by Analyzer that you can use to generate a report. 1 From the Workbook menu.actix. select Open Workbook and select an appropriate Excel template. If you do not have a report template.8 Generating new reports You may want to create high-level management reports based on your collected data. www. see the online help for details of how to create one. but the Workbook function (using Microsoft Excel™) allows you to collate these views and perform other data analysis functions to produce an integrated. Select the data source that you want to view in the workbook report. polished report.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 50 4. You can print from map and chart windows. 2 3 Click Open.

use other Excel tools on the data. and so on. You can proceed to adapt the workbook.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 51 4 Click OK to process and display the data in the workbook. www.actix.com .

com . here is the Attribute Explorer showing a repository called Demo. This can be used. and delete existing repositories. in order to attempt to discover the actual cause of the problem. an engineer would often want to "drill down" into the sequential message data for the calls that dropped in that cell. Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. Repositories are typically used to provide a high-level overview of the state of a network. and Handset Slot 3. which is implemented using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition. Some of the Engineering Process modules use Repository Manager to store data but hide the details of creating repositories and loading data into them behind the task pages. event and binned queries are supported. for example.actix. called Scanner.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 52 4. However. Handset Slot 2. Analyzer includes features that advanced users can use to create new repositories directly. www. Data is loaded into the devices based on the stream name filter and stream type specified in the Define Devices page of the Repository Template Wizard. to open. Each device appears as a separate node under the repository. Currently only crosstab. When a repository is open. close. Handset Slot 1. which has four devices. such as a cell that has a high rate of dropped calls. and to load data into them. Having identified a broad problem area.9 Loading large amounts of data with Repository Manager Repository Manager provides a mechanism for handling large amounts of data. For example. to identify broad problem areas. respectively. it is displayed in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. An individual database is referred to as a repository. by loading the results of queries into a relational database.

you can see the attributes and queries that are part of that device. You can use an existing template or create one using the Repository Template Wizard. queries.1 Create a new Repository Before you create the template. To create a new repository 1 From the Repository menu.actix. you get options to display it on the Map and other binned data viewing components and to see its definition in the Attribute Help system. you need to decide which template you to use. The structure of the devices and their attributes.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 53 Beneath each device in the Attribute Explorer. choose Create Repository. When you right-click an attribute or binned query in the Attribute Explorer. www. which provides useful features for exploring the summary views that the crosstab queries provide. and filters are defined by the template that was used to create the repository and cannot be changed after the repository has been created. an engineering process module that uses Repository Manager will retrieve crosstab data from the repository and display it in a table or chart embedded on the task page. Typically.9. When you right-click a crosstab or event query in the Attribute Explorer. Sometimes each device might have a different list of attributes and queries and sometimes some or all of the devices might have the same lists. you have the option to open the Repository Statistics Explorer. 4.com .

Click Create.9. 4. 2 Select the repository you want to open and then click OK. you need to close that repository first (as described in the section Closing a Repository). If you want to open a repository when another one is already open.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 54 2 3 Select the Template on which you want to base the repository and enter a Name and Description. To open a repository 1 From the Repository menu.2 Open a Repository Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. Do one of the following: ▫ ▫ Click Create & Open. choose Open Repository.com . if you do not want to open the new repository immediately after it is created.actix. www. if you want to open the new repository after it has been created.

The following table provides details of the valid wildcard characters. and also to select multiple files based on their location and file names.com 5 6 7 .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 55 4.9. www. This removes from the list all of the files that do not meet the filter expression. Selecting a folder automatically selects all of the files in that folder and all of its subfolders and adds them to the list of files in the Load Data dialog box. Matches a single character. Wildcard * ? Description Matches zero or more characters. When you select a file. You can remove files from the list by selecting them individually or in groups (using Shift-click and Ctrl-click) and then clicking Remove.) character. This opens the Load Data dialog.actix. You can also remove files from the list by entering an expression into the Filter dialog box and then clicking Apply.3 Load data into a Repository Before you can load data into a repository. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. you need to open the repository (as described in the section Opening a Repository). 1 2 3 If necessary. This has features that make it easy to select individual files to load. Use the Add Folders button to select folders that contain log files to load. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. choose Load Data. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. 4 Use the Add Files button to select individual log files to load. it is automatically added to the list of files in the center of the Load Data dialog box. The expression should use a combination of text and wildcard characters to specify the name patterns of the log files that you want to include. You can include multiple patterns using the semicolon (.

dat filename extension and whose names contain the characters "08-" followed by any two characters and then followed by the characters "-2004". A result of ‗OK‘ means only that the log file was successfully processed.4 Display the list of files loaded in a Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. choose Close Repository.9. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. choose Display Loaded Files. click OK to start the loading process. 8 Notes: Repository Manager does not reload files that are already in the repository. *08-??-2004*.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 56 The next table contains some examples. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. but if any files cannot be loaded. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. or if it did. When the list reflects the files that you want to load. For example.9. Example *. a log file might show as ‗OK‘ although none of its data loaded into the repository because it did not meet any of the loading criteria defined for the devices. See Repository Template Wizard: Define Devices in the online help for more information. Only files that have a .sd5 filename extension.log filename extension and all log files whose names contain the text "Friday" and that have an .sd5 Selects All files that have a .*Friday*. Note that clearing the expression and clicking Apply again does not cancel any filtering that was applied earlier. Repository Manager shows a list of each file loading attempt. Repository Manager will try to load all files in the list.log. Repository Manager will simply move on to the next file. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. the log file did not actually contain any of the attributes defined for those devices nor any data that matched the queries. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. www. In practice this could be used to select files whose names contain any date in August 2004 specified in the American short date style. 4.dat Clicking the Apply button applies the expression to the files listed in the box above.com . 4.5 Close a Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. When the file loading process has finished. but does not necessarily mean that any data was loaded into the repository. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu.actix.

4. The Repository Template wizard lets you create templates that can then be used for creating repositories. Select the repository you want to delete and then click Delete.9. Before you start creating a template. To open the Template Manager From the Repository menu. and which attributes and queries are to be included in each device. The Template Manager lists the templates that already exist and enables you to delete unwanted templates or to create new templates.actix. add the required queries. This irreversibly deletes the database from disk. choose Delete Repository. close the Template Manager. Click Next to open the Combine or Separate Data? page. The template defines the structure of the new repository. what type of data it is to be used for. ensure that each query that you want to include in the template is already available in the Analysis Manager.6 Delete a Repository 1 2 From the Repository menu.9. It does not delete any session files associated with the database. it is based on a template. If necessary. etc. and then start again. otherwise you will not be able to add them to the template. This opens the Repository Template wizard's Welcome page. www. how that data is to be organized.7 Manage Repository templates When an empty repository is created. which specifies how the results are to be structured into data sources (devices).Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 57 4.com . You can also use the Repository Template wizard to edit an existing repository template. To create a new template 1 2 Open the Template Manager and then click New. choose Template Manager.

com . www. select the template you want to delete. select the template you want to change. or that are within a package. and then click Edit. See the online help for more information.actix. and then click Delete. To delete an unwanted template Open the Template Manager. This takes you straight to the Combine or Separate Data? page. Note that you cannot delete templates that are supplied by Actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 58 To edit an existing template Open the Template Manager.

Numeric identifier for the Site. For information only. For information only.com . lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Base station power. For information only.actix. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Mobile Country Code.2. Locates Site icons on the map. For information only.3 etc.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 59 Appendix: Cell site parameters for import CDMA Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Site CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID SiteLatitude SiteLongitude Sector ID Can be 1. For information only. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. PN Offset CDMA_Cell PN Base Station Power* Mobile Country Code* System Identity* Network Identity* Broadcast Identity* PctPilot* PctTraffic* PctPaging* PctSync* Active Set Search Window Setting* CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell EIRP MCC CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell SID NID BID PctPilot PctTraffic PctPaging PctSync SRCH_WIN_A www. For information only. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Locates Site icons on the map. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site. Azimuth Beamwidth CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. For information only. For information only.

Used for multiple cell layers. Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector. Broadcast Control Channel. Base Station Power.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 60 Imported Parameter Neighbor Set Search Setting* List of neighbors* Analyzer Group CDMA_Cell Analyzer Name SRCH_WIN_N Purpose Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. Used in Analyzer‘s CDMA Toolkit calculations to compare current search window settings with those suggested by Analyzer. by technology. Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. band.com . purpose or status) that the site belongs to. CDMA_Cell CDMANeighborList Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Sector Display – Wildcard* Layer type* CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell CDMA_Cell Face_Display Azimuth_Display Phase_Display Layer_type *Optional.3. Locates Site icons on map.actix. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. Latitude Longitude Sector Number GSM_Site GSM_Site GSM_Cell Latitude Longitude SectorID Can be 1. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. etc. Locates Site icons on map. Base Station Power Broadcast Control Channel GSM_Cell GSM_Cell EIRP BCCH www.2. Used to color sectors on the map by a custom integer field. GSM / GPRS / EDGE Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Analyzer Group GSM_Site GSM_Site Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwith Azimuth Beamwidth GSM_Cell GSM_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. Numeric identifier for the Site.

or a combination of site numbers Azimuth Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. etc.actix. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Can be used to color the sector wedges. comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. Cell ID value. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. A list of color codes separated by semicolons. band.com . Text that specifies which cell layer (for example.2. Locates Site icons on map. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Azimuth Beamwidth IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell Orients the sector icons on the map. Base Station Identity Code.3. Locates Site icons on map. Mobile Color Code.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 61 Imported Parameter Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code Layer type Analyzer Group GSM_Cell GSM_Cell GSM_Cell GSM_Cell GSM_Cell Analyzer Name MNC MCC LAC CI BSIC Purpose Mobile Network Code. Numeric identifier for the Site. Location Area Code. This list is designed to match the entries in the TCH_List field. by technology. Base Station Power Common Control Channel Color Codes IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell EIRP CCCH IDEN_Cell Color_Codes www. GSM_Cell Layer_type iDEN Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Site IDEN_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector ID Can use 1. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. Base Station Power. Used for multiple cell layers.

Azimuth Beamwidth LTE_Cell LTE_Cell Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP* LTE_Cell EIRP www. by technology. Governs the shape of the sector ―wedge‖ icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Locates site icons on map. band. separated by semicolons. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Mobile Country Code Cell Identity Layer type IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell MCC CI Layer_type LTE Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Analyzer Group LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Site LTE_Cell Analyzer Name Site_Name SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Mobile Country Code. This list is designed to match the entries in the Color_Codes field. A list of traffic channels. Locates site icons on map. Numeric identifier for the site. Used for multiple cell layers.com . Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 62 Imported Parameter Digital Control Channel Digital Voice Color Code Traffic Channel List Analyzer Group IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell IDEN_Cell Analyzer Name DCCH DVCC TCH_List Purpose Digital Control Channel. Digital Voice Color Code. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Cell Identity.

Cell Identity – for informational purposes only. Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map. This field and DL_EARFCN must be present for lines to cells to work. UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell Azimuth Beamwidth SC EIRP* UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell SC EIRP MCC* MNC* LAC* CI* UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell UMTS_Cell MCC MNC LAC CI www. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only. Governs the shape of the sector ―wedge‖ icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. National Domain Code – for informational purposes only. The physical layer cell identity.actix. National Domain Code – for informational purposes only. Analyzer Group LTE_Cell Analyzer Name DL_EARFCN Purpose The downlink EARFCN of the cell. Location Area Code – for informational purposes only. Used for cell site identification and to calculate lines to cells.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 63 Imported Parameter Downlink EARFCN Layer1 Cell Identity MCC* MNC* * Optional. Locates site icons on map. This field and L1_CID must be present for lines to cells to work. Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only. Numeric identifier for the site. LTE_Cell L1_CID LTE_Cell LTE_Cell MCC MNC UMTS / HSPA+ Imported Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Azimuth Beamwidth Analyzer Group UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Site UMTS_Cell Analyzer Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Locates site icons on map.com .

com . www. Using a text editor such as Windows Notepad.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 64 Imported Parameter Neighbor List* Analyzer Group UMTS_Cell Analyzer Name WCDMANeighborList Purpose Used to define a pre-defined neighbor list for each cell. Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example.actix. Used for multiple cell layers. follow this procedure: 1 2 3 Import the first technology and save the cellrefs file. and paste it in at the end of the first cellrefs file. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis. band or status) the site belongs to. Layer Type* UMTS_Cell LayerType * Optional. Import the second technology and save that cellrefs file. You now have a cellrefs file that can import data for both technologies. by technology. copy all of the second cellrefs file apart from the first line. Importing multiple technologies To be able to import multiple technologies using the same cellrefs file.

54 Open Workbook. 21 Message Browser. 12. 20 L Layer 3 messaging. 50 E EDGE cell site parameters. 29 Filter queries. 21 Protocol Stack Browser. 30 geographical data. 61 Index tab. 47 analysis options selecting. 47 Create Repository.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 65 Index A Analysis Manager. 38 D data attributes. 35 Layer Control dialog. Attribute Explorer. 21 LTE cell site parameters. 8 Attribute Spy. 47 Find Attribute.actix. 32 Annotations. 50 multidimensional display. 44 Display on Workbook. 38 Preferences dialog. 62 C CDMA cell site parameters. 13. 22 GSM/GPRS cell site parameters. online help. 25 location binning. 60 engineering process. 8 Create a New Filter. 36 F Favorites tab. 5 Attribute Explorer. 33 applications. online help. 22 Lines to Cells. 21 Microsoft Excel reports. 59 cellrefs. 34 Contents tab. 47 HSPA+ cell site parameters. 7 Open Logfile. 14. 19. 29 right-clicking on. 11 Excel templates. 35 message filtering. 7 context help. 23 application packs. 46 investigate streams. 33 Display Message Browser. 30. 21 N Network Explorer. 29 data integration. 47 Custom Attributes. 37 G generating reports. 37 searching for. 50 Repository Manager. context. 7 filenames. 46 data streams. 46 right-clicking on attributes. 27 O online help. 34 M MapInfo data types. 22 message binning. 55 attribute help. 63 I iDEN cell site parameters. 57 reverse and forward link data integration. 44 distance binning. 40 R Replay feature. 7 integrating data files. 27. 35 Display on Table. 52 Repository Template Wizard. 60 H help. 19.com . 50 www. 29 Open Repository. 47 binning methods. 30 Forms feature. using the. 28 Favorites tab. 29 Delete Repository. 50 P panning chart windows. 8 Histogram queries. 12. 33 B Binned queries. 57 Display Attribute Spy. 53 Crosstab queries. 43 panning map windows. 33 attributes. 39 reports. online help.

46 synchronized data. 21. 38 www. 33 summary data viewing. using. 21 Small Toolbars.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide October 2009 Examining loaded data 66 S Search tab. 33 starting Actix Software. using. 46 Use Small Toolbars. 28 solution reports. 57 time-based binning. 63 UMTS filters. 10 Statistical queries. 47 streams. 28 V viewing data in charts. 43 zooming map windows. 7 searching for attributes. online help. 49 uplink/downlink data integration. 50 workbooks. 42 viewing data in maps. 29 investigating. 45 U UMTS cell site parameters.actix. 30 setting the binning method. 44 workspace.com . 28 T tables. 33 superstreaming. 37 W workbook reports. 44 Template Manager. Use. 20 Z zooming chart windows.

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