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Release Notes for i2b2 Version 1.6.01

These release notes address issues found and information about the i2b2 version 1.6.01. Unless otherwise specified, these notes apply to the following operating systems:

  • Apple Macintosh OS x 10.4/5
  • Apple Macintosh OS x 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Additional Information

Included in this document are the following sections:




Information related to installing the release.

Third Party Software

Software that is utilized by i2b2 but is owned, maintained and licensed by other companies is referred to as "Third Party Software". Any version changes made or needed to be made to the users system will be noted in this section.

New Features

A list of new enhancements will be included in this section. A brief description and a reference to the specification will be provided.


Any changes that are not considered an enhancement will be included in this section. This may be a fix for a problem found or it may be a change to existing code but not related to a problem.


i2b2 licensing information


Trademark information


This release note applies to you if you are upgrading to 1.6.01 from a computer running an earlier version of i2b2. This release contains web client, server and oracle database changes so it is important to update all that apply to you. Release 1.6.01 does not contain any changes to the i2b2 Workbench.
Prior to setting up the i2b2 server, workbench or VM Image it is highly recommended that you read one of the following documents located in the documentation folder.

  1. Hive_Installation_Guide_1-6.pdf

use for new installations

  1. Data_Installation_Guide_1-6.pdf

use for new installations of the demo and metadata

  1. i2b2Workbench_Install_Guide_1-6.pdf

use for installing the i2b2 Workbench (Client)

  1. vmware_Install_Guide_1-6.pdf

use for installing the VM Image

All of these documents will explain what needs to be done during the setup and in what order.

Third Party Software

No changes to third party software are included in release 1.6.01

New Features

i2b2 release 1.6.01 does not contain any new features.



In release 1.6.01, no changes were made to the structure of the database. The only change was made to the metadata tables for the oracle database, which have been updated to remove the values in the C_TOTALNUM column. The SQL version was correct and therefore no changes are made to the SQL version.


The following fixes were added to this release.

Ontology: Need to escape apostrophe when searching for a term

Terms that contain an apostrophe are not returned when performing a search in the Find Terms view.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. The apostrophe in the term name or code will now be escaped and all the appropriate terms will be returned during a search.

CRC: Need to escape apostrophe in SQL statements

Zero patients are returned when performing a query using at least one term that contains an apostrophe in the path name.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. All apostrophes will be escaped in SQL statements and the correct number of patients are returned when running a query.

Project Management: Not able to add new users

An error is returned when trying to add a new user in the Project Management application.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. New users can be added to the PM.

Web Client: The "Help" contains references to yui instead of local

The links in the on-line help contain references to the external yui. These links should be defined as local.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. The references in the on-line help file have been changed to local.

Web Client: Scrollbar is missing from some analysis plug-ins

The horizontal and vertical scrollbars are missing from the following analysis plug-ins: Project Requests, Demographics (1 Patient Set), and Demographics (2 Patient Sets).
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. The scrollbars have been added to the analysis plug-ins.

Web Client: Analysis tools expand into Ontology views

When select Analysis tools from the menu bar, the plug-in viewer overlaps into the ontology views. As a result the task icons (options, xml, resize workspace) move over so that they appear above the plug-in viewer instead of the ontology views.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. The plug-in viewer no longer overlaps into the ontology views.

Web Client: Not able to open a modifier container or folder

Modifier containers and folders would not expand to display the modifiers contained within them.
STATUS/RESOLUTION: This issue has been resolved. All containers and folders will now open.


The i2b2 source code is licensed under the i2b2 Software License 2.1. This includes but is not limited to all code in the edu.harvard.i2b2.* package namespace.


Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
Eclipse Galileo is a registered trademark of the Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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