Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that the computer on which ACL for Windows will be installed meets the requirements outlined below.
One of the following operating systems:
ACL for Windows is a 32-bit application that can run on the 64-bit versions of Windows.
To install ACL for Windows on Windows 7, you must have Service Pack 1 installed. ACL for Windows requires Microsoft .NET 4.6.x, which cannot be installed on versions of Windows 7 prior to SP1.
Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system.
For Microsoft Windows 8.1 users:
Windows 8.1 Update KB2919355 is required by Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.x, which in turn is required by ACL for Windows 12.
If you are using Windows 8.1, and .NET 4.6.x is not installed, and you have not run Update KB2919355, the ACL for Windows installer terminates with an error message during the .NET 4.6.2 prerequisite installation.
You need to download and install Update KB2919355 before you can continue with the ACL for Windows installation.
Alternatively, you can install Update KB2919355 before you begin the ACL for Windows installation and avoid the error message.
If you are prompted to restart your computer at any point during the installation process, do so right away. Do not ignore messages to restart your computer. If you do not restart your computer when you are prompted, you may compromise the installation of .NET, other prerequisites, or ACL for Windows.
To use ACL functions that integrate with the Python or R programming languages, you must install and configure:
When installing Python, you must also configure it to run on your system. For more information, see Configuring Python for use with ACL.
Depending on the R CRAN packages you intend to use, you may need to add the R i386 32-bit binary folder to your PATH environment variable.
You do not need to install Python or R if you do not intend to use the ACL functions integrated with these languages.
To use the ACL Connector for Oracle, you must install:
You need to install the version of Oracle Instant Client that matches your operating system – 64-bit or 32-bit.
You do not need to install Oracle Instant Client if you do not intend to use the ACLConnector for Oracle.
If the following software prerequisites are not already installed on your computer, they are installed by the ACL for Windows installer:
If your computer already has .NET 4.6.0 or 4.6.1, ACL for Windows uses the installed version of .NET and does not install version 4.6.2.
The following components are also ACL prerequisites, but they are installed as part of the supported operating systems:
The ODBC drivers listed below are installed for use as ACL data connectors.
|Driver name||File name||Version|
|ACL Connector for Amazon Redshift||AmazonRedshiftODBC_sb64.dll||188.8.131.529|
|ACL Connector for Analytics||aclodbc64.dll||184.108.40.206|
|ACL Connector for Cassandra||CassandraODBC_sb64.dll||220.127.116.111|
|ACL Connector for Couchbase||CouchbaseODBC_sb64.dll||18.104.22.1680|
|ACL Connector for Drill||DrillODBC_sb64.dll||22.214.171.1244|
|ACL Connector for DynamoDB||DynamoDBODBC_sb64.dll||126.96.36.1990|
|ACL Connector for Google BigQuery||GoogleBigQueryODBC_sb64.dll||188.8.131.525|
|ACL Connector for HBase||HBaseODBC_sb64.dll||184.108.40.2060|
|ACL Connector for Hive||HiveODBC_sb64.dll||220.127.116.116|
|ACL Connector for Impala||ImpalaODBC_sb64.dll||18.104.22.1685|
|ACL Connector for MongoDB||MongoDBODBC_sb64.dll||22.214.171.1243|
|ACL Connector for Oracle||OracleODBC_sb64.dll||126.96.36.1994|
|ACL Connector for Salesforce||SFODBC_sb64.dll||188.8.131.527|
|ACL Connector for Spark||SparkODBC_sb64.dll||184.108.40.2065|
|ACL Connector for SQL Server||SQLServerODBC_sb64.dll||220.127.116.112|
|ACL Connector for Teradata||tdataodbc_sb64.dll||18.104.22.1683|
The 32-bit versions of the drivers have 32 instead of 64 in the file name.
You can use the ACL Connector for Analytics to extract data from ACL projects into Tableau.
To optimize the integration between Tableau and ACL, follow the steps below:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ACL Software\ACL for Windows 12\ACL ODBC
..\Documents\My Tableau Repository\Datasources
These file paths are default locations. Your installations of ACL Analytics and Tableau may use different locations.
The best ACL Analytics performance in a production environment may require greater resources than the minimum specification.
|Hard disk space
(ACL application files)
|Hard disk space
|Hard disk space
|100 GB or more
In addition to the hard disk space required to install ACL application files and prerequisites, significant additional space is required if a computer will be used to store data extracts, flat files, and results.
TCP/IP connectivity is required for the following purposes:
post-installation, for activating ACL for Windows
for accessing context-sensitive online help
periodically required for ongoing software subscription validation
periodically required for automatic software updates