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October 2008 Blog Posts (7)

How to install JDK in *nix and set the JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables

The following is the procedure to install SUN JDK in *nix.



First go to sun's website and downloaded the .bin installation file. (not the rpm one). if you want to install jdk in a system wide accesible place like /usr/local from where all users can access then you will have to become super user before starting this procedure. you can either change to super user using su, or execute with sudo. To become super user, in terminal… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on October 29, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

How to install Dimension Server in *nix

The installation of Dimension Server in *nix is same as that in windows, except the way we start off the installation.



when you double click the dimensionserver.jar file in windows the installer starts, but that is not the case in (some) *nix. In this case, to start the installer in *nix, goto the terminal, and type java -jar DimensionServer2.4.jar and press enter (if you have sun jdk), this will start the installer. If you have some other JDK installed, then please refer to… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on October 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

BIRT Report -> Data Source & JNDI URL

Some times the Birt Reports which you create will work properly in the studio, but in server the report will not show any output. One of the reasons of this problems is because of giving the wrong JNDI URL.



In Birt when creating reports, you will be required to create a datasource. and you will find a entry in it asking for JNDI URL. This JNDI URL is a reference to the book mark which will be used by the report when executed on the server. The connection information which you are… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on October 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

When to CODIFY

I have seen many people creating CODIFICATION by default for master models and also in WF / Transaction Models like Emp0034,TMC3426 . This is not required and can be avoided. Typically, CODIFICATION is required only when there is a need to communicate a CODE between the system that is being built and external evnironment like other systems or human beings. Simply put, I can say that CODIFICATION is required when there is a need for NATURAL KEY. When master data is accessed within the… Continue

Added by Pushpalatha on October 23, 2008 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Performance Monitoring of DimensioN server

Performance Monitoring in load testing environment or in Staging.



There are lot of performance monitoring tools which can be used with DimensioN. All these performance Monitoring tools takes lot of CPU and memory and hence cannot be used in production environment. These tools are ideally suited for load testing environment or in the staging.



One of the tools which doesn't cause too much overhead is "Managed Engine". Managed engine monitors various parameters… Continue

Added by Dinesh Varadharajan on October 21, 2008 at 2:49pm — No Comments

DBimport in MSSQL 2005 - Schema Issue

In MsSql 2005, if you are using the sa user, while doing dbimport you might run across errors of the following type.

"Ambiguous table name Address" or "The source DB Connection have access to multiple schemas. Restrict the

access to required schema for the user."



This is because of the way MsSql 2005 handles the schema, user and login. This can solved by adding the following to the connection string.



jdbc:… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on October 1, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Encoding Special Characters to use them in URLs

There may be certain scenarios where you will be using dynamic filters / drill down reports where the filter value has to be passed via url. Now if the data contains special character, it might create some problems. (especially the character "&"). To solve this problem, we will have to encode the special character in the data, before passing them via url.



This problem can be easily solved using javascript support in reports. For example, if you have value in column a as 'sample… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on October 1, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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