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Sending Reports as attachment with mail

Following are the steps to be followed to send Report as attachment with mail.

(1) Place the attached two jar files in the following path: \\reports.ear\reports.war\web-inf\lib

* Click here to Download

* org.apache.commons.codec_1.3.0.v200706111738.jar… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on June 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Hot fix for inbox search


If a model contains a string parameter for which save in database property is set to be false then inbox search won't work for those models. It will throw error like..

Unknown column 'Error_msg' in 'where clause' (for MySQL)"

ORA-00904: "Error_msg": invalid identifier (for Oracle)

Invalid column name 'Error_msg' (for SQLServer)

The above errors may vary depends upon the database which you are using.…


Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on May 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

To Capture User Log Information (Login Time, Logout Time, Viewed Models / Reports)

The following are the suggested ways to capture User Log Information:

* In change the following properties as mentioned as follows: location:(\\OrangeScape\Server\DimensionServer\server\default\deploy\A-dimension-portal.ear\portal-ejb.jar


log.user.paths=true (Approximate Line Number:…

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on May 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Date picker option in the parameter window

In order to get date picker in the report parameter window, the following attached files has to be replaced in the following mentioned locations:

1. Replace the TextBoxParameterFragment.jsp in the following location:


Please find the replacement file here… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on May 15, 2009 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Integrating Dimension with CAS


CAS is a centralized authentication server for validating the user across webapplications using single sign-on mechanism.

Running Dimension as a CAS Server:

1.Create keystore by entering the commands in command prompt.

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_11\bin>

keytool -genkey -alias dimensionkeystore

-keypass dimensionkeystore -keyalg RSA

-keystore dimensionkeystore.keystore

Enter keystore password:… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on May 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Upgrade Packs For DimensioN Studio 2.4 and DimensioN Server 2.4

Please find the upgrade packs available for DimensioN Server 2.4 and DimensioN Studio 2.4

1. DimensioN Studio 2.4

Find the attached Patch for Studio 2.4 in zipped format. Download the file and extract it. You will get a folder named Studio. After extracting it, place this folder in the drive where studio has been installed. Inside this folder, install.bat file has to be executed and an option will be asked to the user over the application of… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on April 23, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

To Enable BCC in Mail --- Hot Fix


By default as of now, the users will not be able to send mail with BCC option. In order to enable this option the users are requested to apply the following fix in their DimensioN server. The fix is as replacing the existing files as specified as follows:


  1. Replace the Invokesingle.jsp and Preferences.xsl in the following location: \\OrangeScape\Server\DimensionServer\server\default\deploy\A-dimension-portal.ear…

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on April 13, 2009 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Microsoft ADS integration with DimensioN

Copy the ADSAuth.class file that is given by the product team at the following location: :\Orangescape\Server\DimensionServer\server\default\deploy\A-dimension-portal.ear\portal-ejb.jar\com\liferay\portal\auth

Open the located at:


Search for the string "ADS". You will find a section as below:


# ADSAuth (Microsoft Active Directory… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on April 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Hot fix for Portlet preferences issue


Inbox preference is not displayed in the preference page.


Root template name different from model name.


• Download the editPreferences.jsp file from the following link and extract the zip file

• Replace the extracted file in the following path DimensionStudio\eclipse\plugins\com.orangescape.dimension… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on March 30, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments



1 While you were using Special characters "ö" like this in a public cell as a text field, it will get saved and also will get deployed from DimensioN Studio without any error. When it was Instantiated and saved in the portlet, then you will not be able to view your inbox. The following is the message that will be get displayed in the inbox.

" XML Parsing Error: An invalid character was found in text… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on March 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Custom Editor not working in Internet Explorer 8

While you are using Internet Explorer 8.X versions, by default you will not be able to work in Custom Editor.From IE8 if you make click on Custom Editor from edit preferences, a blank window will pop up as below and the controls such as Text boxes or Labels will not be get displayed.

In order to avoid this issue, we need to do the following steps:

(1) If you need the current page alone must be compatible for view, just… Continue

Added by Santhosh Ponnusamy on March 2, 2009 at 7:05pm — No Comments

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