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Create Custom Demo CD

aimeeb

Active Member
Hi all, as a new member of this site, I would like to offer thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help.

We are currently creating a module of bespoke applications that are bolted on to OneWorld. We are currently demonstrating these to a number of clients. We normally do this at the client site and demo with our office installation using PCAnywhere over the phoneline. Obviously performance is not great.

What I would like to do is create a standalone version of our office installation to include our bespoke objects. In other words, create our own demo CD for use at client sites.

We are currently on OW B73.3.2 with
NT 4.0 SP6a
IE 5.0
SQL 7.0 SP2
MDAC 2.5 SP1
Visual C++ 6.0 SP3

Can anyone offer any advice on whether this is possible, and if so, how to do it.

Many Thanks,

Rob.
 

Zoltan_Gyimesi

Legendary Poster
Hi Rob,
We have already done the same.
Unfortunatley, the guy who worked it out doesn't work for us already, further all the tech guys already out of office (Friday, local time 10:15 PM) and I am just a developer.

I will seek for the solution asking the others next week.
Please, send me privatly a reminder if I won't answer your issue after some work days. Please, respect that all of us are very busy currently.

Zoltán

B7332 SP11, ESU 4116422, Intel NT4, SQL 7 SP1
(working with B7321, B7331, XE too)
 

devimisra

Active Member
Rob,

You can use Store and forward procedure to transfer all the required object
to your local PC/Notebooks connecteed on the network and lets you disconnect
from the network. The process is mostly used for disconnected data entry
where data can be uploaded back to the enterprise database using
interoperability.

Hope this helps!!

Devi Misra
 

Barny

Member
Hi Rob,

It is possible to create your own standalone version of OW. We did it
several times. We have a "cookbook" in Hungarian, but I do not have
enough time recently to translate it into English.
To tell the truth, it is not too easy, it can take 2 or 3 days to build
a demo, but it depends on what you want. We almost always create a
"Setup CD", but if you need only one copy, you can do it easier. If you
are familiar with CNC and object management, and you have a JDE version
of standalone installation, I am sure you will be able to create your
own standalone OW. Please, let me know what your goal is (Setup CD/sigle
copy), and I can give you some hints!

Regards

Barna
 

vap

Active Member
Well, Rob, I'm afraid you are out of luck.

Basically, you have just one main opportunity: Product Packaging. It allows
you to prepare an installation CD, and one of templates is DEMO
(Standalone). It is available since B7331. Unfortunately, it became fully
functional only in XE (still, we have not used it for Standalone installs,
only for transferring objects between installations). In B7332 it was very
clumsy and we could not make it work. In XE it's working, with a horde of
ESU's and plenty of time spent figuring out a proper procedure. You may
consider upgrading to XE, will save you more time.

Another opportunity, IF you can go to clients site with a laptop you can try
the following:
1. Install a full package on a laptop
2. Replicate DD (optional)
3. Copy environment data to an Access DB, everything except Central Objects
(you also normally don't need F00165). Make sure that you select 3rd version
of Access when you create DB in ODBC driver (you have a choice of 2, 3 and
4). I do not explain the steps to add a new DS to system and OneWorld,
copying the data using R98403 - it's all the same as during installation.
4. In XE there was an unfortunate case of indices being lost during transfer
to Access, I believe it was not so in B7332, but can't remember for sure. If
they are lost - you've got to restore them (SQL Server scripting can do the
most of the trick for you), there are also other applications, which can
script indices. If you don't have custom data, you can save you all the
trouble and take standard jde.mdb.
5. Change/copy mappings for one environment to look at your local DS
6. Change jde.ini settings to look at the local DS for Data, disable
security server

This approach worked for my personal use for a while, but then I stopped
using it - code AND data were changing too fast to keep up with them.

You can also modify this approach: install Standalone, copy your objects,
add your DS, database and jde.ini. Or capture all installation details with
a third-party product... variants are unlimited.

Hope it helps,
Vladimir Ponomarev
B733, B7331, B7332, XE (mostly XE at the moment); SQL 7.0, Oracle 8.1.5,
DB/400 (mostly SQL); Wintel, HP, AS/400 (mostly Wintel)
 

aimeeb

Active Member
Re: RE: Create Custom Demo CD

Thanks very much for your reply. For the moment, it is only a single copy that I require. Your hints to do this would be very much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Rob.
 
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