Report Writer

Hi,

I tried to start up the Report Writer from the toolbar (Modelling->Report->Writer…) at which point it said that it wasn’t installed and gave me options to download it manually or automatically. I chose to use the automatic version but unfortunately the security settings on our network are fairly restictive and denied the download, the download dialog box just paused indefinitely so I clicked the cancel button and it closed.

However, now when I try the Report Writer link from the toolbar it tells me that SDE will be locked while Report Writer is running and to close Report Writer to unlock it. My problem is that I have no way to shut Report Writer down as it’s never been installed. I’ve tried closing and restarting SDE and also uninstalling and re-installing SDE but the behavior persists.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Ben

Hello benjy,

When you see the dialog box telling you SDE will be locked, Report Writer should start as a new window. Do you see the window? If no, could you post your log file here? You can find the vp.log file at $vp-suite-install-dir/bin

Best regards,
Jick

Hi Jick,

Nope, the window Report Writer window doesn’t appear.

My vp.log…

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[Fri Jun 01 11:43:11 BST 2007] [message] Warning: use of system property netbeans.home in v.iecu has been obsoleted in favor of InstalledFileLocator
[Fri Jun 01 11:43:21 BST 2007] [message] [ Fri Jun 01 11:43:21 BST 2007]: Start Smart Development Environment Professional Edition for NetBeans [SDE PE-NB]: 4.0 (sp1_20070420)
[Fri Jun 01 11:46:45 BST 2007] [message] ----------********* unloadActionGroup
[Fri Jun 01 11:46:45 BST 2007] [message] ----------********* unloadActionGroup 1

Hi benjy,

It looks like you are using Service Pack 1 build 20070420, which is quite an old release. Could you upgrade to Service Pack 2 and try again? You can upgrade by running the product updater inside ${vp-suite-install-dir/bin}

Best regards,
Jick

Hi Jick,

I’ve now upgraded to the latest version (Build sp2_20070526) but Report Writer still refuses to start/close.

Ben

Hi benjy,

May I know your user name? You can find it from the Start Menu.

Best regards,
Jick
user-name.png

Hi Jick,

It’s Ben Stokes.

Ben

Hi Ben,

I regret that Report Writer cannot work on user account that has space in its name, like your case. In order to use the Report Writer, you may need to run the application in an account that does not have space in its name. I am so sorry for any inconveniences the problem may cause you.

Best regards,
Jick

Hi Jick, My Report Writer will not startup. When I try, I see the message stating that it’s starting and VP will be locked, however, the writer application does not ever open.

My user name is brian.e.smith and I have attached the log.

Thanks, Brian
vp.log

Hi Brian,

Which product are you running? I am asking because the log shows that you are running VP-UML, while here is SDE group. By the way, could you try with the latest version? Version 5.3 (as shown from the log) is quite an old release. The problem might have been fixed already.

Best regards,
Jick