EDI Viewer - Technical Specifications
- Oracle versions 7 and up.
- Database disk space requirements vary depending on company size.
The users will want several yearsí data available to them. We have found disk space requirements
from 10 Megabytes to 1 Gigabyte for 4 to 5 years of data. Data is stored using 2 Table spaces: EDI_DATA and EDI_INDX.
- Basic Oracle objects are used such as tables, indexes, functions, and stored procedures. Security is handled using Oracle roles.
All EDI Viewer Objects are included in the EDIVIEW schema.
- EDI Viewer is a 32 bit application so it requires Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP or Windows 7. Disk space requirements are 40 megabytes.
EDI Viewer is written in Powerbuilder.
- To access your database, your desktop needs to have the database drivers installed that you will be using.
(Oracle SQL NET or Oracle client, ODBC drivers, etc.).
EDI Viewer Installation and Setup:
- Copy all EDI Viewer files (Application, .ini file, .pbd files, .dll files, .bmp files, and icons) into a folder.
- Open the ediview.ini file and change the first 3 sections as appropriate:
- Create a shortcut of the EDI Viewer Application (ediview.exe) and move it to the userís desktop.
EDI Viewer Configuration:
- The system can be installed on a network drive. If so, no EDI Viewer files aside from Application shortcuts are needed on
individual desktops and maintenance is minimal. There are 7 different modules available in EDI Viewer, but they are all in
one executable file making it easier to maintain new releases and updates.
- There are several different configurations to put EDI Viewer on the desktop for performance enhancements, but this requires
additional maintenance for updates or new versions of EDI Viewer. None of our existing clients have installed EDI Viewer this way.
- There are registry settings used on each userís desktop which save their preferences for how they use the system (e.g.: window
sizes, most recently used reporting parameters, etc.).
- Aside from the initial set-up, the ediview.ini file offers options to change several editable column names within the EDI Viewer
Updating EDI Viewer:
- EDI Viewer is updated in 2 separate steps:
- Any database update scripts must be processed through SQL, or an alternative application like Toad.
If database changes are required in an update, they must be done first.
- Copy any new Powerbuilder files into the directory EDI Viewer runs from. This can be checked by right-clicking on an
EDI Viewer shortcut, choosing Properties, and looking at the directory in the "Target:" section