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Running jobs

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Running jobs

Run Automatically Jobs can be run automatically when Enabled. *Jobs are not Enabled by default. To Enable a Job, check the Enabled box : To Disable a Job, uncheck the Enabled box : Run Manually To manually force the update now, click the Upload button…

Jobs

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs

The application will run Jobs that update the file dependencies of Dashboards, based on conditions. To access the Jobs configuration, click the tab Configuration and log in if necessary :

Background Jobs

Alpana Server » Administration » Background Jobs

(new in version 2020 R1) Introduction Long-running tasks are managed by a Background Jobs manager : manual dashboard exports, manual data import from files, etc If the job fails, it is retried once. Results are communicated through the Notifications. This allows a…

Running the application

Alpana Update File Dependency » Running the application

The application runs as a Windows service called “AlpanaDependencyUpdate”. This allows to run jobs even when no user is logged in. To start configuring Jobs and start/stop the Service, run the “Alpana Update File Dependency” shortcut : When…

Troubleshooting

Alpana Update File Dependency » Troubleshooting

Logs Application logs are available in the tab Logs : They contain the history of run jobs and useful messages upon failure. Common Issues Buffer refresh settings Since Alpana v3.2, it is no longer necessary to set the Connection with Buffer refresh settings…

Connecting To Alpana

Alpana Update File Dependency » Connecting To Alpana

To log in or log out to your Alpana Server, click the tab Configuration : Log in Fill in the login information and click Connect : These credentials will be remembered by the application and will be used to run the Jobs. Host URL of the Alpana Server with…

Source File

Alpana Update File Dependency » Jobs » Configuring a Job » Source File

Selecting the Source file means selecting the path where you want to fetch the new file that will replace the current dependency. To configure the Source File, click the “…” button and browse for a desired file : !Important : If you plan to…

Email (SMTP)

Alpana Server » Administration » Host-level Settings » Email (SMTP)

Alpana can send e-mails to users, and requires to configure the e-mail sending for the following usage : user activation recovering forgotten passwords sending exports through Schedules receiving notifications To manage e-mail settings, go to the Host, in…

Anti-virus and Firewall set up

Alpana Designer » Installation » Anti-virus and Firewall set up

Ports Port 5001 must be available for Alpana Designer. This is where the previews are running. Anti-virus Alpana Designer may make queries to external IP addresses (for fetching data from data sources, for example on port 1433 for SQL). This may be detected as…

Value-based Colors

Alpana Designer » Transforming Data » Value-based Settings » Value-based Colors

Goal The “Value-based color” mechanism allows to bind a central unique value for a color based on a Data Source field value. For example, you may want to associate colors to values in the “Machine State” field : value “Downtime”…

Start / Stop IIS websites

Alpana Server » Maintenance and Migration » Start / Stop IIS websites

Alpana Server deploys websites in Microsoft IIS : Alpana3App : the back-end site Alpana3Client : the front-end site You can start/stop/restart those websites by using the IIS management tools. When the machine restarts, the started/stopped state of the sites is…

Actions

Alpana Server » Schedule Management » Creating a Schedule » Actions

The Action defines what will be executed when the Trigger happens. There are two types of Actions : Refresh open dashboards This will force open the Dashboards of the Target users to refresh. This is useful for implementing even-based refresh : You have a…

Components and Architecture of Alpana

About Alpana » Components and Architecture of Alpana

Installable components Alpana Platform is composed of : Alpana Designer : the development tool for creating Data Sources, Widgets, Dashboards Alpana Server : the website deployed for sharing content Alpana Mobile : the mobile app used for viewing on mobile…

Login to Alpana Server

Alpana Designer » Dashboard Settings and Publication » Designer-level Settings » Login to Alpana Server

Alpana Designer can log in to Alpana Server. This is useful for importing/exporting objects to Alpana Server from the Alpana Designer interface. Logging in To login, click the profile icon on the top right of the Alpana Designer Window and click Log In : The Login…

Creating / Editing Stories

Alpana Server » Stories » Creating / Editing Stories

In order to show Stories, you will have to create or modify them. Creating New Story using the Add new story button will open the creation popup. The popup contains : Name : The name that will be displayed in the Stories list. Theme : What theme will be…

2020 R1

About Alpana » Release Notes » 2020 R1

Release notes of items completed between Alpana v3.2.3.3 and 2020 R1 Alpana Update File Dependency has been upgraded from v1.0.2.1 to 1.1.0.2 Alpana Real Time Data has been upgraded from v1.0.2.1 to 1.1.0.2 Introduction Version 2020 R1 is the first big release of the…

General API help and troubleshooting

Alpana Server » API » General API help and troubleshooting

Permissions To work with the API, the user must have the required permissions on the Tenant : API permissions desired object permissions : for example, for API queries on Schedules, the user must have permissions on Schedules API location The API responds on the…

Importing in WSP 2017 U3

Alpana OMI App » Importing » Importing in WSP 2017 U3

This page details importing the Alpana app for InTouch OMI 2017 Update 3. Upgrading !Important Notes – Please read carefully! If you already have the Alpana App installed, please follow the below instructions to upgrade. Backup the App Back up your current…

Installation Troubleshooting

Alpana Server » Troubleshooting » Installation Troubleshooting

installation logs After Alpana installation, you will be prompted with a windows that ask you if you want to save installation log file : *If you get any trouble during the installation, the support will need the installation log file. Get the Alpana Server…

Pre-Requisites

Alpana Server » Installation » Pre-Requisites

This section explains the system requirements to run Alpana Server. Alpana Server Pre-Requisites : Software Operating System Windows OS (x64) : Windows Server : 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 (see note below) Windows 10 (Version 1607+) !Important : A server OS is…

Upgrading from an older v2 to v3.0

About Alpana » Upgrading » Upgrading from an older v2 to v3.0

Introduction : limits of applicability This procedure only applies if you are upgrading from Alpana Server version number starting with v2 Dashboards migration Notice of incompatibility Due to internal changes for supporting new features, two component from…

Installing

Alpana Server » Installation » Installing

Important !Before installing, make sure you meet the Pre-Requisites. *Alpana Server will create folders and SQL databases. Download installer See here to download the installer. Running the Alpana Server installer Login with administrator rights to the machine…