Category Archives: Misc

Various bits and pieces.

Vanilla M3 – at last!

IFL have shed the shackles of modifications. We have been mod free for nearly two weeks with no issues.

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What on earth is Smart Cache? Though we never SQL data in to the database, some of you may have come across instances where you are err… directly updating the database with your favourite tool, and yet nothing changes in … Continue reading

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WebService Dataload

There are times when you want to bulk load data, especially if you are doing significant process changes or new customer installs, unfortunately there aren’t really any generic bulk load tools that I’ve come across that are…um…free or don’t offend … Continue reading

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When I was a kid, I had an Amiga 500 – and I absolutely loved watching demos, especially when they had starfields…I saw the evolution of simple parallax starfields out to more complex starfields that you would fly through and … Continue reading

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The Poormans M3 Monitoring Part 2 – the AUTOJOBS!

Back in the dim dark past, before IFLs M3 install became gridified I had set up Nagios (an open source monitoring tool) to check the autojobs – this would verify that the autojobs had a status of OK and it … Continue reading

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The Poormans M3 Monitoring – Powershell and REST

Todays post is about the poor mans M3 monitoring, I want to demonstrate that with existing tools you can quickly and easily get emailed notifications if any of your grid applications go offline. You don’t need to install anything for … Continue reading

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ADFS Installation Heads Up

Just a wee heads up for rookies like me using ADFS with Mingle. When installing ADFS, make sure that the server name for the Windows server you install ADFS on is different to the Federation Service name.

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Installing a M3BE 15.1.2 Test Lab

This post is to run through the installation of a basic M3 15.1.2 environment. As with my previous documentation of the 10.1 installation – this is about achieving a few things Create a completely isolated environment that I can test … Continue reading

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Launching Business Objects from Smart Office and Running a Script from a Script

As part of a project I am working on, we have got budget to purchase additional licences for our chosen reporting tool – Business Objects Edge. This means that we can move most of our Crystal Reports on to the … Continue reading

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Unresolvable XAML references

Quite some time ago I posted an entry about error messages in Visual Studio like ‘The resource “styleListView” could not be resolved’ In it I had a solution which worked and worked well – in short adding the dictionary … Continue reading

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