Tree View objects in AnyView Browser are listed as numbers rather than names.

25 April 2003

Issue Description

After upgrading AnyView Creator/Browser from version 6.0 to 7.0, objects are listed as numbers (28001, 28002, etc) in the AnyView Browser Treeview.
This issue typically occurs for one of the following reasons:

Scenario #1 - AnyView data has not been updated using the AnyView Utilities process.

Scenario #2 - The web application was not unloaded prior to the upgrade.

Scenario #3 - The version setting in the anyview.ini filewere not updated through the AnyView DSN Setup window in Great Plains.

Scenario #4 - The AnyView web application files were installed to a different directory than the previous version, and the anyview.ini file is pointing to the directory created by the previous install.

Solution

Scenario #1

  • Run the AnyView Utilities tool to update the system. Show Me
    1. Using Great Plains, navigate to the AnyView Utilities Tool.
      In a standard installation, this window should be accessible from: 'Utilities >> System >> AV Utilities'.
    2. Start the AnyView Utilities by clicking 'Process'. When finished, all process counters will stop, and the 'Process' button will once again be enabled.

    Note - Note - When running AnyView Utilities, ALL 3rd Party Products used in Great Plains must be loaded on the workstation performing the Utilities process. The AnyView Utilities process can only build table and field information for loaded products.

Scenario #2

  • Unload the web application. Show Me
    1. From the IIS Server, launch the Internet Services Manager.
    2. Navigate to the AnyView Web Application. (In a standard installation, this would be in the Default Web Site folder.)
    3. Right-click on AnyView and select 'Properties'.
    4. From the Virtual Directory tab, click 'Unload' then 'OK'.

Scenario #3

  • Unload the web application. Show Me
    1. From the IIS Server, launch the Internet Services Manager.
    2. Navigate to the AnyView Web Application. (In a standard installation, this would be in the Default Web Site folder.)
    3. Right-click on AnyView and select 'Properties'.
    4. From the Virtual Directory tab, click 'Unload' then 'OK'.
  • Set up the AnyView DSN. Show Me
    1. Launch the AnyView DSN Setup Window.
      Using eEnterprise or Dynamics, open the AnyView DSN Setup window. (In a standard installation, this window can be opened by clicking on the Utilities menu, selecting 'System', and then selecting 'AV DSN Setup' from the System Utilities palette.)
    2. Map to the AnyView Web Site files on the IIS Server.
      Enter the physical path of the directory containing your AnyView Web Site files. This is the path you entered during the installation process. (In a standard installation, the path would be c:\Accountable\AnyView on the hard drive of the IIS Server.)
    3. Map to a temporary folder.
      Enter the path to an existing temporary folder. AnyView needs a folder on the IIS server in which to store temporary information when processing export to Word and Excel functionality.
    4. Enter the System DSN.
      Use the dropdown list to enter the System DSN. For SQL Server databases you may use any DSN that points to your SQL Server. For PSQL, the DSN can be any DSN that points to DDFs generated for any of your Dynamics Companies. For Faircom Ctree databases, the DSN must point to a .db file that contains paths to the System Files.
    5. Enter the Session Time out setting.
      This setting determines the amount of inactivity time in minutes that a user has before being automatically logged out of AnyView Browser.
    6. Enter the Company DSNs.
      Use the scrolling window dropdown lists to select the DSNs created for each of your Company databases.
    7. If using a SQL Server database, enter a valid Login and Password for External Users.
    8. Save your settings.
      Once you have completed the AnyView DSN Setup fields, click 'Save' to save your settings.

Here is an example of what The World Online, Inc. anyview.ini file for version seven would look like when opened in notepad:

[GENERAL]
TEMP=C:\temp\
RETRYCOUNT=25
JOINRETRYCOUNT=15
SESSIONTIMEOUT=20
REGVALUE1=j8Su
REGVALUE2=
OWCPATH=http://office.microsoft.com/
[EENTERPRISE]
SYSTEMDSN=localeE70
PATHNAME=DYNAMICS.dbo
DBTYPE=SQL
VERSION=7
COMPANYDSN=localeE70;TWO;The World Online, Inc.

Scenario #4

  • In order to point the AnyView Web Application to the proper physical directory, follow these steps:
    1. From Internet Services Manager, navigate to the AnyView Web Application.
    2. Right-click on the AnyView Web Application and select 'Properties'.
    3. From the Virtual Directory Tab, enter the appropriate information for your configuration.
      • If the AnyView Web application files are installed on the IIS server, choose 'A directory located on this computer' and either type or browse to the Web Application files.
      • If the AnyView Web Application files are installed on a different Server, select 'A share located on another computer' and enter the path to the Network Directory.
      • If you are redirecting to another IIS server, choose 'A redirection to a URL' and enter the URL address.
    4. Click 'OK' on the AnyView Properties window.
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