App Studio Installation and Configuration Steps
The steps to install and configure App Studio vary depending
on how you plan to develop applications.
Local Processing. Install
App Studio on the machine of each developer, then ensure that a
web and/or application server is configured on each machine. To
access data, configure the local WebFOCUS Reporting Server. Developers will
develop applications and run reports on their machines.
Remote Processing. Install
App Studio on the machine of each developer, then set up a connection
from each App Studio machine to a WebFOCUS environment installed
somewhere on your network. To access data, configure the WebFOCUS
Reporting Server in the WebFOCUS environment. An application server
is needed on the App Studio machines to run the Help system. However,
WebFOCUS processing occurs on the remote environment, so the local
web and/or application server is not needed on these machines. This
is because developers connect to environments running elsewhere
to develop applications and run reports.
Network Installation. Install
App Studio on one shared machine. Developers will run App Studio
from their desktop by accessing the files installed on the shared
machine over the network. You must set up a connection from App
Studio on the shared machine to a WebFOCUS environment. To access
data, configure the WebFOCUS Reporting Server in the WebFOCUS environment.
A special license code is needed for a network installation.
Installation on a WebFOCUS Machine. Install
App Studio after WebFOCUS is installed and configured. App Studio
connects to the WebFOCUS environment that is already installed or,
optionally, App Studio can be configured to have its own configuration.
Installation and Configuration Steps
Perform the following steps to install and configure
- Ensure all requirements
are met (see Installing App Studio).
- Run the App Studio
installation (see Installing App Studio).
- Ensure a web and/or
application server is configured either locally or remotely.
- For local processing,
verify the automatic web or application server configuration (see Installing App Studio) or manually configure a web or application server
(see Configuring the Web Server or Application Server).
- For remote processing,
or network installations, ensure a WebFOCUS environment has been
configured somewhere on your network. See the WebFOCUS and
ReportCaster Installation and Configuration manual for your
platform to install WebFOCUS.
- Launch App Studio.
- Set up a connection
to a WebFOCUS environment.
- For local processing
and installation on a WebFOCUS machine, this should occur automatically
if the web server is configured. In some environments, you may need
to specify the web server port to set up the connection. You can
also create connections to additional WebFOCUS environments running
on your network.
- For remote processing,
or network installations, set up connections to WebFOCUS environments
and specify the default environment to use for development.
- Configure data adapters
and metadata to report on your data through the WebFOCUS Reporting
Server (see the Getting Started With WebFOCUS App Studio manual).
For remote processing, and network installations, use the adapters
and metadata of the remote environment.
- For network installations,
configure access from developer desktops to the shared machine where
you installed App Studio (see Configuring a Network Installation).