Occasionally, after installing SmarTeam Editor with the Excel or PLMDB add-ins, one or both of these add-ins does not appear when starting Excel. This article discusses one possible cause of this problem.
Surface Area – noun – the total area of a surface or surfaces, especially the outside surfaces of an object (according to the Macmillan dictionary)
If we apply this definition to the world of IT security, it refers to the amount of exposure a system has to potential attackers. In Microsoft SQL Server, there are a number of services, ports, and connections that can be configured to control the amount of area (surface area) is exposed.
Starting with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (including Express), there is a Configuration tool called SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration.
Specification Dependency Links are a special type of link that can be used between Items and the documents that describe or specify them in SmarTeam. SmarTeam has some powerful search tools which allow you to interrogate just about everything in the system, including the links.
If you’ve ever tried to pack up and move a SQL Server database from one computer to another, you’ve probably noticed that the permissions and users won’t line up between the two machines. Even if you create accounts with the same usernames on the target machine, the users from one SQL Server are not recognized by the […]
We regularly have clients ask us what information they should gather concerning a support issue, prior to calling the Razorleaf helpdesk. So we thought it made sense to answer that question publicly. Here’s how you can “help us, help you.”
Have you ever wanted to globally replace one value with another inside of a database? Have you ever wanted to globally alter string data replacing one word with another in a database? If so, the SQL Replace statement could be just what you’re looking for!
We recently encountered an issue with using Microsoft BizTalk server to exchange data between SmarTeam and an ERP system. Here’s the scenario:
1) Smarteam Gateway sends a message to update items in an ERP system (Via Microsoft BizTalk Server)
2) ERP system sends an acknowledgement back to SmarTeam Gateway Inbound (Via Microsoft BizTalk Server).
The problem we encountered when doing this was the following error when a large number of messages are sent in rapid succession:
“Inbound Processor is not in appropriate state to start processing”
For those of you who have become accustomed to finding information at the support.smarteam.com website, please take notice… Dassault Systemes will be shutting down access to the site at some point in the near future. Dassault is steering customers to the new, expanded multi-brand support site at 3ds.com. You can access the new site directly at http://www.3ds.com/support.
So you want an easy way to drag and drop information from one system to another? Unfortunately it’s almost never that easy. Usually it takes a lot of thought, planning, and some trial-and-error to get it right.