What is the “Folder links outside of solution” Grid used for?

If you ever wanted to copy folder settings from one solution to another? Tired of doing folder extract and importing just to get some user profiles? I have a solution for you. there is a folder linking process that will allow you to “LINK” two folders in two different solutions together so that you can copy settings and preferences. The “Folder links outside of solution” grid setup on the Folder Setup is used to link a folder directory from one solution to another solution without having to use the folder import/export or copying setup data from one solution to another. This setup allows two solutions to share the copy functions in each folder.

Below is an example of how it can be setup and what you can use it for….

Here’s the Scenario: I want to copy a user from one solution to another. I have two servers, Server A and Server B. Server A is the main server where the directory will be linked to. Server B will be the server where the directory link is coming from.

SETUP:

  • Start by logging into Enterprise Management on Server A and going to Setup, General Parameters, Folders (GESADS)
    • Note: the link folder name on Server B cannot be used on Server A if Server A already has a folder with the same name.
  • In this example, I selected SEED (Server A) and I am going to Link it to COPY (Server B) to reveal the Folder links outside of solution grid.
    • Note: I did not click save yet. That happens at the end after filling out the Folder links outside of solution grid.
  • In the screenshot below, the main areas are colored, and a simple explanation is used to make the determination of what needs to be filled in.
    • The Yellow sections (Machine and Service) pertains to the Server B’s ip/name and main service port used for the components (default is 1807)
    • The Orange section (Directory and Linked folder) pertains to the location of the folder to be linked (on Server B) and the name of the folder
    • The Green section (Type of OS, System user and Password) pertains to the Operating System Type, OS User, and Password of Server B
    • The Pink section (Database type, Database name, Data source, DBMS user, Password) pertains to the (SQL or Oracle) Database information that is used with Server B

  • Once this is all filled out correctly, return to the links tab, click on the action card, and select the link activation button.
    • Note: The active link column should change to Yes
  • Then click Save.
    • If done correctly, it should save instantly and not start any folder processes

 

HOW TO USE:

Sample Scenario of use: An example would be that you can copy a setup, user, user’s profile from the destination folder (Server A) to the source folder (Server B).

  • After logging into Server A (Destination) go to Setup, users, users
  • Select the user you want to copy
  • Click the Copy button on the right list

             

 

  • Click the magnifying glass to pull up the list of folders you can copy to

             

 

  • On the folder listing you should see the Source server folder (Server B)
  • You can now select the Source to copy to

         

 

Now you can copy any settings and preferences, anywhere you see the “Copy” button on the right list, across folders that are not in the same solution!

Anonymous