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Problems with MRE after upgrade from 5.2.3 to 5.2.4
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<Grzegorz>
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Hello All,

I just upgraded to 5.2.4 (from 5.2.3), and I am observing the following:
1. On the page http://localhost/ibi_html/workbnch/mrlogon.htm I enter the 'User ID' and 'Password' and press 'Logon', or enter the following URL:
http://localhost/ibi_apps/WFServlet?IBIMR_user=admin&IB...=0&IBIWF_language=en
2. Instead of the applet with MRE console I receive the following file named WFServlet:


---RETURN_TYPE_VERSION---START
1
---RETURN_TYPE_VERSION---END
---COMMENT---START
user.htm
---COMMENT---END
---ERROR_CODE---START
1002
---ERROR_CODE---END

Anyone encountered similar problems ?
What can be a reason of this ?

(It looks like that self-service application and Report Caster are working well)

Thanks in Advance
Grzegorz

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my sympathies, Grzegorz! i have different problems, but did you try reinstalling the upgrade from the ibi website download? the gen build date should be dated 12.18, so they tell me. If you try ? GEN , it will tell you the gen date. oh, wait, you can't even get IN to MRE.
Well, the software is downloadable in 2 parts from the website, CSS can give you the links.
good luck.
 
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<Grzegorz>
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Susannah,

Thanks for the response, but because of our firewall settings, any installation from the IBI VPN sites is impossible. So I installed it from the "fully downloadable" version.
Finally I found what is going on:
WFServlet 5.2.4 does not like Polish unicode characters within the MRE domain names, and it crashes reading MRE repository. (MRE repository parser is just "too sensitive" in 5.2.4)
I am staying with 5.2.3 (at least on the customer/prospect sites), opening case and waiting for the next release.

Thanks
Grzegorz
 
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Grzegorz, susannah, anyone.....
How long on 5.2.3...? We are on 4.3.6 and getting ready to migrate to 5.2.3. Would you have any insight or words of wisdom for the version/migration upgrade. When I assisted with the install of 4.3.6 (a year ago) I was new to WebFocus and this will be the first version upgrade/migration I'll be responsible for. They want this done by (don't laugh) April 1, so I hope the joke isn't on me in the end. I'd appreciate any insight anyone can offer to help keep me from being the April 1st joke......... Razzer
 
Posts: 132 | Location: Kansas | Registered: November 12, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Do you have an MRE site, with lots of domains that use the same fexes in some other domain via -INCLUDE.
If you do, DONT UPGRADE. 524 totally destroys this architecture. 522 and all prior versions work fine.
If you don't, then i recommend going straight to 524 , bypass 523, if you're running windows server. ( i don't have any experience with other servers ); First sweep your code for any variables that will make java crash; like any &vars named © or &DATE..and don't use any statement labels "-SKIPIMAGE"; There's a thread here somewhere on 'words java doesn't like';
 
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I'm still in the process of getting WebFocus up and running so I have relatively few -INCLUDES and those I do have are contained within the domain.

I was informed that I need to go to 5.2.3 for the install and then 5.2.4 is a service pack step.

Did you use the migration utility to copy and migrate your repository ? Can you run this multiple times ? Does it copy master files and individuals "My reports" well ?

Thanks as always for the great insight.....
 
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