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This section explains how to create the WebFOCUS Repository and verify the WebFOCUS Client configuration.
For NLS configuration information, review this section and consult the WebFOCUS Security and Administration manual.
As of WebFOCUS 8, a unified repository model (referred to as the WebFOCUS repository) has been implemented to provide streamlined data access for all your reporting, scheduling, security, and administrative requirements. Tables that are created for ReportCaster and accessed by the Distribution Server are now part of the WebFOCUS repository. The WebFOCUS Business Intelligence (BI) Portal, which enables end users to access WebFOCUS reports through a user-friendly web interface, stores and retrieves reporting content from the WebFOCUS repository.
The WebFOCUS repository can reside on the same system as the WebFOCUS Client or on a different system, and can be stored in any JDBC-compliant database for which a driver exists.
Since the WebFOCUS repository has been restructured as of WebFOCUS 8 and is different from previous WebFOCUS releases, you must create a new repository when migrating from earlier WebFOCUS versions. For more information on migrating existing ReportCaster data, see the Migration manual.
To create the Repository tables:
Note: During installation, if the Create WebFOCUS Repository check box is selected, then the installer will run the WFReposUtilCMDLine.bat file in CREATE_INSERT mode. If any errors occur during this process, you can view the WFReposUtilCMDLine.log file for details. If the Create WebFOCUS Repository check box is not selected during installation (in the case of an existing repository), then you must manually run the WFReposUtilGUI.bat file in DROP_CREATE_INSERT mode. Alternatively, you can run the WFReposUtilCMDLine.bat file in DROP_CREATE_INSERT mode.
The WF Repository Management dialog box opens, as shown in the following image.
The following run modes are available: