ReportCaster Verification

In this section:

After the repository is created, you should test the WebFOCUS Client and the ReportCaster configuration.

If you have problems with the verification, see Troubleshooting WebFOCUS and ReportCaster.

Make sure you have carried out the procedures in the preceding chapters before starting the Distribution Server.

Before starting or testing the Distribution Server, components it communicates with must be started. These include the following:

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Testing the WebFOCUS Client

How to:

This section describes how to test the WebFOCUS Client.

Procedure: How to Test the WebFOCUS Client
  1. Ensure the web and application servers are started and configured.
  2. Go to the following page using a browser:



    Are the host name and HTTP port of the web server or application server. For Tomcat stand-alone configurations, the default is hostname:8080. If you require SSL, use https instead of http.

    The WebFOCUS Sign In page opens, as shown in the following image.

    Note: If you receive a page not found error, ensure that your application server is started and that you have deployed the WebFOCUS application. For more information on configuring your application server, see Installing the WebFOCUS Client.

  3. Enter the following default credentials:
    • User Name: admin
    • Password: admin

    Note: If you receive an invalid user name or password error, ensure that the WebFOCUS repository has been created and contains initial table data.

  4. Click Sign In.

    The WebFOCUS BI Portal page appears, as shown in the following image.

    You can change the default credentials using the Security Center facility. To do this, click Administration from the top menu and then click Security Center. For more information, see the WebFOCUS Security and Administration manual.

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Starting and Stopping the ReportCaster Distribution Server

How to:

This section describes how to start and stop the ReportCaster Distribution Server.

Procedure: How to Test the WebFOCUS Repository Connectivity Settings

To verify, change, or test the Repository connectivity settings:

  1. Sign in to the WebFOCUS Administration Console and expand the Configuration tab in the left pane.
  2. Confirm that the Repository configuration settings are correct, as follows:
    1. Under the Configuration tab, expand Application Settings, and then click Repository.

      The right pane displays the Repository database parameters.

    2. Review the settings and make changes, if needed.
    3. Click Save.
  3. Restart ReportCaster and the Distribution Server, as follows:
    1. Under the ReportCaster tab, click Utilities, and then click Restart ReportCaster.

      A confirmation window opens.

    2. Click OK.
  4. Check the status to verify that ReportCaster is running in full function mode by clicking Utilities under the ReportCaster tab, then ReportCaster Status.

    The status appears in the right pane and should read:

    The Distribution Server is running in Full Function mode

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Verifying ReportCaster

How to:

After the ReportCaster Distribution Server is started, test the ReportCaster configuration by accessing ReportCaster interfaces.

Procedure: How to Verify ReportCaster Distribution Server Startup
  1. Start the ReportCaster Distribution Server and all related components, if they are not started.
  2. Sign in to the WebFOCUS Business Intelligence (BI) Portal, then select ReportCaster Console from the Tools menu.

    The ReportCaster Console opens, as shown in the following image.

  3. Verify that the Distribution Server is started on the host and port specified in your configuration.