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In some cases, additional products are required in order to use Active Technologies.
Some product requirements and device support depend on the Active Technologies chart engine that you are using. The ARGRAPHENGINE setting specifies the chart engine used for rendering charts in Active Technologies. For more information on the ARGRAPHENGINE syntax and settings for the chart engine, see Switching the Chart Engine.
If you are using Internet Explorer, Version 8 or higher is required for Active Technologies, starting with WebFOCUS Reporting Server Release 7.7 Version 04.
The following additional installations are required:
For more information, see the WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation and Configuration for Windows manual.
For more information on Adobe Flash Player and to verify the state of support on 64-bit browsers, see the Adobe website:
In order to run an active report for PDF (APDF output format), Adobe Reader® 10.1.9 or higher is required so that the Adobe Flash Player run-time code included in the Reader can render the SWF files that are Adobe Flash Player compatible.
For details on enabling Adobe Reader for Google Chrome™, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Safari® on Mac OS® so that you can view active reports for PDF in those browsers, see Viewing an Active Technologies Report for PDF in Adobe Reader.
The following apply to Active Technologies.
An active report for Adobe Flash Player is generated using a Java-based compiler engine that is included with the Adobe Open Source Flex SDK for the WebFOCUS Reporting Server. The Adobe Flex compiler does not support the use of a UNC (Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention) path.
If the WebFOCUS Reporting Server is installed on a network share using a UNC path name, you must set the CLASSPATH to flex-compiler-oem.jar and mxmlc.jar on a mapped drive before starting the server.
For example, before calling edastart on a user PC, issue the following commands:
net use E: \\mypc\C$\ibi
set CLASSPATH=E:\srv77\home\etc\flex\lib\flex-compiler-oem.jar; E:\srv77\home\etc\flex\lib\mxmlc.jar
z/OS (OS/390) is not supported by Active Technologies for Adobe Flash Player (FLEX output format) or for PDF (APDF output format).
iSeries (AS/400) and OpenVMS are fully supported.
z/OS (traditional MVS) users running under PDS deployment must allocate their temporary HTML data sets so that the data sets have a wider LRECL to use HOLD FORMAT AHTML syntax.
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On some UNIX® systems, such as Linux and Oracle® Solaris, the system locale may be set by default to a UTF-8 encoding value, such as en_US.UTF-8.
Unless you are running the WebFOCUS Reporting Server in Unicode, this setting causes JSCOM to run in UTF-8 mode and corrupts the buffer.
On these systems, you can check the language that is set by typing:
Make sure that the setting reflects the language that you are planning to use on the WebFOCUS Reporting Server. For example, if the WebFOCUS Reporting Server is set to 437 English only, make sure that the server is started with the correct English system locale.
You can add the LANG setting to the edastart shell script, or you can add it to the profile of the user ID that starts the server. For example, add the following to set the language to English on Linux:
On Oracle Solaris, you need to set LC_ALL, in addition to LANG. For more information, contact your UNIX administrator.
If data in active reports contains National Language Support (NLS) characters, you must configure the server for NLS in order to display the correct characters. For more information, see the Server Administration for UNIX, Windows, OpenVMS, IBM i, and z/OS manual.
The web server must support NLS file names if you are using NLS characters in an SWF file name. For example, Tomcat stand-alone does not support the use of NLS file names.
When you are using the active Flash output format, for double-byte characters (for example, Japanese and Chinese), the only font supported is Arial Unicode MS (UTF-8 configuration). Style sheets must use this font in order to display double-byte characters correctly.
If you are using InfoAssist or the Business Intelligence (BI) Portal to run an active report for Adobe Flash Player (FLEX output format) or for PDF (APDF output format) in the Turkish language, you must customize the nlscfg.err file and odin.cfg file.
ENCODING = Cp1026
;JSCOM3 Listener NODE = JSS BEGIN PROTOCOL = TCP CLASS = JAVASERVER PORT = 12335 AWT_HEADLESS = Y JVM_OPTIONS = -Duser.language=en JVM_MAX_HEAP = 512 END