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Running AL_Designer batch

We have just installed data designer 3.0 as a replacement for another ETL product. We have the software installed on a windows 2003 server and instead of installing the client on several users laptops, we have decided to remote connect to the Data Services server and run the app from there. The problem with this is that the last one logged in has all jobs trying to run from their repository. So, I checked the install manual and found the command script (pages 11 & 112) to allow multiple users. The script works fine until it tries to process the AL_Designer.exe line. When it tries to execute AL_Designer, we are presented with what looks to be an error box with the title Business Objects Data Designer. After some research on the forum, I only found one entry regarding the AL_Designer and that indicated the -g switch should be used. Tried that but still no luck. Did anyone have success running the script listed in the install guide?

Thanks a lot for any info you may provide!

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    Oct 09, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    We are running Citrix Presentation Server Platinum. I can post the script if you would like.

    You may note the name change. I finally got my own userid. I was using Nancy's previously.

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  • Oct 08, 2008 at 08:18 PM

    Hi Nancy,

    Are you attempting to run the Designer via Remote Desktop with multiple users? If so, [please see this discussion thread|/thread/1079711 [original link is broken];.

    Thanks,

    ~Scott

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    Oct 08, 2008 at 08:32 PM

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the reply, but that is not what I am looking for. That post seems to be more of a security question. My question is looking for an answer of how to run AL_Designer.exe via a DOS command file like the example in the install guide. I can successfully run "%LINK_DIR%/bin/AL_designer.exe" if that is the only line in the command script.

    My thinking is that the example script in the manual is missing a copy of some files.

    We are such a new customer, that I cannot even file an error ticket with support yet, so that is why I am looking for an answer here.

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