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Recover Data Insight Projects

Earlier this year, my client installed Data Insight 3.0 on a laptop. A SQL Server metadata repository was also installed on this laptop. Some projects were were deveroped at that time but the laptop has been sitting, unused, for three months. Now they want to revisit those projects, but the projects cannot be located. When I query the IQI_PROJECTS table in the metadata repository, I can see the project names. However, they are not visible in Data Insight's Manage Projects window.

is there a way to query the MDR in SQL Server to rebuild the project? Alternatively, can we query for the column query information? (I can get the custom queries from IQI_CUSTOM_QUERY.)

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  • Posted on Oct 07, 2009 at 07:37 PM

    I was able to recover the projects

    Verify that your SQL Server login account has ownership of the Data Insight metadata repository database.

    Log into the SQL Server that hosts the MDR, and perform the following queries:

    Execute this SQL statement:


    This will list all projects in the MDR, the account that was used to create them and the project share flag. If the share flag is 0 then the project will not be visible to Data Insight users who log in under a different account. To change the share flag for any project, execute the following SQL statements:

    update IQI_PROJECT set IQI_PRJ_SHR_IN = 1 where IQI_PRJ_OWNER = '<user_acct>''

    (replace <user_acct> with actual account name)


    The project share flag should now = 1. Now the project(s) will be visible to all users.

    Edited by: Paul Kessler on Oct 7, 2009 2:40 PM

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