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COMPANY_LOGO challenge (when there's same appset on Dev and Prod servers)

Dear all:

Situation

We have a Development and a Production box for BPC, both having the same Appset called BPC_PRODUCTION. When some QA and Power users toggle between the two system (Dev and Prod), the startup company logo does not get updated automatically.

For instance, on the Dev box, the Appset has a company_logo that says "Development", and likewise on the Prod box the Appset has a company_logo saying "Production". This was done to eliminate the confusion to the QA and Power users when they toggle between the two system. However, because they both have the same appset name, the COMPANY_LOGO.BMP was reused from the last logon session. Hence, when toggling from Dev to Prod, the startup logo still shows Dev's, and vice versa.

Data

1. The original thought about our setup was that it would be easier to back up Production data and restore into the development box whenever there is a need to sync the Development box with live data/content/security.

2. Currently the COMPANY_LOGO Parameter only takes COMPANY_LOGO.BMP so we cannot differentiate the Dev and Prod logos by different filename...

Questions

1. Is there a workaround to automatically update/refresh the startup logo, besides manually having the client clear local application information?

2. Or, is there a better way to distinguish Development box's Appset from Production box's, meanwhile having a very straightforward way to restore live data periodically?

Thank you!

Brian

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2010 at 09:56 PM

    Here's a couple of ideas - I assume you're using version 7...

    1) After you restore your appset from Prod to Dev, you can make a copy of it and name it whatever you would like. I have an appset called DEV_Appset and one called TEST_Appset that are both copies of my Prod appset that's called PROD_Appset.

    In BPC Admin, Click "Manage Application Sets" and then select your ApplicationSet in the Left pane and on the right pane select "Add Application Set", then name it whatever you want to call it.

    2) Then you can just go in and update the DEV appset and change the name of your BMP file name, but you have to do that in two places....

    Once you've restored your appset (whether or not you choose to rename it that doesn't matter)....Go into Appset Parameters, and change the Company_Logo value to a different file name - DEV_LOGO.BMP, and click Update. Then go out on your server in BPC\Data\Webfolders\%AppsetName% and rename your LOGO.BMP file to DEV_LOGO.BMP

    Greg

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      Greg:

      It worked! I manually set everything to default (including deleting the COMPANY_LOGO entry under AppSet web admin), and redefined COMPANY_LOGO parameter value to be the new logo bmp file, and voila!

      The key is to define the logo parameter value to a custom filename the first time. Once it's defined, it seems that the admin needs to reset everything to default to make any change.

      Thanks for your help! Greatly appreciated!

      Brian

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