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BEFORE you use any Interactive Tools within the ERW, you need to follow the procedure described on this page.

Interactive Tools on the ERW make use of two methods of connection to provide access.  These are :-

  1. Web Browser
  2. X11

As part of the initiation of an Interactive Tool, the system makes use of a small program (.JAR) file to establish the connection.  It is this program which is initiated when you click the Click here to connect link during the use of an Interactive Tool.

Connections to these tools work best in the Chrome browser.

Follow the below steps (both Web Browser and X11) to set up your system to enable both of these methods of connection.  This procedure only needs to be run once on your system.  After this procedure has been successfully completed, all interactive tools can be connected to straight away after clicking the Click here to connect link.

This procedure must also be followed to enable connection to the CMIS Sync service.

Web Browser

To make the ‘Click here to connect’ a 1-click operation, you must:-

  1. Associate .JAR files to a runtime environment.
  2. Set your browser to allow .JAR files to be downloaded and executed automatically

1. Associate .JAR files to Java runtime environment.

In Windows, select Start->Default Programs->Associate a file type or protocol with a program, then in the list .jar must be set as follows :-

 

 If you need to Change program, it needs to look like this:-

 

 

2. Set your browser to automatically run .JAR files

To set your browser to download and run .JAR files automatically, (assuming you are using Chrome) :-

  1. Initiate an Interactive Tool.
  2. When the tool is ready, Select the Click here to connect link to initiate your interactive tool.
  3. When the notification appears :-    
  4. Right-click on the notification and select Always open files of this type :-   This is not mandatory, but does remove the future notifications appearing as shown above.
  5. Select Keep.  The tool will now start, and you should not see the notification message again the next time you start an interactive tool.  If you select Discard you will not be able to connect to the Interactive Tool.

X11

To enable connection to X11 based interactive tools, you must download and install an X server utility such as the one listed below.  Click the below link to initiate download:-

X11  http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/files/latest/download?source=files

The X11 server utility MUST be running on your system before you select Click here to connect link to initiate your Interactive Tool.  Note: the X11 utility must be started each time, before you connect to an X11 tool.  If you do not start the X Server utility you will be unable to connect to the Interactive Tool, although it will still be up and running.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Connections to these tools work best in the Chrome browser.

     change these to "interactive tools" (if this is what you mean)

    What about other browsers, e.g. IE, Firefox? Can these still be used? Please say if there are any issues with others

  2. Associate .JAR files to Java runtime environment.


    Set Browser to Automatically run .JAR files


    Unclear if these are sequential steps the user must follow.

     

    Unclear also if this has to be done every time an interactive tool is invoked. As the start of a session, and applies to all interactive tools, or once on first use of the ERW. Please specify.

     

    Same applies for the X11. 

     

    I think this setting-up is so important the instruction to set up before running the interactive tools needs to be said in bold at the top of this page.

  3. Anonymous

    "work best in the Chrome browser".  Why?  Firefox is a common browser too.  (IE and others less so).  What may not work if another browser is used.

    "Right-click on the notification and select Always open files of this typeSee comments on earlier page.

    "Select Keep.See comments on earlier page.

    "The X11 server utility MUST be running on your system before you select Click here to connect link"  What if it isn't?  What message do you see?  What happens to the tool you're trying to run?

    Barbara