Ongoing tasks

The Xtraction administrator is responsible for the following ongoing tasks.

Configuring display settings

These settings include time zones, colors, and so on that are used in displayed content.

Reloading the data model and license files

You need to reload these important files when conditions change:

Data model file: The data model file (Datamodel.dat) contains the definition of the target databases against which Xtraction is configured to report. If updates are made to the data model file, you need to reload these definitions so that Xtraction can use the changes made.

License file: A valid license file is required for Xtraction to operate. When a new license file is supplied, you need to reload it from the file system so that Xtraction recognizes the new license settings.

Managing license availability

License availability can become a problem when users log out of Xtraction by closing their web browser instead of using the recommended Logout option at the bottom of the page. When closing the browser to log out, the license isn't immediately released.

Because license usage is defined by each Xtraction session open in a browser, the problem of license availability is compounded when a user using multiple, concurrent licenses doesn't exit the sessions in the recommended way. Make sure to tell users this, but you may also want to lower the setting for a session timeout to ensure that licenses are more readily available if users don't properly exit.

You can change the session timeout setting via the Xtraction Settings utility (XtractionSettings.exe), located in the Xtraction installation folder. For details, see the Install & Upgrade Guide.

Note that directly before a session timeout occurs for a user, a pop-up dialog will display with a two-minute countdown enabling them to cancel it before the session ends.

Updating Xtraction database connection settings

If the database connection settings have changed from those used during installation, you'll need to update Xtraction before they work again. Reasons for updating include moving the installation to a new server or changes to security management. You can update connection settings via the Xtraction Settings utility (XtractionSettings.exe), located in the Xtraction installation folder. For details, see the Install & Upgrade Guide.