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22 Nov 2016Visual LANSAV14

Category: Cloud - Azure
LANSA today announces the availability of their first Azure Quickstart template for deploying LANSA applications into a Microsoft Azure stack.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/templates/lansa-vmss-windows-autoscale-sql-database/
The template deploys a LANSA MSI developed using the Visual LANSA IDE into a Windows Virtual Machine Scale Set and creates an Azure SQL Database. The Scale Set is initialised with a desired count of Virtual Machines and then the LANSA MSI is installed in each Virtual Machine and sets up the Azure SQL Database.

Note: a similar template, which uses a pre-existing database, has been submitted to Microsoft for review. This allows an existing SQL Server Database, Azure SQL Database or MySql database to be used by the LANSA MSI only.

 
18 Nov 2016Longrange for RPG/LANSAAll

Category: Longrange
Apple has announced that starting from January 2017, all apps (including LongRange) on the App Store are to use HTTPS (TLS) connection only. Refer to this Longrange forum notice for details
http://longrange.lansa.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=511

 
7 Nov 2016 LANSA for iV14
& V14 SP1

Category: Host Monitor/Checkin and Compile
A checkin and compile problem has been encountered with the following criteria in place
- An RDML physical file which has a key, in an RDMLX partition
- Where the master repository is on an IBM i with Operating System 7.3
- The checkin and compile via the host Monitor will fail with an MCH5601 error in the joblog on a MOVOBJ command
This has been confirmed as an OS 7.3 issue and an IBM PTF is available to resolve the issue. The PTF is SI62854.
This problem is not exclusive to any particular version of LANSA and can occur on all supported versions of LANSA with the master repository on IBM OS 7.3.

 
22 Aug 2016Visual LANSA WebV14
& V14 SP1
Category: WAM Execution
The following character set issue, exclusive to IBM i 7.3 operating systems, is caused by an API change in IBM i 7.3.
On IBM i 7.3, in a WAM, a text LOB in CCSID 37 is sent as corrupted characters (not transcoded) when using the Internet Explorer browser.
Note: In Chrome or Firefox users may experience symptoms of LANSAWEB object being downloaded.
The cause of this issue is from changes made in 7.3 to an IBM i’s get attributes API causing failures to retrieve file information (CCSID, timestamps and other properties).

There are separate patches available for all LANSA versions supported on 7.3. Please contact your local support team to obtain the  appropriate fix for the version of LANSA you are encountering the issue with.
Important: You should only request this fix if you are encountering the issue described and only if you are on IBM i 7.3 operating system.
 
19 Aug 2016Visual LANSA FrameworkV14 SP1Category: VLF-WIN
In V14 SP1, a deployed VLF WIN application issues an object not found error for PRIM_ROM when shutting down the VLF.
Fat Error in component VF_SY200
A hotfix is available from LANSA to resolve this issue. Please contact your local support team to obtain the fix.
To apply:
Download and apply the hotfix to the build environment where the VLF-WIN MSI deployment package is built.
Rebuild and deploy the MSI package to pick up the new LANSA runtime with the fix.
Alternatively, after applying the hotfix to the build environment where the VLF-WIN MSI deployment package is built, create an MSP (patch) for the LANSA runtime with the fix.
 
17 Aug 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with V14 SP1 pre-installed has now been released
The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has V14 Service Pack 1 already installed.
For existing users of 14.0 GA there are two ways to upgrade to V14 SP1.
You can upgrade it the usual way as you would do if you were not in the Cloud by downloading or obtaining V14 SP1 from LANSA and upgrading your existing V14.
Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE.
 
4 Aug 2016Visual LANSAAllCategory: Visual LANSA
Launching the Visual LANSA development environment after upgrading to Windows 10 64-bit or after applying the latest Windows 10 update results in a Global data Initialisation failed error.
Refer to Visual LANSA failing with Global Initialisation failure after Windows 10 Upgrade or Update for details.
 
12 May 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with EPC 140020 pre-installed has now been released

The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has EPC 140020 already installed.

For existing users there are two ways to install EPC 140020. You can upgrade it the usual way - as you would do if you were not in the Cloud  by downloading and applying EPC140020

Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE.
 
22 Apr 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Web development
After upgrading Visual LANSA to V14, the option to 'Generate HTML' is missing from the compile options when compiling web enabled functions. Refer to Compile option to Generate HTML missing after upgrade to V14 for details and step to correct.
 
31 Mar 2016Visual LANSAV14Category: Cloud
LANSA IDE in the Amazon Cloud - Image with EPC140010 pre-installed has now been released
The image is now available from the AWS Marketplace. This image has EPC140010 already installed.
For existing users of 14.0 GA there are two ways to install EPC140010.
You can upgrade it the usual way as you would do if you were not in the Cloud by downloading and applying EPC140010
Or, if you assigned an IAM role to the instance when you created it, you may upgrade in situ. This requires the instance to have the rights to access S3, hence the need to have assigned an IAM role when you created the instance. Instructions may be found in the instance in the Start Here shortcut on the desktop. Details about specifying an IAM role when creating an instance may be found in the Marketplace usage instructions for the LANSA IDE
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA WebV14Category: Web Multi tier
Model B support for an IBM i application server is only available for Visual LANSA Web with a Windows Web Server (IIS). The Apache server cannot be used in V14 as the Model B web server for Visual LANSA Web.
Note: Single tier to IBM i is available for Visual LANSA Web and Model B using Apache server is still available for WAMs and Web Functions.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSAV14Category: Partition Initialization
There have been reports of an intermittent Partition Initialization failure when importing the DirectX demonstration material. The error is that a DLL (xdemoboo.dll) is in use. Rerunning the partition initialization allows the import to complete OK.
Note: The problem seems to be specific to Windows 8.1.
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA FrameworkV14Category: Visual LANSA Framework (VLF)
The new VLF-ONE, based on Visual LANSA Web technology, is not shipped on the V14 GA DVD. VLF-ONE will be delivered soon as an EPC. When you install V14, there will be no VLF option during the install or partition initialization. If you upgrade from V13 VLF installed, VLF will remain unchanged at the level it was before the V14 upgrade.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSA FrameworkV14Category: Visual LANSA Framework (VLF)
If you are a developer using the VLF (Visual LANSA Framework) and upgrade to LANSA V14 then you will lose access to online help resources. For example these assistance menu items will not function correctly:
Example Assistance Menu
And using F1=Help for item level help text will not function correctly.
 
16 Nov 2015Visual LANSAV14Category: WAM Execution
After a successful WAM deployment using the template XWAMENB, the WAM does not execute. This is caused by the DBUS and PSWD values in X_lansa.pro not matching the login credentials provided in the package and the DB verification process during the installation. This issue only arises when Oracle is used as the Data/Application database engine. The solution is to manually set the DBUS and PSWD values in X_lansa.pro.
 
16 Nov 2015LANSA for iV14Category: Install/Upgrade
LANSA for i can only be installed or upgraded on supported versions of the IBM i Operating System.