About this document.|
This document tries to answer the most frequent questions about installation. It applies to AN Business Reports, Rpv Business Reports and Rpv Reports Steel.
1.- Which file should I download? Different packages for the same version: developer and end users.
2.- Installing Rpv on your end users' computers. How to install Rpv as part of your application.
3.- Silent and/or personalized installation.
4.- Installing the licenses.
5.- Installation problems.
6.- Installation on Windows Vista.
Which file should I download? Different packages for the same version: developer and end users.
Both editions have to be downloaded. However, one will be installed only on developer's computer and the other one only on end user's machines.
Each version of Rpv Reports has two editions of the same software:
2) End user
Both editions contain the same software packed in different ways.
The edition for developers includes however some additional tools that end users' edition does not contain. For example the "Rpv Chart Helper" to design charts or the "Rpv Visual Editor", intended to design templates for the reports.
Additionally, the developer edition contain technical information, specially intended to programmers.
The end user edition instead, even when it contains all the tools that the end user could need (print server, RpvPrint utility, RpvPrintDir, etc), it doesn't install shortcuts or menu options to them. They can only be accessed by the developer on the Rpv directory. Additionally, help files are oriented to end user. It doesn't have any kind of technical information.
The editions for end users can be recognized because the end of the file ends with "EU" (end user).
For example for Rpv Business Reports in English the EXE installers have the following names:
RpvBrEngEU.exe (End user)
Since Rpv Business Reports 5.3.7 there is a new end user edition that does not create entries such as menu options or shortcuts on the desktop. This edition is also for end users and ends with "NI" (no icons). The name for the file in English is RpvBrEspEuNI.exe.
Installing Rpv on your end users' computers. How to install Rpv as part of your application.
It is sure that the END USER EDITION of Rpv Reports will be installed as part of another application, the main application.
We strongly recommend not to uncompress the files contained in the Rpv setup file to integrate them into your setup file. The main reason is that every time that Rpv has a new functionallity or a fix, you should compile your setup again.
What we recommend in this case that your setup file starts the Rpv setup file in silent mode (without user interaction).
If you do that, when the Rpv is enhanced or fixed all you will have to do is to replace the old Rpv setup file by the new one.
Before or after the installation, you must also copy the END USER LICENSE on the Rpv directory to make Rpv Reports run.
Silent and/or personalized installation.
Rpv reports can be installed without user interaction. This is useful to install Rpv as part of another application.
How to run the setup:
RPVBRENGEU.EXE [/VERYSILENT] [/NORESTART] [DIR="c:\specific directory"] [/GROUP="Folder name"] [/NOICONS]
The EXE file that we show here is the END USER EDITION of the Rpv Business Reports in English. The file can vary depending on the language and the version that you are installing.
Installing the licenses.
Once the software was installed it will be necessary to install the license to make Rpv Reports work properly.
The license is a TXT file that defines the behavior of the software. For the END USER EDITION you must install the END USER LICENSE and for the DEVELOPER EDITION the DEVELOPER LICENSE is the right one.
To install the license, just replace the original LICENSE.TXT that is on the Rpv directory (or the one that you used to install it) by the one that you received as the END USER LICENSE.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to install the appropiate license. If a DEVELOPER license is intalled on an END USER computer, that END USER will be able to modify the reports and will be able to alter some results.
The 99% of the cases Rpv Reports is installed without problems and runs without erros. However, errors can occur but here there are some tips to fix them.
It is known that every setup program "strongly recommends" to shutdown all the programs running. It is also known that not many people follow this direction. It is possible that some component can't be registered properly because is was in use by another application at the moment of the installation.
Some times, the installation problems show errors such as "The component X.DLL is not properly registered", or "X.DLL/OCX could not create the object".
The important fact here is that the error shows the name of the component that is failing.
There are two ways to solve a problem like this one:
1.- By reinstalling the software paying attention to shutdown all the applications that could take a file to be registered. It is not needed to uninstall first.
2.- By registering the component that is failing manually.
If you are an experienced user, is possible that you solve the problem quickly by registering the component manually. To do that, go to a DOS window and execute the following command:
Where X.OCX is the component that is failing.
It is possible that the REGSVR32.EXE file is not on that directory. That will depend on the Windows version that you're running.
Search for RegSvr32.exe on your system to locate this file.
Installation on Windows Vista.
Rpv Reports is compatible with Windows Vista.
Depending on the configuration of your system is possible that Rpv shows some error when it is executed.
This situation is rare but it can be solved reinstalling Rpv using the administrator account or some other user that has enough rights over the system.
More information about Rpv on Windows Vista