3.4.8 Initialize Database and Partitions

Initializing the Partition makes the partition usable. It imports System Fields, Component primitives and so on. It also ensures that the execution environment is able to build objects for the partition.

Some imports are optional. You should only specify those that you initially require. If you have partitions with different requirements, then you should consider selecting None and initializing each partition using the Log On dialog. Refer to the Administrator's Guide if you require more information.

To avoid a long initialization, choose only to initialize those Partitions that you plan use immediately and select only the options that you want to use in every Partition. For example, imports such as the Visual LANSA Framework contain a large amount of data. So, if one Partition was to take 10 minutes to initialize, 6 Partitions will take 1 hour. Further Partition Initialization can be done from within LANSA so there is no need to install them all now or run the install again.

Initialize Database

Select this option if the database is to be initialized. If selected, the database tables will be created/updated and the specified Partitions initialized.

If the database has not previously been initialized then the Partition initialization section specifies how the new Visual LANSA system should be set up.

All Partitions in Windows Repository

If you select this option, all current Partitions in the Windows repository will be initialized. If installing to a new database, this option will be disabled. In this case, after the installation is complete, you will create partitions and initialise during the Visual LANSA log on process.

Selected Partitions

Specify the Partitions to be initialized. If more than one partition is to be initialized, then separate Partition names with spaces. For example, "DEM DEX ABC"

If you are installing to an Independent Server, this option will be disabled.

Note: The DEM Partition
The DEM (Demonstration) partition is included in the Selected Partitions when an Independent Visual LANSA system is being installed.
The DEM partition is an example definition to give you access to Visual LANSA. When you are in Visual LANSA, you can add other partitions and delete this DEM partition, if it is not needed.



Select this option if the Partitions are all initialized. You would normally use this option if you were performing a Modify or Repair to an existing installation.

Synchronize partition(s) with IBM i Master

Select this option to synchronize the partition for Visual LANSA Framework; Enable for the Web; and LANSA Client field and file definitions with the IBM i Master

Example User/Task (PCXUSER/PCXTASK)

This field is visible when installing an Independent Visual LANSA system type. It is mandatory that you select this the first time you install an Independent Visual LANSA system.

This option imports an example User Id, Password and Task to give you access to Visual LANSA. When you are in Visual LANSA, you can add others and delete these examples.

Note that the password is context sensitive.

Optional Imports

Visual LANSA Framework
Select this option to install the Visual LANSA Framework into the specified partition(s). For details, refer to What is the Visual LANSA Framework? in the Visual LANSA Framework Guide.

WAM development
Select this option to enable WAM development for the specified partition(s).

LANSA Client field and file definitions
Select this option to import field and file definitions for use with LANSA Client.

Sample material
Selecting this option will import relevant demonstration packages into the current Partition.

The sample material includes the Personnel System files that are used for a number of Visual LANSA examples and demonstrations.

Some of the objects included are: