Tip of the Day – Safe Mode, System Profile and Log file

Today I would like to share a few useful tips that will make your life easier as a Smart Office Developer. First we have ‘how to run Smart Office in Safe Mode’, then ‘how to force the System Profile Selector’, followed by some extra tips for checking the log and finding the isolated storage for the installed application.

 

How to run Smart Office in Safe Mode

Running Smart Office in Safe Mode means that you run Smart Office without any features. This means that you can run the Core functionality without loading any features. So M3 and S3 and all feature applications will not be available but all administrations tools and other internal tools will be there. Any change done to the Canvas will not be saved.

How to enable Safe mode? Press F8 on the Login Screen and you’ll see this:

How to force the System Profile Selector

If you see the System Profile Selector on logon depends on if you have enabled selection of system profile at logon in your settings.

Usually I run against one profile all the time an occasionally I want to change that profile. But I do not want to have to press enter on the system profile selector each login, nor enter settings and restart. So I never enable the system profile at logon, I use a hidden gem!

In the login screen press and hold Ctrl as you hit enter or click the login button. It will show the System Selector but only for that login. Nice…

How to view the Log file

The link to the log file is internal://log. If that link does not work in your version that means you don’t have the log file. You can always open the log file from the about Lawson Smart Office window.

Selecting view log file to open the Log Viewer. If you want to open the log file directly in notepad hold Ctlr as you press the link. Note that the newly opened Notepad will probably end up behind Smart Office so you will have to look for it in the Windows taskbar.

If you want know the file storage location for all Smart Office files then it is good to know that the log file is save at the top folder. So selecting File -> Save as in Notepad will show you the location of the isolated storage in the Windows Save As file dialog. This is the fastest way I have to finding the isolated storage. On my machine it was: C:\Users\11886\AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\Data\2OA47VCC.ZC2\AJ0YRZ4Z.1K9\http..tion_e07f23154c70b1f1_000a.0000_730abf783d165944\Data. It is kind of tricky when the URL is far down in generated folders. The fact that the root folder is this far down turns out to be important when naming Features and Mashups. Keep in might that there is limited character space available and keep Feature names and Mashup names short!

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  1. Pingback: Finding the logs for trouble shooting | Developing for Infor Smart Office

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