08-21-2014 01:10 PM
08-21-2014 01:16 PM
Ok, I see you updated the post. Yes, that would be the issue. I'm not sure why they're not being created with the remote is cut.
08-21-2014 02:35 PM
RJ, was this remote upgraded or a fresh cut on 8.1?
Not all the following views are necessary (all views ending in _ are dynamically created by the provider and do not need to exist. The ones that concern me are the ORM views. These existed prior to 7.5.4.
ACCOUNTSYNCVIEW Used only for X3 sync
IMPORTHISTORY_ This is created dynamically by the provider
IMPORTTEMPLATE_ This is created dynamically by the provider
NETFORMS_PLUGIN_ This is created dynamically by the provider
PACKAGEKITVIEW Not currently used
SALESORDERSYNCVIEW Not currently used
SALESQUOTATIONSYNCVIEW Not currently used
SYNCRESULT_ This is created dynamically by the provider
08-21-2014 04:13 PM - edited 08-21-2014 04:37 PM
NO.. It is a remote db that has been working 100% fine for several years.. right up thru it's 7.5.4 upgrade - I Talked w/Tech Support (again) this afternoon and told them I believe I found out where all of this went wrong.
I started digging into the "bundles" that are applied and ran accross something that I raised a flag about before.. how SQL views were being "bundled".... It started back in the 7.0.x to 7.2 timeframe.. When these were created then it was impossible for the view to synch.
The DB in question (that's failing) goes back to that time-frame. and I found the offending/defective view creation sitting right there in the 7.0.x to 7.2 upgrade bundle.
I just applied a direct fix to the remote db:
/****** Object: View [sysdba].[ORMCOLUMN] Script Date: 08/21/2014 16:59:02 ******/
createview [sysdba].[ORMCOLUMN] as
select TABLE_CATALOG, TABLE_SCHEMA, c.TABLE_NAME, c.COLUMN_NAME, c.ORDINAL_POSITION - 1 ORDINAL_POSITION, c.IS_NULLABLE, c.DATA_TYPE, CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH, NUMERIC_PRECISION, NUMERIC_SCALE, DOMAIN_NAME, DISPLAYNAME
from information_schema.columns c
left outer join sectabledefs std
on(c.TABLE_NAME = std.TABLENAME AND c.COLUMN_NAME = std.FIELDNAME)
.. and it fixed the problem immediately..
As I said above.. this was traced back to a Saleslogix upgrade bundle (7.0.x to 7.2) where the view was created but in a manner that did not allow it to synch. So it was a "time-bomb" wiating to go off.. and it did as soon as I tried to hook up Outlook Sync.
Therere's definitely the same problem w/ all the remote offices this customer has (just looked) - and anyone else who has been upgrading remote & remote offices since 7.0 and not re-cutting.
Now that I've come up w/a fix.. no need to re-cut ;-)
HOWEVER, I do have a big concern that there's no (visible) mechanism that will keeep these views up to date via sync. Maybe they need to be "auto-created views" so that when things change in resynctabledefs and sectabledefa.. and they do..
08-25-2014 10:41 AM
RJ, starting in 8.1 there is a new bundle action that will sync to remotes. "Create Database Object Definition". This will allow you to create new views, update existing views for both Oracle and SQL. The SQL versions will apply to the remotes via sync.
08-25-2014 11:04 AM
Yep.. just noticed this - thanks!
I can create the bundle I need to deal w/teh problem for my customers - BUT I hope you guye will create an "official" bundle to deal w/all the SQL views that are missing one remotes when we upgrade.
I'll post my bundle back up here for anyone upgrading remotes and/or remote offices to 8.1
FYI - as you are aware - recutting a remote office is a major nightmare since we have zero control over the cut - no subscription and - the worst thing of all no Attachment control liek we have w/(normal) remotes!
(Suggestion - sneak in the ability to cut a remote office w/out synching (physical) attachments!)
10-27-2014 09:05 AM