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If you used to work on Real Estate Leases and Generate Payment Schedules before 3.4.2 you know that every time you need to copy a Payment Schedule, you would need to open the record, click More.. and click Copy.
As Copy was the only action on that More.. button, development made a decision to move this out and have it aside Copy and Copy&Close. The issue is that for base 3.4.2/10.4.2 the More button was removed and the copy one never placed in the form. It was fixed in 10.4.2.1, so in the following fixpack.
So you are going to test 10.5 for evaluating an upgrade and the copy action is missing. This was a regression fixed in the most recent 10.5 fixpacks.
IBM TRIRIGA Microsoft SQL Server database Best Practice recommendations to be reviewed by MS SQL Server DBA
Provide suggestions and recommendations for the IBM TRIRIGA MS SQL Server database environment. Also, provide monitoring and trouble resolution steps to quickly discover and prevent performance and instability degradation.
This document is in response to performance related issues occurring in the installation of the TRIRIGA Application. Key areas to address:-
MS SQL Server performance problems can be difficult to pinpoint and require inspection into many aspects of the environment. There is no magic button or specific step by step actions to locate every performance issue. What exist are guidelines for diagnosing and troubleshooting common performance problems. The purpose of this document will be to provide a general methodology for diagnosing and troubleshooting MS SQL Server database instability & performance problems in common scenarios.
Configuration, tuning and sizing issues for MS SQL Server may lead to various instability and performance issues from database end. The instructions listed below are to be reviewed, confirmed and applied by customer’s DBA whenever necessary.
TRIRIGA Customer Typical findings
There are basic best practices that should be implemented on a production MS SQL Servers.
SQL Server Best Practices
SQL Service: The account that runs the SQL Server Service should be included in the two Local Security Policy Groups below:
“Lock Pages in Memory” – Prevents SQL Server allocated memory from being swapped to disk.
“Perform volume maintenance tasks” - Enables Instant File Initialization, the system will not initialize storage it allocates. Instead, the storage will remain uninitialized until SQL Server writes data to it. Preventing the server from zero-filling storage.
1. Click Start.
2. Go to Administrative tools | Local Security Policy.
3. Click Local Policies Click User Rights Assignment.
4. Scroll down to “Lock pages in memory”, and double-click it.
5. Click Add User or Group, and enter the SQL Server service account name.
6. Scroll down to “Perform volume maintenance tasks”, and double-click it.
7. Click Add User or Group, and enter the SQL Server service account name.
Server Memory: Change “Max Server Memory” to coincide with the chart below. This setting controls how much memory can be used by the SQL Server Buffer Pool. If you don’t set an upper limit for this value, other parts of SQL Server, and the operating system can be starved for memory, which can cause instability and performance problems. These settings are for x64, on a dedicated database server, only running the DB engine,
“Max Degree Parallelism”: Set to 4. Currently set at 0, unlimited parallelism. Takes effect immediately. This will limit parallelism to 4 threads and decrease CXPACKET waits.
EXEC dbo.sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE;
EXEC dbo.sp_configure 'max degree of parallelism', 4;
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE;
TempDB: Add data Files to match number of cores. Running with a single tempdb data file can create unacceptable latch contention and I/O performance bottlenecks. To mitigate these problems, allocate one tempdb data file per processor core. (This is different than the practice for user-defined database files, where the recommendation is 0.5 to 1 data file per core.) Change Growth rate to a fixed increment. Turn on AutoStats.
--Simple script to generate Temp file SQL, change for your path. Creates 2GB files with 512MB Growth. (Generate results as text, copy, paste run. Takes affect after SQL restart)
set nocount on
declare @filename int
select @filename = '1'
while @filename <= 32
Select 'ALTER DATABASE [tempdb] ADD FILE ( NAME = N''tempdev' + conv
Select @filename = @filename + 1
In Windows 2008, networking should be set for “Maximize settings for networked applications”.
Database Best Practices
Autogrow: Change Autogrow on data and log files, increase growth amount to 500MB+ per file depending on rate of growth.
Auto Update Stats: Change to Async. Prevents SQL from waiting on stats to update.
The optimizer will initiate a statistics update operation when about 20% of the rows in an index have changed. Normally, whatever query was being optimized at the time will then have to wait until the statistics are updated before it can finish the optimization phase and begin executing. With the 'async' option, a separate thread will update the stats, and the query that was being optimized will continue and use the older stats when its plan is generated.
Update Statistics: Consider running on a nightly or weekly basis with fullscan.
IBM TRIRIGA specific recommendations
Increase Tridata data files to 0.5 to 1 data file per core.
All files to be exact same size and growth settings.
Suggestion to equalize the current server:
Create a new filegroup and add 4-8 files large enough to hold the largest table in Tridata.
Rebuild the table clustered index on the new filegroup with drop existing. This would allow SQL to stripe the table data and indexes across the newly created files without having to unload and load the database. Repeat as needed for similar groupings. Maybe another group for reference and configuration tables and so on until the Primary filegroup can be reduced.
Snapshot Isolation to reduce blocking:
Consider testing with Snapshot_isolation and read
ALTER DATABASE << My Database >>
ALTER DATABASE << My Database >>
SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL SNAPSHOT
SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, FirstName, Title
Keep a close watch on unused indexes and missing indexes.
, 'CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ix_IndexName ON ' + sys.objects.name COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT + ' ( ' + IsNu
ELSE CASE WHEN mid.
ELSE ',' END + mid.
ELSE 'INCLUDE (' + mid.
INNER JOIN sys.
INNER JOIN sys.
INNER JOIN sys.objects WITH (nolock) ON mid.OBJECT_ID = sys.
WHERE (migs.group_handle IN
SELECT TOP (500) group_handle
ORDER BY (avg
ORDER BY 2 DESC , 3 DESC
SELECT o.name, indexname=i.name, i.index_id , reads=user_seeks + user_scans + user_lookups
, writes = user_updates , rows = (SELECT SUM(p.rows) FROM sys.partitions p WHERE p.index_id = s.index_id AND s.object_id = p.object_id)
WHEN s.user_updates < 1 THEN 100
ELSE 1.00 * (s.user_seeks + s.user_scans + s.user_lookups) / s.user_updates
END AS reads_per_write
, 'DROP INDEX ' + QUOTENAME(i.name)
+ ' ON ' + QUOTENAME(c.name) + '.' + QUOT
INNER JOIN sys.indexes i ON i.index_id = s.index_id AND s.object_id = i.object_id
INNER JOIN sys.objects o on s.object_id = o.object_id
INNER JOIN sys.schemas c on o.schema_id = c.schema_id
AND s.database_id = DB_ID()
AND i.type_desc = 'nonclustered'
AND i.is_primary_key = 0
AND (SELECT SUM(p.rows) FROM sys.partitions p WHERE p.index_id = s.index_id AND s.object_id = p.object_id) > 10000
ORDER BY reads
SQL Server Monitoring
Management Data Warehouse
The management data warehouse should be turned on for monitoring sql. This tool will provide baseline information and allow for timeline snapshots of performance data. Near Real-time performance reporting and query history.
SQL Black Box Trace
Consider turning on the MS SQL server black box trace to run at startup. This trace data can be viewed when blocking occurs without having to start a new trace. Two rolling 25MB files. This data can be reviewed in profiler and also sent off to application providers for further analysis.
SELECT * FROM fn_trace_getinfo (2);
SELECT * FROM fn_trace_gettable (
'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Serv
Autostart Blackbox with two rolling logs:
CREATE PROCEDURE StartBlackBoxTrace
DECLARE @TraceId int
DECLARE @maxfilesize bigint
SET @maxfilesize = 25
@options = 8,
@tracefile = NULL,
@maxfilesize = @maxfilesize
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TraceId, 1
The topic of chasing SQL performance issues has been documented by various SQL “Gurus” but all source the same document. This was written for SQL 2005, but nothing about the methodology had changed. This Microsoft document contains the areas of concern, how to determine the cause, and possible resolutions.
Highlights from the documentation:
Discover CPU Bottleneck, investigate further if “run
scheduler_id < 255
What running the most and recompiling, start at the top and work down:
select top 25
cross apply sys.
order by plan_generation_num desc
Create and use the sp_block proc:
create proc dbo.sp_block (@spid bigint=NULL)
-- This stored procedure is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
-- confers no rights.
-- Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at
-- T. Davidson
-- This proc reports blocks
-- 1. optional parameter @spid
'blk object' = t1.r
sys.dm_tran_locks as t1,
Check the “Analyzing operational index statistics” section in the appendix for script to evaluate index usage.
Monitor for Excessive compilation and recompilation
SQL Server: SQL Statistics: Batch Requests/sec
SQL Server: SQL Statistics: SQL Compilations/sec
SQL Server: SQL Statistics: SQL Recompilations/sec
SQL Server: Buffer Manager object
Low Buffer cache hit ratio
Low Page life expectancy
High number of Checkpoint pages/sec
High number Lazy writes/sec
PhysicalDisk Object: Avg. Disk Queue Length represents the average number of physical read and write requests that were queued on the selected physical disk during the sampling period. If your I/O system is overloaded, more read/write operations will be waiting. If your disk queue length frequently exceeds a value of 2 during peak usage of SQL Server, then you might have an I/O bottleneck.
Avg. Disk Sec/Read is the average time, in seconds, of a read of data from the disk. Any number
Less than 10 ms - very good
Between 10 - 20 ms - okay
Between 20 - 50 ms - slow, needs attention
Greater than 50 ms – Serious I/O bottleneck
Avg. Disk Sec/Write is the average time, in seconds, of a write of data to the disk. Please refer to the guideline in the previous bullet.
Physical Disk: %Disk Time is the percentage of elapsed time that the selected disk drive was busy servicing read or write requests. A general guideline is that if this value is greater than 50 percent, it represents an I/O bottleneck.
Avg. Disk Reads/Sec is the rate of read operations on the disk. You need to make sure that this number is less than 85 percent of the disk capacity. The disk access time increases exponentially beyond 85 percent capacity.
Avg. Disk Writes/Sec is the rate of write operations on the disk. Make sure that this number is less than 85 percent of the disk capacity. The disk access time increases exponentially beyond 85 percent capacity.
Microsoft 3rd Party supporting Information
Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server - http
SQL 2008 Management Data Warehouse (performance monitoring) - http
SQL Server 2005 Waits and Queues & SQL Server Best Practices Article - http
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So, you upgrade your version of CAD Integrator and now, when you try to login, you get an error indicating that no valid application definitions exist. Do you think "What sort of dark magic is this?" or do you think something a bit more normal like "What? But I was able to login via CAD Integrator before, why am I getting this error now?" Either way, it can be quite frustrating. Fortunately, the SMC wikis and forums can help shed some light on the issue and help get you to a point where this problem is a thing of the past.
When the 12.x release of CAD Integrator (CI) was first released, Ryan Koppelman created a Wiki on the Service Management Connect (SMC) site regarding application definitions. If you are seeing errors when you are attempting to connect via CI to your IBM TRIRIGA Application, review the information at his wiki entry via the link below.
When the 12.1.x release first came out, Martin Burch created a wiki specifically about the "No valid standard application definitions were found. Check the server environment and log." message when attempting to connect to TRIRIGA. The information at the wiki, which you can access via the link below, was for a very specific set of circumstances. Review the information at the very start of the wiki to determine if this may be the cause of the issue in your case.
Since the Application Definitions require an application component, if you only upgrade your platform and leave your application at a 10.2.x release, you would need to manually load the application definition components. Martin created the following wiki entry about how to do this via the URL shown below specifically for the CI 12.1.x releases.
Along these same lines, Martin created another wiki entry on performing the same manual import for the CI 12.0.x releases.
You might also want to post a question in the CAD Integrator forum via the link below. You will see entries in that forum from Martin as well as Ed Silky, a principle architect and developer for the IBM TRIRIGA Platform. In addition to posting questions there, you may be able to find an answer in one of the existing forum threads. There are several pages worth of entries in the IBM TRIRIGA CAD Int
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I would like an example of running an ETL Job Item as simply Running the process fails.
Users see the Activated record and assume they can click Run Process and will get results. There is actual need to enter a set of restraining data to get results.
Every ETL Job Item is different. You need to fill in information to the record in order to get the results necessary for the transformation or processing.
A complete list of field requirements and processing possibilities can be found in the manual link below.
This blog entry is for a sample run of a Survey Fact ETL Job Item.
IBM TRIRIGA - When viewing associations on associations tab, the lines connecting objects are not solid.
The cause of this is that the rendering of Native SVG graphics is handled on the client side in the client's web browser, and different browsers render the Native Scalable Vector Graphics files in different ways. This can result in the same SVG file looking different depending on the browser chosen.
If you are reviewing Tririga associations and you are having trouble viewing them, try to find a different web browser that renders Native SVG in a way that better meets your requirements. If this is not an option, you can also contact support for the browser vendor for additional assistance.
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Occasionally we have IBM TRIRIGA customers who need clarification on the differences between Fixpacks and Limited Availability fixes. I want to share this information with you and state best practice guidelines here:
GENERAL AVAILABILITY FIXPACK (GA FIX)
GA Fixpacks deliver product defect fixes that have undergone a full development release cycle and the most extensive QA testing of all maintenance releases.
These fixes are delivered for any issue reported either internally or externally regardless of severity. Fixpacks occasionally deliver minor functional enhancements and modifications to add or update supported platforms, browsers, databases, middleware, etc.
Fixpacks are cumulative and each new fixpack contains all fixes from all previous fixpacks/interim fixes for that release.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY FIX (LA FIX)
An LA Fix is an unofficial mechanism to deliver emergency fixes for severe product issues that cannot be delayed until the next regular maintenance delivery. LA Fixes also go by the names “1-off” or “1-off Hotfix” but they all mean a single APAR fix delivered directly to a customer from Support.
Conditions that may warrant an LA Fix
Risks associated with LA Fixes
BEST PRACTICES FOR FIXES
It is perfectly acceptable to take an LA FIX to address an issue when warranted. However, the risk associated with taking an LA FIX should always be weighed against the perceived benefits. If at all possible, it is always best to wait for a fully tested GA Fix. Also, if you do take an LA Fix, it should only remain in place until a GA Fix containing the fix needed is available. At that point, the GA Fix should be applied.
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Note: This tip can be used with reports from the System Reports tab in My Reports or Report Manager.
You can follow the steps below to troubleshoot Tririga reports and see if the SQL returns data:
If the report SQL does not return data, then that explains why the report is not returning data, there is no data for the report to display. Add data and test the report again, the report should return data if the SQL does.
If the SQL returns data but the report does not display data, this is likely a report problem. To troubleshoot this, refer to information available online or contact support.
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If you have a need for enhanced security for your IBM Tririga solution, please contact IBM TRIRIGA Support for assistance. We will work with you to offer supported solutions that meet your needs.
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