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Document ID: DC50052-01-0410-01

Topic

Page

1. Accessing current release bulletin information

2. Product summary

3. What’s in the box?

4. Installation instructions

5. Warehouse Control Center

6. Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02

7. PowerDesigner

8. Technical support

9. Other sources of information

1. Accessing current release bulletin information

A more recent version of this release bulletin may be available on the web. To check for critical product or document information added after the release of the product CD, use the Sybase Technical Library Product Manuals web site.

Accessing release bulletins at the Technical Library Product Manuals web site

  1. Go to Product Manuals.

  2. Follow the links to the appropriate Sybase product.

  3. Select the Release Bulletins link.

  4. Select the Sybase product version from the Release Bulletins list.

  5. From the list of individual documents, select the link to the release bulletin for your product or platform. You can either download the PDF version or browse the document online.


2. Product summary

Warehouse Studio 4.1 provides a common set of tools you can use to view and customize data models, manage warehouse meta data, and export meta data to popular business intelligence tools.

This describes the products distributed with this release of Sybase Warehouse Studio.

Component

Version

Installation Source

Description

Warehouse Control Center®

4.1

Warehouse Studio CD

A set of meta data management tools that provide logical, physical, and multidimensional views of warehouse data. Warehouse Control Center integrates source metadata, extract and calculation rules, physical attributes, data definitions, and textual descriptions.

Adaptive Server Anywhere server™ including:

7.0.2

Warehouse Studio CD

A full service, small footprint database server, with all necessary drivers for ODBC applications. Adaptive Server Anywhere includes:

  • ODBC (client side drivers) for:

    • ASA 7.0.2

    • ASE 12.0

  • Open Client Runtime 12.0 (required by the ASE ODBC driver)

  • Sybase Central™ and Plug-in 4.0.1 for Adaptive Server Anywhere™ (ASA)

    Sybase Central is a graphical tool for centralized management of Sybase databases.

  • jConnect for JDBC™ versions 4.2 and 5.2

    The Java Open Database Connectivity (JDBC) interface provides for standardized access to databases from Java applications. jConnect for JDBC implements this interface for Sybase databases.

    The software required for making the JDBC connections is automatically loaded with client tools that are JDBC enabled.

PowerDesigner®

9.5.2

PowerDesigner 9.5.1 Studio Enterprise Installation CD

PowerDesigner 9.5.2 Web update installation CD

A warehouse and data mart design tool, with the capability to generate DDL for many target databases. Also includes a full range of reporting features on warehouse objects, including multidimensional objects.

Includes the PowerDesigner Repository, a change management tool for model development in a team environment, with versioning comparisons. Also used to export model structure to Warehouse Control Center Meta Data Manager.

3. What’s in the box?

Warehouse Studio includes:

Product keys

Some Warehouse Studio products require a Product Key or serial number. These confidential keys are found on a set of paper documents enclosed in the package. Be sure to keep all Product Keys and CDs in a safe place.

4. Installation instructions

You install the following products from the Warehouse Studio Product CD:



Authenticated version of Adaptive Server Anywhere

Warehouse Studio includes two different Adaptive Server Anywhere installations. Normally, you should install the full version of Adaptive Server Anywhere, available directly from the main Warehouse Studio Product installation menu. This version lets multiple users connect to Adaptive Server Anywhere simultaneously from PowerDesigner and Warehouse Control Center.

There is also an authenticated version of Adaptive Server Anywhere, installable from within the PowerDesigner installation menu. The authenticated version is enabled for single-user access with the PowerDesigner Repository only. In order to use it on the Repository database you need to run a script to authenticate the database. For more information on the authenticated version of Adaptive Server Anywhere, see Part Two, Installing Adaptive Server Anywhere, in the PowerDesigner Repository User's Guide.


To install products from the main installation menu:

  1. Insert the Warehouse Studio Product CD into your computer.

    If Autorun is enabled on your system, the Install shield appears and displays the main installation menu. If not, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root folder of the installation CD, and double-click setup.exe.

    If you choose to exit the main menu and install components at a later time, click on the setup.exe file to return to the main menu.

  2. Select Install Products from the Main Menu. Read the Licensing Agreement carefully. If you agree to the terms and conditions, click Yes.



    License Agreement may not display properly

    If you choose Korea, Japan, Peoples Republic of China, Taiwan, or Thailand as the install location, the License Agreement may not display properly.

    If you cannot read the license agreement, go to the Sybase Software Licenses web site and follow the instructions to select your geographical location. After you read the License Agreement, return to the installation procedure, and click Yes, if you agree to the terms and conditions.


  3. Select a tool to install.

    See the appropriate section for specific product installation instructions.


5. Warehouse Control Center

Warehouse Control Center (WCC) is a set of meta data management tools that include Meta Data Manager, WCC Web Client, and the WCC Application Programming Interface (API). WCC 4.1 incorporates all changes previously distributed with Warehouse Control Center 4.0.2 EBF-1.

5.1 New features and enhancements

This section identifies new features and enhancements in Meta Data Manager.

5.1.1 General performance issues

5.1.2 Connection profiles

Meta Data Manager includes three kinds of connection profiles:

Connection type

Description

Warehouse Control Center

Creates a connection to the database that you intend to use as your WCC directory.

A WCC directory can reside on a Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) or Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA) database and requires a connection profile that uses JDBC connectivity. JDBC drivers for ASE and ASA are distributed as part of Warehouse Control Center.

Warehouse

Creates a connection to the database you intend to use as your warehouse database.

Warehouse connections can consist of any supported relational database management system, and can use JDBC or ODBC connectivity. Refer to the documentation that came with your RDBMS for details.

Sybase Repository

Creates a connection to a PowerDesigner repository, which may be any database supported by PowerDesigner, including ASA or ASE.

If you intend to import an IWS 4.1 model into Meta Data Manager, you must create a connection to the PowerDesigner repository where the model resides, and import the model from the repository.



JDBC support for Oracle 8i and MS SQL Server databases

JDBC compatibility and support depends on the database manufacturer. JDBC drivers distributed with Oracle 8i are not compatible with JDK 1.3; MS SQL Server does not support JDBC. If you intend to use Oracle 8i, MS SQL Server 7, or MS SQL 2000 as your warehouse database, you must use ODBC connectivity.


5.1.3 PowerDesigner Import Utility

The PowerDesigner Import utility imports a physical data model from a PowerDesigner repository. You can use this utility to populate the logical and physical views; and capture logical descriptions, table links, and foreign-to-primary key relationships recorded in the logical model. WCC currently supports PowerDesigner 9.5.2 (Build 873) only.

Before you can use PowerDesigner Import, you must consolidate the model in the repository, and establish appropriate access rights to the repository from within PowerDesigner. See the PowerDesigner Repository User's Guide for additional information.



Note

Functionality to import a Warehouse Architect Model (WAM) directly into WCC has been deprecated. To import a .wam, open the file in PowerDesigner 9, then follow the steps for model consolidation.


5.2 Installing Warehouse Control Center

Warehouse Control Center is distributed on the Warehouse Studio Product CD

To install Warehouse Control Center:

  1. Insert the Warehouse Studio Product CD into your computer.

    If Autorun is enabled on your system, the Install shield appears and displays the main installation menu. If not, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root folder of the installation CD, and double-click setup.exe.

    If you choose to exit the main menu and install components at a later time, click on the setup.exe file to return to the main menu.

  2. Select Install Products from the Main Menu. Read the Licensing Agreement carefully. If you agree to the terms and conditions, click Yes.

  3. Click Warehouse Control Center 4.1.

  4. Click Next on the Welcome screen, then click Yes to accept the license agreement.

    A dialog box prompts you for the destination folder.

  5. Choose the destination folder, and click Next.

    A dialog box prompts you for the components you want to install:

    • WCC Meta Data Manager

    • WCC Web Client

    • WCC API

    .


  6. Choose the components you want to install, and click Next.

  7. Choose a Program Folder for the icons, and click Next.

    Setup installs the components you selected.

  8. When installation is complete, click Finish.

    Setup adds Warehouse Control Center 4.1 to the Sybase Program Group on the Windows Programs menu.


5.3 Known Problems

This section describes known problems related to Meta Data Manager.

5.3.1 JDBC support for Oracle 8i and MS SQL Server databases

JDBC compatibility and support depends on the database manufacturer. JDBC drivers distributed with Oracle 8i are not compatible with JDK 1.3; MS SQL Server does not support JDBC. If you intend to use Oracle 8i, MS SQL Server 7, or MS SQL 2000 as your warehouse database, you must use ODBC connectivity.

5.3.2 Deleting physical meta data

If you delete meta data from the table level or above, any table links associated with the deleted table(s) are flagged as invalid, but are not deleted. This results in errors on the validation reports that cannot be manually corrected by the user.

Work Around

Delete meta data only in the Working Directory.

Any invalid meta data will not be promoted to the Production Directory. If meta data is outdated, clear the directory and import new meta data. It is not recommended that you change production meta data directly.



Meta Data Manager Super Users

This procedure is especially important to remember during the validation process.


5.3.3 PowerDesinger Import Utility Validation Errors

If you experience validation errors when you import an IWS model with the PowerDesigner Import utility in WCC, check the foreign key constraint name in the DBMS resource file in PowerDesigner tool. You must change the default constraint names in the PowerDesigner resource files before you build the database. For more information, see Creating the schema for the sample database section in the Installation and Configuration Guide that came with your model.

5.4 Documentation

All Warehouse Control Center documentation is delivered in PDF format. You need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader version 4 or higher to view these documents. Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe web site.

An option on the Warehouse Control Center submenu in the Sybase group gives you direct access to Warehouse Control Center User's Guide. Detailed installation and setup instructions are in the Warehouse Control Center Installation and Configuration Guide on the Warehouse Studio Getting Started CD.

The table below summarizes the documentation summarized with this release.

Table 1: Warehouse Control Center Documentation Summary.

Title

Description

Filename

Name in menu

Warehouse Control Center Installation and Configuration Guide

Includes procedures required to install and configure Warehouse Control Center.

wcc_icg.pdf

N/A

Warehouse Control Center User’s Guide

Includes all of the installation instructions you need to perform when you set up and run PowerDesigner.

wcc_ug.pdf

WCC User’s Guide

5.5 Updates and clarifications

The following features are not listed in the documentation.

5.5.1 General documentation issues

5.5.2 Exporting InfoCubes

In Cognos Export, the file name to be entered by the user should be a location and a name (e.g. C:\Temp\WCC_COGNOS_EXPORT). This is the Cognos catalog file that will be created by the WCC Cognos Export process. Do not enter a file extension after the file name. Currently the WCC documentation states that a .csv file needs to be entered by the user in the wizard.

If multiple information cubes are to be exported to Microstrategy, Cognos, or BusinessObjects, WCC needs to be shut down and re-opened before each export is performed.

5.5.3 WCC Web Client

If you currently have the WCC Web Client installed and are upgrading to a more recent version, you must clear your Java Plug-in cache. You can do this by going to Settings Control Panel Java Plug-In Cache Clear Cache.

5.5.4 WCC Web Client Security Certificate

The WCC Web Client requires a security certificate. Sybase provides a security certificate with pre-coded start and end validation dates. A security certificate must exist in the expected location, with the expected name, for every user. If more than one user logs into the same machine, or if you use more than one login, each login requires its own security certificate.

If you use both Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers, or if there are multiple Web Servers hosting WCC web sites, you must create a certificate for each combination of browser, Web Server, and login.

WCC Web Client was certified with Java Plug-in versions 1.3.1_01, 1.3.1_01a, 1.3.1, and 1.3.1_02.

If you have a different version installed on your client machine, uninstall it and install 1.3.1_02 manually. To find what version of the plug-in you have installed go to:

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel → Java Plug-in.

You can find the Java Plug-in v1.3.1_2 at http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/1.3.1_02/jre/index.html

When you download, choose the Internationalized version of Java 2 Runtime Environment. When you install, choose Netscape and IE if you think you will use both.

When you open WCC online help from the Web Client, a message box may prompt you to decide whether you want to install and run a signed applet from Sun Microsystems. If you install the applet, a second message box may appear and notifies you that an "...applet would like to print. Is this OK?" Click "Yes" to display the Java Help Browser.

6. Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02

Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02 is a full service, small footprint relational database management system, which includes all necessary drivers for ODBC applications. Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02 is a component of SQL Anywhere Studio and is distributed on the Warehouse Studio Product CD.

Designed to operate in varied environments, Adaptive Server Anywhere takes full advantage of available system resources and operates well in environments with more limited physical and database administration resources, including mobile computing environments, embedded database use, and workgroup servers.



Note

You need to enter a Product Key or serial number to install Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.0.2. This confidential key is included on a paper document enclosed in the package. Be sure to keep this and all other Product Keys and CDs in a safe place.


6.1 New features and enhancements

The following components have been updated in this version of SQL Anywhere Studio:



For more information

For information about the new features in this release of SQL Anywhere Studio, see the following locations:


6.2 Installing Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02

To install Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.02:

  1. Insert the Warehouse Studio Product CD into your computer.

    If Autorun is enabled on your system, the Install shield appears and displays the main installation menu. If not, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root folder of the installation CD, and double-click setup.exe.

  2. Select Install Products from the Main Menu. Read the Licensing Agreement carefully. If you agree to the terms and conditions, click Yes.

  3. Click Adaptive Server Anywhere 7.0.2, then choose the Setup language.

  4. When the Welcome screen appears, click Next, then click Yes to accept the license agreement.

    Setup prompts you for the Product Key.


  5. Type the Product Key into the text box, and click Next.

    A dialog box prompts you for the components you want to install.

  6. Choose the components you want to install, and click Next.

  7. Choose a Destination directory, and click Next.

    A dialog box confirms the destination directory.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Choose a Program Folder for the icons, and click Next

    The next dialog box notifies you that Setup is ready to start copying files.

  10. Click Next.

    Setup installs some initial components, then prompts you for the server licensing information.


  11. Type the licensing information in the appropriate text boxes, and click OK.

    Setup builds the sample database (asademo.db), then displays a series of dialog boxes that ask you whether you want to install the following components:

    • PowerDynamo7

    • PowerDesigner7

    • InfoMaker7

  12. On each dialog box, you must decide whether to Install or Skip the component.

    When installation is complete, additional dialogs let you review the readme file, register your copy of SQL Anywhere Studio online, and remind you to restart your computer before you use this product.

    Sybase SQL Anywhere 7 now appears on the Windows Programs menu. Remember to exit from the Warehouse Studio Product Selection Screen and remove the Warehouse Studio Product CD from the drive.


6.3 Updates and clarifications

The following new features are not listed in the documentation.

6.3.1 dblang command-line utility

This utility reports and changes the registry settings that control the languages used by ASA and Sybase Central.

Usage:

dblang [switches] [language-code]

Switches

-q

Quiet mode (suppresses message box displaying output)

-d

Deployment settings only (Sybase Central settings not affected)

Language codes

Code

Language

Code

Language

EN

English

PL

Polish

DE

German

PT

Portuguese

ES

Spanish

RU

Russian

FR

French

TW

Traditional Chinese

IT

Italian

UK

Ukranian

KO

Korean

ZH

Simplified Chinese

JA

Japanese

   

Running dblang without a language code reports the language registry settings for Adaptive Server Anywhere and Sybase Central. It reports only those registry settings that are present, which typically are the local machine settings. The values are two-letter language codes as listed above.

In addition, dblang reports the registry setting for the C++ version of Sybase Central, for those users who have this from previous releases. The setting is a number.

If you specify dblang with a language code, it reports the current settings, and then modifies those settings to the new language. Output includes both the original and new settings. The current registry settings are reported in the current language, and the new registry settings are reported in the new language.

If you specify -d, only the Adaptive Server Anywhere setting is modified.

6.3.2 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 supported by MobiLink

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 consolidated databases are now officially supported by the MobiLink synchronization server. Both SQL Server 7 and SQL Server 2000 use the same syncmss.sql script to set up the consolidated database.

6.3.3 Accessing licensing information and functionality

The functionality of the license management tool dblic.exe is now accessible through the dbtools interface. The dbtools.dll entry point is called DBLicense and has the following prototype:

short DBLicense(const a_dblic_info)

For more information, see the dbtools.h header file.

In addition, the following license provides the license information for the current database server:

Command

Returns

NumProcessorsAvail

Number of processors on server

NumProcessorsMax

Maximum number of processors used

LicensedCompany

Name of the licensed company

LicensedUser

Name of the licensed user

LicenseType

License type

LicenseCount

Number of licensed seats



Notes


6.3.4 Limit resolution of timestamp values

Adaptive Server Anywhere timestamp values can contain times with a resolution in microseconds. This resolution can cause problems when replicating (using SQL Remote or MobiLink) to non-ASA databases such as Oracle, DB2 or ASE, all of which store timestamp values with less precision.

To deal with these problems, a new option has been added to limit the resolution Adaptive Server Anywhere uses for timestamp values. When the Truncate_timestamp_values option is set to ON (default value is OFF), timestamp values are truncated based on the setting of the Default_timestamp_increment option. For example, setting

Default_timestamp_increment to 100000

will cause truncation after the first decimal place in the seconds component, allowing a value such as '2000/12/05 10:50:53.700' to be stored.

The Truncate_timestamp_values option can only be set for PUBLIC, and should not be enabled for databases already containing timestamp data.

6.4 Known Problems

Note the following change in behavior - the Adaptive Server Anywhere OLE DB provider now defaults the recordset cursorType to ForwardOnly. Previously, the default cursorType was Dynamic.

7. PowerDesigner

PowerDesigner is a warehouse and data mart design tool, with the capability to generate DDL for many target databases. PowerDesigner includes a full range of reporting features on warehouse objects, including multidimensional objects.



Note

You need to enter a Product Key or serial number to install PowerDesigner. This confidential key is included on a paper document enclosed in the package. Be sure to keep this and all other Product Keys and CDs in a safe place.


7.1 New features and enhancements

This section identifies new features and enhancements in PowerDesigner. See the PowerDesigner New Features Guide for additional information about all of the new features in this release.

7.1.1 EAS support

PowerDesigner is delivered with an extended model definition that provides support for EAS 4.1.3 and above. EAS 4.1.2 is no longer supported.

7.1.2 Language report

Some new report items are not translated in the German report language. All report titles have been modified to adopt a more generic formula in the English report language. The English report language delivered in 9.5.1 and earlier will be delivered under the name 'English (deprecated)." If you want to revert to previous title naming, select the "English (deprecated)" language in the report property sheet. This report language will not be delivered in the next PowerDesigner version.

7.1.3 Symbol behavior change

Priority is given to the symbols on top: when symbols overlap, it is no longer possible to select and resize the symbol in the background. Although the grabber handles are visible, when you click to perform the resize, focus immediately goes to the object in the front.

7.1.4 Start and Ends

Starts and ends can now have graphical synonyms in the Activity diagram and the Business process model.

7.1.5 Decisions

Decisions can now have several input links and several output links in the Activity diagram and the Business process model.

7.1.6 Auto-adjust to text

If Auto-adjust to text is selected, the symbol size is recalculated based on the symbol content. If Auto-adjust to text is deselected, the symbol size is never recalculated. In PowerDesigner 9.5.2, when you manually resize a symbol, the check box auto-adjust to text is deselected and symbol size will not be modified in case of object renaming or content modification. If you wish to re-adjust the symbol to text, you have to use the auto-adjust to text function (Ctrl-J). The auto-adjust to text check box will then be reselected.

7.1.7 Package symbols

Package symbols can be transparent. This can be useful when you want to use InBox UML representation. You have to deselect the Fill Color check box in the Fill page of the Format dialog box.

7.1.8 PDM preview

PDM models now have a Preview page that displays what will be generated for the entire model during database generation.

7.1.9 User and Group Passwords

User and Group Password box is not encrypted anymore.

7.1.10 Sybase ASA, ASIQ triggers and procedures

In previous versions of PowerDesigner, triggers and procedures generation scripts used to be generated with a '/' at the end. This is no longer the case. PowerDesigner generates a ';' at the end of procedures and triggers which is closer to common usage and easier to execute for standard interpreters. The scripts generated by previous versions of PowerDesigner will not be reversed properly unless you change the command terminator definition in the XDB file from ';' to '/' or define the "/" terminator in the option tab (Command zone) of the reverse engineering window.

7.1.11 IWS models and PowerDesigner 9

Sybase now distributes all IWS models as PowerDesigner models (.pdm), which replace the WarehouseArchitect models distributed with previous versions of IWS. As discussed elsewhere in this release bulletin, you must use PowerDesigner 9.5.2 (Build 873) with Industry Warehouse Studio 4.1.

7.1.12 PowerDesigner Repository

The PowerDesigner Repository feature replaces MetaWorks as a change management tool for model development in a team environment. You can use the PowerDesigner Repository to perform the following tasks:

All of these procedures have changed from previous versions. See the IWS System Integrator's Guide for details.

The PowerDesigner Repository

7.1.13 Object replication

Makes synchronized copies of an object. Attribute changes on an original object are automatically propagated to the copied object, and allow you to reuse the definition of an original object in the same or different models or packages.

7.1.14 Profile

Allows you to define user defined methods, models with predefined meanings or specific generation targets.

7.1.15 Free model

Allows a user to create charts and diagrams in a context-free environment.

7.1.16 Enhanced VB scripting

Allow you to automate repetitive tasks on a series of objects or models in an automated way. Other applications using VB scripting or other languages that support COM. can communicate with PowerDesigner.

7.1.17 Symbol improvements

Improved symbols and editing capabilities improve the look and readability of your diagrams.

7.1.18 Extended attributes in lists

Allow you to display extended attributes and modify their value in object lists. To do so, you have to open the Customize Columns and Filter dialog box and select the extended attributes to appear in the list.

7.2 Installing PowerDesigner 9.52

Warehouse Studio requires PowerDesigner 9.5.2, and this package includes installation CDs for PowerDesigner Studio 9.5.1 and PowerDesigner 9.5.2.

To ensure that your installation is most current available, install the version of PowerDesigner 9.5.1 distributed with this release, then install the PowerDesigner 9.5.2 Web Upgrade.

7.2.1 Installation issues

PowerDesigner 9.5.2 is a minor release and must be installed in the same directory as PowerDesigner 9.0. or 9.5.0. PowerDesigner 9.0, 9.5.x and 9.5.2 all share the same registry and named path information. You cannot install this upgrade over version 8 or earlier.

Installing PowerDesigner 9.51:

  1. Insert the PowerDesigner Studio 9.5.1 installation CD into the drive.

    If Autorun is enabled on your system, the Warehouse Studio product selection screen appears. If Autorun is not enabled, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root folder of the installation CD, and double-click Setup.exe.

    A product installation menu appears.


  2. Click Install PowerDesigner 9.5.

    A dialog box prompts you for the Product Key and Product ID.

  3. Type the Product Key and Product ID in the appropriate text boxes and click Next.

    A Welcome screen notifies you that Setup is ready to install PowerDesigner on your computer.

  4. Click Next.

    A dialog box appears with information about your current installation, if any.

  5. Click Next.

    A copy of the Sybase license agreement appears.

  6. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.

    A dialog box prompts you select the type of installation you prefer: Standalone or Network.

  7. Choose the appropriate installation type and click Next.

    The next dialog box prompts you for the destination directory.

  8. Choose the Destination directory and click Next.

    A dialog box prompts you to select the components you want to install.


  9. Select the products you want to install in the left list and select the components in the right list, then click Next.

    The next dialog box prompts you to choose a shared directory for the ODBC drivers.

  10. Choose the appropriate directory, and click Next.

    The next step involves choosing a program folder for the icons. You can install the icons to the default directory or choose an existing one from the folder list.

  11. Choose an appropriate program folder, and click Next.

    The next dialog box notifies you that Setup is ready to install PowerDesigner.

  12. Click Next.

  13. When setup is complete, click Finish.

    When installation is complete, click the PowerDesigner button on the taskbar to display the product installation screen. Click Exit and remove the PowerDesigner 9.5.1 installation CD from the drive.


Installing the PowerDesigner 9.5.2 update

  1. Insert the PowerDesigner 9.5.2 Web update installation CD into the drive, and use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root directory.

  2. Double-click PowerDesigner952_upd.exe, then click Yes when Setup asks you whether you want to update your version of PowerDesigner, click Next to continue.

    A dialog box notifies you that Setup is ready to start updating your files.

  3. Click Next.

  4. When setup is complete, click Finish.


Updating the PowerDesigner documentation

  1. Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to navigate to the root directory of the PowerDesigner 9.52 Web update installation CD, and double-click PowerDesigner952_Doc.exe .

    Setup starts the installation wizard and displays a dialog box that notifies you that it is ready to update your version of PowerDesigner.

  2. Click Next to continue.

    A copy of the Sybase license agreement appears. You must accept the license agreement to update the documentation.

  3. Click Yes.

    The next dialog box prompts you for the destination directory.

  4. Choose the Destination directory and click Next.

    A dialog box prompts you to select the components you want to install.

  5. Select the products you want to install in the left list and select the components in the right list, then click Next.

    The next step involves choosing a program folder for the icons. You can install to the default directory or choose an existing one from the folder list.

  6. Choose an appropriate program folder, and click Next.

    The next dialog box notifies you that Setup can start updating your files.

  7. Click Next.

  8. When setup is complete, click Finish.


7.3 Documentation

All PowerDesigner documentation is delivered in PDF format. If you install the PDFs during setup, options on the Help menu gives you direct access to these documents. These documents are stored in the PowerDesigner\Printable Docs folder and can be viewed or printed with Acrobat Reader.

The table below summarizes the documentation summarized with this release.

Table 2: PowerDesigner 9.5.2 Documentation Summary.

Option...

Description

Name in menu

Where to Start

Points to resources that help you get started. See Where to Start for a quick introduction to PowerDesigner.

  • Where to Start

  • What’s New in 9.5.2

  • Videos

  • Getting Started Guides

Product Documentation

Points to user guides and related documents. Start with the Documentation Roadmap for descriptions of the documents distributed with this release.

  • Documentation Roadmap

  • User Guides

  • Advanced User Documentation

  • Related documentation for tools that specify interfaces between PowerDesigner and other applications

PowerDesigner Online Books

Provides a link to the PowerDesigner Online Books site.

  • Core documentation set

  • Installation and configuration

  • International versions of the documentation

7.4 Known Problems

This section summarizes known problems with this release of PowerDesigner.

7.4.1 Error when consolidating models to the repository

If you have made a change to the IWS model and you want to consolidate the change as an update to the prior version in the PowerDesigner repository, you may receive the following error:

“Unexpected error while executing the following action:
Changing value of attribute Create Date of object Shortcut of Column <Column Name>
The consolidation of the document has been canceled.”

Workaround

There is currently no workaround for this error, except to consolidate the model as a new document to the repository, rather than as an update. PowerDesigner Engineering is tracking this problem as CR 317794.

8. Technical support

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract for Warehouse Studio has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem with Warehouse Studio components using the documentation, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support:

Customers in North America, call 1-800-8SYBASE. Customers outside North America, please call your local Sybase office.

You may find additional help from the Sybase online support Web site MySybase. MySybase is a free service that allows you to search through closed support cases, latest software bulletins, and resolved and known problems, using a view customized for your needs. You can even open a Technical Support case online.

MySybase can be used from most Internet browsers. Go to the Sybase support home page and click the MySybase tab for information on how to sign up for and use this free service.



Customer Support Note

When you contact Technical Support you may be asked to provide the model version number. To find this number, open the PDM file in PowerDesigner. Next, go to ModelModel Properties. Click on the General tab and copy down the number in the box labeled Version.


9. Other sources of information

You can also find documentation for Warehouse Control Center on the Sybase Product Manuals Web site. Updated versions of this Release Bulletin containing additional known problems and documentation clarifications will be posted on this Web site.

9.1 Sybase certifications on the web

Technical documentation at the Sybase web site is updated frequently.

Finding the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Select Products from the navigation bar on the left.

  3. Select a product name from the product list and click Go.

  4. Select the Certification Report filter, specify a time frame, and click Go.

  5. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.


Creating a personalized view of the Sybase web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase web pages.

  1. Point your web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.


9.2 Sybase EBFs and software updates

Finding the latest information on EBFs and software updates

  1. Point your web browser to the Sybase Support Page.

  2. Select EBFs/Updates. Enter user name and password information, if prompted (for existing web accounts) or create a new account (a free service).

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Update report, or click the product description to download the software.




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