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How to enable searching of the Administration Centre with iBase 8.9.1

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A short guide with required attachments to enable Administration Centre search functionality.


It is a known issue that for some users the Administration Centre installed with iBase 8.9.1 will lack searchability. The following steps will guide you through correcting this issue.

Firstly, it is always recommended that users make a backup of their system prior to modifying any files as incorrectly doing so can result in damage to your system. Also make sure the Administration Centre (and any other IBM i2 software) is closed before performing the following steps.

To correct this issue you will need to download the attached zip file, once downloaded unzip the files to a temporary location of your choice (your desktop for example).

Once unzipped you will need to open a file explorer window and navigate to the location on your machine that the Administration Centre content files are stored in. By default this is: C:\Program Files\i2 iBase 8\Resources\en-US\Documentation\Administration. Check with your systems administrator if you are unsure of this folder location.

Once you've located the correct folder you need to replace the existing files with the ones you unzipped to a temporary location. The quickest way to do this is to drag and drop the new files into the folder, and when asked, confirm that you wish to move the new files and replace the existing ones.

To confirm that the replacement is successful, open the Administration Centre, click on the 'Search' tab in the left-hand pane - enter in a search term, such as 'Notebook' and click 'List Topics'. You should now see relevant search results displayed.

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Document information

More support for: i2 iBase

Software version: 8.9.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 7036537

Modified date: 30 October 2012

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