Boda CAN be used WITHOUT an installed database. You will be able to process the raw data from your network, and get it in a “friendly” format (tables). And you will be able to work with this data as you wish.
HOWEVER, you will not be able to use the most advanced features, which of course depend on an installed database. In other words, advanced features will NOT be available.
For example, you will not be able to fetch “Key Parameters” tables with all cells in the network next to their main parameters; will also not be able to run Baseline and no other audits or reports.
In addition, with the development in courses of new modules (KPI, Alarms, Traces) more and more features - such as crossing KPI data and Parameters - will be used, but will also require a database connection.
So it’s highly recommended to install an auxiliary database, and here are some tips.
Installing Boda Database
First, if you have not installed the recommended database, you can do so using this tutorial: Boda Lite: How to install PosgreSQL Database
VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t leave this for later. Your career and professional growth say “Thank You!”.
Stop a few minutes, and do the installation. Thousands have done, and already enjoy all the benefits as we see with each new module or functionality added by developers.
Testing the Connection
Once the database is installed, you need to do the Setup. But first, of course, you need to check if the connection to the bank is correct.
To do this, go to Settings> Database and click the “Test Connection” button.
If everything is correct, you should see a “Connected successfully to server.” message.
Now let’s continue.
Configuring the Database
With each new version of Boda Lite, new features are added. And this implies changes to existing tables, adding new fields, etc.
IMPORTANT: After each new installation of Boda you need to update the database settings!
To do this, click the “Setup Database” button. And wait.
You should receive a message after a few minutes: “Database setup / upgrade completed successfully.”
Okay, now you can use Boda and all its features.
Note: Remember that Boda is an open source tool, and for this reason we rely solely on everyone’s feedback and participation.
If you have any questions or issues with installing and/or using Boda, please let us know at support groups (Help & Support Center)