Troubleshooting Boda Lite

Hello guys, an important message. Here you can find some troubleshooting for the know issues you may found with Boda Lite.

Installation

JAVA is not installed

Boda parsers needs JAVA to be installed.

There are a few ways to determine if Java is installed on a machine.

The fastest is via Command Line.

Open a command window or terminal and enter:

java -version

If Java is installed and the PATH is configured correctly, your output will look like:
java version "1.8.0_31"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.31-b07, mixed mode, sharing)
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If you see any other kind of message (like the one below) you need to check elsewhere.
'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
In this case, please contact Help & Support Center.

No Administrator Rights

In case you don’t have right to install software in you computer, maybe for example due to corporate policies, you can run portable version for both Boda and PostgreSQL database.

Portable apps don’t need to be installed. You only need to download, unzip, and run the program to get started. That means you can throw a portable app on a flash drive and run your apps from any Windows computer. However, please not this is NOT recommended to use Boda as portable. Portable is more like a “workaround”, and to get full set of features, it’s better to install both apps in your system.

It’s worth to use a second computer, like a personal one.

Database

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!”. :wink:

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.

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