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RE: [nv-l] Changing label of node

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Changing label of node
From: James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 09:26:00 -0500
You guys may be conversing privately about this, but here's a  public 
answer to Jeff's question. 

Updates can only be made to the read-write map and there is only one of 
those.  That is basic NetView design and cannot be changed.  read-write 
maps only get status changes (read that as color changes  -- status 
updates appear as new color on existing symbols ) automatically.  Any 
other altered content of the submaps on a read-only map -- new symbols, 
new or changed labels, new smartsets, new smartset members -- are only 
available by refresh.  That is what refresh does -- get all the non-status 
updates -- the "real" changes that were done since it was last opened -- 
to the read-only map.  And because refresh is disruptive to the operator 
with the read-ony map (the whole thing goes away) it has to be done from 
the r-o GUI itself.   So you need to schedule your changes and your 
refreshes if you have an r-o map open all the time.   Like it or not, and 
you probably don't, that's the way it works.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

11/18/2002 02:55 PM

        To:     "Allison, Jason (JALLISON)" <JALLISON@arinc.com>
        cc:     nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
        Subject:        RE: [nv-l] Changing label of node


I guess I would want 2 rw maps open at the same time.  Or else, if I do
have 2 users with the same map open at the same time, how do I ensure that
both users will be viewing the same status/label  for all objects.  Using
the OvwSetSymbolLabel call, only the user with the rw map open will have
the correct label, the user with the read-only map open will display the
incorrect (old) symbol label.  Is there any way to keep these in sync,
other than manually refreshing the map?



                      "Allison, Jason  
                      (JALLISON)"              To:       Jeff CTR 
                      <JALLISON@arinc.c        cc:   
                      om>                      Subject:  RE: [nv-l] 
Changing label of node 
                      11/18/02 02:03 PM  

1)  Is there a way to update the label on a read only map?  The code I 
so far only seems to be updating the read-write map.  Only if I refresh 
read-only map, does the label change take effect.
-- Correct.  I do not know of a way to otherwise 'Sync' the maps.  Not 
which Netview version you are using, but in 7.1.x, there is only 1 RW map,
though many 'web' interfaces.  Not sure how this can help, but it is
something I am looking forward to working with when we get our 7.1.3

2)  It also only seems to work if the GUI is started by the admin user. Do
I need to change the permissions on the map or user, or something similar?
-- Not sure.  I took a quick look at our permissions and they are also:

Are you asking if there can be more than 1 rw map?  Or is your concern
getting the 'generic' ability to write to the map?

In the past, I have only be able to have 1 user update the OVw DB.  If you
want to force a user to have a Read-Only map, you can do that on the
like call to Netview.  Otherwise, this may be a good question for the 
but as I remember, only 1 RW map all others cant update DB.

Best of luck,

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