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.
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>
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?
(JALLISON)" To: Jeff CTR
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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