Enables the System Administrator to initialize (create) a new domain in SQL Server. In a given Smart Instrumentation database, you can only run one initialization process at a time.
Target domain definitions
Domain — Allows you to type a name for the new domain. The software uses the domain name internally within the Smart Instrumentation application only. You can also use the name of a previously deleted domain. If required, you can change the domain name later in the Administration module. After logging on to Smart Instrumentation, the domain name appears in the Open dialog box, where you select a <unit>. The domain name can contain alphanumeric values without spaces.
Domain schema name — Allows you to type the Domain schema logon name. This definition is required for connection to the domain you are creating. After completing the initialization process, when a domain user logs on to Smart Instrumentation, the software uses the Domain schema logon name and password to connect to the domain. . The value that you type must be unique and typed as one word with no spaces. You can use an underscore (_) to indicate a space. The Domain schema name that you define becomes the domain logon name in the database. After initializing a domain, the Domain schema logon name becomes set permanently in the software.
Domain schema password — Allows you to type the Domain schema logon password. This parameter is required for connection to the domain you are initializing. The password value must be unique at the SQL Server instance level, start with a letter, and contain only alphanumeric characters without spaces. You can use an underscore to indicate a space.
The schema password must be different from the domain name. We recommend that you write down the schema password and keep it in a safe place. When initializing a domain, the software changes all the password characters to upper case. This means that if the Domain schema name is MY_DOMAIN, you cannot use my_domain as the password string.
By default, the Domain schema password is not encrypted. When performing a database connection, the software retrieves the logon name and password from the PROJECT table of the Admin schema. If needed, the System Administrator can encrypt all the domain passwords in the database, including passwords of new domains you initialize in the current database.
View-Only Domain schema password — Allows you to change the default logon password of the View-Only Domain schema. The value that you type must be unique and typed as one word with no spaces. You can use an underscore (_) to replace a space. The View-Only Domain schema holds database views of all tables in a domain. This schema enables viewing data for users of report generators, such as Microsoft Access and InfoMaker. The View-Only Domain schema logon name is <Domain schema logon name>_VIEW. The logon name is set permanently in the software. The default logon password is also <Domain schema logon name>_VIEW. The maximum password length is fifteen characters (not case-sensitive).
In the database, the password is not encrypted. If you change the password, make sure you make a record of the change so that you can use the password if you have to rebuild the default views in the domain. You can change the password only once, when initializing a new domain. The default password and the characters that you type when changing the password appear masked.
Target domain type
These options enable you to determine the type of the domain that you initialize.
Owner operator — Allows you to initialize the domain as an owner operator domain with As-Built functionality.
Engineering company — Allows you to initialize the domain as an engineering company domain.
EPC-Project Mode - Allows you to initialize the domain as an engineering company in a project mode with Project Center functionality.
Date — Displays the date of the initialization process.
Start time — Displays the start time of the initialization process.
End time — Displays the end time of the initialization process.
Do not display error messages — Allows you to run the initialization process without displaying any error messages that can appear during the process. The software records errors into the InitLog.txt file, located in the Smart Instrumentation home folder. This file can contain records from previous backup or initialization sessions.
OK — Opens the Domain Data and Indexes dialog box, where you need to perform the next step of defining initialization settings for your domain data and indexes prior to starting the initialization process.
Source — If you initialize a new domain from an existing source domain, click this button to open a dialog box where you can connect to the source domain in a SQL Server database.