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Enhanced Instance Concept

The Instance Concept

Beside the general configuration of TABEX/4 at company level you can configure so-called instances as sub-systems e.g. at department level or for a group of selected users.

An instance is a predefined "configuration set" to restrict the contents and the available features of TABEX.

Thus, the configuration set "instance" might for example define

  • which menu will be displayed
  • which authorizations are valid
  • which databases are used
  • which presettings are valid (e.g. SQL creator name)

If instances are activated, the instance must be chosen before the explorer menu is displayed. The chosen instance will automatically be activated in subsequent sessions
To change the preset instance, the user has to choose "TABEX/4 Table Manager" in the navigation bar.

How to configure an instance:
The instance definition table is defined by parameter assignments (parameter=value).

The administration menu provides the following administration tasks to configure instances, e.g.

  • edit instances text
  • edit instances menu
  • edit default instance
  • edit instance configuration
  • edit instance database

Another way to generate instances is the use of the TABEX utility TBVW01. This batch job can generate several instances in one single step.


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