In order for the utility to work correctly you must be working on a machine with Sims workstation installed and connected to the Sims Server you wish to export the data from. To use the utility with a license (and enable the full functionality) you will need to request a license and provide us with the hostname of the server you wish to run the utility on.
2) Check that the utilities zip file is not ‘blocked’ and extract it to a folder on the machine you are working on
This is important, as without the code inside the utility will not be able to execute correctly.
** The following steps should all be done from an administrative command prompt or PowerShell session scoped to the folder the utility is in.
3) Check that ‘GenerateConfigFile.bat’ is pointing to the correct location
This cmd file calls a Sims executable with defined parameters that setup the connection ready for the utility to use. In order for this to work, the cmd file must be pointing at the correct location for the SIMs installation on this machine. The GenerateSIMSConfigFile.exe should exist in the SIMS folder. If you are unable to find the GenerateSIMSConfigFile.exe, please copy it from your SIMS Server or contact our Support Team.
By default, this is set to ‘c:\program files (x86)\SIMS\SIMS .Net\’ and so if Sims is installed in a different location, this must be updated inside ‘GenerateConfigFile.bat’ before proceeding.
4) Run the ‘GenerateConfigFile.bat’ process
If it’s successful, it should look like this:
5) Copy the connect.ini for the Sims instance into the folder you’re working with
This will be used by the utility to know which sims server to connect to.
6) Run the utility
Running the utility requires a minimum of 3 param’s, with additional options added as params and switches on the end. The minimum is:
Sims username for the account to connect with
Sims password for the above account
Relative or absolute path to the folder to export the files. This folder must exist
i.e. (where my username is salamanderExportUser, the password is ‘abc123’ and the output folder is a folder called ‘output’ in the folder I’m working in)