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ASP.NET MVC Web site authenticating against iMIS Membership Web service

We have a number of custom administrative tools that we're moving into a separate, internal-only, Web site.

Currently the applications use their own ASP.NET authentication tables, but it would be ideal to leverage the information contained within iMIS directly. Not single-sign on, but sign-on validating against iMIS.

Since we've already got the site setup, I wanted an addition that would impact the site as little as possible. For that reason, I decided to first look at the Membership Web services - methods returned by the service and some detail on http://www.imiscommunity.com/use_the_membership_web_service as well - and see if we could successfully leverage that.

Duplicate a Committee

Hello All,

I have a rather large committee that I'd like to replicate (with a different name) within iMIS 15.0. Is there an easy way to do replicate/duplicate committees in iMIS?

Thanks
Shawn

How to get high-quality images out of Visio (especially if you need them to make PDFs)

While Visio makes great diagrams and flow charts, it does not make great JPGs (or really, any other file formats other than their own VSDs.) I've struggled with needing to make PDFs from annotated JPGs created in Visio, and the resulting PDF looked grainy and blurry. After some digging on the Internets, I found a forum post made by a Microsoft employee who works on Visio, and discovered that Microsoft knows their JPG converter is terrible (even if you are saving them as 100% quality) and that the best way to get a high-quality resulting image is to save it as an EMF file. You can then paste the EMF file into Word (where it looks great), or use Word to create a PDF (also great).  Problem solved!

InvalidCastException: Specified cast is not valid.

The error extract that is contained below comes from the application event log from the App server. It is registered every time any of the following are attemepted:

Try to create a new object - when selecting the table to include in the Database tab.
Try to add a new field into an existin object
Try to create objected from the user defined tables

In order to try to address I have:

Run a series of functions from the DB Repair utility
Rebuilt the business objects using the DB Upgrader
Run a trace and extracted the SQL, run it, and had no errors returned.

I also had a look through the Community and thought that this link was relevant (but beyond my scope of understanding). http://www.imiscommunity.com/refreshing_view_meta_data_revisited

When I ran the 2nd query in this item I got the following

vGroupInfo The object 'vGroupInfo' does not exist or is invalid for this operation.

This object was the only item not in the list of the first query,

Web Server different to IMIS App Server

Hi All,

Does anyone have experience with using 15.1.3 WCM and having a web server different to the application server IMIS is installed on.

We are experiencing a few issues with things having this like:

•    Editing content through the application server doesn’t give the correct links when doing preview, where as surf to edit does.
•    Content approval emails linking the page to the [web server]/Admin/CM.Tasks rather than [Application server]/Admin/Cm.Tasks

I’ve been reading from http://docs.imis.com/15.1.2/34285.htm but I seem to be going around in circles when it comes to working out quite what to do.

Can anyone point me in a right direction please.

Thanks.

uploading text files from iMIS to 3rd party systems

Looking for some advice.    I have a customer who needs to upload data from iMIS to a 3rd party custom database.

I have initially created the extracts for testing purposes in MSAccess.  So here are my questions.

1 -- has anyone automated uploading TXT  files through FTP and having the file name to include todays date.

2 - Can it be done from MSAccess or does it have to be rewritten in SQL?

Link to external site on Public View home page

Is it possible to add a link to an external website on the Public View home page? I know there is a config file that may be edited, but it appears only text may be modified or removed.

If it is possible to do this, please let me know how we may go about it.

Thanks,

Bob Lane

 

Public View Dues Payment Process

I am looking for someone who has found a solution to the public view dues payment process.

Here is the background information:

 

Dues are billed to a company by using BT_ID on the  members record.  iMIS backshop works perfectly and the outstanding dues are all on the Company record..

In Public View the Dues billed to the company ( for the members) do not show up.  The dues still show up on the members record and there is no way a company can pay their members dues.

Reverting the Online Shop to Previous Version

Long story short, the online shop for WCM 15.1.3.8125 doesn't display the correct price when doing anonymous browsing for our site (let me know if you have the same issue). So while ASI are looking into this issues, I am trying to work out if I can revert the shop back to a previous version - which display the products correctly.

So has anyone done anything like this before, and if so, how hard/easy is it?

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