Friday, 23 May 2014

Administrator crashes when trying to add view

Map - Administrator might crash when you add a view (add new feature class > create from existing view). If  log file or CER report (dmpuserinfo.xml) contain the following error message:

OSGeo.FDO.Common.Exception: ORA-01406: Gelieferter Spaltenwert wurde abgeschnitten
 'SELECT USER, view_name, text FROM user_views'

(Translation of ORA message: fetched column value was truncated)

the cause for the crash could be due to a view definition with more than 10000 characters.

The 10000 character limit I haven't tested myself but was told by an Autodesk employee some time ago. It seems the issue was introduced in Map 2013 and didn't not exist in prevoius releases. I don't know if this has been fixed in newer releases.

Map 2013, SP2

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Publish to AIMS fails if layer groups exist in Display Manager

The following issues is a known defect:

Publish to AIMS fails when layer Groups exist in Display Manager

After running MAPPUBLISHTOMAPGUIDE in a drawing that has layers arranged within Groups, the following error appears in the browser Layout:

The application encountered a problem and could not finish the operation you just requested properly.

If it's the first time you met this problem, try again or restart the application / session; otherwise, describe the steps to reproduce this problem to the server administrator for suggestions.

Known issue. Being tracked as DE7876 internally.

1. Remove all Groups from the Map 3D Display Manager.
3. In AIMS Studio, create Folders to use for grouping Layers.


Apperently the descrpition above applies to Map 2104 (I was told by product support).

I have a related issue in Map 2013 : if my DisplayModel contains only one level of groups publishing to AIMS 2013 is not an issue. Only if the Display Model has subfolders then:
- the top level folder does not appear in MapGuide Studio (I have only one top level folder)
- previewing the map in Studio fails with error message mentioned above

I found the following solution:
- just create the missing top level folder in Studio!

It seems that Map publishes the information about the top level folder but does not create the top level folder itself. Just adding the top level folder solves the issue for me.

Map 2013, SP2

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Plot - new or modified features missing

Newly created or modified features in an Oracle based industry model might be missing in a plot if the plot option "plot in background" is active. The features are shown in plot preview but do not appear in the plot itself. You need to generate graphics before plotting or disable the aformentioned option in the plotting dialog box.

Plot option - "plot in background"
Map 2013, SP2

Plotten - neue/geänderte Objekte fehlen im Ausdruck

Erfasst man in Map (Oracle Fachschale) neue Features oder ändert Features dann kann es passieren, das diese nicht im Plot erscheinen (aber in der Plotvorschau). Dies tritt scheinbar auf, wenn man beim Plotten die Option "im Hintergrund plotten" aktiv hat. In diesem Fall müsste man einen neuen Bildaufbau vor dem Plot ausführen. 

Plotoption  "im Hintergrund plotten"
Map 2013, SP2