This page provides checks to verify the proper installation of an extension in the CAST AIP platform.

For more information, refer to:

  •  Official documentation:
Release
Yes/No
8.3.x(tick)
8.2.x(tick)
8.1.x(tick)
8.0.x(tick)
RDBMS
Yes/No
Oracle Server(tick)
Microsoft SQL Server(tick)
CSS2(tick)

Here are the checks to be made to verify that an extension is properly installed:

  1. Verify that the extension has been properly downloaded to the extension folder:
    1. By default, the Extensions folder is located in the folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\CAST\CAST\Extensions.
    2. If the CAST_PLUGINS_ROOT_PATH in the file CastGlobalSettings.ini has been modified, then the extensions folder will be at the path defined by the CAST_PLUGINS_ROOT_PATH variable. More on this can be seen here: CAST Management Studio - Information - Modifying default CAST data storage locations
    3. Verify that the extension you are looking for is available in this directory.
    4. If the extension is not there, try to download it again from the extension downloader: Download an extension.
    5. Once successfully downloaded, it needs to be properly installed to use it: Install an extension
  2. Verify that Server Manager shows the extension installed. Follow the documentation page here to verify this: Check the installation of an extension
  3. Verify that each database shows the extension installed (check on Management, Local and Central). Use the below query to verify this:
     

    SELECT PACKAGE_NAME,
           VERSION
    FROM   SYS_PACKAGE_VERSION
    WHERE  PACKAGE_NAME LIKE '/%’ 
    order by PACKAGE_NAME;

    which will produce results like this:

     "/com.castsoftware.shell";"1.0.6"
  4. For DMT extensions, Check the DMT plugin folders
    1. To check the DMT plugins and proper version please see this information page:  Delivery Manager Tool - Information - DELIVERY Folder Structure and Contents - How to check the plugins installed in the Delivery folder
    2. Once checked, in CAST Management Studio, in the delivery tab open the Delivery Manager Tool by clicking manage delivery as you can see in below screenshot :
      Figure 1
    3. In the Delivery Manager Tool, Add a new package to get the list of COE Extractor, as shown in the below example :
      Figure 2
    4. For package Files on your file system, you can check the list of customer projects discovered in the Package configuration tab, section "Which project should we take into account for this analysis ?" as shown in the below screeenshot :

      Figure 3
  5. For technology extensions that are linked to a CAST-MS analysis, verify that the technology shows up properly in CAST-MS
    • Go into the Universal Analysis Unit Editor and verify that the technology shows up in the Universal language section (like for HTML5 in the screenshot below - for more information on where this is in CAST-MS see the documentation here: Analysis Unit editor):
      Figure 4