Posts Tagged ‘scripting’

Maximo Automation Scripting – Keep it Simple

Recently I was tasked with making one of 3 fields mandatory on a Maximo application. Doesn’t sound like rocket science, and in the past, my first thought would have been to work out a fun and complicated set of Conditional Expressions. Then I got to thinking, wouldn’t it be easier to just do an If-then […]

Data Indiscretions

Data loaded into a TM1 or SPSS model will, in most cases, include files consisting of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of records. It is not reasonable, given the number of fields and records in files of this size, for you to visually inspect all fields in every record (of every file) for missing or […]

Transforming Data with Loop and Vector

As promised, today I am sharing the fundamentals of using the LOOP and VECTOR in a SPSS Syntax script. LOOP LOOP is a common programming concept – it simply allows you to apply or execute the same script commands for an identified number of times without having to recode them.   VECTOR A VECTOR is […]

Using PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 to create a simple lab

I’ve been meaning to sit down and spend some time exploring the new Active Directory cmdlets that come with Windows Server 2012 so I decided to use my lab to create some test objects and populate the mailboxes with some messages. My lab setup is very simple: 1 – Windows Server 2012 domain controller 1 […]

Why I love PowerShell…and so should you

 This blog post is meant for both the PowerShell newbie and scripter out there looking for a reason why they should start learning aptly named PowerShell or push themselves to learn a new aspect of PowerShell they’ve been meaning to try. It’s been a few years now since PowerShell first came to be. Remember those […]

PowerDesigner Tips – Deploying a Model

In its most basic form, deploying a data model means simply applying the model directly to a database via ODBC or a DDL script.  But that neglects much of that value in your model beyond the physical structure. Here are the steps in our model deployment process.  We’ve scripted these in the build tool, but […]

Release Management for WebSphere Portal

Releasing your portal project to a brand new environment can be a fairly large challenge. I maintain the reason for the challenge is that there are so many tools and procedures required for this process. It is difficult to find somebody on your team that has deep administrative experience coupled with a development background so […]