The BMC Decision Support – Database Automation product is a powerful web-based reporting and analytics product. 
Release notes and notices
updated 08 Jul
This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches.

Date

Title

Summary

July 07, 2014Service Pack 1: 8.5.01

Does not contain any enhancements or fixes.

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      The Export to PDF menu is displayed with preconfigured export settings.

      Export to PDF menu
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      1. Choose an export setting and click Start Export (The recommended setting for most exports is the space-specific BMC Standard (with child pages)). You will be prompted to download your completed PDF when the export process is finished.
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Related topic

Known and corrected issues

 

Planning

 

Concepts, architecture, deployment, planning, and system requirements.

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data.

Configuring after installation

 

Required post-installation configuration.

Upgrading

 

Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.

Troubleshooting

 

Issues resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

Using

 

Interface descriptions, using the product.

Administering

 

Security, system administration, maintenance.

Integrating

 

Integrations with other products.
What's new?

Service Pack 1 for version 8.5 of BMC Decision Support – Database Automation does not contain any enhancements or fixes, but updates the product to maintain version consistency with the BMC Database Automation product. This topic provides instructions for downloading and installing the service pack.

 

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For information about knowns issues, see Known and corrected issues.

Downloading and extracting the service pack

Installing Service Pack 1 installs the entire BMC Decision Support – Database Automation product. You can download the service pack files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website at http://webapps.bmc.com/epd. The version number shown on EPD is 8.5.01.

 Click here to see the procedure for obtaining the service pack files.

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Installing the service pack as a fresh product installation

Before installing BMC Decision Support – Database Automation, BMC Database Automation must already be installed. For more information, see Preparing for installation.

Note

To ensure good performance, BMC recommends that you install BMC Decision Support – Database Automation on a server that is separate from the server running BMC Database Automation Server.

For information about installing this service pack, see Performing the installation.

Upgrading to the service pack

To upgrade to this service pack, complete the tasks described in the following topics:

Note

Before you upgrade BMC Decision Support – Database Automation application, services of the BMC Database Automation application and BMC Decision Support – Database Automation application must be up and running until the upgrade is completed. Also, ensure that no maintenance work is being performed on the BMC Database Automaton application during installation. After upgrade, reboot your system to start the product services.

Review the supported upgrade paths

You can upgrade to this service pack from the following versions: 

  • 8.5.00
  • 8.3.00, 8.3 SP1, 8.3. SP2
  • 8.2 SP4

For more information about upgrading, see the topics listed in Upgrading.

Run the service pack installer

For information about installing this service pack, see Installing.

Postinstallation tasks

For information about the postinstallation tasks, see Configuring after installation.

Related topic

Known and corrected issues

Frequently asked questions and other information

 

This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Decision Support – Database Automation 8.5.00 documentation. It contains the following sections:

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BMC Decision Support – Database Automation.

 What happened to all the PDFs for this product?

Where to find information previously provided in a guide or manual

Document title

Found here in

Installation Guide

 Planning
 Installing
 Upgrading  

Administrator Guide

Administering

User Guide

 Key concepts  
 Integrating
 Using  

 Where do I find release note information?

The following table describes where you can find information previously provided in release notes.

Type of information

Found here in

  • Issues corrected by the base release and its service packs and patches
  • Issues that are currently open

Known and corrected issues

 Where can I find technical bulletins?

Technical bulletins contained information delivered after a product was released, often in conjunction with a service pack or patch for that release.

Where to find information previously provided in a technical bulletin

Type of technical bulletin

Found here in

Contents of a service pack or patch and instructions particular to it

  • The child topic for that service pack or patch under Release notes and notices
  • For issues corrected in the service pack or patch, sort the table in Known and corrected issues by the "Corrected in" column

Other information

Placed in context throughout this space, but listed and linked to in Technical bulletins. You will not have this topic in the first release of the product such as 8.5.00.

 Where do I find information that was previously published as a flash bulletin?

Flashes contained urgent information about product issues and are delivered after a product is released. On docs.bmc.com, this information is delivered in an "Urgent issues" topic, under Release notes and notices. If this topic does not exist for a given product release, no urgent issues have been discovered for that release.

 Is all the content for BMC Decision Support - Database Automation 8.5.00 in this space?
Yes, all the content for BMC Decision Support - Database Automation 8.5.00 is in this space.
 I’d like a PDF of just selected information. How can I do that?
  1. From the Tools menu, select Export to PDF.
    The Export to PDF menu is displayed with preconfigured export settings.

    Export to PDF menu


  2. Either:
    1. Choose an export setting and click Start Export (The recommended setting for most exports is the space-specific BMC Standard (with child pages)).  You will be prompted to download your completed PDF when the export process is finished.
    2. Choose Customize Settings and continue to follow these steps if you want to perform advanced PDF customization.
  3. Select a template (for example, BMC Standard).
  4. Select the topics to export:  
    • This page and its children exports the current topic and all child topics in that branch.  If you are on the Home page, you will export all topics in that space.
    • Only this page exports only the currently-viewed topic.
    • This page and all children with label exports all pages in that branch (or space, if you are on the Home page) that contain a given label.
  5. Select from the other available options on this tab:
    • TOC macros includes a Tables of Contents that list headings in longer topics.
    • Children macros includes a list of links to child topics on some top-level topics.
    • Replace thumbnails expands the images that are shown in a small size in a topic.
  6. In the PDF Properties tab, select to add a title and other information to the exported PDF.
  7. In the Linking tab, select how you want exported links to behave.
  8. Click Start Export to begin the export process.

    Your last export settings will be remembered and you will be able to create another export with those settings without having to re-configure your PDF again.

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. Once the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

PDFs

 

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