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You can install and use BI Validator using the following editions : Desktop and Multi-User. In this section, you will get familiar with BI Validator editions, understand which edition to use, and learn how to install each of the BI Validator editions. 

Information

You can install BI Validator on either a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. Please note that the same installer is used for installing BI Validator on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. 


Desktop Edition

This edition is used by trial users who want to evaluate BI Validator and licensed users who want to run BI Validator on standalone basis. Typically, this edition is applicable for single-user use. Desktop edition comes with a default PostgreSql repository.

To install the desktop edition of BI Validator, perform the following steps:

  1. Obtain / download the BI Validator  Desktop setup file. Trial users and newly subscribed users can download the latest version of BI Validator on our website
  2. Copy the setup file to the computer/laptop.
  3. Double-click the setup file to launch the installer with License Agreement page displayed.
  4. Select I accept the agreement to accept the terms and agreement of the Datagaps license. Click Next to continue.
  5. In the Select Additional Tasks page, select Create a desktop shortcut if you want to create a desktop icon for BI Validator. Click Next to continue.
  6. In the Ready to Install page, click Install to begin the installation. Allow sufficient time for the installer to complete the installation.
  7. Exit the installer when the installation has been completed successfully.
Once the installation is complete, ensure the DatagapsRepositoryDatabase and DatagapsRepositoryPgbouncer services are up and running.
Information Trial users will get to evaluate the BI Validator application for a period of up to 30 days.

If you have purchased the BI Validator application, activate your copy by following the steps mentioned here. If you are a trial user, you will see the number of days the license will expire, on the Login page. 

Multi-User Edition

This edition is recommended for organizations where more than one user needs to use the BI Validator application. In order to install Multi-User edition, you need to install BI Validator Client and BI Validator Server. There is no sequence for installing Client and Server. Multi-User edition comes with a default PostgreSql repository and this is installed on the Server side, therefore, we recommend to install Server first. Also, because it is convenient for Clients to add the repository details.   

 Server and Respository Installation

On Server side, run the BI Validator Server and BI Validator Desktop setup files. Datagaps recommends to run the BI Validator Desktop setup file first and then BI Validator Server. 

Information BI Validator Desktop and BI Validator Server can be installed either on the same machine or on separate machines.

To install BI Validator Desktop, refer to the steps mentioned here.

To install BI Validator Server, perform the following steps:

  1. Download BI Validator Desktop and Server setup files.
  2. Copy the setup files to the computer/laptop.
  3. Double-click the BI Validator Server setup file to launch the installer with License Agreement page displayed.
  4. Select I accept the agreement to accept the terms and agreement of the Datagaps license. Click Next to continue.
  5. In the Select Destination Location page, click Browse to choose a new installation path. By default, the installer will set up BI Validator in the C:\app\Datagaps\BIValidator directory. Click Next to continue.

  6. In the Select Additional Tasks page, select Create a desktop shortcut if you want to create a desktop icon for BI Validator Server. Click Next to continue.
  7. In the Ready to Install page, click Install to begin the installation. Allow sufficient time for the installer to complete the installation.
  8. Exit the installer when the installation has been completed successfully.

Once the installation is complete, ensure the Datagaps BI Validator Server service is up and running. Next, see Post Installation Setup.

Client Installation

This installer should be run on machines where users will use the BI Validator application in multi-user environment.

To install BI Validator Client, perform the following steps:

  1. Obtain / download the BI Validator Client setup file. Be sure to download the correct setup file. Both BI Validator Client and Server must be of same version.
  2. Copy the setup file to the computer/laptop.
  3. Double-click the setup file to launch the installer with License Agreement page displayed.
  4. Select I accept the agreement to accept the terms and agreement of the Datagaps license. Click Next to continue
  5. In the Select Additional Tasks page, select Create a desktop shortcut if you want to create a desktop icon for BI Validator. Click Next to continue.
  6. In the Ready to Install page, click Install to begin the installation. Allow sufficient time for the installer to complete the installation.
  7. Exit the installer when the installation has been completed successfully.

After the BI Validator Client has been installed successfully, start the BI Validator applicationconnect to a repository and apply a license.

Information If you see a blank screen when trying to login, it means there is a mismatch between the Server version or database version. Please verify the version at the top-left corner and if it is different, you will have to reintall the Client by using a correct setup file.

For any licensing queries, please contact Datagaps Support

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