ProjectWise Administrator Help

Before You Create a Datasource

  1. On the database server, create a new database in SQL Server or Oracle.
  2. On the ProjectWise Design Integration Server computer, create an ODBC datasource that points to your new database.
  3. Make sure ProjectWise Administrator is installed. If you plan to set up an example datasource, install ProjectWise Administrator with the ProjectWise Example Dataset option turned on.
  4. Open ProjectWise Administrator:
    • On Windows 8 or later / Windows Server 2012 or later:

      Go to the Start page and type ProjectWise Administrator, or go to Start > Apps > Bentley and click ProjectWise Administrator.

    • On Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008:

      Select Start > All Programs > Bentley > ProjectWise <version> > ProjectWise Administrator.

  5. When ProjectWise Design Integration Server and ProjectWise Administrator are installed on the same computer, the server's computer name is automatically registered and displayed under the Servers node when you open ProjectWise Administrator. If you want to create a datasource on a ProjectWise Design Integration Server that is not displayed in ProjectWise Administrator, you need to register the name or IP address of the ProjectWise Design Integration Server computer. To do this, right-click the Servers node in ProjectWise Administrator and select Register Server. Type the computer name or IP address of the computer on which ProjectWise Design Integration Server is installed and running, then click Finish.
  6. When the datasource is created, the Applications node in ProjectWise Administrator is automatically populated using the information contained in the delivered APPINFO.XML file (...\ProjectWise\bin). You can edit this file as needed before you create a datasource. You can also simply make changes to the Applications node (create, modify, delete applications) after the datasource is created through ProjectWise Administrator. Finally, you can also export the current applications to an XML file after the datasource is created, edit the file as needed, and then re-import it through the Applications node. For details, see Exporting, Editing, and Importing Application Definitions.