Use this procedure when unable to use the Deployment Manager Installation Wizard to upload and install the software on your IBM i system.

Note: The following procedure pertains to all Robot IBM i products except for Robot Monitor, which has a unique process for manual installation.

Please see the chart below for the appropriate file name for the product you are installing.

  1.     Create an empty SAVF on the IBM i system: CRTSAVF (MYLIB/XX_SAVF) where XX is an abbreviation for the product you’re installing. See chart below for suggestions.
        Robot Schedule for IBM i example: CRTSAVF (MYLIB/RB_SAVF)
  2.     On your PC, navigate to the file you downloaded from the website.
    1.     Right-click the file and choose 7-Zip > Open Archive. If you do not have 7-Zip, download it from https://www.7-zip.org/.
    2.     Open $TEMP.
    3.     Open HelpSystems$_23 or HelpSystems$_22.
    4.     Right-click the file with the .HS extension and select Open Inside to view the contents of the executable file.
    5.     Click and drag the SAVF file to the C:/ drive on your PC – see the table below (under “SAVF Name in Executable”) to identify the correct product SAVF name.
  3.     On your PC, at the command prompt, type the following to transfer the SAVF to the IBM i system (if FTP is not available, skip to step 4).
    1.     FTP SystemName
    2.     Enter the IBM i user profile and password.
    3.     LCD C:\
    4.     BIN
    5.     PUT XXXXXX mylib/XX_SAVF where XXXXXX is the SAVF name from Step 2.
          (Robot Schedule example: PUT SCHEDULE13 MYLIB/RB_SAVF)
    6.     Once finished, type QUIT
    7.     Then type EXIT
  4.     If you were able to FTP the save files continue with step 5. However, if FTP is restricted with your network, you can use iNavigator (iNav) to get the save files onto your IBM i system.
    1. Create a directory on the IBM i system to move the save files to:

      MKDIR '/ROBOT'

      MKDIR '/ROBOT/XXXXXX'

      Where XXXXXX is the save file name in the executable.
    2. Using iNav, drag/copy the save file from your PC to the '/ROBOT/XXXXXX/' directory.
    3. Use the CPY command to copy XXXXXX from the '/ROBOT/XXXXXX' directory to the appropriate save file. (Note: The command is one line.)

      CPY OBJ('/ROBOT/
      XXXXXX/XXXXXX') TOOBJ('/QSYS.LIB/MYLIB.LIB/XXXXXX.FILE') TOCCSID(*CALC) REPLACE(*YES)

      Robot Schedule example:
      CPY OBJ('/ROBOT/SCHEDULE13/SCHEDULE13’) TOOBJ('/QSYS.LIB/MYLIB.LIB/SCHEDULE13.FILE') TOCCSID(*CALC) REPLACE(*YES)
  1.     On the IBM i system, at a command line, type:
  2.     LODRUN and prompt with F4.
  3.     Change device to *SAVF and press Enter.
  4.     Save file: XX_SAVF and library: MYLIB and press Enter.
  5.     The install/update screen will appear. Follow the instructions from there to finish the process.
  6.     To load more than one product, repeat these steps for each product using a different empty save file.

Product

Suggested Empty SAVF Name

(XX_SAVF)

SAVF Name in Executable

(XXXXXX)

Robot Alert

ALT_SAVF

ALERT5

Robot Autotune

AT_SAVF

RobotAutotune

Robot Browser Interface

RBI_SAVF

PORTAL2

Robot Console

CON_SAVF

CONSOLE7

Robot Corral

CR_SAVF

CORRAL2

Robot CPA

CPA_SAVF

CPA4

Robot Easy View

EV_SAVF

EZVIEW8

Robot LPAR

LP_SAVF

RBTLPRLIBI

Robot HA 

HA_SAVF

ROBOTHA12

Robot Network Host

NH_SAVF

NETHOST12

Robot Network Node

NN_SAVF

NETNODE12

Robot Replay

RE_SAVF

REPLAY3

Robot Reports

RP_SAVF

REPORTS7

Robot Save

SA_SAVF

SAVE12

Robot Schedule

RB_SAVF

SCHEDULE13

Robot Schedule Enterprise

SE_SAVF

SCHEDENT2

Robot Schedule Interface to Oracle EnterpriseOne

S1_SAVF

ENTPRISE1

Robot Space

SP_SAVF

SPACE3

Robot Transform

TRN_SAVF

TRANSFORM1

Robot Trapper

TRP_SAVF

TRAPPER1

Robot UPS

UPS_SAVF

UPS3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Last Modified On: January 08, 2019