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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Steps to configure Microstrategy with Eclipse

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Hi Guys, recently I got the opportunity to work on plugin for BingMap using Microstrategy. For this, I had to configure MSTR (Microstrategy) with Eclipse. This was our first step in this task and I think it was the most tedious task as it had taken almost 3 days due to lack of clear steps with screenshots. I am trying to give here the steps with screenshot, so that others can do this configuration with in few hours.

Step1:  Download and install Eclipse IDE suitable for java programming
Step2: Install Java.
Step3: Install tomcat. No need to establish a relation between Tomcat and Eclipse.
Step4: Increase memory of Java from Tomcat configuration editor. If it is not done, we will get "Out of Memory Error" regularly while working on MSTR perspective in Eclipse.

Step5: Download Microstrategy.war and place it at "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps".
Step6: Start tomcat. After this,a folder with name as  "Microstrategy" will be created at "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps"
Step7: Download SDK for Microstrategy from "" and find Eclipse plugin for Web Customization Editor from this "SDK\tools\WebCustomizationEditor". Extract the zip file and place this plugin folder in "Eclipse/plugin" folder.
Step8: In Eclipse, click on Window -> Preferences -> Microstrategy. You will get a Microstrategy configuration window as shown in image:

Step9: In this window, fill data as shown in image in each of the spaces like in text boxes for "Application Root", "Microstrategy Web URL" and check box for "Visual Settings". After this, click Apply and Ok button.
Step10: To start working on Microstategy, we have to open Microstrategy perspective and for this click on "window -> Open Perspective - > others.. -> Microstrategy Web Customization Editor".

Step11:  Your Microstrategy Perspective will be ready with tabs like Application Settings, Css Settings and Package Explorer as shown in image.

This is all about configuration of MSTR with Eclipse. Please add your inputs if I have missed something.

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  1. Hi Jitendra,

    Keep up the good work. That helped me a lot. Thanks.

    Arul Frances S


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