RanceLab® FusionRetail™ 6 is introducing a new concept of connectivity through remote data service.
- RanceLab® Local Data Service: for local computers
- RanceLab® Remote Data Service: for the head office server
During the upgrade to release 1.421 onward, the installer of FusionRetail™ 6 automatically installs windows service. The installation and un-installation of this service is completely maintained by the FusionRetail™ 6 software. No user action is required to maintain this.
Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install RanceLab® FusionRetail™ 6
Scenario: Branch wants to create a product master
- Branch creates a product
- The request travels to HO and the branch gets the response. The product is created.
- The HO also creates same master for other branches too.
- Other branches gets the same master whenever it connects to HO.
- The entire process is automated and no user intervention is required.
Requirement at Head Office:
- The Head Office server must have a live IP address (also known as fixed IP or public IP)
- The Head Office the port used by the data service must be unblocked by the firewall. The Fr6 uses one of TCP/IP port in the range of 6161 to 6262. During the installation, the DB Manager asks you to define the port of your choice.
Requirement at Branch:
- The Branch will just need internet connection in order to send and receive data from HO. Any broadband will do.
- Please note that fixed IP is not required at the branch.
- However if the internet connection is not there, the branch will still work. Whenever the internet connection is found, it will auto synch with HO.
RanceLab® Remote Data Service for multi-location set up
Step 1: Upgrade to Release 1.421 (at HO and Branch)
- Update the software with the latest version
- After successful updating it will automatically create the service for you.
- Default port is 6161. There is no need to change the default port.
Step 2: Finding the Remote Data Service address in Head office server
- In the server system of Head office note down the public IP address
- Create link for remote data service as the format given below.
- http://<Public IP of HO server>:<Port number of HO server>/FR6
- Format Example: http://192.168.3.20:6161/FR6
- Note: Please make sure that the above link is accessible from the outside of your privet network.
Step 3: Setting the option in Head Office
- Go to Main Menu > Settings > Application Settings > Global Option (T>A>G)
- Set “Method of Communication = IP”
- In “Remote Data Service field” enter the link of your remote data service (as created in step 1).
Step 4A: Connecting the Branch (if the server is accessible via a fixed IP)
- Go to Main Menu > Press F6 or click the button “Link HO IP”
- Enter the link created in Step 2.
- On success it asks to restart FR6.
- On restart its up and running. You can check using Main > TG. Just click the remote service and see if shows a web page in internet browser.
Step 4B: Connecting the Branch (if the server is NOT accessible via a fixed IP)
- At the HO server > Go to Main > T I L > Export Link Settings
- It will create a file “LinkFileFr6.zip” in the folder specified by you
- At the Branch server > Go to Main > T I S > Import Link Settings
- Just provide the file created in step 2 of step 4B.
- On success it will ask to restart fr6. On restart it is all set for data transfer.
- Check if the data service is accessible using an internet browser. At server as well as node
- Check if the windows service is running at the server using start > run > services.msc
- To delete the windows server you can use the start > run > cmd > sc delete rancelabds_001 command.