Pragmatic Works Software: Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Pragmatic Works Software products? Here are some answers to the most common questions about this product suite, which is now part of SentryOne. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Contact SentryOne support.

Task Factory: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is Task Factory licensed?

A: Task Factory is licensed per server instance. There is no license necessary to use Task Factory in the Integration Services development environment (Visual Studio, SQL Server Data Tools, or Business Intelligence Developer Studio). Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information. 

 

Q: Does Task Factory support Salesforce TLS 1.2?

A: Yes, but in order to continue using the Salesforce features, you must upgrade to the latest version of Task Factory.  Click here for more information on Salesforce's upgrade to TLS 1.2.

 

Q: What functions are available with Task Factory?

A: There are a number of functions available with Task Factory. Click here to view a complete list.

 

Q: Can Task Factory be used with Azure?

A: Yes, Task Factory components can be used with Azure databases.

 

Q: What are the system requirements for Task Factory?

A: Here are the minimum requirements:

  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2012, 2014 or 2016

  • BIDS 2005 or 2008 (Business Intelligence Development Studio) or SQL Server Data Tools 2012, 2014, or 2016 (for Visual Studio 2015)

  • Windows XP or later

  • Windows Server 2000 or later

 

DBA xPress: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is DBA xPress licensed?

A: DBA xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information.

 

Q: What are the system requirements for DBA xPress? 

A: Here are the minimum system requirements:

  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016

  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)

  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1

  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0

  • Microsoft ® Report Viewer 2005

  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86

 

BI xPress: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are BI xPress and BI xPress Server licensed?

A: BI xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. BI xPress Server is licensed per server instance with 5 client access licenses included. A client access license is assigned to a single user. Additional client access licenses can be purchased. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information.

 

Q: Can I get just one feature of BI xPress and not purchase the entire product?

A: BI xPress comes bundled and there is no way to only sell one feature of the product.

 

Q: Can I make custom templates for the Notification Framework?

A: Yes, you can designate the reason for the message to go out and make your own custom message that you can share with others.

 

Q: What is the difference between BI xPress and DBA xPress? (DBA xPress is included in the Pro version of BI xPress)

A: DBA xPress is a suite of tools designed to aid the DBA with the management of their SQL Servers and data. BI xPress Pro includes DBA xPress with it.

 

Q: What are the differences between BI xPress Pro and Server?

A: BI xPress Server provides the ability to monitor SSIS package execution as well as Reporting Services, making it easier to provide access to this information without the need to install the full BI xPress Pro software.

 

Q: What are the system requirements for BI xPress?

A: Following are minimum requirements:

  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016

  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)

  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1

  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0

  • Microsoft ® Report Viewer 2005

  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86

 

DOC xPress: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How are DOC xPress and DOC xPress Server licensed?

A: DOC xPress is licensed per user, per machine where it is used. DOC xPress Server is licensed per server instance with 5 client access licenses included. A client access license is assigned to a single user. Additional client access licenses can be purchased. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information. 

 

Q: Does DOC xPress support encrypted packages and passwords?

A: Yes, DOC xPress supports SSIS projects and ISPAC that encrypt passwords. It also supports encrypted SSIS packages.

 

Q: What are the differences between DOC xPress Pro and Server?

A: DOC xPress Server makes it easier to share and explore documentation across the enterprise. It eliminates the need to install DOC xPress Pro to view documentation, do lineage analysis, and update data dictionaries.

 

Q: Can I customize the way my documentation works?

A: The DOC xPress and DOC xPress Server templates are used to lend form and reason to the output. They are fully customizable and control what information is included in the documentation. For more information, click here.

 

Q: What are the system requirements for DOC xPress?

 A: Here are the minimum requirements:

  • SQL Server Integration Services 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016

  • BIDS 2005, 2008, 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio), or SSDT 2010, 2012 (SQL Server Data Tools)

  • Microsoft ® .NET 3.5 with Service Pack 1

  • Microsoft ® .NET 4.0

  • Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86

 

LegiTest: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What versions of Visual Studio is LegiTest compatible with? 

A: LegiTest is compatible with Visual Studio 2013 or later. We recommend Visual Studio 2015 or later for the best experience.

 

Q: I already have testing software in place. Why do I need LegiTest?

A: Most testing software only tests certain aspects of data-centric development. LegiTest allows testing across all aspects of your development lifecycle, providing validation at each stage of development.

 

Q: Will LegiTest work with the systems I already have in place?

A: Yes. LegiTest easily integrates with existing systems. It can be incorporated into build processes such as MSBuild, TFS, TeamCity and much more.

 

Q: Why should I care about testing?

A: Testing your data ensures you catch bugs early, reduces delivery time, reduces the cost of testing, and provides provable assurances of the validity of the data. Most important, testing ensures accurate code and accurate data.

 

DTS xChange: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is DTS xChange licensed?

A: DTS xChange is licensed per package conversion. Please contact sales@sentryone.com for more information.

 

Q: What versions of SSIS does DTS xChange work with?

A: DTS xChange does conversions only for SSIS 2005 or 2008.

 

Q: Does DTS xChange do full conversions?

A: In many cases it can, however it is dependent upon the contents of the existing DTS package.

 

Q: How can DTS xChange save time and money?

A: DTS xChange uses proprietary rule based engine to migrate DTS Packages to SSIS by applying best practices of SSIS. So by using DTS xChange you not only get higher migration success rate but you also get new features supported by SSIS (e.g., Event Handlers, Logging, XML Configuration Files etc.).