Copyright © 2020 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 24 Feb 2020
The EarthSoft Support Request form collects configuration and troubleshooting data that may be required by support personnel when troubleshooting issues in EQuIS Enterprise. In addition, you may also directly email email@example.com to request assistance.
In the EarthSoft Support Request form, data is collected in a ZIP file and forwarded to designated EQuIS Administrators or EarthSoft Technical Team by email.
In the event that the email message could not be sent, a download link is provided to the user to retrieve the debug data file. When a download link is provided, the contents of the file are encrypted to protect sensitive data and the file is renamed as something.encrypted.zip.
The EarthSoft Support Request form is available in the Get Help option from the More Options icon on the right-side of the main window frame for the selected dashboard, or can be accessed by appending /supportRequest.aspx to the URL of your site. The form is available to all users including anonymous access users. If visiting the page after logging in, the email address field will be populated with the email of the EQuIS user. If the authenticated user is an EQuIS Administrator, the check box "Only download the data..." will be enabled allowing un-encrypted data to be download directly from the form.
Email Address – This is the email address of the person reporting a problem or requesting assistance. It may also represent the email of the user in whose security context the problem manifests. This is a required field.
Email Subject – A short title for the problem being reported. In the event that the troubleshooting data is emailed to an EQuIS Administrator or EarthSoft Help Desk, this subject becomes the title of a support ticket.
Existing EarthSoft Case Number – If the data is being collected for an existing support case, enter the case number (usually 6 digits) here. This will be pre-pended to the subject. When replying to firstname.lastname@example.org, this number ensures that the data is routed to the correct case and support personnel.
Only Download the Data – This option is available to EQuIS Administrators and provides a mechanism for bypassing email delivery of the troubleshooting data.
Include EQuIS Logs – EQuIS logs are the most reliable source of troubleshooting data. They are also one of the first things EarthSoft Help Desk requests when responding to error reports or anomalous application behavior. By default, logging is disabled to improve performance. Whenever possible, EarthSoft recommends enabling logging then reproducing the error or anomalous behavior before creating a Support Request data package.
Include Configuration Files – Configuration files are often requested when troubleshooting EQuIS Enterprise. Selecting this option includes the files web.config, bin/connectionStrings.config, bin/earthsoft.workflow.service.exe.config, /Program Data/EarthSoft/equis.exe.config and the contents of the ST_CONFIG table in the support request package.
Include Dashboard Information – This option includes information about all dashboards, widgets, modules, users, and report data and may be requested when troubleshooting problems with EQuIS Enterprise web application dashboards.
Include Report and User Report Meta Data – This option includes date from ST_USER, ST_ROLE, RT_GROUP, RT_GROUP_MEMBER, ST_MODULE, ST_VERSION, VW_RESULT_NON_NUMERIC, VW_COORD_NON_NUMERIC, ST_REPORT, ST_USER_REPORT, and ST_REPORT_USE.
Include EIA Definitions – This option collects all the data from report date plus ST_REPORT_EVENT and it's children, ST_TASK, ST_NOTICE, and ST_NOTICE_ATTACHMENT data. The data is valuable when troubleshooting scheduled reports. If troubleshooting EIAs related to EDD loading (Triggers and New Data EIAs), please also include workflow data.
Include Auth Data – This option includes information regarding users, roles and membership, groups and membership, and EQuIS auth definitions. It does not include the materialized view of all permissions on all objects. It is useful in answering questions about why a user can or cannot see a dashboard, report, facility, file, etc.
Include License Data – This option includes data from ST_LICENSE, ST_LICENSE_USE and ST_LICENSE_DATABASE as well as licenses in equis.exe.config. Will also traverse license server links to acquire license information from there.
Include Workflow Service Information – Scan the registry to find all instances of EarthSoft Workflow service and dump their registry information. Also dumps contents of workflow tables ST_WORKFLOW, ST_WORKFLOWSTEP, ST_JOB, ST_TASK...
Include All File Details – Scans the application installation folder and dumps file names and sizes. If the file is a binary executable (.exe, .dll), the assembly is loaded and it's version number is included in the output.
Problem Description – This required field should include a description of the expected behavior and the actual behavior. Include detailed instructions on how to reproduce the problem, attempts to resolve the issue, and any pertinent history that may be relevant to the issue. Statements like "this worked in version v.w but has not worked since we updated to version x.y upon which time the EQuIS logs began reporting SomeObscureException errors" are more helpful that statements like "this use to work until we updated".
Submit Request – Clicking this button will begin the process of collecting the debug data and attempt to forward it to the designated EQuIS Administrator by email.