Install Actuate 9 - High Level

Document ID : KB000052224
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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These are a high level set of required steps that are required when installing Actuate 9, reports server, to work with Clarity


  • 7.5.3 does not need the Actuate 9 Hotfix

  • Clarity versions 8.0.x - 8.1.x requires the Actuate 9 Hotfix be applied to Clarity

  • 12.0.x and beyond do not need the Actuate 9 Hotfix

  • The Actuate 9 Hotfix can be found on the Actuate CD available on the Support Website

  • Install the Actuate9 server

    • Log in to the reports server as the Windows generated Administrator account

    • Create a new member of the Administrators Group named actuate / password actuate

    • Initiate the Actuate installation

    • Select "Typical" installation and follow the screen prompts

    • When prompted for the Service Profile user name and password enter the following:

      • .\actuate

      • actuate

    • When prompted for the System Administrators password, leave that blank

    • Allow the installation to complete and restart the server if prompted

    • Confirm that you can bring up and log in to the Actuate console

  • Copy additional required files from the Actuate9 installation CD to the Clarity file system

    • Locate the following directory on the Actuate9 installation CD:

      • CD\clarity\12.0 (or relative version directory)

      • Copy all contents of the sub-directories from the CD to the directories of the same name in the Clarity file system.

        • Overwrite existing files when prompted
      • Copy the contents of the \reports directory on the installation CD to the following directory in the clarity file system:

        • niku_home\reporting\acdocs

        • Overwrite existing files when prompted

  • Configure the NSA Reporting tab

    • Service URL servername:8000

    • Volume = servername

    • Web URL = servername:8900

  • Perform the Reports installation from the NSA or from command prompt on the application server

  • Test running a report from the actuate console

    • Log in to the Actuate volume

    • Select the CMN folder

    • Hover your mouse pointer over the blue down-pointing arrow next to the Company report and select New Immediate Job

    • Actuate Reports - Company Listing Report - Required Parameters:

      • Host_string = Oracle TNS Service Name or SQL ODBC connection name

      • Pass_word = the Clarity database schema/database owner login password

      • UserID = The Clarity user that runs the report (Clarity admin = 1)

      • User_name = the Clarity database schema/database owner login name

      • Db_Type = Oracle : 1, SQL Server : 2

  • Stop and start the Clarity app service

  • Log in to Clarity and test the Company Listing report.