Final Filer Software

The complety free database management system for cemeteries & crematoria

The RegSearch application is intended to complement the Final Filer Pro Desktop application. RegSearch uses a LAMP or WAMP server, with data being synchronized between the local Final Filer database and the LAMP or WAMP MySql one.

PERMISSIONS ON LINUX

During installation the installer needs read write permissions on the directory used to contain the application. To save a lot of grief I would recommend that you initially set the permissions to 777, as in  sudo chmod 777 -R <directory>. Once installation completes set the permissions to 755 for directories and 644 for fiiles.

If you are UPDATING an existing installation, click here.

NEW INSTALLATION (RegSearch 3.21 or later)

Note that prior to installing RegSearch you need to create the database tables in your LAMP or WAMP database server environment.

  1. Download the installer file to your websverver directory (/var/www or /var/www/html on most Debian based Linux servers)
  2. Change the permissions on the downloaded file to 777 on Linux or full read/ write on Windows hosted servers
  3. Unzip the file.
  4. It will create a directory based in the file name. Rename the directory to RegSearch3 or some similar short name
  5. If on Linux set the folder's permissions to 777, as suggested above.
  6. Point your web browser to this directory on the server
  7. You should see
  8. research01
  9. Click the link to get
  10. research02
  11. Enter the default password, which is scriptcase
  12. Click Login
  13. You will be prompted to change the system password. Do so and be sure to remember it.
  14. Click OK or LOGIN, which ever appears.
  15. The database connection prompt appears
  16. research04
  17. Click the connection name. Note the name you see may be different to the one shown here.
  18. The Database Type selections are displayed
  19. research05
  20. Theoretically RegSearch3 should work with any of the databases shown. However, it has only been tested with MySQL and Maria.
  21. Select (click on) MySQL
  22. research06
  23. Set the parameters for your server and database.
  24. TEST THE CONNECTION
  25. Select the DATABASE you created earlier
  26. Click SAVE
  27. CLose and restart the browser
  28. Reset the correct permissions on the RegSearch folder.- 755 is recommended for folders and 644 for files on Linux.
  29. Point your web browser to this directory on the server - the RegSearch web application should start.

If it does not work or you experience difficulties, please contact me. Be sure to send me the text from error messages and symptoms  that you encountered and I can try to help.

 

Updating an existing installation

  1. Backup the existing RegSearch folder on your webserver
  2. Download the UPDATE file
  3. Unzip the contents of the zip file into the existing RegSearch folder on your webserver, overwriting the existing content with the new files from the ZIP file
  4. Using you Web Admininstrator tools, set the correct permission on the RegSearch folder- 755 is recommended for folders and 644 for files.
  5. Point your web browser to this directory on the server - the update RegSearch web application should start.

If it does not work or you experience difficulties, please contact me. Be sure to send me the text from error messages and symptoms  that you encountered and I can try to help.

 

 

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