02-24-2018 12:46 AM
I had the same problem.
I determined that the application was not communicating with the DB2 database, even though the database was in existence on the toughbook.
I grabbed one of our other Toughbooks that had the program functioning correctly, and launched the "Configuration Assistant" from the Start menu under IBM DB2 > DB2_VIMSPC>Setup Tools.
In there it displayed the connection profile - it was named "VIMS3G". I exported this profile to a text file named VIMS3G.txt.
I copied this file to the Toughbook that was not working.
On that Toughbook I launched the "Configuration Assistant" - same Start menu location.
From the Configure menu item, I used the Import Profile option and designated the VIMS3G.txt file.
Once this imported successfully, the VIMS3G profile now exists.
Right-mouse-click on this entry and select "Test Connection" option - this will open another dialogue - select Test Connection button - this will take a few seconds and will return with a message-box "CLI connection tested successfully"
Cancel this window.
Now exit the "Configuration Assistant"
Launch VIMSpc 2015A and it should connect to the DB2 database with all menu options available.
10-07-2016 01:50 PM
I've installed VIMSpc 2015A on a new Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 for my mechanics to use (Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit), but when I open up VIMSpc it gives me the following error message:
Could not connect to VIMS database. Please try again.
You click on ok, and the program closes. I've tried multiple times but it always does the same thing.
This is a fresh install on a machine that has never had VIMSpc installed on it. With older versions it would create a blank database and you would be good to go, but that doesn't seem to be working this time.