Install, Configure, Validate, and Patch Spotfire Automation Services

In this tutorial you will learn how to install, configure, validate, and patch Spotfire Automation Services. In other tutorials  you can learn how to add the Spotfire Application Data Services and Spotfire Statistics Services.

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Install Spotfire Automation Services

  1. Navigate to Administrator EssentialsInstallersAutomation ServicesProductsTIBCO Spotfire Automation Services Installer, and then double-click setup.exe.
  2. Accept the license terms and all defaults until you reach the Configuration for TIBCO Spotfire Server panel. Set the Server URL to https://localhost:9090 and type sfadmin for the username and password.

Navigate to Administrator

3. At the Configuration for mail panel, for the SMTP host, type localhost

4. Accept all subsequent defaults and complete the installation.

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Deploy the Automation Services Package

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and browse to https://localhost:9090/spotfire/administration.
  2. When you are prompted for authentication credentials, for both User Name and Password, typesfadmin.
  3. In the Administration Console, select the Deployment tab.

Administration Console

4. Click Add.

tibco administration console

5. In the Add to Deployment dialog, click Browse.

Deployment dialog

6. Navigate to select AutomationServices.spk and click Open.

      7. In the Add to Deployment dialog, click OK

Deployment dialog 1

 8. Click Save and then OK to save the deployment.

We have installed TIBCO Spotfire Automation Services. Now, we can validate it. Werecommend you close all applications in the machine before continuing.

Validate TIBCO Spotfire Automation Services

1. Open the Spotfire Professional client. Select Start > All Programs > TIBCO > TIBCO Spotfire (show login dialog). In the login dialog, for Username and Password, type sfadmin.

TIBCO Spotfire Automation Services 

2. When prompted, click Update Now.

tibco spotfire

3. In the Spotfire client, from the menu, click File > Open From > Library.
4. At the top level of the Library, double-click Demo.
5. Double-click Analysis Files.
6. Double-click Baseball.
7. Select Baseball.
8. Click Open.
9. From the Spotfire client menu, click Tools > Automation Services Job Builder.

Automation Services Job Builder

10. In the Automation Services Job Builder, click Add and select Export Image.

Automation Services Job Builder 2

11. For Destination Path, type C:UsersAdministratorDesktoptest.png and for Visualization, select Getting Started : Player               Home Runs.

Automation Services Job Builder 3

12. In the Automation Services Job Builder, select Tools > Execute Locally.

Automation Services Job Builder 4

13. On the Desktop of your lab system, you should see a file named test.png. Open it to confirm the visualization was exported properly.

visualization of desktop

We have now  validated Spotfire Automation Services Successfully.

Patch Spotfie Automation Services:

Apply patches to Spotfire Automation Services.

Note : To find available patches, browse to the TIBCO Spotfire support web site:

and click the appropriate link for product patches.

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Last updated: 03 Apr 2023
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