Administration of enaio® client

enaio® 11.0 »

Certain settings in enaio® client cannot be modified by users and must be configured by an administrator. In addition to the settings on the 'Start' tab that are defined in enaio® administrator, administrators can adjust the corresponding configurations.

Start Parameters for enaio® client

The following parameters can be used when starting enaio® client:


User name


For user names containing spaces: value in quotation marks, mask with quotation marks




For passwords with spaces: value in quotation marks, mask with quotation marks




No startup screen




ax.exe -uid user -password " My PW" -srv osserver#4040 -n

Information Page in enaio® client

An information page is available in German, English, and French. It is displayed by default after the client starts up, and it is shown in the content and display preview if no hit list or index data form of an object is open. The respective language version of the information page is displayed according to the language setting in enaio® client.

The os_defaultinfo.htm, os_defaultinfo_en.htm,, and os_defaultinfo_fr.htm files can be found in the client directory.

The information pages can be customized.

Search Area

A search is run against the current version of the objects' index data in enaio® client. If object types are configured in enaio® editor in such a way that different index data versions are saved, the search can now be extended to all versions. To do so, the Shift key must be pressed while starting the query.

This feature is not available for searches against basic parameters, multi-fields, tables, the full text, and for combined searches.

You can enable the feature by entering another value into the as.cfg configuration file (\etc directory of the data directory):


Value '0' turns the extension of the search area off again.

This feature is only available in enaio® client; it cannot be used in enaio® webclient or via interfaces. This feature is not described in enaio® client help.

Access to the database requires significant memory and processor resources, meaning it may be necessary to massively scale up the system.

Before extending the search area, please consider the following:

  • An index from the osguid column in the osobjhist table should be created.

Example: create index osobjhist_osguid on osobjhist(osguid)

  • In all shadow tables of all objects in which the index data history is maintained (e.g., root4s, object6s, etc.) an index at the osguid column should be created.
  • Similar to the search fields in the project-specific tables (e.g., root4, object6), the fields which users will search for in the index data history (e.g., root4s, object6s, etc.) should be indexed as well.

By doing so, the size of the respective tables and thus the requirements for backup and hardware equipment changes significantly, meaning changes may be necessary.

  • The corresponding database settings for indexing cannot be made in enaio® editor.
  • Creating indexes affects all writing operations of index data sets which can cause longer processing times when performing mass imports. In enaio® client, the performance of write operations is not noticeably impacted.

File Size Limit

It is possible to set a limit for the size of files that can be opened by users. When opening larger files, the user is prompted to confirm this.

You can enable the feature by entering another value into the as.cfg configuration file (\etc directory of the data directory):


The value is shown in kilobytes. There is no size limit set by default.

Default Search

Users have many options for searching for objects in enaio® client. The default search is a search using object type-specific index data forms and a full-text search.

If users and user groups will only be able to perform searches via saved searches, the default search can be switched off for the users and user groups concerned using the 'Run default search' system role.

Next, all object types are hidden in the Object search area and all corresponding functions are hidden on the START tab in enaio® client.

OS Files and Annotations on Layers

References to image documents that open the image document from e-mail programs in enaio® client, for example, can call up the layer administration when the image is displayed so that users can immediately create annotations.

A new dynamic, public layer is automatically created at this time. An annotation tool can be preselected.

The following entries in the as.cfg file in the etc directory of the data directory are required for this:


The 'AUTODEFANNOBJ' entry is optional for an annotation tool:




No preselection (default)


Freehand line




Filled rectangle

















The user requires the appropriate rights to dynamically public layers.

If no annotations are created, the layer is not saved when it is closed. If users wish to create a different type of layer, they must close and re-open layer administration.