How To Guide

Manual Installation of Interact (v3.07 and greater)

Last Updated:
March 4, 2017

Use this procedure when unable to use the Deployment Manager Installation wizard to upload and install the software on your IBM i system (See Installing Interact for System Requirements and additional installation details.)

On Your PC

  1. Download the Software for the IBM i from our website and run the Interact 3.07 + installation wizard.

    Note: During this step, the wizard extracts the save files needed for manual installation.

  2. Stop when you’re prompted to enter system information, but keep the install wizard open.

  3. Identify where the installation wizard has extracted the save files; typically at a file path like the below path. Different versions of Windows may alter the location:

    C:\Users\userprofile\AppData\Local\Temp\HelpSystems\xxxxxxx.tmp

    *where userprofile is your user name and xxxxxxx.tmp is a random temp directory

  4. Locate the file “PTINT3.PT” in the Powertech Product Maintenance Wizard folder.

    The .PT file is simply a .zip file and can be opened with WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRar, etc.

    This file contains 2 SAVFs, a .jar file and a .props file. The .props file is used by the wizard and can be ignored during a manual installation.

  5. Copy the “PTINT3.PT” file to your desktop.

  6. Rename the file from “PTINT3.PT” to “PTINT3.ZIP”.

  7. Extract the files and copy the PTINT3 SAVF to your desktop.

On Your IBM i System

  1. Log in to the System with QSECOFR, or another profile with similar authorities.

  2. Issue the following commands:

    CRTLIB PTINSTLIB (Note: If this library already exists, execute the command to clear the library: CLRLIB PTINSTLIB)

    CRTSAVF PTINSTLIB/PTINT3

  3. FTP the SAVF (PTINT3.savf) to the library PTINSTLIB. (If FTP is not available, skip to step 4.)

    1. Open the PC Command Prompt Window. 

    2. Change to the directory of the SAVFs from step 6 above.

    3. FTP the IBM i system.

    4. Logon

    5. CD PTINSTLIB

    6. BIN

    7. Put PTINT3.savf

    8. Quit

    9. Exit from the Command Prompt Window

  4. If you were able to FTP the save files continue with step 5. However, if FTP is restricted with your network, you can use iNavigator (iNav) to get the save files on your IBM i system.

    1. Create a directory on the IBM i system to move the save files to: 

      MKDIR '/POWERTECH'

      MKDIR '/POWERTECH/PTINT3'

    2. Using iNav, drag/copy the savefiles PTINT3 from your PC to the '/POWERTECH/PTINT3/' directory.

    3. Use the CPY command to copy PTINT3 from the '/POWERTECH/PTINT3' directory to the appropriate savefile. Note: The command is one line.

      CPY OBJ('/POWERTECH/PTINT3/PTINT3.SAVF') TOOBJ('/QSYS.LIB/PTINSTLIB.LIB/PTINT.FILE') TOCCSID(*CALC) REPLACE(*YES)

  5. Run the following commands in order:

    rstobj sispgm1 qtemp *savf savf(PTINSTLIB/PTINT3)

    rstobj *all sispgm1 *savf savf(qtemp/sispgm1) rstlib(qtemp)

    call qtemp/sislaunch (‘PTINT3’ ‘PTINSTLIB’ ‘0’)

  6. When Interact installation is complete, proceed with licensing.

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