When a path to a catalog on a different computer such as a network server exists in Catalog Paths on Configuration variable, the catalog index (catalog.mdb) is cached locally for improved performance. The \Config\Device.mdb database in the promis.e program data folder will link to tables in local catalogs and in the cached catalog.mdb files of network catalogs.
When the software connects to a network catalog, lock files (.LDB) are typically automatically created for the catalog in both the folder on the network and the catalog cache folder.
When more than one catalog is cached, a numeric value is appended to the file name of each catalog.mdb file in the cache folder. For example: catalog.mdb, catalog1.mdb, catalog2.mdb, etc. The software resolves these files to the appropriate catalog according to the mdbcache.xml file.
This article does not imply compatibility with listed operating systems. Consult the Compatibility Chart - promis.e for that information.
The catalog cache files are stored in per-user paths to improve Citrix implementation.
The catalog cache files will be in a subfolder of:
The mdbcache.xml file is found in the same folder as the cached catalog.mdb files. It tells the software which catalog.mdb file belongs to which network catalog. Contents of the file follow the format below, which shows two network catalogs.
<MDB path="z:\promis-e data\catalogs\jic-3\catalog.mdb" cachepath="C:\ProgramData\Bentley\promis-e V8i(M)\Cache\MDBCache\catalog.mdb" />
<MDB path="z:\promis-e data\catalogs\my_catalog\catalog.mdb" cachepath="C:\ProgramData\Bentley\promis-e V8i(M)\Cache\MDBCache\catalog1.mdb" />