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RemedyInterviewQuestions
NametheobjectsofRemedy?
Forms,ActiveLinks,Filter,Escalation,Menus,Guides,Applications
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NametypeofformsavailableinRemedy?
2014(1)
RegularForm:StoresdataintheDatabase
DisplayonlyForm:MeantfordisplayPurposes 2013(4)
JoinForm:Tojointworegularformsandtoshowtheinformation.Doesntstoreanydata December(4)
ViewForm:ToaccessnonRemedytablesresidedinthesameserver. ARSRemedyInstallationScreen
VendorForm:Tointeractwithexternaldatabase. Shots
FunctionsusedinARSRemedy
WhataredifferenttypesoflicensesavailableinRemedy?
ReadLicense WebServiceforcreatinganentry
FixedLicense RemedyInterviewQuestions
FloatingLicense
RestrictedReadLicense

WhataredifferentjoinscreatedusingRemedy?
InnerJoin AboutMe
OuterJoin

Namecorefieldsavailableinaregularform?
RequestID,Assignedto,Modifieddate,Createdate,Submitter,LastModifiedBy,
Status,ShortDescription
Basu
Jamshedpur,
WhatisActivelink,Filter,Escalation?
Jharkhand,India
ActiveLink:Client(Anyuser)sideaction
Filter:Serversideaction Iamfrom
Jamshedpur,working
Escalation:Timelybasedfilter inITfieldasITSM
Consultant/Developer
WhatarethedifferenttypesofMenus? Viewmycomplete
Searchmenu,FileMenu,SQLmenu,CharacterMenu,DataDictionaryMenu profile

WhatarethedifferenttypesofApplicationsavailable?
LocalApplication:Residesonsingleserver,sharingofdata,Groupbasedpermissions
DeployableApplication:Residesonmultipleservers,Nosharingofdata,RolebasedPermissions

WhatarecoremodulesinV3?
Servicestrategy
ServiceDesign
ServiceTransition
ServiceOperation
ContinualServiceImprovement

WhatisthedifferencebetweenaFunctionandaProcess
Function:AteamorgroupofpeopleandthetoolstheyusetocarryoutoneormoreProcessesor
activities.
Process:Astructuredsetofactivitiesdesignedtoaccomplishaspecificobjective

WhatisIncidentManagementandProblemManagement?
IM:Restoresthenormalserviceoperationassoonaspossibleinordertoreducetheimpactonthe
business.ItsaReactiveapproach.
PM:Findstherootcauseoftheproblemtoreducetheincidentoccurrence.ItsaProactive
approach.

Howalertconfigure
FromARUserthereisalertEventsform.

Whichareadvancefield?
CurrencyField,Table,ResultsList,AlertList,AttachmentPool,ViewField

Whatisdifferencebetweenrealanddecimalfields?
RealField:Thenumberofdecimalplacesdisplayedintheusersview.Thedisplayednumberis
roundedoff,butthevaluestoredinthedatabaseisnotchanged.

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DecimalField:Thenumberofdecimalplacesdisplayedintheusersview.Thedefaultprecision
settingis2andthemaximumvalueofprecisioninARSystemis9.

Whatisimplicitandexplicitgroup?
Animplicitgroupisagroupinwhichusersareautomaticallymembers.
Public(GroupID0)
Submitter(GroupID3)
Assignee(GroupID4)
AssigneeGroup(GroupID7)
Anexplicitgroupisoneinwhichyoumustassignusersmembership.
Administratorscancreateexplicitgroups.
Administrator(GroupID1)
SubAdministrator(GroupID5)
Customize(GroupID2)

Whicharestaticanddynamicmenu?
FILEandCharacterarestaticmenu.
Search,sqlandDatadictionarymenu.

Whatisonopenandonconnectrefresh?
OnConnectRetrievesthemenuwhentheuserselectsthemenuafteropeningtheform.To
updatethemenu,theusermustreopentheform.
OnOpenRetrievesthemenueachtimetheuseropensit.Frequentmenuretrievalcanslow
performance,soselectthisoptiononlywhenitiscriticalthatthemenubeabsolutelyuptodate.
On15MinuteIntervalRetrievesthemenuwhentheuserfirstopensit.Themenuisalsoupdated
whenitisselectedandmorethan15minuteshaveelapsedsincethelastupdate.

Whatisdiaryfield?
ThevalueplacedintheDefaultValuefielddisplayswhenusersloaddefaultvalueswhile
performingasearchorsubmittinganewrequest.Thefieldvaluecanbeastaticvalueoroneofthe
keywordsavailablefromthepulldownmenutotherightoftheDefaultValuefield.Previousentries
inadiaryfieldcannotbemodified.Aftertherequestissaved,thecurrentdatainadiaryfieldis
addedtothepreviousdata,anditcannotbemodified.

Wherewedisableguestuser?
ARAdminselectserverthen>ServerInformation>Configuration>disabletheoptionofguestuser

Wherewecanactivateactivelinklogfile?
ARUser,Tools>Option>logging>clicktoactivelink

Tellaboutdisplayonlyform?
itisuseforacontrolpanelandforadialogboxpurpose
ControlPanel:Adisplayonlyformcanbeusedasacentralizedentrypointfromwhichusers
choosethetaskstheywanttoaccomplish.Whenaformisusedinthisway,itisreferredtoasa
controlpanel.Acontrolpanelmightincludetasksencompassingavarietyoffunctionalareassuch
asHelpDesks,EmployeeServices,andAssetTracking.Usersselectafunctionalareafromthe
maincontrolpanelandfillindataontheformrelatedtothespecifictask.
Dialogboxes:requireuserinteractionandareusefulwhenyouwantto:
Promptusersforconfirmation.
Implementamaindetail(orparentchild)relationshipbetweenformswhereuserscaneditthe
mainformusingadetailsdialogbox.
Reuseaforminavarietyofways.
Embedatablethatlistsoptionsfromwhichuserscanchoose.
Provideawayforuserstoeditorviewararelyusedsetoffields,andthusavoidclutteringthe
mainform.
Provideawayforuserstovieworeditasetoffieldsthathandlecomplexcalculationsof
multiplecomponents.

WhataretheDataFields?
Characterfield,integerfield,dairy,real,decimal,date,time,currency

WhatareAdministratortaskanddevelopmenttask?
AdministratorTasks
ARSystemadministratorscanperformdifferenttypesoftasksadministrativeanddevelopment.
Dependinguponyourenvironment,theadministratormayperformallofthetasksormultiple
peoplemaydivideupthetasks.
InstallingRemedyApplicationsandComponents
AdministratorsresponsibilitiesincludeinstallingandmaintainingtheARSystemandapplications
writtenfortheARSystem.
StartingandStoppingServers
AfteradministratorsmodifycertainARSystemserversettings,ARSystemserversneedtobe
stoppedandrestartedbeforethechangesareimplemented.
MonitoringServerStatistics
Systemadministratorsmonitorserverevents,includingchangingserversettings.Administrators
canalsomonitoraddingandmodifyingusersandgroups.
CentralizingPreferences
Thepreferenceserverenablesyoutoaccesspreferencesregardlessofwhichclientyouareusing.

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DuringinstallationoftheARSystemyouarepromptedtoinstallapreferenceserver.Ifyouchoose
toinstallit,theserverbecomes
InstallingtheARSystem,MidTier,andotherARSystemcomponentsandApplications
startingandstoppingservers
monitoringserverstatistics
Centralizingpreferences
Modifyingserversettings
Managinglogfiles
ImportingandexportingObjectsanddata
Localizingapplications
ManagingAccessControl
Developmenttasks
Creatingformsandfields
Creatingworkflowto:
Automateusertasks
Enforcebusinessrules
Escalaterequeststomeetservicelevelagreements
Deployingapplicationstotheweb

Whataretheextensionoftheexportfilesanduses?
ARExport(.arx)FileType
ARExportisthedefaultexportfiletypeandyieldsthecleanestresultswhenexportingand
importingARSystemdata.ThisformatisdesignedtoproperlyformatdatathatisexportedfromAR
SystemUserandimportedusingARSystemImport.ThisistheonlyformatthatcapturesStatus
Historyfieldvalues.
ARXML(.xml)FileType
ARXMLisalsogeneratedbyexportingdatafromARSystemUser.ItisanARSystemXML
standardderivedfromtheW3CXFormstandardanditcontainsseveralelementsthatarerequired
forARSystemuse.IfyouplantoimportXMLdataintoanARSystemformusingARSystem
Import,yourdatamustconformtotheARSystemXMLdataspecification.
CommaSeparatedValue(.csv)FileType
Thisformatiscommontomanyapplications.ThevaluesinCSVformatdatafilesareenclosedin
doublequotes,withliteraldoublequotesdoubled().
ASCII(*.asc)FileType
ASCIIfilescontainauserdefinableformat.Valuesareseparatedbyastringthatdoesnotappear
anywhereexceptbetweenfields.

ListthedifferenttypesofARSystemUserLicenses?DifferentiatebetweenFixedLicenseand
FloatingLicense?
ThetypeoflicenseyouspecifydeterminesthetypeofARSystemaccessauserisgranted.There
arefivetypesoflicensesavailableforusers.
RestrictedReadView,Search
ReadView,Search,Create
FixedView,Search,Create,Modify
FloatingView,Search,Create,Modify(Onshare)
LicenceTypePurpose
ReadProvidescreateandsearchcapabilities(whereallowedbyaccesscontrol).Anunlimited
numberofReadlicencesareavailable.Allusers,includingthoselogginginasguestusers,have
Readlicensecapabilities.
FixedProvidesallofthecapabilitiesofaReadlicense,plustheabilitytoupdateexistingrequests.
FixedlicensesareassignedtospecifiedusersoftheARSystemwhocansubsequentlyaccessthe
systematanytimewithfullcapabilities.ThisisalsoknownasaFixedWritelicense.
FloatingProvidesthecapabilitiesofaFixedlicense,butonasharedbasis.Whenuserswhohave
FloatinglicensesconnecttotheARSystem,theyretrievealicensetokenfromtheARSystem
server,ifoneisavailable.IfnoFloatinglicenseisavailable,thentheuseronlyreceiveslimited
(read)accesspermissionsuntilaFloatinglicensebecomesavailable.Floatinglicensetokensare
freedwhenauserexitsARSystemUserorthelicensetimesoutfromlackofuse.Thedefault
timeoutvalueforFloatinglicensesistwohours.ThisisalsoknownasaFloatingWritelicense.
FixedFullText/FloatingFullTextProvidesfulltextsearch(FTS)capabilitiestothespecifieduser
whenattemptingafulltextsearch.FixedandFloatingfunctionsaredescribedabove.

WhatdoyoumeanbyPreferenceServer?
ThePreferenceServerfeatureallowsusersandadministratorstoaccesstheirownpreferences
acrossdifferentmachines.Afterapreferenceserverisestablished,auseroradministratorcan
specifythepreferenceservernameintheLogindialogboxwhenstartinganARSystemclient.This
allowsthepreferencesfortheusertofollowthemfrommachinetomachine.
BENEFITS:Enduserscanaccesstheirpersonalpreferencesfromanymachine.Theadministrator
candefineenduserpreferences.Webuserscanhavestoredpreferences.
WhatisAdvancedSearchBar.WhatisthepurposetousethisAdvancedSearchBar?
ifyouwanttolimitthedatathatyouareexporting,entersearchcriteriausingtheAdvancedSearch
bar,SearchbyExample,

WhatisthedifferencebetweenReadandRestrictedLicense
ReadHecansubmithisownrequest,View,Modifyhisrequest.
Restrictedcansubmitbutcannotmodifyhisownrequest.

Whatisfilterphasing?

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Actionswithinfiltersarecarriedoutinoneofthreephases.Allphase1actionsarecarriedout
immediately.Phase2andphase3actionsarequeuedtobecarriedoutlater.
Thefollowingphase1actionsarealwaysperformedassoonastheycanbe:

CallGuide

ExitGuide

GoTo

GoToGuideLabel

LogtoFile

Message

SetFields
Phase2actionsarequeuedwhentheyareencounteredandperformedafterallphase1actions
fromallfiltersexecute.Ifaphase2actiontriggersmorephase1actions,thenthosephase1
actionsareperformedbeforethenextphase2action.Ifaphase2actiontriggersmorephase2
actions,thentheyareaddedtotheendofthephase2queue.
Phase2actionsinclude:

PushFields

DirectSQL
Phase3actionsdonotincludeanydatabaseinteraction.Allphase3actionsencounteredare
queuedandperformedafterallphase1andphase2actions.
Phase3actionsinclude:

Notify

RunProcess

DSO
Phase3actionscanfailandnotaffecttheoperationssuccess.

WhatisthedifferencebetweenSetFieldandpushfield?
SetFieldsactionsthatgetexecutedupdatethespecifiedfieldsonthescreen.However,theydo
notwritethevaluestothedatabase.
PushFieldsactiontransfervaluesfromselectedfieldsinthecurrentrequesttoanotherrequest.
Thisenablesyoutoautomateupdatestothedatabase.

WhatisRunProcess?
RunProcessactionexecutesacommandtorunanindependentprocessonaclientoran
ARSystemserver.ThesystemwillexecutethecommandspecifiedintheCommandLinefield.
TheRunProcessactiononlyexecutesanindependentprocessitdoesnotreturnavalue.Give
someegs.OfRunProcess.

HowtoaddgroupsaccordingtotheCTI?
IntheRemedyApplicationConfigurationConsole,GotoSupportSpecificsTab,ClickontheFirst
Step(GroupSupportStaffSkills),SelectanyGroupinGroupNamefieldthatyouwanttoconfigure
andclickAddButton.Selectthemodule,CTIandRSDasperyourchoice.Then,theparticular
groupwillgetaddedaccordingtoyourconfiguration.

WhatisthedifferencebetweenFixedandFloatingLicense?
FixedLicenseprovidesallofthecapabilitiesofaReadlicense,plustheabilitytoupdateexisting
requests.FixedlicensesareassignedtospecifiedusersoftheARSystemwhocansubsequently
accessthesystematanytimewithfullcapabilities.ThisisalsoknownasaFixedWritelicense.
FloatingprovidesthecapabilitiesofaFixedlicense,butonasharedbasis.Whenuserswhohave
FloatinglicensesconnecttotheARSystem,theyretrievealicensetokenfromtheARSystem
server,ifoneisavailable.IfnoFloatinglicenseisavailable,thentheuseronlyreceiveslimited
(read)accesspermissionsuntilaFloatinglicensebecomesavailable.Floatinglicensetokensare
freedwhenauserexitsARSystemUserorthelicensetimesoutfromlackofuse.Thedefault
timeoutvalueforFloatinglicensesistwohours.ThisisalsoknownasaFloatingWritelicense.

WhatisthedifferencebetweenExplicitandImplicitGroup?
Anexplicitgroupisoneinwhichyoumustassignusersmembership.
Administratorscancreateexplicitgroups.

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PredefinedExplicitGroups:
Administrator(GroupID1)
SubAdministrator(GroupID5)
Customize(GroupID2)
Animplicitgroupisagroupinwhichusersareautomaticallymembers.Membershipinall
implicitgroups,exceptPublic,isbasedonthecontentsofspecificfieldsinarequest.Youcannot
assignuserstoimplicitgroups,itisautomaticallydone.Bynotassigningausertoanygroups,the
userhasonlybasicPublic,Submitter,Assignee,orAssigneeGrouppermissions.
PredefinedExplicitGroups:
Public(GroupID0)
Submitter(GroupID3)
Assignee(GroupID4)
AssigneeGroup(GroupID7)

Howcanwegiveindextoaform?
Doubleclickontheform.ItwillopentheFormProperties.GotoIndexesTab.
ChoosethefieldforwhichyouwanttomaketheindexandchecktheuniquecheckboxIfyouwant
theindextobeunique.

WhatisJoinForm?Canwejoinaregularformandadisplayonlyform?
Joinformsdisplaydatabycombiningthedatafrommultipleregularforms.
Joinformscanbeusedtocreatereportswithdatafrommorethanoneform.
Wecannotjoinaregularformandadisplayonlyform.

WhyAisnotgettingnotifiedifhesubmitsarequestandbisgettingnotificationwhilesubmittingthe
request(theybothhavesamepermissions)?
ItmaybepossiblethatwhileconfiguringthePeopleDefinition(Step3inGeneralTabinRemedy
ApplicationConfigurationConsole),theNotificationMethodFieldissetasNoneforAandasAlert
forB.

WhatarethefieldsinstatusdropdownlistinRemedySupportConsole?
Thereare6fieldsstatusdropdownlistinRemedySupportConsole:
New
Assigned
Pending
WorkInProgress
Resolved
Closed

Howmanytablesgetcreatedinthedatabaseforaregularform?
Therearemainly3tableswhichgetcreatedinthedatabaseforaregularform:
1.Maindatatable
2.Statushistorytable
3.Indexing
Andiftheregularformcontainsattachmentandcurrencyfields,thenthese2tablesalsogets
created:
4.Attachmenttables
5.Currencytable

WhatisARSchema?
Thearschematableholdsinformationabouteachform,includingformname,schemaIDandnext
requestID.

Whatisnumberbelownote?
1000

Whatisindexing?
Forasearching

Whatarestatesofdeployableapplication?
Test,Maintenance,Production

HowcanwedisableSAVEbutton?
Selectform/form/currentview/property/menuaccess

Whatistheentrymodeofdisplayonlyform?
Disabledentrymode

Whatisarchive?
Dataarchivingenablesyoutomakearchivecopiesofdataonaspecifiedform.

Explainmergeconditioninfilter?

ExecuteswhenarequestismergedintothedatabasebyusingBMCRemedyDataImport,aDSO
independentcopytransfer,orthedataimportcommandlineinterface.

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Midtierpathforthelogin?
http://192.168.1.86:8080/arsys/shared/login.jsp

Differencebetweencharacterfieldanddairyfield
Wecanaddmenuintocharacterfieldbutnotindairyfield,wecangivethepatterntothecharacter
field

WhatisSearchmenu?
HierarchicalSearchMenu
Asearchmenucanbeahierarchicalmenu.Toshowmultiplelevels,addmultiplefieldstotheLabel
fieldslist.Onlyonevaluecandisplayinthefield.ThisexamplesearchesforallteamsintheDEV
XYZ:Peopleform.Theteamsaredisplayedtotheuser.Theuserselectsateam,andthenasearch
isexecutedforanyfullnamesthatmatchtheteamselected.
ContentSensitiveMenus
Acontentsensitivemenuisamenuinwhichafieldsmenuvaluesvarybaseduponthecurrent
valuesofotherfields.Contentsensitivemenusextendthecapabilitiesofstandardsearchmenus
andareusefulincertainsituations.

Canrequestidbesubh001111?
Yes

Tellaboutdisplayonlyform?
itisuseforacontrolpanelandforadialogboxpurpose.
WhatarethetabsinRemedyApplicationConfigurationConsole?
Thereare4tabsinRemedyApplicationConfigurationConsole:
6.GeneralTab.

7.SupportSpecificsTab.

8.AddressTab.

9.AdvancedTab.

Howdoyoucallanactivelinkusinganactivelink?
UseGOTOaction

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19comments:
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