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Maintaining the Windham Time Series Database on a Shared Network Drive

For Enterprise Users Only
Enterprise users may wish to configure the Windham Time Series database on a shared network drive to streamline maintenance and regulate a single data file instead of having multiple users maintain their databases separately. This article describes how to initialize and periodically update the Windham Time Series database on a shared network drive.

Please note the following examples abstract certain system folder locations using the Windows XP operating system. For Vista / Windows 7 / custom corporate settings, the system default folders for all users and current users may vary. Please refer to your IT department.


Initializing the Windham Time Series Database on a Shared Network Drive
This is a one-time process required to initialize the Windham Time Series database on a shared network drive.

  1. Copy the Windham Time Series database from
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Windham Files\TimeSeries\tsdocument-cache.xml
  2. Save it to a specified custom location, for example:
    K:\Shared Research Drive\Windham Database\tsdocument-cache.xml


Configuring the Windham Software for each User
To configure each Windham Software user to operate with the database on the shared network drive, please follow the steps described in Configuring the Windham Time Series Database on a Shared Network Drive.


Updating the Database Periodically (Monthly)
There are two methods of updating the Windham Time Series database on the configured shared network drive.

  • Updating via the Windham Software
    This is similar to the typical method for monthly time series database updates. The analyst responsible for maintaining the database on the shared network drive should have their Windham Software configured to the custom location.
    1. Start the Windham Software
    2. Verify that the custom location for the Windham Time Series database is selected, refer to
      Configuring the Windham Time Series Database on a Shared Network Drive
    3. Follow the steps in How to Update the Windham Time Series Database
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  • Updating without access to the Windham Software
    1. Download and save the latest time series file from
      http://www.windhamcapital.com/timeseries/V1.10/TimeSeriesIndex.html
      to a temporary location
    2. Unzip tsdocument-cache.xml from the downloaded file to the custom folder, e.g.
      K:\Shared Research Drive\Windham Database\tsdocument-cache.xml
    3. Users across the enterprise will need to restart the Windham Software to notice this remote update


Related Articles

  1. Configuring the Windham Time Series Database on a Shared Network Drive
  2. How to Update the Windham Time Series Database


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