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Functional Description of SearchNotifier

Can someone point me to a functional description of the FogBugz SearchNotifier? I'm not really sure what it does.
flipdoubt
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
 
 
I wrote up a couple paragraphs on it at http://support.fogcreek.com/default.asp?W740 - let me know if that answers your questions.
Eric Nehrlich Send private email
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
 
 
Thanks for the prompt reply, Eric. That description answers some of my questions, such as how often does it run, but I still have a few loose ends. Firstly, does it run on the server or the client? If it runs on the server, do I need one instance per client interested in being notified or does it setup different profiles?

Thanks again.
flipdoubt
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
 
 
It's run on the client side.  It uses the FogBugz API, so it can be run from anywhere that has HTTP access to the FogBugz server.  So each person who wants to use it should run it on their machine and it saves the configuration information locally.
Eric Nehrlich Send private email
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
 
 
Oh. I'm surprised to hear it is client side. After I compiled and ran it in the debugger, the app had trouble logging in to FogBugz, so I assumed it had to be on the server. Does the client need an SMTP server to send mail?
flipdoubt
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
 
 
Does the API need to be enabled in 6.0.37? How can I test whether it is enabled in this version?
flipdoubt
Thursday, December 20, 2007
 
 
Oops.  I just tried SearchNotifier for the first time in a few weeks, and I can't get it to work either.  I'm getting errors when logging in as you describe.  I've opened a case with the developer to take a look.

To answer your other questions, the API is enabled by default.  You can double check by going to http://[yourFogBugzInstall]/api.asp?cmd=logon&email=xxx@example.com&password=BigMac
in your local browser and that should return a login token so that you can log in. 

The client does not need a mail server - on the first screen, it asks for "Server" which means the mail server in this case.  Sorry that's not clear - we probably should have documented it more before sending it out.
Eric Nehrlich Send private email
Thursday, December 20, 2007
 
 
Any news?
flipdoubt
Friday, January 4, 2008
 
 
Sorry about the delay in response - the holidays got in the way.

I finally got some time with the developer who wrote this, and apparently the program requires the user to add api.asp to their FogBugz site.  For instance, we use http://our.fogbugz.com/api.asp

Sorry about the confusion - I just updated that wiki page so that others are less likely to be confused by this in the future.
Eric Nehrlich Send private email
Thursday, January 10, 2008
 
 

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