Unable to enter new database info in client

When I initially installed the AT, I created an internal database. However, we have since switched over to a MySQL database, so that multiple users can have access. I am trying to connect the client on a public computer to the new MySQL DB, but every time I try to open the client, I get this error message:

org.archiviststoolkit.exceptions.UnsupportedDatabaseType: database type is not supported.
at org.archiviststoolkit.hibernate.SessionFactory.setDatabaseType(SessionFactory.java:320)
at org.archiviststoolkit.util.UserPreferences.updateSessionFactoryInfo(UserPreferences.java:185)
at org.archiviststoolkit.Main.main(Main.java:194)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.launch(DashoA10*..)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(DashoA10*..)

and then the client closes without giving me a chance to enter the new database info. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times, with the same results. However, when I log off of the generic user account on this computer and enter my personal login info, I can connect to the client fine.

Any idea what might be going on here?


Thanks, Annie! It's now

Thanks, Annie! It's now working fine.

Re:unable to enter new database info in client

Hi, Kathryn

Are you able open the AT program to the login screen? If so, click on ‘Select Server’
the click on the drop-down error next to ‘Database Type’ and selection ‘MySQL’
The populate the connection url with the new MySQL db and username/password.

If you are unable to get to the login screen, you might need to edit or delete the ‘atdbinfo.txt’ file. First, make sure the AT client is closed, then locate the file “atdbinfo” located on Windows machines in the user’s folder (for example, C:\Documents and settings\[user]/atdbinfo.txt ). Also check to see if you need to manually remove the AT entry in the system registry. Locate the information at:
Once it has been deleted, restart the Toolkit and re-enter the connection settings. For more help, with screenshots, see http://archiviststoolkit.org/node/225)

Please let me know if this does not solve the problem or if you have further questions.

Hi Annie, I can't get to the

Hi Annie,

I can't get to the login screen. I tried deleting the atdbinfo.txt file, and it didn't help. I can't figure out how to get to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Prefs\org\archiviststoolkit - it doesn't show up anywhere I can see, and when I type it into the explorer window it says the location can't be found.


Hi, Kathryn,To modify the

Hi, Kathryn,

To modify the registry (to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\JavaSoft\Prefs\org\archiviststoolkit):

Click Start
Click OK
The Registry Editor will now open
Browse to the key (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) you wish to modify. Click once to highlight the key.
The values contained in the key will now appear in the right pane. Right-click the value you wish to modify.
From the right-click menu, choose the action you wish to take: Modify; Modify Binary Data; Delete; or Rename.