Installation of PeriData - detailed specifications

System Requirements and Privileges

Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11. With Windows 10, the 64 bit version is required.

Storage space: One examination needs only 1280 byte = 1.3 kByte.

Privileges: "normal user". Enhanced administrator privileges are only required for the first app start and the license registration.

Installation, Update, Downgrade

File name: PERIDATA-SETUP- <versionnumber>.EXE The installer is based on InnoSetup. Installation method is copying. Updates overwrite the existing program files. A downgrade is possible. The license key is preserved.

Network: PeriData for Windows has to be installed on ALL WORK STATIONS where it is intended to be used. In case of a Terminal Server Architecture, PeriData is installed only on the server and on those workstations which are connected to a perimeter. For details see here: Terminal Server Solution

Installation with command line parameters

/SILENT no dialogs, only progress bar

/VERYSILENT no display

/DIR=<path> dedicated program folder

/NORESTART prevents a restart

Program directory

Chosen during setup. Standard directory is C:\program files\PeriData (strongly recommended)

Update: The former path is suggested in the setup

Cleanup: During the setup procedure, a search for multiple installation is performed. If several directories with PeriData program files are found, a message appears. The cleanup has to be done manually outside the setup procedure.

Call from the EMR software (Link Mode): The PeriData app is "Periwin.exe" and is located in the folder /Periwin below the installation directory. Therefore, the call is C:\program files\PeriData\Periwin\Periwin.exe

Environmental variable: "PeriDataProgDir" contains the complete path to Periwin.exe. The call %PeriDataProgDir%\Periwin.exe works always, even with an atypical program directory.

More directories

Standard import directory: C:\PeriDataExchange is created during setup. It is used for data import, and some auxillary files. The directory should be shared with all users.

Atypical import directory: can be chosen in the options (tab Perimeter). This may be necessary for terminal server configurations.

Legacy: Some perimeter programs which are more than 20 years old, are still sending their data to the former import directory C:\windows\peridata. Because of hard coding, this cannot be changed. PeriData moves the files automatically to the import directory. A special setting is not necessary.

Data directory (file types *.phf): In principle, the data directory (like the file names) can be chosen freely. It is recommended to create a special special data folder. In the link mode, it should be located on the server, otherwise for speed issues on the perimeter workstation.

Program Start

Normal start: Double click on the desktop symbol or single click on the start menu symbol. The program window is empty. The user opens the database manually.

Explorer: Double click on a PeriData database file (*.PHF). PeriData will start and opens this database.

Batch file: The PeriData app has the name Periwin.exe. Therefore, the batch command is C:\program files\PeriData\Periwin\periwin.exe (if installed in the standard folder).

Command line parameters for "Periwin.exe"

/MODE:<> defining a Link mode

/CLIENT:<> /DATA:<> /FIRSTNAME:<> /NAME:<> /BORN:<> /GDT: /FILE:<> Additional parameters in a Link mode

/READONLY  All databases are read-only

/REGISTRATION  Immediately after start, the registration dialog is opened. To be used once in case of license registration problems.

"<file name>. PHF"  Opens the specified database file. The file name (with path) must be the first command line argument. Blanks are not allowed.

/SHOWNORMAL  Start with normal window size and last position

/SHOWMAXIMIZED  Start with maximized window

/SHOWMINIMIZED  Start with minimized window

NOTE: Without parameters, the program window starts with the last window size (maximized or normal)

Demo Mode and Registration

After the first installation on a PC, PeriData starts in Demo Mode. This mode gives full functionallity without restrictions. It is only available for a limited time after the first installation. For continuous usage, you need a license key. Details abount license key registration by telephone.

Database files

Perimetric data are stored in files with the extension .PHF . Simultaneously, the associated sort file .PHD is created. If it is missing, it is rewritten. more about the structure of the PeriData database

New files are called NONAME<number> . PHF and ...PHD and are temporarily stored in the directory ..public\documents\PeriData or ..allusers\documents\PeriData, resp. until they are stored with a dedicated name and path.

Simultaneous access to the same database is possible. According to the first come, first serve principle, the user who opens the file at first gets write permission, all others read-only permission. To avoid that a "viewing workstation" (without perimeter connection) blocks a "perimeter workstation" , the option viewing mode can be set at all viewing workstations.