In Zynk, there are a series of options you can configure to suit your requirements and preferences. They can be found under to Tools > Options.
- Data Path You can configure a custom data path to store your Zynk data. This may be helpful if your C drive is particularly full.
- Workflow Options You can choose whether double clicking a workflow can trigger the workflow to run or be edited.
- Text Editor You can optionally edit files with your preferred local text editor.
- Start Page Optionally disable the start page when you open the software.
- Connection Failure Notifications Optionally enable email notifications that are triggered when a connection fails to authenticate properly. E.g, if you are running maintenance mode in Sage 50 whilst trying to run Zynk you would receive a notification.
- Welcome Page Optionally enable the statistics welcome page. This will give you information on records you have processed.
- SMTP Details If you are using either workflow reporting or connection failure reporting we would prefer you to use your own SMTP connection, however, we do provide a default connection (see above).
- Zynk Database These settings concern the database Zynk will use to store the truth table and connections.
- Log Database These settings concern the database Zynk will use to store the workflow history.
Both of these sections contain the same set of options:
- Type Select the type of database to use. There are two options available, either SqlCe or SqlServer. SQL CE is the default option, and is installed automatically by Zynk and does not require any further configuration. SQL Server can be used as an alternative, if it is installed locally or on another server on the network. You will need to configure the settings below when using SQL Server.
- Connection String When using SQL Server, you must enter the connection string here. Please refer to Microsoft's SQL Server documentation for more details on connection strings.
- Create Database When using SQL Server, this button will create a new empty database. If the connection string does not specify a database name, you will be prompted to enter one, and the connection string will be automatically updated with the database name you have specified.
- Test Connection When using SQL Server, this button will test the connection to the database. If the connection is successful, you will see a message to confirm. In the event of an error occurring, it will be displayed.
Please note, after changing any of the settings relating to the databases, you will need to restart Zynk. You will be prompted to do this upon clicking the OK button. Upon restarting, Zynk will check if the database specified contains the necessary tables, and will automatically create them if not.
- Disable UI Logging This is useful when your Zynk log database is getting full.
- Disable Debug Messages Again, this is useful when your Zynk log database is getting full.
- SSL/TLS Version Select the versions of SLL and TLS you want to allow in Zynk. This applies to all HTTPS traffic within Zynk. By default, all versions are enabled. To enchance security, you may wish to disable SSL 3, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. Please note this will prevent Zynk from connecting to any websites or cloud based systems that have not been upgraded to TLS 1.2.
- Default Encoding Optionally select a custom encoding. This is defaulted to UTF-8.