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Command Line Parameter Reference

Spotfire launch behavior can be configured using command line parameters.

Command Line Parameter Reference

The following command line parameters are available for Spotfire:

Parameter Description
/server:<url> Defines the server to log into when starting Spotfire.

Example: http://myserver:1234

/area:<test|production> Defines the deployment area on the server to use. Used in conjunction with the /server
There are two valid values: test and production.
Available from Spotfire 2.1.
/username:<username> Username when logging in. It is not necessary when logging into a server with integrated authentication. Must be provided when the /password parameter is provided.
/password:<password> Password to use when logging in. It is not necessary when logging into a server with integrated authentication. Must be provided when the /username parameter is provided.
/offline Starts Spotfire in offline mode.
/noupdates Disables the check for updates.
/loadAllModules Load all available modules, not just those specified by the server.
/forceShowLoginDialog Forces the login dialog to be displayed.
/uri:<uri> Opens an information link or an analysis from the Spotfire Library.
Available from Spotfire 3.0.

<uri>  :: <type>: <id> | <path>
<type> :: analysis | informationlink
<id>   :: the library item id
<path> :: /path/to/library item

Examples
Spotfire.Dxp.exe "/uri:analysis:e7d4dfcf-07af-42d3-adee-8df670c353f9"
Spotfire.Dxp.exe "/uri:informationlink:/path/to/link"

From Spotfire 3.3 it is also possible to apply bookmarks or configuration blocks as well as performing library searches. See TIBCO Spotfire URI Scheme for more details.

Example

"C:\Program Files\Tibco\Spotfire\2.1\Spotfire.Dxp.exe" /server:"http://myserver:8080/" /username:me /password:mypassword /file:"c:\my analysis.dxp"

The command line parameters are unordered and not case sensitive.

Command Line Arguments in the Application Configuration File

The command line arguments may be specified in the <arguments> section of the Spotfire.Dxp.exe.config file. Each argument is specified as an <argument> element with the required name and optional value attributes:

<arguments>
    <argument name="server" value="http://myserver/" />
</arguments>

The arguments specified in the Spotfire.Dxp.exe.config file are appended to the command line arguments. Duplicates will result in errors.