The Service Manager is a tool included in the Open Dental application folder to manage installation of Open Dental Services.
Open Service Manager
All installed Open Dental Services will list. Each service must have a unique service name and the name must begin with 'OpenDent'.
Note: In version 16.2 and earlier, follow the steps to open Service Manager.
Add/Edit a Service
In the example above, OpenDentalHL7_DatabaseA is paired with the name of the corresponding database.
OpenDentHL7 Service Rules: As of version 12.4, multiple OpenDentalHL7 services can run on the same server to allow one server to host multiple customer databases. In order for each service to process messages for the correct database, a copy of the Open Dental application folder has to be made and uniquely named. In the example above, three such folders were created in the following locations.
Each folder has the exact contents of the Open Dental application folder with a unique FreeDentalConfig.xml file. FreeDentalConfig.xml file is how each service determines which database it is processing messages for. See Generic HL7 for information about how a connection to the database is established using this configuration file.
OpenDentalCustListener Service Rules: Only one OpenDentalCustListener can be installed per database. The OpenDentalWebConfig.xml file is how each service determines which database it is processing messages for. See the Listener Service Setup.
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