Equisys technical notes

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PRB: API file error when trying to view the Web Client



ID: ZTN1469

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax 9.1 Web Client


After you install the Zetafax Web Client you browse to http://localhost/zetafax to use it. Instead of the expected rich interface you get an error page stating 'API file error'. You then bring up the http://localhost/zetafax/test.aspx page to test the application and 'Trying to Logon to API as Current user:' shows 'API file error' (as below):


The location of the root folder of the Zetafax installation is incorrectly set in the web.config file.


On the server running the Zetafax web client, using Notepad, open the web.config file from "\\Program Files\Zetafax Web Components\web" and browse to the Zetafax configuration section (as below):

Edit the value of the "Zetafax.Web.Zetafax" entry (as highlighted above) from "C:\zfax" to the correct location of your Zetafax root folder, then save and close the file.


This has been identified by Equisys as a problem with the software versions given above.

Last updated: 27 May 2005 (MS/EB/SV)

Keywords: API file error Web Client

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