Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

    Is there anyway to convert your preexisting UX forms (Large with many panels and controls) to offline without starting from scratch?

    Thanks
    Reed Brown
    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
    Alpha v12

  • #2
    Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

    Could you fully define your expectation and use of "offline"? Panels are simply containers. Controls are either data bound or not... and they're actually only data bound by code.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

      Hi David. We currently have a large UX bound to a SQL database. The UX currently does not have a list on it but I guess we could add one.
      Reed Brown
      ITOT Solutions, Inc.
      Alpha v12

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

        Sorry Reed... I'm not sure what that means.

        Because you now mention a List Control... does that mean you believe the only way to achieve offline capabilities is with a List Control?

        You've not said what your definition and use of "offline" is.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

          David,

          Yes I was told that you had to have a list control in order to have a off line form. What I mean when I say off line is, currently we have a medical form published to our Alpha App server. The user logs in with internet connection and then can fill out the form and save it. We would like them to be able to do the same thing when they do not have internet connection.
          Reed Brown
          ITOT Solutions, Inc.
          Alpha v12

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

            Are you thinking about a disconnected mobile app utilizing PhoneGap Build... or a disconnected Web app accessed with a browser?

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

              I did not know there was both of them available. I would love a disconnected wep app accessed with a browser but if not then it will have to be a PhoneGap app.
              Reed Brown
              ITOT Solutions, Inc.
              Alpha v12

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

                I just wanted to get an idea of what you thought you could get done. Yes... PGB utilizing the device file system for offline storage is the nicest way to go. In general, you'd need to log in, with connection, at least once to be authorized. After that you can be offline. Even log in offline since you can save credentials. Still not a lot of detail about what you need to do with your form, but an easy way would be to add a List which you wouldn't actually see. Present your existing controls as the detail view of that List... fill in... and update the list... all offline.

                The app would recognize when you're back online and synchronize that one row added to the List.

                There are a lot of way to go about doing this. You don't have to use a List control, but since it already understands syncing, it's probably the easiest.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Offline forms converting from preexisting forms

                  That's great David. I will give it a try. Thanks.
                  Reed Brown
                  ITOT Solutions, Inc.
                  Alpha v12

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X