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Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

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  • Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

    Issue 1 - Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 Support


    We are a new User of Alpha Anywhere Version 12 and to date cannot use the product - despite requests to Alpha.
    I seek some clarification as we forwarded the issue and been advised we have to pay for a Support Service. Whoopee!

    Does Alpha Anywhere run and is it Supported on Windows 8.0 and/or on Windows 8.1
    - we did report the environment and information- initial research indicates it may not function

    - this has been time consuming and is proving costly as we purchased new Computer Workstations

    If it does not Support Windows 8 plus, when is this likely to be released??

    We had also installed MS SQL and we deleted and reverted to an older version




    Issue 2

    Alpha Anywhere 12 - the latest Version - we had running on a Windows 7 Workstation but importing CSV files of over 4 or 5 Million Records performed the initial trial and test run. Then the process "Started" the import Records and then it crashed , we try numerous variations and two workstations and the process crashed.

    Appreciate some support as it is now July and we purchased Alpha Anywhere in February and installed the products and lodged the Operating System Query and the Record Import issue in May. That is when new equipment was purchased.


    It is a little frustrating and we started to try and make use of the Alpha Product in May 2014\

    We have un installed, re- installed the Alpha Products, installed the Patches and then the full patches, updated the Operating system, Internet Explorer and Chrome. Updated SQL and then removed the latest version. Installed MS Visual Studio 2013 Express..

    Appreciate practical, direct advice

    Thanks Bruce

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    Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

    Exactly how are you importing the records?

    Your slow import probably has nothing to do with Alpha. Doing a 'normal' import on 4Mil record might take 4-10 hours or more. You need to use MSSQL's BULK INSERT (or LOAD DATA in MySQl) which will import the records in a snap. You would have to write the script and execute it from Alpha (or direct from MSSQL). Alpha would be right to charge you support if you asked them to do this for you.

    Also, if it is a CSV file, can you post one row of data here for us to review.

    AlphaAnywhere runs fine on Win7, Win8, Win8.1
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      Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

      We use AA on 11 workstations running win 8.1 with MS server 2008R2 as a file server with MS Sql server 2012 and report no problems. Perhaps if you exemplify exactly what happens when you try to run AA?

      John Walsh

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        Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

        John:

        Alpha is not the issue here. It's something in your data, or you are not waiting out the time it takes to import so many records.

        Try importing just, say, 100 records....

        Don't use an SQL table to import, use a native DBF, first. (Take all the other possible variables related to SQL off the table...)

        If that fails, try one record at a time looking for an oddity in a field that may be causing Alpha to choke.

        From my past experience, there may be some records or fields in your CSV that may need to be cleaned.

        Also, import the records into a DBF table with NO FIELD RULES set.

        Once the CSV is sterilized, you should be able to import it. Keep in mind that the import may take a LONG time for that many records.

        Once the data is inside a DBF, you should be able to move it to the SQL table, barring any issues on that side.

        Craig

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          Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

          I'm with Steve on this one.
          We need to see the data and the structure of the repository.
          Using the Import in Alpha with a CSV is usually a breeze unless there is corruption or unprintable characters in the CSV.
          Craig makes a good point, and you should import ALL and worry about duplicates after you have managed the import.
          See our Hybrid Option here;
          https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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          Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.

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            Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

            Bruce,
            What is the output source of your CSV file DBF,SQL other? does it include memo files and images.
            I understand your not happy with the current situation as you planed to start in May-2014, but is the function of the message board to place your questions.
            As Steve said in an earlier post put the structure in a post + any details that are needed to fix it. I know from migrations in the past that large CSV files Alpha can't handle that it get's stuck in memory.
            Also the sum of columns can be an issue i seen tables with more then 400 columns and a size over 10GB

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              Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

              Gentlemen;
              Many thanks for the feedback. Currently we are processing data and details. I will have one of the guys review the posts and start from Scratch. First is to have Alpha operating on Windows8.1.

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                Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

                Basics of an Alpha install.
                Don't put it in the Program Files folder.
                Run the Compatability check
                Run as Administrator first time
                See our Hybrid Option here;
                https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
                Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.

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                  Re: Alpha Anywhere - Windows 8 and Windows8.1 Pro - Does it Work!!?? Import Records 4 mil plus

                  I run windows 8 pro ver 6.2.9200 no problems here. 64bit 5gb of ram.
                  I agree with everyone else this has something to do with the records, not alpha. To be honest I have never tried to import that amount of records but I have been around the forums enough to see that the guys answering you here are EXTREMELY knowledgeable and their advice is usually spot on!
                  I am sure once you get over this hurdle you will find that there is a learning curve BUT after that - you will find Alpha a breeze. Good luck!
                  Charles
                  NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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