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  • password protecting scripts

    using 2999-4519. documentation says to pw protect a script you put 'password foo at the top. That's the way it has always worked. I am using a trial version to evaluate v12. Does it work in a licensed version? Can anyone confirm that it works?

  • #2
    Re: password protecting scripts

    just tested it. It works as advertised.

    "foo" is Alpha's default word for anything you want to put in there. I would probably NOT use "foo"


    • #3
      Re: password protecting scripts

      I was NOT using "foo". I put that in my post as an example only. Using my "real" pw, it does not work. That is why I asked if perhaps it was due to the fact that I am using a trial version.


      • #4
        Re: password protecting scripts

        Using v12 now
        'password George 'example in autoexec.

        that is the first line above everything

        I also use encryption for some tables, so


        then use encryption on the tables needed. I did it from a password protected script.
        Dave Mason
        Skype is dave.mason46


        • #5
          Re: password protecting scripts

          Thanks for the response Dave, but it does not work on v12 at my end. It is no different than setting a password in v9. I set a password in a test script exactly as you indicated, I even used your "George" password. First line in the script as follows 'password George. I then saved the script, exited v12, re-entered v12 and went to edit the script. It asked for the password, and I entered "George", but it kept saying the password is incorrect. I have no idea why it doesn't work here.
          thanks anyway,


          • #6
            Re: password protecting scripts


            I wasn't being sarcastic, just overstating the obvious.

            Maybe re-installing the update would fix things.

            Sorry if I seemed obnoxious.


            • #7
              Re: password protecting scripts

              Hi John,
              Definitely works for me in V12 sample script below

              'password guesswhat

              'Date Created: 24-Sep-2015 09:02:43 AM
              'Last Updated: 24-Sep-2015 09:03:17 AM
              'Created By : Bob
              'Updated By : Bob

              ui_msg_box("THIS IS","a password protected script")

              What I have found is that having created the script(s) you need to close and restart Alpha to see if they work.
              Also if you use the same password for a number of scripts in your app you need only enter it once to access all the scripts in design mode.

              Bob Whitaker


              • #8
                Re: password protecting scripts

                Not to suggest silly solutions, but I take it you tried a database compact just after backing up everything, right?


                • #9
                  Re: password protecting scripts

                  No problem Tom....I have done it all, but it will not work on my installation. I have the latest version on a trial. I did find that if I create a script in version 9 or 10, put a pw on it, then copy it to v12, the password sticks, and when I put it in, the script opens. Thanks for the replies


                  • #10
                    Re: password protecting scripts

                    Feel free to copy and paste the sample I posted above if you wish.
                    Bob Whitaker