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  • BillTrackerSystems
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    Re: DynamicConnections Dialogs

    Thanks very much for the clarification. I haven't been using Alpha lately and was wondering what I had missed, now I know. Thanks again.

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  • jthornton
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    Hi. The feature in reference back on the original post in December was an update to Alpha v11 where Dynamic Connections for Dialogs specifically was automatically updated. During that time DC's for Dialogs was a fairly useless option. Since then that feature was added and should be working okay. However, since that time I have changed the focus and procedure. I abandoned my original thought to have the application in Alpha do all the security work. I actually started using SQL views for security filtering of the tenantId coupled with appropriate session variables for application layer security and tenantId verification. This is roughly the same as using where clauses in the arguments within Alpha, but the comfort comes from the fact that I know have a more sure granular control of security on the SQL side for the risk averse side of me! IMO, at this point, this seems the best overall method for secure and scalable SaaS without the inefficient database or schema per client method. I am however open to other suggestions!

    As for backups, that is still a work in progress. I have different ideas on how to accomplish what I would like. For now, though just one daily backup of the entire database and hoping that nothing requires me to restore subsets of data from it rather than the whole. Other options that could be used on the backup and subdividing of data of one database would be sharding/federations (another topic for another day), per tenant export scripts, etc, etc. the list of ideas can go on.

    Hope that clears things on where I originally started with this post and where I have ended up at present. - Jeremy

    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
    I agree with you Roderick that your (Steve's) method is the proper way to filter tables.

    It seems that Jeremy was saying he wanted unique backups for each tenant and that he was afraid to have data corruption between clients, so I assumed he was going to have separate tables for each client. When Clipper asked him if each tenant had their own database he responded Yes. What started my response to this thread was that he said there was some new feature in an upcoming update from Alpha. My questions were to Jeremy...

    What is the "new feature" you are referring to?
    What update are you referring to?
    Last edited by jthornton; 04-23-2012, 12:26 AM.

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  • BillTrackerSystems
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    I agree with you Roderick that your (Steve's) method is the proper way to filter tables.

    It seems that Jeremy was saying he wanted unique backups for each tenant and that he was afraid to have data corruption between clients, so I assumed he was going to have separate tables for each client. When Clipper asked him if each tenant had their own database he responded Yes. What started my response to this thread was that he said there was some new feature in an upcoming update from Alpha. My questions were to Jeremy...

    What is the "new feature" you are referring to?
    What update are you referring to?

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  • Roderick
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    Re: DynamicConnections Dialogs

    Bill, I can you briefly explain? I normally use session variables for user and company ID and filter the tables (learned from Steve Woods A2Go framework). It is scalable.

    Are you manually creating pages for each client or is the table and page development done on the backend?

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  • BillTrackerSystems
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    Jeremy, maybe I'm confused but if you just want to send users to a different page after login, you can set that in the user profile. I don't see that as "multi tenant" as the only thing in common is the login page. You'll have different tables and grids for each set of tenants right?

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  • Roderick
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    That is great news. With almost everyone leaning towards SAAS apps this feature would come in handy.

    Jeremy, I feel your pain. I'm working mainly with schools (student test data) and law enforcement.

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  • BillTrackerSystems
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    What update is that? Version 12?

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  • jthornton
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    Well I received an answer from Alpha today that said that this feature is coming in the next update for Alpha. So problem solved!

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  • jthornton
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    Yes. We are dealing with significant accounting data between tenants. We thought about using an argument to filter by tenant, but it concerns me that one programming slip and we have a security breach of data. Further, database data corruption and backup though easier to manage with one database seems more sure when each tenant has its own unique backup. Maybe I am overly concerned or ignorant to procedures available to me that do not require multiple databases, but these are my thoughts at present.

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  • Clipper87
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    You mean eacht tenant has its own database?

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  • jthornton
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    DynamicConnections Dialogs

    Hi. Has Alpha updated the software ability for Dialogs to take advantage of DynamicConnections? If not, can anyone recommend the easiest and/or most efficient way to accomplish something similar? Background: Application being planned for a multi-tenant client using many dialog interfaces. That being said the need to have dynamc due to multi-tenant is a must. Thoughts?
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