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Quick Response and Solution from Alpha

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  • Quick Response and Solution from Alpha

    I must say I am very impressed with the quick response and solution I received from Alpha, specifically Richard and Selwyn.

    Two days ago I requested a way to refresh a listview in a dialog once the record was saved, while still remaining on the same record. Today it was resolved, and the listview would refresh with the changes, but it didn't resort the listview. One more email about that and I just received a reply stating it will be in the pre-release in the morning.

    I know we all throw the negative comments out there when we are stressed out trying to find a solution, but we should also share the positive experiences. Two days to resolve this truly impressed me. So many thanks to Richard, Selwyn and the Alpha Team who worked on this.
    Epigate Software, LLC.

    [email protected]

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    Re: Quick Response and Solution from Alpha


    I have had a few similar experiences with the folks at Alpha and I hold them in very high regard indeed. There are very few professional software developers that match this level of commitment to their customers, at least not in my experience. They are truly in a league of their own.
    You are so right about the negative comments sometimes bandied about due to frustration. They should receive kudos when appropriate as well.
    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


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      Re: Quick Response and Solution from Alpha

      I am glad to see these positive comments too.
      Did you contact them by phone or through this forum? Are those paidsupport services?

      I also have general good experience in this forum with the aphaholics such as David. However I might need direct alpha help on some stability problems especially with Ajax runtime script error. I found them illusive and hard to pinpoint. If you have good aplha5 contact would you mind sharing them? With contact phone or email would be great.


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        Re: Quick Response and Solution from Alpha

        I sent an email asking if it could be done. They requested a video to demonstrate the issue, and within a very short time, I got a response from Richard and Selwyn.
        It did not cost a cent.
        Edwin, i just went through the normal channels of sending an email. I did not call them, they called me, but I would not be comfortable posting the number on my caller ID.
        Most of my issues have been resolved on this message board by any one of the many users. I have received a ton of help on here, advice, solutions and suggestions. I would not be very far if it were not for this message board.
        Before escalating an issue to an email or call to Alpha, check here, and 99% of the time you will find your solution. I have learned a lot about the search function on here, which has helped me find what i am looking for before posting a new thread.

        Many thanks to the ones on here who take the time to help people like me who are trying to learn Alpha.
        Epigate Software, LLC.

        [email protected]


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          Re: Quick Response and Solution from Alpha

          Thanks to your response. I agree that we should try to get solutions here as alpha staff are busy people.
          I too have been using this forum a lot

          I recently posted my issue title 'Ajax unstable' and described the issue with a screen capture.
          I am praying for some help to come soon.