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  • New App server help

    I created a web app program on my computer and then published it to another web app server. I need to make so many changes now so I loaded the Alpha5 program on the other web app server. How do I get the all the files in one location so I can work on them and then publish correctly to the same sever now that I will not be publishing from my server?

    Thank you
    Reed Brown
    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
    Alpha v12

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    Re: New App server help

    Could you restate your question, I (and maybe others) can't quite figure out what you are asking.
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    • #3
      Re: New App server help

      Sorry about that. Ok, I have a program that I created and published on another server that only had the Web App software on it not the complete Alpha5 software. I have now installed the complete software and want to work on the files, how do I do that?
      Reed Brown
      ITOT Solutions, Inc.
      Alpha v12

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      • #4
        Re: New App server help

        OK, I guess you copy all of the files from your old development machine to the server, if that is where you want to do your development. To get them there, you can use standard FTP, using a 3rd party FTP utility. You cannot use Alpha to move your development files somewhere.

        Maybe you have a special situation, but normaly the server is for hosting the web app, and your local computer is for doing development work. Normally you would not move development files to the server. For one, there is no need, and second, you probably have to remote into your server using Remote Desktop or something, which will slow your performance while you work your application.
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        • #5
          Re: New App server help

          I need to work on the files on the web app server "not my server" because I have to make changes to the databases and reports all the time and I cannot wipe out the live data my client has already inputed.
          Reed Brown
          ITOT Solutions, Inc.
          Alpha v12

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          • #6
            Re: New App server help

            If you have published the application to a server along with the database, then there is nothing else to move if you just want to manipulate the tables directly on the server. What I do in exactly the same situation is to create a dummy application, nothing to do with the real application. Your dummy app doesn't need to have any relationship with the tables you want to modify. Now, in this dummy app, click Files > Add Tables/Set. Select one or all of your live tables and "add them". It will not affect or move anything regarding your live application.

            You can now open and modify the tables live (make a backup). Note that if you open a table or field rules live that any web user will get locked up if they happen to press Submit while you have the tables open.
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            • #7
              Re: New App server help

              I will give it a try. Thank you so much
              Reed Brown
              ITOT Solutions, Inc.
              Alpha v12

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