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  • Training files

    I am starting to go through the training files for A5.

    I am going through Total Training\hour_01\04_active_link\index.html and notice in the help file whereas the training suggests the edition should be Platinum my edition is Run Engine. Is there a difference?

    Following the video to create a passive link table, I should select drop down "New" and select New passive link Table.
    When I select "New" there is no drop down menu so I cannot make a selection.
    Can someone please assist me.
    Thanks
    John

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    Re: Training files

    The Run Engine license is meant for end-user distribution. It's not for developers' use.

    The Run Engine does everything that the full versions do, except many of the editors are removed/disabled.

    Go here:

    http://alphasoftware.com/shop/

    and click on the links for "Guide to Alpha Five Versions" and "Guide to Runtime Versions."
    -Steve
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    • #3
      Re: Training files

      I am not clear.
      have I purchased the wrong bundle?
      I was not made aware of any restrictions.
      I bought the "All in one" bundle which I thought allowed me to develop as explained below and seems to be very comprehensive.
      ====================
      All-in-One

      Alpha Five V9 Platinum
      Unlimited Distribution License
      (Web) Application Server
      AlphaStore E-commerce Application
      Alpha Five Total Training Video Course
      Total Web Apps Video Course
      Alpha Five Made Easy PDF
      Alpha Five Web Apps Made Easy PDF
      Alpha Five Functions and Expressions Made Easy


      This bundle lets you build applications using the built in Alpha Five v9 database engine or any SQL, Excel, MS Access data source and deploy an unlimited number of desktop applications to as many users as you like with no restrictions

      PLUS

      With the Alpha Application Server you can deploy your web applications to the web with an unlimited number of users per server.

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      • #4
        Re: Training files

        You need to install Alpha Five V9 Platinum, not just the runtime!

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        • #5
          Re: Training files

          Thanks I thought I had installed all the files

          I have installed a5v9_full_DL.exe is that correct.

          In add remove programs I can see
          Alpha Five V9
          Alpha Five V9 Application Server

          Should there be others?

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          • #6
            Re: Training files

            Originally posted by JH10 View Post
            Thanks I thought I had installed all the files

            I have installed a5v9_full_DL.exe is that correct.

            In add remove programs I can see
            Alpha Five V9
            Alpha Five V9 Application Server

            Should there be others?
            It sounds like you installed the Run Engine as well, and this may have affected your shortcut to the software on your desktop. If you right-click on the shortcut and select "Properties", what does it point to?

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            • #7
              Re: Training files

              "D:\Program Files\a5v9\alpha5.exe"

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              • #8
                Re: Training files

                Originally posted by JH10 View Post
                "D:\Program Files\a5v9\alpha5.exe"
                Hm.... so where are you seeing your version as being "Runtime Engine"?

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                • #9
                  Re: Training files

                  If I open Alpha 5 go to help, about Alpha 5
                  In the alpha 5 message box
                  Edition is Run Engine

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                  • #10
                    Re: Training files

                    Originally posted by JH10 View Post
                    If I open Alpha 5 go to help, about Alpha 5
                    In the alpha 5 message box
                    Edition is Run Engine
                    Is it possible that when you installed the run engine, you installed it in the same folder as Alpha5V9 instead of in its own folder? I think usually by default it would go in C:\Program Files\a5v9 RunEngine or similar.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Training files

                      Thanks
                      I can see alpha5.exe in D:\Program Files\a5v9 and if I open this the Edition is Run Engine.

                      However I did a search and I can see no trace of any file with RunEngine in the name.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Training files

                        In case I made a mistake when installing a5v9_full_DL.exe the download file I uninstalled, restarted and reinstalled it

                        If I now open alpha5.exe it still is the same as previous and not as expected.

                        In Help / About Alpha 5 the Edition is Run Engine.
                        The path is D:\Program Files\a5v9\a5v9

                        Can anyone please help I have asked support for assistance but have had no reponse.
                        Thanks
                        John

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                        • #13
                          Re: Training files

                          Have you tried installing to C:/Program Files just to see if the standard path works?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Training files

                            Thanks for your thoughts,

                            No I havent uploaded to the C: drive all of my non MS programs are loaded on D: and I cant see what differnce that loading to C: would make.
                            I will most likely do some more trials. Theres got to be an answer somewhere but this is very frustrating and a great waste of time.
                            Regards
                            John

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                            • #15
                              Re: Training files

                              I decided to have another go and do as suggested and accept the C: default installation. The desktop short cut now points to
                              "C:\Program Files\a5v9\alpha5.exe"
                              I uninstalled the application in D: and even downloaded a new exe file called a5v9_full_DL.exe which is 78,105 KB
                              Dont know what else I can do.
                              It seems the downloaded file a5v9_full_DL.exe is perhaps not the correct file.
                              Can anyone advise how I can get the Tech Support to work their magic?
                              Thanks
                              John

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