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    SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient


    This is a bit of a Nube question, but it is very important that I understand how Alpha5v9 works.

    I just got Alpha 5 and need to know if this can be done.

    Let's assume that I make a SAAS application (an online CRM app). This application will run on ONE and ONLY ONE server. But I am going to sell access to many different customers. Like many online, CRM packages, each customer wants to keep their data private.

    With Alpha5, can I have ONE server, with ONE database, that serves different customers at the SAME time, yet restrict access by record. That is, customer "A" only sees his/her records. Customer "B" only can access his/her records. Both users have records in the same database and have no idea that the other user is on-line.

    At this point I do not need to know HOW this is done, just need to know that Alpha5 has the ability to set-up SAAS apps the server multiple clients that will be from multiple clients.

    Thanks Eric

    BTW: if you WANT to tell me some of the details, that would be fine. I am still watching the videos.

    Re: SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient

    Yes, you can do this. You can put all your records in one table (though, of course you'll need more than one for your complete app) and then filter the records that are used, displayed, etc. based on login information.

    If you're watching the videos from Alpha, the section on "Using the Login ID as an Argument to Filter Records" is appropriate here.

    As another example, one of my customers manages auto fleets for other companies. Those companies can log into the web site and see info just their cars, though every car record resides in the same car.dbf.


      Re: SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient

      Thanks Steve, that's what I assumed.

      BTW: You are a great presenter. I was the top software trainer at a huge IT training company (over 750 trainers). Most training videos are AWFUL. Your's are great. My only complaint is that they should be in a format so they can be viewed on the iPhone.



        Re: SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient

        Thanks. I dunno if there's a big enough audience to do this in iPhone format but I know the guys at Alpha usually read this stuff.

        Ummm... what was the top salary of those trainers? <g>


          Re: SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient

          Can you help me find the video on using the login to filter records?

          Here's where I'm looking, but can't seem to find it.

          Bill Belanger


            Re: SAAS MultiUser vs MultiClient

            Were you able to find the video Steve referred to?

            Bill Belanger