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Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

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    Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps


    We have teamed up with FusionCharts the leading Flash Charting Suite globally in order to let you build great charts, graphs, maps and gauges to your Alpha Five Applications.

    To kick this off we are running a web seminar - please see like below
    thanks
    richard rabins

    http://www.imakenews.com/alphasoftwa...x000391574.cfm
    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software

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    Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

    Richard and Team,

    Wow, this for me is fantastic news, something I have been wishing for for some time, now I don't have to export to Excel to create dashboards!

    Thankyou.
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

      This is indeed good news.

      Besides better looking/more flexible pie, line, and stacked bar graphs, FusionCharts will permit Alpha developers the never before capability of adding funnel charts and you heard it hear first, GANTT scheduling charts to an Alpha Five application.

      The funnel chart is the core graphic of nearly all customer relationship management application on the market today-- and is technically now feasible with Alpha Five.

      Take a look at the Chart gallery at http://www.fusioncharts.com/Gallery/Default.asp.

      Even better, there is a free version to play with.


      Bob McGaffic
      Pittsburgh

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      • #4
        Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

        My only problem now is getting the xml out of my tables!

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        • #5
          Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

          Originally posted by Andy View Post
          My only problem now is getting the xml out of my tables!
          I guess you'll have to sign-up for the web seminar to found out?


          More importantly, I hope this process be will "documented" by Alpha so that all users will know how in the future.

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          • #6
            Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

            More importantly, I hope this process be will "documented" by Alpha so that all users will know how in the future
            I imagine they will sell the Webinar CD if you desire instructions. This isn't something that Alpha are packaging with their product and as such I would say they have no obligation to provide instructions for free. From what I can gather they are just letting everyone know that it is now possible to integrate a 3rd party piece of software if required. This I would assume is in response to much criticism by myself and others for the Alpha5's poor graphical display and interaction with ActiveX components.

            They have a big enough job trying to catch up with documenting their own software which has been sub-standard over the past couple of releases.

            I will be signing up for the webinar as the relatively small amount of money requested will be worth it if you really can integrate the charts into Desktop applications. My only fear is how complicated the xml side of things will be as I have no experience whatsoever with it.

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            • #7
              Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

              I wonder how we are going to convert dbf data to xml data to use the charts on desktop apps.
              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
              972 524 8714
              [email protected]

              ____________________
              "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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              • #8
                Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                This un's in a ui_html_msg_box() on the desktop.
                -Steve
                sigpic

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                • #9
                  Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                  Hi Steve,

                  Great job.

                  Looks like you've got it cracked.
                  Regards
                  Keith Hubert
                  Alpha Guild Member
                  London.
                  KHDB Management Systems
                  Skype = keith.hubert


                  For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                    Is this working for desktop applications as well.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                      I don't really have a need for it but I downloaded the free version. Haven't got the foggiest idea how to start it up so I can look at it for desktop use. It doesn't say a thing about using it with Alpha.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                        Steve
                        great job, is it working on the Desktop without the WAS on?
                        If yes, could you be so kind to explain us how
                        Cheers
                        Mauricio

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                        • #13
                          Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                          and for me, without any "grids", etc. - just plain old dbf data
                          Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                          972 524 8714
                          [email protected]

                          ____________________
                          "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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                            Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                            Genie Preview Announcement

                            For a preview of the Fusion Charts genie:

                            http://forum.alphadevnet.com/index.php

                            Go the the Public - Developer Supported Applications section at the bottom for the Fusion Charts Genie thread.
                            -Steve
                            sigpic

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                            • #15
                              Re: Adding sophisticated, charting, graphs, guages and maps to Alpha Five apps

                              most excellent!!! I'll buy 2!!!

                              It sounds like one can use dbf tables and show the chart on a desktop [non web app] - is that correct?
                              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                              972 524 8714
                              [email protected]

                              ____________________
                              "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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