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Running A5V9 and A5V10 on Same Machine

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  • Running A5V9 and A5V10 on Same Machine

    I presenty have a working database in A5V9
    I purchased A5V10 and wanted to use the A5V9 as my working database and use A5V10 to work with the new features and learn more.
    What I did: I "zipped" the A5V9 (all files) and "Unzipped" them into A5V10
    Trouble is: Anything I change in A5V10 IS ALSO changed in A5V9, which I didn't want to happen.
    This is the file setup:
    Under "Program Files" I have Alpha5V9 and subfolder called "ACTS" and under "Acts" I created a subfolder called "Save" -- ALSO
    Under "Program Files" I have ALPHA5V10 and subfolder called "Acts" and
    under that "Acts" I created a subfolder called "Save"
    After I installed A5V10 in it's own folder, I now have these files in A5V9 that where NOT there before I installed A5V10
    Under A5v9 - Subfolder "Acts" New Subfolder called "Backup" - Under that folder are subfolders "Sets", "Tables" and "Jobcosting_History"
    In Folder A5V9 that database name is "JOBCOSTING" and I have the following extentions: All start with JOBCOSTING -- .ADB, ALB, ALX, MUF, Recent_Files, Database_Explorer, Backup Log.TXT and .startup
    Under A5V10 I only have these "Jobcosting" extensions .ALB, ALM, ALX
    Question: What have I done wrong?
    Question: How can I get the "Jobcosting" database from V9 and into V10 WITHOUT V9 being changed by anything I do in V10
    Thanks for any help, I'm not a programer, everything I have done is with Action Scripting, CHUCK

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    Re: Running A5V9 and A5V10 on Same Machine

    Originally posted by dad6l View Post
    What I did: I "zipped" the A5V9 (all files) and "Unzipped" them into A5V10
    Trouble is: Anything I change in A5V10 IS ALSO changed in A5V9, which I didn't want to happen.
    Why did you unzip v9 into v10? Naturally this screws everything up. Do the following:
    • Uninstall v9 and v10 both.
    • Reinstall v9 into the default v9 folder.
    • Install the last v9 patch.
    • ReInstall v10 into its default folder.
    • Install v10 patch Build 2649_3513 (not 3514 or 3515 = appear to be buggy)
    Now you should have 2 separate folder sets w. 2 operational versions of Alpha.

    "Install" your application in a new folder such as C:\data\MyAppName

    If you want to experiment on your application independently with both versions, create a separate subfolder such as: C:\data\MyAppName_v10 - and copy your application files to it, as well.

    Now you should have 2 duplicate copies of your app in 2 unique folders.
    • Run v9 and navigate to C:\data\MyAppName and open the application.
    • Create a shortcut from the controlpanel/tools/shortcut menu.
    • Make sure that the shortcut name includes "v9" in it somewhere.
    Then...
    • Run v10 and navigate to C:\data\MyAppName_v10 and open the application.
    • Create a shortcut from the controlpanel/tools/shortcut menu.
    • Make sure that the shortcut name includes "v10" in it somewhere.
    Now you should have 2 shortcuts on yoru desktop - one that opens v9 and the v9 app, the other opens v10 and the v10 app.

    DO NOT create separate folders for sets, tables etc. Each application should be entirely in one folder ONLY! OR ELSE!!!!!!
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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      Re: Running A5V9 and A5V10 on Same Machine

      Peter,

      Thank you for your help, did as you said
      Everything works OK
      Have a Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR
      Chuck

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      • #4
        Re: Running A5V9 and A5V10 on Same Machine

        Originally posted by dad6l View Post
        Peter,

        Thank you for your help, did as you said
        Everything works OK
        Have a Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR
        Chuck
        Excellent! Everyone likes a happy ending. Happy New Year to you too!
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

        [email protected]
        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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