Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

decrypt table problem

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • decrypt table problem

    I searched and didn't see an answer. As a final addition to app before releasing, I want to encrypt one table on app close and decrypt on app open. I tested in Interactive window and get the error attached.

    STEP 1:
    dim t as P
    t = table.open("client_info")
    t.encrypt("ABCDEF")
    t.close()

    >>>> looked to see table in Control panel and indeed has key symbol and encrypted.

    STEP 2:
    t = table.open("client_info")
    t.decrypt("ABCDEF")
    t.close()

    >>> error (see attached)

    What do I do now???
    Attached Files
    Mike W
    __________________________
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

  • #2
    Re: decrypt table problem

    default_encryption_key_set("ABCDEF")
    t = table.open("client_info")
    t.decrypt()
    t.close()

    or

    t = table.open("client_info",FILE_RW_EXCLUSIVE,"client_info","ABCDEF")
    t.decrypt()
    t.close()
    There can be only one.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: decrypt table problem

      Thanks Stan, but neither work. Can you get it to work on your side. I tried in v11 and didn't work there either.
      Last edited by Mike Wilson; 05-04-2013, 07:16 PM.
      Mike W
      __________________________
      "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: decrypt table problem

        Just quoting the documentation. Will try tomorrow.
        There can be only one.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: decrypt table problem

          default_encryption_key_set("ABCDEFi")
          place the encryption key in another script in your app and run it. Mine is always in the autoexec.

          then in the new script or wherever
          dim t as p
          t = table.open("client_info") or (whatever the database name is)
          t.decrypt()
          t.close()


          That will work if the correct key is used.

          I do this constantly for apps
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: decrypt table problem

            Is there an echo in here?
            There can be only one.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: decrypt table problem

              If one does not set the default encryption key, but uses the tbl methods, you get the same error Mike W is reporting. The docs do not specify that one must use or set a default encryption key. Or, am I missing something?

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: decrypt table problem

                just figured something was missing . I know my set default is a different place nd never have run it in the same script.

                Stan and Tom taught me. LOL'

                I am sleepy too.
                Dave Mason
                dave@aldadesktop.com
                Skype is dave.mason46

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: decrypt table problem

                  OK, another day and another result. I swear I tried everything, alone and with a partner using TeamViewer looking over my shoulder ... every combination possible. We spent a bunch of time and dozens of tests and couldn't get it to work. But that was yesterday. Today...

                  I place this on the code just before :a5.close() in the script that is called to exit the app:
                  Code:
                  default_encryption_key_set("keyword")
                  dim t as p
                  t = table.open("client_info") 
                  t.encrypt()
                  t.close()
                  and this in the very start of the autoexec:
                  Code:
                  default_encryption_key_set("keyword")
                  dim t as p
                  t = table.open("client_info") 
                  t.decrypt()
                  t.close()
                  I'm sure that it is that today the moon and mars is aligned just everso.... Thanks guys!
                  Mike W
                  __________________________
                  "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: decrypt table problem

                    Mike, You don't have to decrypt for alpha to use the table.

                    Alpha knows to let users have access and will, so no need for anything in autoexec except the default line.

                    This part is not needed in autoexec:
                    dim t as p
                    t = table.open("client_info")
                    t.decrypt()
                    t.close()

                    You only need to run this one time ever, I run it in a script and then forget it unless I need to decrypt:
                    Code:
                    dim t as p
                    t = table.open("client_info") 
                    t.encrypt()
                    t.close()
                    Dave Mason
                    dave@aldadesktop.com
                    Skype is dave.mason46

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: decrypt table problem

                      Dave is right. Once you encrypt you don't need to decrypt. You do need to pass in the key - usually in the autoexec. The only reason to decrypt is if you wanted to use the table in another db.
                      Peter
                      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                      Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X