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  • FYI-Windows Ce Devices

    FYI

    I use Windows CE Barcode Scanning devices (UNITECH HT660) to collect Scan in and Scan out times daily on over 600 employees. I use Visual CE applications on these devices for data collection.

    By using Microsoft Active sync and Syware Visual CE-10 ODBC Drivers, I can now with Version 9, create an active link table to the barcode scanning device, Browse, append and manulipulate the data collected on the Mobile Devices without having to upload the data to an ASCII File.

    Seems to work very well.

    Thanks
    Charlie Crimmel

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    Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

    Are you actually running something build in A5 (with a RT) on Windows CE then? Otherwise if you just use Visual CE, I don't really understand why you need the active link tables when Visual CE can just connect directly to the SQL database in the first place... Or do you mean you can create an active link table for desktop users, to the same DB as the one being updated from remote devices?
    Last edited by NoeticCC; 04-30-2008, 11:05 AM.

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      Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

      My read of it was that he was using the ODBC drivers so that he could access the files not using Visual CE - 2 different products.

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        Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

        Originally posted by Doug Page View Post
        My read of it was that he was using the ODBC drivers so that he could access the files not using Visual CE - 2 different products.
        Hm... but access them from what software (on Win CE)?

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          Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

          OK:
          I use active sync to connect the handheld to the computer.
          I have always been able to go to mobile device and see the data.

          But with version 9, I can create an active link table to the Visual Ce (.VCE) table on the handheld and then import the Visual Ce data into my Alpha5 payroll and scanning systems.
          I can also manipulate the data directly on the handheld and delete records on the handheld (VCE Table) by using variables in Alpha.

          Charlie Crimmel

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            Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

            Originally posted by crimmelcp View Post
            OK:
            I use active sync to connect the handheld to the computer.
            I have always been able to go to mobile device and see the data.

            But with version 9, I can create an active link table to the Visual Ce (.VCE) table on the handheld and then import the Visual Ce data into my Alpha5 payroll and scanning systems.
            I can also manipulate the data directly on the handheld and delete records on the handheld (VCE Table) by using variables in Alpha.

            Charlie Crimmel
            Ah I see, I thought you meant it in the sense of the handheld writing directly to a central database - that makes sense now, thanks :)

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              Re: FYI-Windows Ce Devices

              Hi Charlie

              I use a similar Windows CE system for tracking testing data. I also use Visual CE for my mobile apps. I had previously connected (in V8) to my win CE tables directly on the handheld device with a passive link table just to prove to myself it could be done. I have not had a chance to get around to active link tables in V9 and Visual CE yet - good to hear you have had success with it!

              Regards,

              Jeff

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