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  • #16
    Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

    Originally posted by leowyc View Post
    May I know where to get the latest patch for version 9? Will it be working with trial version as well?

    Thanks.

    from within alpha five, select help/download patches from the menu.

    or go to www.alphasoftware.com and download a new trial version.

    yes, the patches will update the trial version.

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    • #17
      Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

      Originally posted by Selwyn Rabins View Post
      from within alpha five, select help/download patches from the menu.

      or go to www.alphasoftware.com and download a new trial version.

      yes, the patches will update the trial version.
      Thank you for your quick reply. I'll try this out. Hopefully it works.

      Thanks again~

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      • #18
        Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

        Originally posted by Selwyn Rabins View Post
        from within alpha five, select help/download patches from the menu.

        or go to www.alphasoftware.com and download a new trial version.

        yes, the patches will update the trial version.
        It works!! Thank you so much!!

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        • #19
          Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

          Sorry, I'm facing another problem now.

          I have created active link between A5 and PostgreSQL with no problem but when i want to create a set between 2 tables in A5, this message box pop up:



          Any idea how to resolve this problem?

          Thank you.:)

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          • #20
            Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

            To me, everything is ok.

            I've created two PostgreSQL tables and created a set.

            Maybe it's your field definition for the linking fields. Can you post here the table structure?

            Ciao.
            *** 38911 basic bytes free ***

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            • #21
              Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

              Originally posted by leowyc View Post
              Sorry, I'm facing another problem now.

              I have created active link between A5 and PostgreSQL with no problem but when i want to create a set between 2 tables in A5, this message box pop up:



              Any idea how to resolve this problem?

              Thank you.:)
              it looks like you are tying to link the two tables together using a linking field that is more than 240 characters long.

              this is very unusual.

              normally, a linking field in a set is on an id field of some sort that would be ****considerably**** shorter than 240 characters.

              the error message is telling you what to do.

              instead of using (say)

              customerName

              as the linking field, use an expression:

              left(customerName,100)

              as the linking expression.

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              • #22
                Re: Connection String and Loading an External Database.

                I am a newbie to both A5 and PostgreSQL and forgot to limit the length for the unique ID which is a linking field between 2 tables.

                I got the problem resolved. Thank you to both Selwyn Rabins, badmood and Kurt Rayner, you guys do really help me a lot. :)

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