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  • How can I block the export fuction in runtime

    I tried to block the export function according to the menu of Alpha Five V9 Platinum. I did delete this kind of icon from menu and tool bar. After I use runtime to distribute a client's copy and installed to another computer for trying. I found all export function and icon come back on runtime. I called to the Alpha, they said it needs special code. But how? What I want is just that I don't want my clients can copy, modify and export my database made by runtime. Anybody can tell me how to complete that job?

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    Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

    What do you mean by "the export fuction"? Are you speaking of the export to excel functionality?

    Any one can open Alpha's tables (somename.dbf) with excel even if you were to accomplish disabling the menu and icon options.
    There can be only one.

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      Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

      Hi Jamie,

      You cant stop an end user zipping your application and using it on another machine unless you build in security that locks the application to that machine.

      You will need to consider all aspects of how the data can be got at. Consider Encryption.
      I did delete this kind of icon from menu and tool bar
      Did you create a new menu bar and link it to the form?
      You know you can create many Menu / Toolbars and link them to each form or Reports/Letters in preview.

      Think of your application as a Castle, it needs to be protected from all sides, that includes from above and below.
      Last edited by Keith Hubert; 06-19-2008, 05:22 AM.
      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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        Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

        Originally posted by acg View Post
        I tried to block the export function according to the menu of Alpha Five V9 Platinum. I did delete this kind of icon from menu and tool bar. After I use runtime to distribute a client's copy and installed to another computer for trying. I found all export function and icon come back on runtime. I called to the Alpha, they said it needs special code. But how? What I want is just that I don't want my clients can copy, modify and export my database made by runtime. Anybody can tell me how to complete that job?

        how did you block this? did you create custom menus and toolbars for your forms that eliminated the export feature, or did you customize the system menus and toolbars for forms an browses?

        if you use custom menus and toolbars for your forms and browses, then this should have worked when you used the runtime.

        if you customized the system menus, then you need to install the customized system menus with your runtime app.

        it is significantly easier to take the approach of using custom menus and toolbars (as opposed to using the approach of customizing the system menus), and therefore that is the approach that i would recommend.

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          Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

          Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
          Any one can open Alpha's tables (somename.dbf) with excel even if you were to accomplish disabling the menu and icon options.
          Not if the tables are encrypted, eh?
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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


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            Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

            Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
            Not if the tables are encrypted, eh?
            Hi Peter,

            How do you encrypt a table from prying eyes?
            Kind Regards,
            Ray Roosa
            Raylin Micro, LLC.

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              Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

              Ray,
              Here's a link to how from the help files.
              http://support.alphasoftware.com/alp...ing_tables.htm
              Mike
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                Re: How can I block the export fuction in runtime

                Originally posted by Rayr View Post
                How do you encrypt a table from prying eyes?

                1st set the database password, then you can encrypt the tables, etc.

                See attached image...
                Peter
                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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