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A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

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  • A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

    I'm working on my boss to get A5v9 Standard; at this time, we won't be doing anything fancy w/SQL, maybe nothing. The only SQL thing we might be doing is simple data imports (which I was told the Standard can do just fine). I am starting to create a small app using what I have here at home, A5v6. But I want to d/l the v9 Trial Ver, use the tiny bit I've done so far (not an app yet, just starting the database), and proceed w/v9, so I can have the 30 days to learn as I go. Then we'll buy whatever we need to use this app on 3-4 computers connected to a LAN.

    But I'm worried that if I use this Platinum trial ver, then when we actually buy the Standard ver, what I did in Platinum may not be usable? Folks, I'm not an advanced user. [If something comes up that requires XBasic or even some little trick that's "simple" for most, e.g., I often have to seek help on these boards (and thank God for you guys!).]

    I don't want to make a mistake here, because I'm actually planning first to upgrade my home copy of v6 to v9 out of my own pocket.

    I'm sorry to have made a short question so long, but I didn't want to omit anything important. My curr ver of Alpha is about my 6th, having had as the 1st one Alpha Four v2; but my use has been intermittant, & my slight skills have lapsed. TIA for any info, and Hello to Selwyn, who used to know me as Randi from years ago.

    Will d/l trial tomorrow if I get a go-ahead that it's okay for the situation.

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    Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

    Other that working with SQL back ends and Web... and the Unlimited Runtime I believe the two versions are the same. So... don't do anything with SQL while working in the trial and you should be fine. This is from A5...

    "The main difference between these 2 Editions is that the Platinum Edition allows you to work with backend SQL data sources such as MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle etc. for both Desktop and Web Applications, plus it allows you to take advantage of the Unlimited Distribution RunEngine License. The Standard Edition does NOT have this functionality and you are limited to only working with the built in Alpha Five database engine.

    So, if you are going to be working with SQL data in any way, or wish to be able to deploy your desktop applications without any limitation, you will want the Platinum Edition."

    taken from this page

    http://www.alphasoftware.com/shop/al...prod_guide.asp

    Hope that helps.

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      Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

      Thanks, David! Now I can d/l v9 without worrying about compatibility. I hope I'll be able to d/l the trial ver to both my home pc and to my laptop from work, so I can show my work to my boss as I progress. I feel sure Alpha will let me do that.

      I appreciate your helpful information.

      - Carol

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        Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

        I hope I'll be able to d/l the trial ver to both my home pc and to my laptop from work
        Alpha allows you two installations per license for ONE user just as you plan on doing.
        Mike
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          Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

          It wasn't hard to convince my boss to purchase we needed a database and i found alpha and within 20 minutes I had a basic understanding to show him it would more than do what we needed, and infact it did a great job
          https://www.housingeducator.org
          k3srg

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            Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

            Carol, When it comes time to purchase, check out what specials are on at the time because there are some sweet deals quite often which should allow you to purchase the Platinum version along with the unlimited runtime for your users.

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              Re: A5v9 free trial: it's Platinum, but we'll buy Standard: diffs?

              Thanks also to Mike, Steve, and Doug for more good information.

              As for the Platinum with unlimited runtime for users, I have never had that kind of version before. I just wonder how difficult it is to set things up that way. I guess I need to search in Alpha's selection of available books I can buy that contain that subject. I need some new books, anyway; mine are from Alpha Five v4!

              - Carol

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