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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.

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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.

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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.
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  • #16
    Re: Is Alpha 5 what I'm looking for?

    Here is a recent thread which will give you a better explanation....
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau


    • #17
      Re: Is Alpha 5 what I'm looking for?


      I have been in the Accounting Software business since 84 and have seen many, many products, both good and bad. I too needed something for multiple reasons for many different needs I have at Clients.

      I can tell you that I searched and have a big need to stay away from a Microsoft toolset. There were some very impressive items you can see from this forum. That is you find a bug friday nite it very well might be fixed before you check back on monday. Also when dealing with mulitple datasources across multiple customers, this tool is ideal. But just like everything you have to learn how to use it and keep in mind there are always two ways to skin a cat.

      We purchased this with the intention of only using it as a web dev tool.

      Our 1st install is in Maine and we have a manufacturing facility runs 24 hours a day a receiving, production, finished goods, shipping, exporting data to its accounting system and have had NO Problems but the stupid things we did or the customer.

      We have used it to pull from 14 databases(Companies) and report on it in a web grid situation. We have used it to pull from SQL to report on Production and Inventory for another customer. We are creating a generic website for Ordering off off a Unix based system for a large Oil company, etc..etc..we pull data and post, pull and report every time we use we learn more of how to do so more efficiently etc...

      You could very quickly pull the 300 tables into a native format and the have the software create your native tables in the DB that you want to use and then start your web creation and you will be months ahead of any thing else you could use.....

      Good Luck we started to use A5 last Feb 2008 and love it.

      Nicholas Wieland
      EDFI Corp
      Nicholas Wieland Corp
      [email protected]


      • #18
        Re: Is Alpha 5 what I'm looking for?

        Hi Richard,

        I have a client with over 40 users and �25m t/o. Have been adding new reports and requirements for over 3 years. Their only crashes have been hardware.

        I believe you have based your time scale for conversion on your current skill set, with Alpha you will reduce development and learn at the same time.

        Please contact me and I will help get you started.
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert

        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!