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  • Scheduling capable?

    Need suggestions on how to incorporate a scheduling feature for job appointments for dispatching...

    Is this possible with Alpha?

    Please help...

  • #2
    Re: Scheduling capable?

    Did you try a search? I got several hundred hits on "scheduling".
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Scheduling capable?

      Yes I did. I've visited learn alpha for some help as well. There are so many scenerios and comments for different versions, I really don't know what to apply to version 9. I was hoping something more may have been discovered, and looking for answers I can actually understand since I'm a beginner. Sorry for repeating the question....have any posts you can suggest since you're more experienced and know I'm not an xbasic expert?


      • #4
        Re: Scheduling capable?

        Hi Kristie,
        There are so many scenerios and comments for different versions
        Yes you are correct and they can all be made to work in V9.

        I think that it would be best if you were to design on paper first, the tables with the fields that you will need in your application.

        Create the sets, forms and reports, then ask a specific question on how to make something work they way you want it to work.
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert

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


        • #5
          Re: Scheduling capable?

          ... and think long and hard about what the end result should look like. If that result includes reports or calendars or lists or emails or faxes you need to have a very clear, very specific end point in mind.


          • #6
            Re: Scheduling capable?

            What about the add-ons offered for sale on the alpha site? Any luck with them? Think its worth the extra money to purchase?


            • #7
              Re: Scheduling capable?

              I'm building a scheduling system for a customer right now. A dozen sites operating 24 hours a day, with all sorts of requirements and qualifications throughout the system. Some parts for office staff only, others for web acess by other groups.

              I'll be surprised if you can find a "plug-in" scheduler because nearly every scheduling job will have its own twists and turns.

              What Tom said: plan, plan plan and know exactly what you want.

              The good news, of course, is that Alpha Five is just the tool to manage anything that you need to do.


              • #8
                Re: Scheduling capable?

                Here is an option for the web side (Click link down here)


                • #9
                  Re: Scheduling capable?

                  Originally posted by Steve Workings View Post
                  I'm building a scheduling system for a customer right now. A dozen sites operating 24 hours a day, with all sorts of requirements and qualifications throughout the system. Some parts for office staff only, others for web acess by other groups.
                  We have found "the cosmetics," to be the most challenging part of the scheduling components in our apps. For example, presenting the user with an "interactive daily view," broken into 15 minute "time-slots," re the availability/un-availability of 20 or so "resources." A "scheduling browse," if you will, presenting time-slots as columns and resources as rows... where each cell is click-able to drill-down... i.e. display, add, change, delete "events" scheduled.
                  "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"