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  • new turbo demos in the learning center

    new Alpha Five Tutorials have been placed in the learning center section of

    credit goes to Jim Chapman (who co edits the monthly newsletter with Bill Warner for doing a great job on these tutorials

    please direct feedback to Jim at

    How to create a progressive lookup of values in an external table
    How to create a menu on a form using an underlying dummy table
    How to sort a child table on a report
    How to create a reverse set for reporting purposes
    How to use a Rich Text Object on a layout.
    How to create a script pick list using Action Scripting.
    How to manipulate a single shadow table. Useful for re-directing reports based on archived tables.
    How to manipulate shadow tables based on a set. Useful for re-directing reports based on archived sets.
    How to define a customized "Find By" routine.
    How to email a report.
    How to incorporate Alpha's built-in actions and routines in a user developed application.
    How to filter a browse based on a currently viewed record.
    How to use the pre-defined button genie in Action Scripting.
    How to use Action Scripting to run an external program.
    How to display information (related to what is currently displayed) from a different table.
    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software

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    RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

    I'm glad to see all these on the Alpha web site where they can be of use to many people.

    Kudos to Jim for all his hard work on this.

    - Steve


    • #3
      RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

      Whatever Javascript is being used to open these demos causes both browsers on my WinXP pro system to freeze. IE 6 and Mozilla 1.5. Does anybody have any ideas as what settings I would changed to fix this. Thanks.


      • #4
        RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

        I am having the same problem ...
        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


        • #5
          RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

          please send an email to Jim Chapman at
          Richard Rabins
          Co Chairman
          Alpha Software


          • #6
            RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

            They work fine with IE 6.02.2800.1106 on my WinXP Pro computer.


            • #7
              RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

              They also work fine on my Win2k pro system running

              IE 5.00.3315.1.


              • #8
                RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

                Same here - works fine.


                • #9
                  RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

                  The driver for these is JAVA not JavaSript.

                  If you have an older version a IE you will likely need to update your Java Drivers.

                  As you may know MS lost the Java fight in court with SUN and is pulling their support for MSjava in favor of the SUN Java liscense - you can go to Sun and get the download for your browser:

                  Click on the big "Get It Now" Button. Its a one click instant install.



                  Marc King


                  • #10
                    RE: new turbo demos in the learning center

                    Richard Rabins
                    Co Chairman
                    Alpha Software