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Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

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  • Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

    I have an inventory database running on A5v5 within a Windows XP enviroment. I am replacing that machine with a Windows 7 x64 desktop and I need to know what my best upgrade path would be. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

    The desktop version of Alpha is and will likely always be a 32 bit application. A5V11 if still available runs nicely on a Win7 64 bit machine. I am not aware of any features added in V12/Anywhere.
    There can be only one.


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      Re: Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

      Hi Matt,
      I am in the same boat - what were you thinking of buying for the desktops and or server?

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


      • #4
        Re: Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

        I have a download of A5v11 I will install and see if I can make it work the way I want during the 30 day into period, if so I think that's about $400 right now. If not it may be a good time to have and get through the headache of jumping ship to another DB program, maybe Access or Filemaker, idk.


        • #5
          Re: Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

          v11 also runs on win8 - 8.1.
          Remember that win 10 is going to be available shortly for free. You may need v12/or to be able to use it. Not tested yet!

          Some of your v5 code will run on v11-12 until you open it for a change where it may need more help. I say this because I am working on an app now that was in v5 then v8 and I am moving it to v12. If the code was not opened, it seemed to work, but due to other changes, it had to be re done.

          For the little bit of difference, Get v12 for the future. Call them and negotiate a little bit? You would for a car.
          Last edited by DaveM; 04-23-2015, 10:16 PM.
          Dave Mason

          Skype is dave.mason46


          • #6
            Re: Alpha 5 Version 5 migration solution

            We upgraded from ver 5 to ver 10 a few years ago, and because of the massive amount of x-basic code we had, it took us quite a while. Just be aware that if you have a lot of x-basic, you will need to go over your code very carefully. There was a pretty big change in x-basic between 5 and 10. We are now going from 10 to 12 and I see no real difference in the x-basic.