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  • DaveM
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Hi Nancy,

    I still have a couple people running on dos for certain apps too. They run flawlessly, but time is running out. It will be a real hassle on one of the apps to convert, but the other 2 are fairly easy and are close to done. I will just have to plug in the data. It is easier for me to do since I wrote the originals than it would be for someone else.

    Since your retired Guru had v9 almost completed, that would be a plus for the future for you.

    May I suggest looking for someone to finish that project? The v9 app should run fine in v10.5. Let's face it, dos is just about dead and older windows are dying out also. It is just a matter of time.




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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Originally posted by NancyL View Post
    but my IT Guru retired unexpectedly.
    Retired is better than expired.... that's sometimes a little more unexpected....

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  • NancyL
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Got it! We had Alpha Five V9 pretty much completed but my IT Guru retired unexpectedly. We were having trouble fixing a problem with crossover records and he never got a chance to finish it. As far as Alpha Four, I checked our back up programs to see if they were running during the times of the locking and there not but I will check the antivirus software. Thank you very much for you input. This is the most I've gotten over the years.

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    No - Alpha4(DOS) to Alpha 5(Windows)

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  • NancyL
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Convert to Windows...can you explain alittle further on that? Is it like us Dos in Windows?

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    I think the DOS version runs better in Win XP than it does in the original DOS.

    I don't do much with A4 now, except convert to windows for clients.
    (it is basically a rewrite of the system)

    You may want to check your antivirus software and make sure that it is not interfering with Alpha 4 - that can also lock tables while scanning for viruses. You don't need to check for viruses in the directory for Alpha 4...

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  • NancyL
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Locking when two or more users are on the same record or trying to change a record is normal. To change a record I have to tell the order user to get off the record while I make the change. As far as "referential integrity turned on for some child tables in a set....." I don't understand it but I will forward it to the IT Guru who created this problem back in 1993. How do you feel about using Alpha (DOS) in a windows?

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    Sounds like A4 has referential integrity turned on for some child tables in a set.....

    Or are multiple people trying to change the same record at the same time?

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  • NancyL
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    Locking problem...I'm being attacked

    We are running Alpha Four V6 in Windows. I have users in house and I have outside users who access our system thru a terminal server. I know it's not the best set up but this version works so well for us that we don't want to change. The problem is locking! We are constantly locking or having problems getting into files. You lock, unlock, lock unlock or sit waiting to enter a file. I check everyone for filters and there aren't any and also check for users who might be idling in the middle of entering something but everything seems fine. Our internet connect speeds are perfect. Outside of running DOS in Windows, would there be any other reason for us to be locking so much. BTW we have Alpha Five V9 which has been started but never finished because our IT let the company. I'm anxious to hear what you experts out there might suggest! I'm tired of the users attacking and blaming me for this!
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