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Can A5v1 Forms,browses,reports work w/A5v4.5?

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  • Can A5v1 Forms,browses,reports work w/A5v4.5?

    I have several clients on A5v1. I thought I remembered somewhere there was a utility to transfer v1 to v3 or so? It's been a long time ago. Does anything exist that will allow the forms & reports to be utilized?...or will I have to recreate? I would appreciate any advise.

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    RE: Can A5v1 Forms,browses,reports work w/A5v4.5?

    ...from elsewhere on the Alpha site:

    "What will happen to forms, reports, etc. if I upgrade to Alpha Five Version 3 from Alpha Five Version 1?"
    Alpha Five Version 3 can use your Version 1 forms, reports, mail labels etc. without any problem. When you try to edit one of these objects in Version 3 for the first time, Alpha Five will automatically convert the object to the Version 3 format.

    You should make a backup copy of your Version 1 files before using them with Version 3 because once you use a database with Version 3 you cannot go back and use it with Version 1.

    Version 4.5 should handle things the same way.


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      RE: Can A5v1 Forms,browses,reports work w/A5v4.5?


      If you haven't found out by now, the forms, reports, etc. will transfer OK but Xbasic scripts could be another story.

      If you used Xbasic scripting in your v1 application, there is a possibility that you will have to change them: Version 1 requires the use of db_reset() in some cases but version 4 CANNOT use this function. Any scripts with this function MUST be changed. There may be other functions that require changing but I don't recall what they might be.

      There is also a good chance that you will want to change some of the scripts even if it isn't necessary.
      (1) Version 4 scripts are often easier to understand. (I'm thinking particularly about scripts for printing reports.) And, some scripts may run faster in V4??
      (2) I worry about how much longer v1 functions will be supported.