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The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic

Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
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  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.

If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.

Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.

Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
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  • Professional Services

    Have any of you used the professional services? I submitted a request but have not heard anything. I expected a quick response at least to say we received your request.

  • #2
    Re: Professional Services

    Welcome to Alpha.

    Aside from the professional services, there are many on here that will help you and IADN is a network of Alpha programmers that can certainly help you.

    Try that here:
    Dave Mason
    Skype is dave.mason46


    • #3
      Re: Professional Services

      Originally posted by dcmcm5 View Post
      Have any of you used the professional services? I submitted a request but have not heard anything. I expected a quick response at least to say we received your request.
      What is your question - problem?


      1) describe your question / problem you have here on the board
      2) contact AlphaSoftware =



      • #4
        Re: Professional Services

        I would be happy to assist.

        Please email me at
        Richard Rabins
        Co Chairman
        Alpha Software


        • #5
          Re: Professional Services

          Thanks for the responses. I have just purchased the software and have been working through the training videos and information/books. I have built a database along side while watching the videos, but I am needing some help to get it to a final state. I think I could get there eventually but I am starting to think it will take longer than I would like. I thought that some help would be of value but as a small business I can't spend a fortune on services. But I can pay some and was hoping to be able to do something on specific needs (hour by hour) if possible.


          • #6
            Re: Professional Services

            We offer mentoring services in 2 or 4 hour blocks

            Please contact for more info on this

            Richard Rabins
            Co Chairman
            Alpha Software


            • #7
              Re: Professional Services

              Also join my free webinar every Friday at Noon Pacific time. See my website. We had six guys there yesterday and discussed how to filter records by the Company that a logged in user belongs to.
              Steve Wood
              Join the ALPHA DEVELOPERS NETWORK
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              • #8
                Re: Professional Services

                Thanks Richard, I will contact her. I sent you an email before I saw this post.


                • #9
                  Re: Professional Services

                  Thanks Steve, I will probably join the next webinar.


                  • #10
                    Re: Professional Services

                    Yes, as Dave and Steve point out, IADN offers "professional services" as well.

                    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC