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Considering converting to Anywhere

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  • Considering converting to Anywhere

    We are currently using A4V7... It's worked great since 1994! In 2008 by IT manager had started A5V9 and it's about 80% complete. Because of the 32 bit and 64 bit issues we think it's best to move forward and upgrade. We are trying to decided if we should go forward and go with the new Anywhere since the cost between V11 and Anywhere are so close and with Anywhere we cold get full support. My question? Can the tables, forms and sets be transferred into Anywhere?

    From an Alpha experts point of view, because we would not be using the mobile or web applications is it worth changing to Anywhere?

    FYI - Our server is a 64 bit 2003 Server and our workstations are 32bit Window XP.

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    Re: Considering converting to Anywhere

    I do not wish to make a bad statement here, but v11 and v12 are both 32 bit and both work fine on a 64 bit windows computer. V12 might be a better choice for the other reasons you have stated.


    • #3
      Re: Considering converting to Anywhere

      I'm beginning to believe that all this "bit" stuff is just for companies to confuse people and make money. Maybe we should just stick with current runs great on the 64 bit server and 32 bit machines. The only draw back is the outside sales people have to come into our system through a stand alone work station. So I've had to set up 9 extra workstations, 1 for each person would logs into our system from the outside.


      • #4
        Re: Considering converting to Anywhere


        v7(which I love) does not work well on win8 machines. I have no idea what will happen when win9 comes out. I had many apps and a lot of customers on v7 and have changed most of them to v11 and still working on a couple.

        64 bit is much better than 32 bit which is better than 16 bit was. At some point(I think it will be a while) 32 bit will be dropped just like 16 bit has been dropped. The only thing that keeps 32 bit going right now is so many people and businesses still are running 32 bit apps.

        v11 and v12 have many more features and abilities than v7 as well.


        • #5
          Re: Considering converting to Anywhere

          Thanks you know if we can transfer (not sure of the terminology) the forms, sets and tables into Anywhere from A5V9?


          • #6
            Re: Considering converting to Anywhere

            Yes you can. Almost everything should come right over. It is not really a transfer, it is just open the application and run it.

            I do suggest this. Create a copy of the v7/v8/v9/etc application and run it with v12 and see how it goes. If you have some code or other done in older versions that were never converted to v7 or v8, then you may have a little hiccup. That ius the best way I know.

            I just transfered and app from v8 and the v8 app would actually run from v11 with no problems and infact faster. That part was a non-issue! The app was improperly designed as a flat file(needed to be seperated into many tables) and some bad habits on the memo files that needed to be re-done which wound up redesigning a lot, but my client is happy as they can be. I forgot to mention that naming conventions were horrible in the v8 app, which created a lot more work.

            Edit: By the way, you can test for free by downloading a tril of v12 and run the copy with that first just to see how much you may need to do.


            • #7
              Re: Considering converting to Anywhere

              Originally posted by amorris View Post
              Yes you can. Almost everything should come right over. It is not really a transfer, it is just open the application and run it.
              Nancy is talking about A4v7, NOT A5v7 and nothing from A4 can be used except the tables.
              TYVM :) kenn

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