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  • Database install

    Hi folks, I need your professional input on this one. I am considering buying the software. I am currently on the 30 day trial one.

    My question here is the following:
    I have created a database for a small company (as part of my training). They seem impressed and would like it. This database will be run on one PC only.

    The software that I need to buy is?
    1) The runtime or application server software
    2) The developer software

    I developed the database with web components. I can do it without the web components is that correct?

    If I do it with the web components what additional software do I require?
    Appreciate your feedback

    Kind regards
    Macaw
    I love Macaws. Without them, the world would be very grey

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    Re: Database install

    If it is desktop only and they don't need the web (or browser based) then you wouldn't use web components, but rather desktop controls - which are more than extensive and are quite comprehensive. So then you would only need the developer's version (for you to develop) & the runtime for the client. If you go the web route you need the developer's version (for you to develop) & a web app server license for the client.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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    • #3
      Re: Database install

      Thanks Peter. Just so that I understand this. If I develope with web components and the database will NOT be run on the web, but on the client
      s desktop only (not intranet), I get the developer and runtime.

      Is this correct.

      And now a total newbie question. When you refer to desktop, I take it that you mean add forms, etc in the control panel only?

      Apologies for these questions.

      Regards
      Dmitri (Macaw)
      I love Macaws. Without them, the world would be very grey

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      • #4
        Re: Database install

        If I develope with web components and the database will NOT be run on the web, but on the client s desktop only (not intranet), I get the developer and runtime.

        No. If you are creating a "web" app, but we can call it a "browser" app since you don't plan on running it on the web, you need a web app server license - and the app will run in the client's browser.

        And now a total newbie question. When you refer to desktop, I take it that you mean add forms, etc in the control panel only?

        Desktop means "desktop" forms and browses (as verses a browser) as opposed to web components. In this case you would need an RT for the client.

        In either case, you the developer need the developer version.

        To confuse matters further, if you purchase on of the "feature packs", you can run a web grid inside a desktop form. And in such a case, you wouldn't need to buy the web license, but would still need the RT.

        To understand the desktop side, watch some of these videos here:

        http://news.alphasoftware.com/V10Pre...uresVideos.htm
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

        Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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        • #5
          Re: Database install

          Thanks. So I only need the dev and app server license if I develop with web components and it will run on the client's pc even without the runtime?

          If I choose to go desktop I need the dev and RT.Either way I need the dev license. Does the client need any specific software to enable the web app to run or is there some kind of software inside the app server license to allow this?

          Thanks
          Dmitri (Macaw)
          I love Macaws. Without them, the world would be very grey

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          • #6
            Re: Database install

            So I only need the dev and app server license if I develop with web components and it will run on the client's pc even without the runtime?

            Yes, as long as you have built a "web" app.

            If I choose to go desktop I need the dev and RT.Either way I need the dev license.

            Right

            Does the client need any specific software to enable the web app to run or is there some kind of software inside the app server license to allow this?

            The web app server is the software (which I called license) - as long as it's a Window's machine.
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

            Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
            https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            • #7
              Re: Database install

              Thanks for the answers (and your patience). If I have say 4 clients, can I apply the server software to all 4 clients? I watched the videos this morning but in all honesty, I find things a bit difficult. I got the 2 manuals with the 30 day trial that shows how to do web apps and that is what I have learnt, so I will stick to that for the time being.

              Regards
              Dmitri (Macaw)
              I love Macaws. Without them, the world would be very grey

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              • #8
                Re: Database install

                If I have say 4 clients, can I apply the server software to all 4 clients?

                Not really. You need a license for each machine that the WAS (web application server) runs on.

                I watched the videos this morning but in all honesty, I find things a bit difficult.

                It's difficult at first and gets easier with time and experience.
                Peter
                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                • #9
                  Re: Database install

                  Wow - that will be expensive. I was under the impression that there was minimal coding involved. I have a problem with the videos as my internet connection is slow. Are there any free training manuals. The 30 day package came with 2 manuals but for web dev only.

                  Sorry for all these questions. One day, I might be in your position to be able to answer a few :)
                  I love Macaws. Without them, the world would be very grey

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