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    Just found out Transform is now available .

    Full details and trial available
    https://www.alphasoftware.com/alpha-anywhere-transform

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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    From everything I've seen so far, it looks less powerful than A12. It appears they're going for the same crowd that use Caspio, Quickbase, Zoho, etc.

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    I did see it at the DevCon - Try it.. My View, while its clever, the spiel is an over reach I'd view it as for those who don't know what they are doing when building questionnaires or surveys, can't see anything for real development, but it could one day play a role in component assembly. Hopefully that happens, Dan is a very smart guy so who knows.
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    My thoughts is that its a product i can just sell to a business that i am developing for. They create forms. They use it. I consult if need too. No different to them using a something like Type form. but the benefit of of transform is of course our ability to get into its data / control it via its API in AAV12. rather then importing a SDK and having to write a lot of boiler plate code.
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    Cool
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    We have had a look, working and playing with Transform.

    I think it is very clever if you use a lot of one-off forms. Transform does nothing that you cannot do yourself in Alpha.
    With one major caveat Transform is quick.

    A young lad who is 3 months into training can build and publish a relatively complex form in 20 minutes.

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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    Where are you guys finding a trial to download? The only info Alpha gives me involves buying a license for it.

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    I agree Michael, but if Alpha handle the integration into AA and get the database connectivity clear it could greatly enhance the overall productivity of AA in the right hands.
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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    This is the starting point

    alphasoftware.com/transformCentral/

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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    Does anyone know what the pricing is for Alpha Transform?
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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    This looks like it would be a simple way to get mobile connectivity to a desktop app. But I doubt it will work with dbf files... unless it incorporates Excel or another 3rd party tool.
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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    Quote Originally Posted by peteconway View Post
    I agree Michael, but if Alpha handle the integration into AA and get the database connectivity clear it could greatly enhance the overall productivity of AA in the right hands.
    The TransForm API allows you to perform tasks in the TransForm service. Almost all tasks that can be performed in the TransForm service through the various TransForm user interfaces (i.e. Form Designer, Permissions, Management Console, Form Filler) can also be performed using the API.

    http://aadocuments.s3.amazonaws.com/...transform.html

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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    I was told via phone by an Alpha sales rep on 01/09/2018, the following:

    minimum 5 person subscription @ $45/mo/user ($2700/year). I believe that you need a current subscription to Alpha Anywhere, also. So Transform is an add-on, not a separate product. Since I only need 1 copy this was a non-starter for me. Other questions that I would have asked if a single user version was available: 1. Does this include a form library with templates for forms, and if so, what kind and how many? 2. Will forms developed while Transform is active continue to work if subscription expires?

    This is just my sample of 1, so best to check pricing with Alpha Software directly.

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    I believe that you need a current subscription to Alpha Anywhere, also. So Transform is an add-on, not a separate product.
    Apparently not...
    The TransForm service has no dependence on Alpha Anywhere. You can use TransForm without having to also use Alpha Anywhere and without having to have an Alpha Anywhere license. However, there are several helper functions and features in Alpha Anywhere that are designed to make working with TransForm easier.
    https://aadocuments.s3.amazonaws.com...transform.html

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    Default Re: Alpha Transform

    A lot of the prior comments and info on this thread are out of date - for more current info check out https://www.alphasoftware.com/alpha-...and-free-trial
    Some examples are shown here and more examples are shown here



    Also TransForm will soon incorporate TPL. A quick overview of TPL is at https://server.alphasoftware.com/hub...ck%20nodoc.pdf TransForm Programming Language to add a lot of extra power.

    Check out some of the webinars we have been running https://www.gotostage.com/channel/95...a4b3733c8fdba2 .

    In particular this webinar was on TPL and was given by Dan Bricklin - Alpha's CTO
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