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    Bjorn Hallberg
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    Default Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Hi
    Im new and just wanted to say hello to the forum.
    I have just bought the AlphaFive v5 and one of the main reason was this great forum.

    Regards
    Bjorn

    PS. Im from Norway and english is not my native language.
    So if my english is not perfetct, I hope you understand.

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Bjorn

    Welcome to the world of Alpha!

    Glad to have you onboard.

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Hi Bjorn,

    Nice to have another European onboard this forum !
    Welcome !

    Why did you choose for Alpha Five ?

    Kind regards,

    Marcel
    The Netherlands

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Hi Bjorn,

    Welcome to the forum and nice to have a new Alpha Five database builder among us. The family is growing.

    Please tell us some more about your background. Doesn't matter how bad your English is, try it.

    Marcel Kollenaar
    The Netherland

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    Bjorn Hallberg
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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Thanks

    I have been a computeruser since the day of Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem:-) Still remember the first phonebill
    I got after using that modem. It was huge!
    Nowadays Im thankfully on ADSL.
    Havent much programming experience.

    Beside this forum as mentioned earlier,
    I chosed Alpha Five because it has a right mix of easy and advanced funcions. And you can make runtime version and distribute the database freely.
    So therefore I also bought the Alpha Five Runtime.

    Im co-chairman of the board where I live. It concist of two houses and a total of 110 apartments
    So one of my first projects will be to automate some of the office-functions.
    I see this as a great learning experience and hopefully in the end I will save some of the time I use in my sparetime as a co-chairman.

    Just to clarify I bought AlphaFive and Runtime out of my
    own pocket, just in case some residents read this:-)

    Regards
    Bjorn

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    Bjorn Hallberg
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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    We did search for readymade software that could help us. But we didnt find any software that fitted in with our needs.

    So a custom database was the only solution to go for.

    Regards
    Bjorn

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Your English is much better than my Norwegian. Now, you can judge how good my English is at Alpha Five Help, which contains the latest and most complete versions of all Alpha Five documentation.

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    Dr Alok Modi MD
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    I have this bad habit of butting everywhere. But welcome. I do hope you enjoy alpha as much as we do. I am sure with your background in programming it will be a piece of cake for you in alpha.

    Dr Alok Modi MD

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Hi Bjorn:

    I am also new to Alpha Five. I am attempting to rewrite an apartment management system that I originally wrote in TRS80 Basic. We use our current (TRS80) system to keep track of who occupies each unit, what money they have paid and what they owe. It produces the typical reports for this kind of application such as the rent roll, the late report, vacancy report, bank deposit report, etc. It also prints form letters and does utility billing.

    We're presently operating more than 1,700 units, and we need to convert all of our software to the Windows environment. I looked at commercial applications, and they were too expensive and lacked some of our functions. I attempted to rewrite it in Access, but Access was too difficult. I'm making better progress with Alpha Five, and I hope to have something running by this fall. If you are interested, send me an email in about 90 days.

    Dick James

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    Default RE: Hi, Im new, just wanted to say hello

    Dick and the rest of us Alpha'ers,

    The greatest benefit that I've found to using Alpha's products is that they allow me to do some pretty powerful stuff without programming. Also, instead of going with some "canned" software, I can develope the software to work around the bussiness practices that works best for us, instead of designing our practices around what the software will let us do.

    Good luck,
    Mike

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    Bjorn Hallberg
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    Thanks everyone for your inputs and welcomes.

    Regards
    Bjorn

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