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 From: Stefan Wuebbe
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 To: ivan rivera
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 ivan rivera
Subject: RE: I need help
Thread ID: 189075 Message ID: 189082 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 7 Category: Network and Computer Management
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:28:09 AM         

> Good day,
> I am not a visual fox pro programmer. I don't know anything about visual foxpro but i i understand a little about database programming in MS Access. I need your help.
> My family have a distribution business. For 5 years we keep manual record.Only this year we computerized our inventory and invoicing system using foxpro.We contacted a developer to build it for us. He has an old program created for other company and that what he modified for us to use. For now we have a server and 2 client computer.We would like to connect a new client but our programmer is not showing up nor returning our calls. Perhaps you can help me how to connect it. At this point, the new computer is already networked but it cannot access the database system.
> thank in advance

Do you have the source code?
In FoxPro there are often several possible ways to do things, so details may vary.
If you have a desktop shortcut on your client PCs or one in Start -> Programs for example, you can see the executed file in its properties (right-click context menu -> Properties).
Assumed you have an executable, say inventory.EXE, that runs on each client, the first step might be to copy its entire home folder to the new client.

Then you can install the VFP runtime files on the new client - when you say the application was made in VFP7, you may need either "vfp7sp1rt.exe" from ftp://ftp.prolib.de/Public/ or the RTM version w/o Service Pack ("SP0").
Then try to run the self-made EXE to see whether you'll most likely get any errors.

If those errors say something like "file xy not found", you may need to find out how the application is supposed to find its data folder on the server, which can be done in several ways - for getting started, you can try to search the application's home folder and the subfolders of your Windows user profile and the Windows Regsitry of your current client PCs for a file containing the server path (either a UNC path like \\myServer\myApp\data or a mapped drive).



I need help Posted by ivan rivera @ 8/13/2008 10:09:28 AM
RE: I need help Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 8/13/2008 10:23:22 AM
RE: I need help Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 8/13/2008 10:28:09 AM
RE: I need help Posted by Tom Saddul @ 8/13/2008 1:18:49 PM
RE: I need help Posted by Yuri Rubinov @ 8/13/2008 9:22:16 PM
RE: I need help Posted by Glenn Villar @ 8/14/2008 6:50:01 AM