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Make sql table native to Alpha

Replace DBF tables with SQL to make SQL tables native to Alpha. Currently the user has to dabble with connection strings. With sql (or MySQL or any other sql) Alpha will be viewed as a complete product instead of just a front end or addon to a back end. I know this is a major undertaking but would be good for Alpha.

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Go Back to the Alpha Forum Wish List

This site sucks big time. Users are good. Put us back where we were or at least re-activate the old one so we can choose where to be.

 

Most of the people who voted to open this menagerie are much newer to alpha than I and others.

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Create SQL only components

Suggestions for SQL only versions of Alpha or having Alpha crate it's own version of SQL (which in fact it has done with Portable SQL) are probably way too ambitious, so how about starting with one component, say an SQL vresion of the new dialog component. One of the most confusing aspects of the current components is when to use dbf syntax (like .t. and .f.), when to use SQL syntax and when to use javascript syntax. ...more »

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Buttons and Bubble Help

Desktop Application buttons are predefined and have specific uses. I think they should be standardized to have Bubble Help as the default, which could be turned off if you want to have text or picture and text. I prefer to have just the icons on the buttons and the mouse-over description. Additionally, I would like to see a series of Button Bars, which would put all of the buttons for any category on the page as a group. ...more »

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Dialog Repeating Section - Horizontal Scroll

I would like the dialog2 repeating section to scroll horizontally as well so that i can use more fields than would normally fit onto dialog horizontal extent. of course field names would have to scroll as well.

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Inserting Pictures in Ideascale

It is possible:

 


http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4861715526/

 

At least from flickr. Other repositories to be checked.

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Keep primary key selection for views when view is updated

If you base a grid on an SQL view, then make any change to the view and click the refresh button, the primary key setting is removed. Makes sense because views don't have primary keys, but if I've set one, then don't remove it. Changes are usually not to the primary key field.

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Argument property takes an expression

Dialog2 has a property to set an argument. We need to be able to assign that with an expression.

In the future, all session variables will be character, but MySQL, for example, typically uses numeric ids, so I'd like to set, for example, argClientid = val(word(session.AllKeys,1,"|")) where session.AllKeys = client id | divistion id | group id | merchant id | location id

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Button Action Javascript to open page & set session var

Currently, there is action javascript to open a window, or a tabbedUI pane or in a div, but there is none to simply open a page. That would help those of us who still use the old fashioned stand alone pages.

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xbasic jit native code compiler

Sometimes, I find I need to develop .dll libraries using a high performance compiler that generates native code that used to improve my applications' performance. It would be very helpful to have a high performance xbasic interpreter or, even better, an xbasic just in time compiler built into Alpha Five.

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In the Edit-Combo Builder as a Distinct option

The edit combo lookup builder does not allow you (as far as i can tell) to specify that the Fields to display should be distinct. The result is you can have duplications on the list. Doesn't hurt the selection, but it confuses the user...which one do they pick?

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Portable App

Just thinking it would be nice to have a portable application available. There is a small segment of users who do not have internet available at work or traveling and may not have a laptop available, but still have a need for access to their data. A 'desktop' app that could run from a flash drive would be an ideal solution.

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