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Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:54 pm
by jacq7007
I'm been battling to connect my Abacre Retail POS to a network. Please help. I'm running Windows 7 and don't know if it is the Firewall thats blocking the Firebird DB.

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:47 pm
by rossitapas

I have the same problem on the Restuarant version. Because firebird.msg is on the server in programfiles(x86) it cannot be accessed from the remote machines. I have spent ages with network settings and permissions but it is not possible. The old version 4 (access database)worked perfectly and so do the printers so it is a problem with firebird. If this can be moved to a public folder it should work but the local / remote selection doesn't seem to offer the option.

Sorry niot to be much help but you are not alone with this.

Best Regards

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:24 pm
by rossitapas
Roman has been great in trying to help me. In the end I sent him some screen shots so he could see what I was doing wrong and his reply fixed it in seconds. If you have the same problem just follow Roman's reply as below and good luck.

You are one step before making it working.
Thank you for sending screenshots. Now I have real data to
communicate with you.

So I see on your screenshots:
the path to database is:

and for TAPAS2-MSI
the path to database is:
\\TAPAS1-MSI\Users\Public\... etc
so it's not correct!
As I wrote in previous message: connection settings for the TAPAS2-MSI

In other words:
1. start Abacre Retail Point of Sale on TAPAS2-MSI
2. on Login window press More button.
3. set path to database the same as on TAPAS1-MSI:
4. press OK to login.

so it will be working.

I see on TAPAS2-MSI you have server's name: TAPAS1-MSI
so it's correct.
thus everything is correct except for path to database on TAPAS2-MSI.

As I wrote early: this system of paths like: \\TAPAS1-MSI\Users\ is
from MS Access.
on Oracle, MS SQL Server, Firebird, MySQL you just use it like it's
defined on server's machine:
in other word path to DB should be:

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:00 pm
by aschlottman
I know this is an old topic, but seems somewhat on course with a question; Can you access the database from multiple computers at one time? Seems like I have heard of some errors when trying to do this.

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:23 am
by Abacre
Yes. You can access the same database at the same time from several workstations.
On Login window press More button. And set connection method as Remote on all your workstations. That's all.

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:27 am
by rahul12
I have 2 MSI touch screen machines connected with CAT5. Three is no internet connection and both machines are configured as public network under 64 bit Windows 7. Running demo version 4 was fine with the database on one machine. I upgraded to 2 standard licences version 5 and the database converted to fbd in a public folder so I can see it on both machines. No trouble accessing any public folder on either machine and with the right permissions I can see the programfiles(x86) folder but it is not possible to open it from the remote machine. My problem therefore is that as the firebird server is in programfiles(x86) the remote machine can not access it and the program will not run. Has anybody else had this problem and what is the solution please.

Re: Connect multiple / Connect network computers

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:14 am
by Abacre
Please read the pages:

How to use Abacre Retail Point of Sale in network? ... etwork.htm

Most common network problems

In previous version we have been using Microsoft Access.
It's known that MS Access is using file sharing technology: you need to create public folder, share it using Windows Sharing etc.

In the last version we started to use Firebird database. It's using classical client-server technology like other database engines use (Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL etc).
So it's not needed to share folders at all. And you don't even need to make firebird accessible from Program Files.
Read the pages above. It became even simpler and faster than using MS Access before.