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Starting



After installation an icon will automatically be placed on your Desktop and on your Start menu.

  • The First time start sequence is: Password > Starting > Switchboard
  • The future start sequence is: Password > Switchboard

The first form you will be presented with is the Password form where you are asked to enter your username and the password. Note: when starting a product for the first time you can enter any username and the generic password supplied: contact us if you do not have this password.

The next form is the Start form:

  • Do not have a previous version of the product: if you do not have previous version of the product installed, simply tick the option: 'Do not show this form again when the product next starts?'.
  • Creating data files: when installing a product it checks whether the necessary data files exist, if not, the relevant files are created and the product is ready for use.
  • If you have a previous version of the product, then there are existing data files. You must tick the option: 'Tick this option if you have received an upgrade to this product' - this will automatically upgrade the structure of your database. Note: not all products have this option activated - if this is the case, simply ignor it.
  • Important: if your data is networked see below for more details.

Once the start sequence is complete a Switchboard opens and offers the main point-of-entry to the product's features - the product is now ready to use!



Start notes

  • Do not show this form again when the product next starts?: after the initial start sequence, it is not necessary to view this form each time you enter the product. If you need to view this form again, via the Switchboard select Show start form. The start sequence is then activated and the Show start form opens.
  • Tick this option if you have received an upgrade to this product: performs an automatic upgrade to the data file when you receive a new version of the product. Not all products have this option activated - if this is the case, simply ignor it or follow an alternative instruction supplied.
  • Allow a Meta Database Manager (MDM) access to the data file: this options lets you set whether a MDM can access the data. MDMs, developed by Logos Flow™, can search across any number of databases on a network. If this option is unticked, the MDM does not include the data file.

Manual starting

Your product should start as discribed above - below is only in special circumstances. Note: 'xxx' is the product prefix (i.e. cd, cmdh, add, etc.).
  • Manual start: from Start on the Windows taskbar (bottom of your screen), select Start, then Run and type: 'c:\DataFlow\xxx\xxx_p.mde'.
  • Create a desktop icon: open the folder storing the product ('c:\DataFlow\xxx'), right-click the file called 'xxx_p.mde' and select Send To, then Desktop (create shortcut).




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