This application can provide simultaneous work of several users with one database based on the client-server technology. It means that the main user (further referred to as Server) should open the local database as a file using the standard File > Open... menu item and make it accessible for other users connection (further referred to as Clients): File > Share Database.... To work with a remote database, clients should select the File > Open Networked Database... menu item.
To learn more about setting different access rights for different users, see the Users and Access section.
The database can be switched to the server mode only if it is opened by the user having the Administrator access level.
To work with the database in the server mode, you should:
To quickly switch the database to the server mode, you can create a button with the Share Database action on the toolbar.
To view a list of clients working with the database at present, use the File > Database Status… menu item on the Connected Clients tab.
To connect to the database opened in the server mode, you should:
You can create a shortcut on the desktop for quick connection to a remove database. To do so, select the File > Open Networked Database... menu item and click the Create shortcut on desktop for quick connection link. In the displayed window specify the name of the shortcut for a remote database. Now you should only double-click the shortcut on the desktop to open a remote database.
Working with networked database
Work with the networked database is in fact the same as work with a local database. The only difference in work via network is that two users cannot edit the same record at the same time. If, for example, one user is editing a record and another user is viewing it, the latter one will get the Editing By UserName subscription at the top right corner of the record which means that the record is being edited by another user at the moment and can be accessed only in the read-only mode.
To learn how to create users and groups of users and set different access rights for them, see the Users and Access section.
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