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Sharing Data With the Web Edition and the Desktop Edition

server network sharingOne great thing about CyberMatrix software are the many different editions available. Small offices like the simplicity and affordability the Standard editions provide. Larger offices like the performance and remote access capabilities of the Client/Server and Enterprise editions. Highly mobile offices with varied devices like the Web editions for the platform independance.

One great feature about our editions is that many editions can be used together. The only exception are the Enterprise editions. Currently only Timesheets has both an Enterprise desktop and web edition that can share the same data. All other software including Meeting Manager, Pro Schedule, Timesheets and Project Clock can share data amongst the Standard, Client/Server and Web editions.

Sharing data between the Timesheets Enterprise desktop and web editions couldn’t be simpler. You simply use the exact same database connection parameters when installing both editions.

For all other software the key is to use the exact same data folder. Our software helps with this by first looking for special folders. For the Standard and Web editions, the software first looks for a folder called Data inside the folder the software is running from. For the Client/Server software (except Timesheets) the server program looks for the data files first inside the folder it is running from. So the simplest way to install all three editions to all use the same data is to first install the Web edition. For example, we’ll install Pro Schedule Web to G:\ProSchedule. This will create a data folder in G:\ProSchedule\Data. We install the Client/Server server software into G:\ProSchedule\Data. Then we run the Client Only install of Pro Schedule Standard and point to the data folder in G:\ProSchedule\Data. Voila. All three editions accessing the exact same data.

For the Timesheets Client/Server and Timesheets Web software, the server accesses the data from the public CyberMatrix\Timesheets folder i.e. C:\Users\Public\Documents\CyberMatrix\Timesheets. So to share data with Timesheets Standard and either the CLient/Server or Web editions you should install these first then share the data folder. In Timesheets Standard install the software and when it asks for the data folder location give the UNC path as explained in the article Moving From a Single Install to a Multi Install.