Welcome to Alpha Five V9
Welcome to Alpha Five V9.
This new version of Alpha Five offers something for users of every skill level. There are a lot of very exciting new features in this release that make Alpha Five both easier to use and much more powerful.
A signature feature of this release is 'active-link' tables, which now allow you to build enterprise class applications against SQL databases. Even if you don't use SQL databases, you will still find lot's of exciting new features in V9.
This document describes all of the new features in Version 9. We hope you enjoy reviewing it as much as we have enjoyed creating V9!
Many of the descriptions of the new features are accompanied by video demonstrations. For a quick overview of what's new, we suggest that you start on the 'Videos of Selected New Features?' page.
V9 is available in two editions, 'Platinum' and 'Standard'. The 'Standard' edition includes all of the features of the 'Platinum' edition with the following exceptions:
|Feature||Available in Standard Edition?|
|Active-Link tables||Not included|
|Passive-Link tables||Included, but limited to connections to Access and Excel|
|AlphaDAO (Alpha Software's technology for connecting to and working with SQL databases)||Included, but limited to connections to Access and Excel|
|ADO (Microsoft's technology for connecting to and working with SQL databases)||Not included|
|Export to SQL Databases||Included, but limited to Access and Excel.|
|Import from SQL Databases using AlphaDAO||Included, but limited to Access and Excel.|
|Imported from SQL Databases using ADO||Included|
Thank you for you continued support.
The Alpha Five Team.
P.S. - If you are upgrading from an older version than Version 8, click here to see what was added in Version 8.