Boachsoft Bizcom Documentation
Boachsoft Bizcom 2015 Copyright (c) 2015 Boachsoft [Yaw Boakye-Yiadom].To start the software right click and then in the popup menu that follows select 'run as administrator'.
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The Main WindowThe main window is divided into the menu bar, toolbar, working area and then the status bar. The status bar displays helpful information. The toolbars provide quick access to commonly used commands and then formatting tools. The main working area is divided into two panes by splitter. You can drag the splitter to alter the sizes of the various the two panes. The left pane is the fields pane. This is where fields from your database would be displayed. The right pane is where your type your message template.
Program PurposeThis software is used to create messages and custom reports automatically from records in tables in existing databases. You can generate email messages or send the messages or reports to a printer.
RequirementsThis software requires C++ Redistributable Package 2010. If you get an error message saying "msvcr100.dll is missing" after launching software then it means you would have to download and install it. The download link for this package is after the product download button.
The Template WindowThe template window is on the right when facing the screen. The best way to enter your templates is to type before formating. Whilst typing insert the required fields from the fields window on the left of the screen. To do this select the field and then click insert. The underlying engine is html. If you already have text in an html editor or have an advanced html editor drag the text from the preview window of the editor to the Boachsoft Bizcom template screen.
The fields windowTo fill the fields window select 'file' on the menubar and then 'New Connection'. Choose your odbc connection from the combobox. If it isn't displayed in the drop down box and you are sure your odbc name exists just type the odbc name in the data source (dsn) field. See this article for more help. If connection is successful you would be presented with a list of tables in database; select only one. In the next version of the software provision would be made for joining tables. If your template requires fields from more than one table now then you would have to ask your local database administrator to select the records into one table so you can use them.
Generating messages or reportsTo generate messages or reports click actions on the menubar and then click 'print all' or 'email all'.
Select database records through filters
In the window that follows click 'add filter' to add a new filter criteria. Your first filter must not begin with 'and' or 'or'; so select blank. To continue adding fields to your filter criteria click 'add filter' again and then select 'and' or 'or'. For mysql fields surround the fields with '`'. Example `salary`. For text and date fields surround the filter criteria with "'" Eg. `lastname` = '%Ya%'. The previous example would select only records with lastnames containing Ya. The filters are like sql queries. For help in creating advanced filters consult your local database administrator.
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