SwiftTec FAQ: How to share the member database between computers (Version 1 only)
You want share the member database across more than one computer so that all computers see the same data.
This solution is for version 2 of the following software:
If you are running version 1 please see the V2 FAQ.
In order to achieve there are some key requirements that must be met
Networking the computers
Each computer should be connected to a network hub via a wireless or wired connection. You may need help from a local network specialist if you do not know how to do this.
Sharing Data Storage
The database must be stored in a place that can be accessed for read and write by all computers that need to access the data. This can be done by either:
If you are using a Windows server or desktop computer use the following steps to share a data folder (the precise steps depend on the version of windows you are running):
Accessing Shared Data
Once the folder has been shared on the server you need to verify that each client computer can access the shared data folder. The easiest way to do this is to map a network drive to the shared folder:
If successful you will find the drive mapped in My Computer alongside other network drives or your hard drives.
Open up the mapped drive and try to create a folder or copy a file there. If you can do this you have successfully created the share
Making SwiftTec Software use the Shared Data Area
There are several options here depending on your scenario:
Connecting a new system to the shared database
When you first run the Loyalty or Membership software it asks for the location of the data folder:
You need to select the option which allows you to specify the database location (as shown) and enter the path to the database files (or use the ... button).#
Connecting (or Re-Connecting) an existing system to a shared database
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