Multiple Users of Calibration Control
Setting up multiple users
Setting up multiple users to access our calibration management software (Calibration
Control) is as easy as deleting a file, starting the application, and linking to
the new file. Therefore, if you are using an Access database file, you should be familiar with the help topics for
finding your database and moving your database
and you will have all the skills you need to add multiple users to your calibration
management system. If you are using a SQL Server, then read the help topics on Installing SQL Server
and Connecting to a SQL Server Database.
But just in case, let's be a bit more explicit with the following steps:
Move Your Database
(MS Access Database Only)
Find your database and
move your database to a network location where all of your users have read-write
access. Most of the difficulties users experience with implementing a multi-user environment
have something to do with network folder permissions. So if you experience any
difficulties, you should first seek assistance from your network administrator.
Note that the only file you need to move to your shared network
location is the 'apecal.mdb' database file.
Setup a Common Files Folder (Access & SQL)
Calibration Control uses a Files Folder that contains three additional folders for Attachments, Labels, and Reports. You will need to ensure each networked user of Calibration Control uses a common Files Folder so that Attachments, Labels, and Reports created by one user are available to the other users. Do this by:
- Open the Options dialog, Folders tab, and change the 'Location of Attachments, Labels, & Reports' folder (aka Files Folder) to the common network location where all Calibration Control have read/write access.
- If you already have files from these folders that you created or modified, copy them to their assigned folders in the common network location.
Add Additional Users
For each new client (user computer) you will need to install a new instance of Calibration
Control and delete the default 'apecal.mdb' file that is installed
with the application.
After you delete the apecal.mdb file on the new client, start Calibration Control
on the new client and you should see the following Create New Database dialog:
Within the dialog, click the [No] button and a open file dialog will appear where you can then navigate to the location of your network apecal.mdb database.
That's it! If you have any questions, please post them in the
Calibration Control forum.
Last updated: 12/20/2012
Compatibility: Calibration Control MS Access versions 5.8 to current (previous versions use a different dialog)