Creating a New Database - The Program Mode Register

The Program Mode register allows you to control the operation of the server. It is in the Technics module, so if you working from a client you must make sure you are the only user logged into the system, and you should be logged in as a system administrator as described here. You can also work on the server itself using the GUI application.

Use the [Switch Module] button in the Navigation Centre or the Ctrl-0/⌘-0 keyboard shortcut to go into the Technics module, then click the [Registers] button, also in the Navigation Centre. Double-click 'Program Mode' in the resulting list.

The Program Mode register contains the following fields:

Server Card

Server Port
Specify the Port that you want to be used for TCP/IP communication between the Standard ERP server and its clients. The default is 1200. If you have more than one copy of Standard ERP running different databases on the same server (not recommended), each must feature a unique Server Port number.

If you change the Server Port or put one in for the first time, you must quit Standard ERP and restart for the change to take effect.

Default Company
If you have more than one Company in your database and you would like a particular one to be used by default when you launch Standard ERP, enter the Code of that Company here. The next time you launch Standard ERP, the Company specified here will be opened automatically and the 'Select Company' window will not appear. If you need to work in a different Company, click the [Cancel] button when the 'Login' window appears.

This field is the only field in this register that only applies to single-user systems.

Bind IP Card

Bind to IP Address
Use this field if your server machine has several network cards/interfaces with separate IP addresses. Specify here which one of those IP addresses you want to use for communication between the Standard ERP server application and its clients.

Other Cards

The remaining fields in this register are only used in the specialised situations when setting up the Web Shop and Print and Fax servers. You can leave them blank when setting up a standard data server (unless you want to allow access to your database from a browser, in which case you should specify a Web Port on the 'Web' card).

For details about setting up Print and Fax servers, please refer to the description of the Printers setting. For details about setting up a Web Shop, please refer to your local HansaWorld representative.

Once the 'Server' card of this register is complete, click the [Save] button in the Button Bar to save. If you have entered a Server Port number for the first time (or changed the one that was already there), quit Standard ERP and restart to allow the change to take effect.

Changing the Master Password

When you use a client machine to log in to the server, you will be able to log in as an existing user, or you will be able to use a [New User] button to create a new User Account in the server database. When you do this, you will be asked to enter the Master Password before you can create the new User Account. If you have not specified a Master Password, you will not be able to use this feature.

If you need to specify a Master Password for the first time, or want to change the Master Password, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Program Mode register as described above.

  2. Choose 'Set Master Password' from the Operations menu. The 'Choose Master Password' window opens:

  3. Enter the new Master Password and click the [Run] button.

Allowing Logging in from a Browser (Web Client)

If you installed your server application as described here , the necessary files should already be in place to allow users to log on to your server from a browser. In the folder containing the server application, there will be a “webclient” folder that contains a “web” folder that itself contains a second “webclient” folder. This contains the necessary web files (java scripts, stylesheets and images). If this directory/folder structure is missing from your server application folder, refer to the original installer file. The Mac OS X server folder shown below illustrates this directory/folder structure:

Allyou need do is specify a Web Port on the 'Web' card in the Program Mode setting:

Depending on your installation, you may also need to ensure the Home Page option is ticked in the Configuration setting—

Users will now be able to log on to your server from a browser, using the following URL:
server IP address:web port/startwebclient
For example, if the server IP address is and the Web Port is 8033, enter the following URL:

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