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I have downloaded copy of the ituplefree app to my iPad. It requires an access code, where do I get this ?
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:00#1
The access code is one you create yourself. The first time you start iTupleFree, you should see a screen with two text fields. The screen prompts you to create an access code. The purpose of the access code is to require authentication to data stored locally within iTupleFree. Whenever you start iTupleFree, you will be required to enter this access code before proceeding. This code can be any text you want. Just be sure to enter the same code in the "Confirm" field and remember the access code.
After you create the access code, you will need to enter your xTuple server, port, database, and user credentials in the Settings tab. Then you will be able to sync. The free version picks up only a few accounts, contacts, and todos, so you can try out the app and verify that you can connect to your xTuple instance.
If you forget your access code, launch the Settings app on your iPad, select iTupleFree, and turn on the option to reset the next time you start iTupleFree. Then launch iTupleFree, and you will be prompted to create a new access code. (Note that resetting the application will remove any data stored locally and you will have to re-enter your xTuple database/server credentials before synchronizing).
A full reference guide for the iTuple product family is available here http://www.paladinlogic.com/docs/iTuple_Users_Guide_2-1.pdf
Hope this helps!
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:31#2
database & server name
what is the name of the database and server I should enter in the settings. I have looked at the Systems feature and then setup on my downloaded desktop version and it has Database name = Demo , Server = localhost. i entered both these and get an error ... connection refused . could it be the port ?
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 16:08#3
database & server name
localhost always refers to the local machine. If you enter this on your iPad, it will look for postgres on the iPad rather than your desktop system.
Most likely, if you are using the desktop version, you have not yet configured postgres to be able to accept connections from hosts other than your desktop machine. There is a post about how to do this here: http://www.xtuple.org/node/2106 (see the links in that post as well).
After your database is configured to accept outside connections, you will need to know the IP address (or an address that can be resolved by DNS) of your desktop machine. For instance, on a Mac, you can use the name of the machine and append .local as a name that can be resolved to an IP address: e.g. (my-imac.local). If your desktop system is a Mac, you can find the machine name at System Preferences -> Sharing. If you are running on Windows or Linux, probably the simplest way to connect iTupleFree is to use the IP address of your desktop machine as the server name. I would suggest you google for how to find the IP address for your specific platform.
Note also that your iPad and desktop machine must be connected to the same network. I would assume you are probably connecting your iPad and desktop machine through a WiFi network.