Datahandling for students
Using Viewpoint over a Network
Client/server file sharing
If you have Viewpoint and a multi-user licence you can make
full use of the Client/server features of Viewpoint. This uses
one (server) machine to manage the datafiles but lets everyone
have access, so that you can have true multiple read/write access
of your data files, i.e. add records, search, build reports and
so on all at the same time.
As all the work is done by the server it is very quick and this
helps minimise the amount of data travelling round the net. As
multiple-users can access the same file, disk space is saved and
ensures that the current work file is always up-to-date. If anyone
updates a record that you are looking at on screen, then Viewpoint
will automatically update you over the net, changing the information
on your screen! So if you have a list of books outstanding from
the library on screen, and someone somewhere else on the network,
logs a book back in, it will disappear from your list, so what
you see is always up to date.
Protecting your data is important, and in some cases a legal requirement.
Viewpoint has built-in password protection and data encryption,
so that you can specify who has what access right down to individual