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Administrator Basics

Gain insight into the fundamental administrative skills and software tools needed to manage the acQuire 4 component of the GIM Suite.

Who should attend?

New and existing GIM Suite users moving into a database manager role.

Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the administrative roles and tasks related to managing the acQuire 4 component of the GIM Suite.  

  • Explain the responsibilities of a Database Manager in acQuire 4.

2. Explain the GIM Suite licensing model. 

  • Explain the difference between server-side and client-side licences.
  • Distinguish between the different server-side licence types and methods.
  • Distinguish between the different client-side licence types and methods.
  • Explain the purpose of the acQuire Licence Administrator and how it is used to manage client-side licences.
  • Explain the purpose of an Entitlement ID (EID) and how it is used within the acQuire Licence Administrator.
  • Differentiate between checking out a floating licence online and offline.

3. Demonstrate the ability to configure an acQuire 4 workspace. 

  • Create an ODBC connection.
  • Create a new workspace.
  • Configure the workspace options.
  • Create a workspace object shortcut.
  • Use the workspace configuration tool to create and synchronise workspaces.

4. Use the acQuire 4 manage options to configure the database. 

  • Create a virtual field.
  • Apply validation and styling to a virtual field.
  • Create a derived field.
  • Create a form definition.
  • Define and create a workspace filter.
  • Create and manage grids and grid coordinate sets.
  • Manage the database through the acQuire 4 interface.

5. Discuss how to pull data from GIM Suite into third party software packages. 

  • Explain the term Application Programming Interface (API).
  • Explain the purpose of acQuire Direct.
  • Identify the third-party programs that pull data from GIM Suite using the API.
  • Demonstrate how to create a data client view.
  • Explain how a data client view allows Microsoft Excel to pull data from the GIM Suite database.

6. Discuss how to export data from GIM Suite to third-party software packages 

  • Explain how data push works.
  • Identify the different output formats that an acQuire export object supports.
  • Explain the purpose of the aggregation tool.

7. Identify methods of transferring data between GIM Suite data instances. 

  • Describe the purpose of a briefcase object.
  • Use a briefcase object to create a data package.

You can participate in this unit at one of these upcoming courses:
10 Nov 2021
Administrator Basics
15 Dec 2021
Administrator Basics
1 day
Virtual Classroom
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