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Questions Acumatica Trial Mode and snapshot question
I have a couple of unique items that hopefully have an easy answer. The first question is on Acumatica trials, I am able to install and showcase across the internet. However, the interface with the default admin account seems stripped down, I do not see the system tab for example, so no idea how to get to the snapshot page. Secondly, we are working with a vendor who is being restrictive of what we do with company data, i.e. no SQL access. Some of the company execs have had enough and simply want to replicate the data locally. I noticed that the snapshot will be pivotal for this, it contains the schema information and the data that resides in the table. I'm currently writing a C#/MySQL program that will parse these files and replicate the results locally in MySQL. So long story short, there doesn't happen to be an easy way to do this? Figured I would ask, it will take a bit of time to write the program that produces the correct results. Thanks again for any insight.
When you create a new Acumatica instance using the Deploy New Application Instance option on the Acumatica ERP Configuration Wizard, make sure you choose SalesDemo in the Insert Data column. That company has tons of demo data in it.
The Snapshot does have all the data from every table in it. Why not just restore the Snapshot through the Acumatica user interface so it will take care of populating your MySQL database for you? I'm just not sure how you would handle an automatic refresh if that's needed.
I think I know what happened. You installed the Customer Portal, not the main Acumatica.
The installation routine is TOTALLY NOT INTUITIVE.
This is where you made your mistake:
Looking at that screenshot above, you would probably think that checking the Create Portal box will install the Portal "in addition to" installing the main Acumatica site. At least that's how I read it. But checking that box will install the Portal "in place of" the main Acumatica site. In my opinion, that should be a radio box with two options (Create Main Site and Create Portal) where you can only select one option. But, alas, that's not the way it is.
But it's one of those minor cosmetic things that isn't going to be very high on the already very ambitious product roadmap so I wouldn't expect it to change anytime soon.
Fantastic, I will redo the installation and account for that option. Thanks again Tim, I'll let you know how it goes.
Tested and confirmed. Thanks for the insight, that was indeed the problem.