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Connect your Nios4 management system to Mailchimp: automate emails sending

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Automate the sending of contacts between your management system and Mailchimp We present you the component created by the Nios4 programming team to allow the company management system to dialogue with the program for sending newsletter in Mailchimp. The program is called Integration with Mailchimp and as the name implies it is a program that is used to make your Nios4 Management System communicate with Mailchimp thanks to the automatisms that, initially set, allow the Integration with Mailchimp program to send email addresses and to classify them based on the tags we have chosen. The integration is available for all programs developed with the Nios4 data management platform : PocketSell, ReportOne, D-TEC, Wipee and all the available templates. The benefits of importing contacts from Nios4 management systems to Mailchimp Automate  sending of email contacts divided by category Avoid manual import of users between your management system and Mailchimp Don't forget any contacts in the

Secure your DATA, don't wait for your device to break?

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  The importance of securing data of the management system. Has it ever happened to you that the only device on which you use the management software breaks or a virus enters and needs maintenance. How would you manage your business? Have you ever thought that your device not only contains the data management system you have customized, but also the data contained within it. For now you are using a data management system on your pc, on your tablet, on your app and it suits you. If one day your PC breaks down, how do you manage your business without a PC, without data and without management system. You want to have the TRANQUILITY of having your DATA safe even if your device is not currently available   Your PC returns from repair after a week, if you work with the Cloud platform you will not have problems importing data from one device to another, it will be enough to use your  management system in Cloud with your credentials on the PC just returned to the office, synchronize and

The milestone 1.0.2.0 of Nios4

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  In March 2021 the version of Nios4 for Windows 1.0.2.0 will be presented and  distributed. This version officially marks the end of the first development phase of the Nios4 project, a project born as an evolution of the previous version published in 2009.    Finally we can say that the engine and the structure are complete, and now we can start pushing on all those features and commodities that will make the user experience more and more complete and satisfying.    From this month, a series of weekly webinars will also begin, focusing on training courses on the use of the platform and Q&A sessions to collect ideas and interests directly from our users.    Below is the list of extensions and changes created in this version, which will be gradually explained through dedicated posts and courses.   The news of 1.0.2.0 Sections Possibility to create filtered sections by inserting an sql element. For example, view all customers of a certain province (province = 'MO'). Possibili

Connecting to SQL Server

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How to connect Nios4 to SQL database The Windows version of Nios4 usually uses Access databases because it allows you to perform simple installations without additional software. After all, Access is a database system created to manage a few data with reduced performance . In case you need to handle several records , especially on your local network, you can switch to SQL Server : the main Microsoft database system . In this article, you will learn how to do it. Nios4 always first creates the Access database to connect. This means that your SQL Server database will be connected after a standard installation . How to do it First, from the Database Manager press the Add button. Select the Advanced Connection item ( Connessione Avanzata , in the screenshot above), so you can define the database connection string. Remember that the database must already be present in SQL Server as an instance. It is fundamental that you have already created it because, during the first connect

Sending emails through external assemblies

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      New components to send emails with Nios4 Since version 1.0.1.12 for Windows , a process of modifying the system has started to allow other programmers to interact with the software through external assemblies or OLE technology . One of the first “links” is the ability to intercept the request to send emails , replacing it. Nios4 for Windows normally delegates the task of sending the actual electronic mailbox program installed on the computer but, for several reasons, this communication may not be possible. To fix the problem, dll components have been created to insert inside the program folder to allow their loading, and that replaces the standard system. The system permits only one element, which must necessarily be called mailnios4.dll . In the Download section of the developer.nios4.com website, you can find the features for connecting specific inbox systems or the direct send from the program. This component is not an actual messenger program because it only off

How to make a time marking machine with Rasberry and Nios4 (second part)

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Cloud database creation and first sync In this second article , we will install the Python programs to read the RFID data, check their validity , and send them to your cloud database for storage and sharing . If you missed the first part of the guide about how to make an attendance marking device with Raspberry and Nios4 , click here to make it up. Steps After checking that all components work and have access to the Raspberry , create an account on the website web.nios4.com . Once you sign in, the site will ask you to choose a template to create the first database. In the GitHub project that you downloaded in the previous article, there is a package for creating the database to use. By choosing a custom template or using the Install Package command inside the Help menu of all the open repositories, select and install the attendance_makers.nios4 file . This directory will create the databank with all the fields and tables you need to use in this example. After insta