This FAQ is supplemental documentation to the main pages.
What is ScriptCase?
ScriptCase is a powerful RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool which generate PHP Applications based in a database table.
What are the applications’ type created by Scriptcase?
Queries, filters, graphics, PDF reports, forms, navigation menus, data export to XLS, DOC, XML and CSV.
In which language are the applications generated ?
What are the supported databases?
Oracle, MS-SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, Informix, ProstGreSQL, Access, Interbase, Firebird and others ODBC or OLEDB patterns.
Which operating systems can the generated programs run?
Linux, Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP/VISTA/7, 8, IBM I5, Mac OS and any other OS with a PHP-enabled web server.
In which language was ScriptCase developed?
What are the requirements to run ScriptCase?
A web server (Apache, IIS, Sambar, Abyss, PWS, Xitami, etc) enabled to run PHP Scripts and Zend Guard Loader.
How do I learn about Scriptcase?
We have in our site an extensive documentation: manuals, Forum, video lessons, tutorials and a basic course for free.
How can I access the development area?
Directly through a web browser (IE, Mozilla, Opera, etc) accessing the Web server where ScriptCase has been installed.
Can I access the development area through the internet?
Yes, if the Web server where ScriptCase is installed is accessible externally.
How does the developers’ security control work?
There is a management session where the developers can be registered, be associated to work groups and security politics are defined.
Can the applications generated by ScriptCase be published / deployed / exported to another WEB-Server, independent from ScriptCase?
Yes, the generated php source code is completely independent from ScriptCase, all you need is a PHP-enabled WEB server.
Can I create links between generated applications?
Yes, you can create single applications and then connect them.
How can I maintain the created applications? Do I need to edit the source code directly?
No, all changes can be made using ScriptCase with no editing directly the .php files
Is it possible to create a whole system with ScriptCase?
Yes, from the logon screen, to advanced reports, data input forms, business logic coding, all you need to write a complex application, you can do it using ScriptCase
Can I call Delphi, VB, .NET or JAVA programs from ScriptCase
Yes, from PHP we can instantiate COM objects (Component Object Model) , JAVA and others external programs
Should I pay additional costs to deploy applications? Must I install Zend to run them?
No, the deployed applications are free and open-source. You can deploy them in several servers without additional costs. The Zend is not necessary to deploy applications.
Are there tools available to create the needed databases on the productive/Web-Servers or must this be done manually?
Scriptcase will not create/install the database, you need to set it separately and then connect to Scriptcase. However, the Scritpcase offers features that help you to manage and model the databases (i.e. database builder and SQL builder).
Is it possible to bulk-edit applications? For example, I need to change the CSS schema of all my project´s applications.
Yes, you can change the CSS schema and many other attributes by using the Toolbar menu-Express Edition.
How can I backup my ScriptCase projects and restore it in another machine?
You can backup your environment using the backup function located in the main menu: Options - Settings. It is possible to create partial or total backups. To restore .zip backup files there is a Restore function at the same menu.
How can I prevent unauthorized access to my applications and how can I create a login form.
To prevent unauthorized access edit any app. and find the Security menu, check the option 'Use Security' you can also do it in bulk see the menu Tools.
How can I create a specific data validation in a form application?
It is possible to add custom PHP code to validate the form events like: before insert, after update, etc. Just access the Events menu, on form apps. It is also possible to validate field events like, change, blur, etc. see the menu Ajax Events
What is included in the Subscription service?
The subscription period last for 12 months and it includes minor patches and major upgrades, any update and also new versions released by Scriptcase during this period can be downloaded for free
How much does it cost to renew the subscription for updates AFTER the expiration date?
It will cost 60% of a new license total value.
How much does it cost to renew the subscription for updates BEFORE the expiration date?
It will cost 40% of a new license total value. There is a 30 days grace to renew after expiry
What are the payment methods?
Credit Card, Pay Pal and SWREG (wire transfer)
Is there any demo of ScriptCase?
Yes, You can download a trial version with full functionality available to test during 20 days. The time is restricted from time of installation.
Is there any technical support during the 20 days trial period?
Yes, complete FREE access to technical support service during the trial period.
Is the Technical Support included in the licensing price?
For technical issues such as bugs, database connection, installation, version migration/upgrade or deployment our technical Support will be provided with no additional costs. For questions on the use of Scriptcase we offer the Technical Support as a service, you will always be able choose from different packages/plans and buy separately if you need it.
How is the technical support available?
Technical Support by tickets (email) and free community forum.
How is the Scriptcase Delivered?
Evaluation Kit can be downloaded for free and it becomes a definitive version once a license key/serial number is registered
How is the product licensed?
1 license per concurrent/floating developer. It can be installed on one machine/server only
How will I receive the serial numbers/license keys?
The Serial Number will be automatically generated once the payment is confirmed, then it will be delivered to the subscribed e-mail address. Then the serial number needs to be activated inside your Scriptcase’s development environment to complete the
Does the license expire?
The license is lifetime. Therefore it won’t expire.
Can I use the same license for more than one machine/server?
No, the licenses can only be installed once, for one machine/server.
What if I need to change or format the operating system?
Log into you user’s area “My Scriptcase” using your subscribed infomation and request for a new installation. The old Serial Number will be automatically cancelled and a new Serial Number will be available for a new installation.
How do I access “My Scriptcase” user’s area?
Through the site you will find a “login” button on the upper right side, there you have all the account information (personal data, serial, etc).
How do I register the license/serial key?
Inside your Scriptcase click Options / Settings / Licenses / On-Line Registration / Enter the serial number and confirm.
Does the serial number generation depend on the subscribed email address?
Yes, your email address is the key of your subscription you can’t repeat it for other subscriptions, all information regarding to your Scriptcase user’s account will be always delivery to your email.
To whom belongs the right about applications or systems developed in scriptcase?
Applications created with Scriptcase are Royalty Free Distribution, i.e. it can be distributed freely without further cost.
Can I migrate my license to a more complete one?
Yes, by paying the difference between the two licenses through the web store page of the site, or by contacting our sales department.
Does Scriptcase allow concurrent development (more than one developer working at the same time)?
Yes, but only for one license type: The Enterprise Edition License. It supports concurrent developers when buying more than one seat.
Can I transfer my license to someone else or change the owner’s name?
No, the Scriptcase’s license is ‘non-transferable’.