Installation Info for Superbase Classic

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Installation info for the Superbase Classic product line.

What you should have received

Superbase now only ships electronically, with on line help. We do not sell physical product although a CD can be purchased separately when buying through Digital River.
If you ordered the update from any earlier version, or purchased a full Superbase you should have received:

  • The Superbase Classic Standard Installation Program
  • Installation Information (this document)

If you ordered an update from Superbase 2001 or earlier, or purchased a full Superbase you should also have received:

  • Superbase Classic Registration Code

If you have purchased the Professional Edition, you should also have received:

  • The Superbase Professional installer (instead of the Standard installer)
  • A GenIAL Toolbox 3.0 registration number
  • A PPCS Server License registration number for 3 users

If you have purchased the Enterprise Edition, you should also have received:

  • The Superbase Enterprise installer (instead of the Standard installer)
  • A GenIAL Toolbox 3.0 registration number
  • A PPCS Server License registration number for 3 users
  • A Superbase RTS registration number
  • An additional single-user Superbase LAN registration number for testing network applications
  • A Not for Resale Superbase Personal single-user license registration number for testing

What is in the Installer

In the Superbase Classic Standard Installer:

  • Superbase Classic Installation
  • SuperBoxes-X 4.1 Installation (installed from within the Superbase Classic installer)
  • 250+ External Document Filters (installed from within the Superbase Classic installer)
  • LAN License Installation Tool
  • PPCS Server License Installation Tool
  • Data Access Permit Installation Tool

In the Superbase Classic Professional Installer

  • All of the items from the Superbase Classic Standard Installer
  • GenIAL Toolbox 3.0 Installer
  • Superbase 16-Bit ODBC Driver Installer
  • Superbase 32-Bit ODBC Driver Installer

In the Superbase Classic Enterprise Installer

  • All of the items from the Superbase Classic Standard Installer
  • Superbase Runtime System
  • SQL Library
  • Superbase Internet Server

In the Superbase Classic ADK Installer

  • Superbase Runtime System
  • SQL Library

In the Superbase Classic Personal Installer

  • Superbase Classic Personal Installation
  • 250+ External Document Filters (installed from within the Superbase Classic installer)

The order in which the products should be installed

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 (or later)
  • Superbase Classic
  • LAN Licenses
  • PPCS Server Licenses
  • Data Access Permits
  • 16-bit ODBC Driver
  • 32-bit ODBC Driver
  • SQL Library
  • A Web Server (either one of those supplied or another)
  • Superbase Internet Server
  • Superbase Runtime System

Individual Installation Notes

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

Select the language version and also either the 16 or 32-bit version of Adobe Acrobat Reader desired.


Superbase Classic Standard

Please note that Superbase Classic should be installed into a new directory if possible, rather than overwriting an existing directory. If Superbase Classic is installed into a directory that contains Superbase 3.2, 3.5, 3.6i, or Classic, it will remove all non-Classic licenses from the installed system. A warning to this effect will be issued during installation.

The language selected for installation determines the main installation language of Superbase. In addition, the other available language DLLs for internal language support can be installed. Not every language has complete support. Only English and German have the online-help and all examples translated. Some examples are translated in French, and in Italian and Swedish none of the examples are translated except for the Remote Connection Wizards (in all available languages). The online handbook “Upgrading to Superbase 3.x” will be installed in French if French is the installation language, in German if German is the installation language, and otherwise in English. In all cases, if there is no localised version of a component, it will be installed in English. If multiple languages are installed, only the main language additional components will be installed (online-help, sample programs, online documentation, etc.).

This installation is single-user only. If it is installed over an existing Superbase 3.2, 3.5, 3.6i, or 2001 network version or later, then it will warn you that those network licenses shall be removed before it continues.

The online handbook requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 2.1 or later.

SuperBoxes-X 4.1 is one of the components of the installer, as are the 250+ external document filters and can be excluded from the installation by disabling the appropriate checkbox. SuperBoxes is a set of extensions to Superbase that are accessible via the SBL programming language. It adds a wide array of control types and windows to the existing palette of tools. There is also an online handbook for SuperBoxes-X 4.1. It requires that Adobe Acrobat Reader 2.1 or later be installed.

All components are installed by default.


Superbase Classic Professional

In addition to the components found in the Standard installation, GenIAL Toolbox 3.0 will be found as an additional page in the installation wizard. GenIAL Toolbox 3.0 adds a number of useful tools to the Project Manager that is part of Superbase Classic, such as syntax checking, cross-project searching for a string, and project cross-referencing.


Superbase Classic Enterprise

In addition to the components found in the Professional installation, there will be an additional page in the installation wizard for installing the Superbase Internet Server components and documentation. It is recommended that the documentation be installed and examined prior to installing the actual server components, since this also requires a pre-existing web server installation.


LAN Licenses

This installer is used to change a single-user Superbase instance into a network installation. It requires a network license registration card (1, 5, 10, 20, 50 users, etc.). Run the software and then enter the registration number in the boxes provided. Select the network type (it should default to the currently installed one if one is already installed). Once a registration number has been used, it cannot be reused. The correct registration card can be identified by a number in the lower right corner (005, 010, 020 or GE005, GE010, etc.).

Requires that Superbase be already installed.


PPCS Server Licenses

This installer adds additional access licenses to the Superbase PPCS server. It operates similarly to the LAN License installer.

Requires that Superbase be already installed.