Re: Questions, Comments, Features....

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 00:50:44 -0700

Pat Augustine wrote:
> >First, is there any way to set an UNLIMITED expire date for FREE accounts?
> For example, we have >school accounts that are free, and the keep expiring
> on us. I think it would be neat if we could use like ><blank> or 0/0/0 and
> then they would never expire.

Unfortunately the older versions of the Emerald database did not allow
for a NULL (blank) expiration. The newer model does, and
will handle this as non-expiring.

> I set all mine to "Other" for billing type and set the Expire Date to
> 12/31/99. Sure, it's not completely unlimited, but I don't have to worry
> about it for 2 1/2 years, which seems good enough for now, and having them
> all on the same date makes them easy to search for in SQL.

This is a good way to do it. Thats typically how we do it as well. One
of the
nice things about it is that you can give them a years worth of service,
and then
do a report or wait till they expire. This is kind of like a reminder
you are giving out the service (reality check).

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