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We are working with a client's old Magic software version 8.3.  Any EE has info on where we can get more information regarding this software and maybe some documentations, etc.
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Is the software from here

https://www.magicsoftware.com/

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Don't know.  The client gave us:

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We are looking for an EE that may have some knowledge of this old software so we can find documentation regarding it.
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It looks like it might be.  Have you tried calling them?

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Yes but for some reason from our location we cant get thru (we are in a project outside the united states).  Maybe mother EE has some experience with this apps and can point us or send some link for manuals.
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What is Magic?

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It's an apps used for developing a bit different than VB.
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Thanx
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10 years ago we decided on Magic Software for developing business applications.
After not more than a year we resigned and threw it in the bin.

It's a complete different way of programming compared to any other programming language I know. You may be fast, but it essentially lacks in programming flexibility and licenses are really expensive.

https://www.magicsoftware.com/ is there it belongs to

Read this for further information...
What is MAGIC programming language? Which other language is closest in syntax?
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Thanx for the info, appreciated.  However, The apps is the client and are looking for documentation and resources.  By any chance, based on your expierence, do you have some sort of links that maybe can help us get these docs?
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Their site (noted above)

https://www.magicsoftware.com/

They have some documentation but I don't see any for your version.

Have you contacted them to see if they have any documentation either online or available.

I can't find much on that version.

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Yeah same problem here? No finds.

Yes but they need registration number, codes, payment info, etc.
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We really thought that there might be an EE with some exoierence in this tool.
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There may be but you are using a 20 yr old tool

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Yup!  Not our option though, but trying to help.
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I was on a project once where the powers that be decided to clean up our library and threw away old documents, even those that we needed. Very incompetent of them. Sorry you lost your documentation. When I called the company, they no longer had the documents since they had only started to do something called Configuration Management. Very incompetent of them also.

Anyway, even though you cannot call them, you can write to them via this link:
https://www.magicsoftware.com/contact

Since your documentation is missing, wouldn't be surprised if your proof of purchase is missing also. If that is the case, pretend to want to compare their latest products with their 20 year old products by exploring any online documentation they may have. But don't be surprised if they also did not have configuration management either.
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That is a good idea contacting and wanting compare documentation against the old, idea, thanx!
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Awarded Tommy, noticed the link that we didn't before and have some good access also.  Ok now to keep in working & searching!

Thanx!
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