1. Rajkumar K S
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  3. Friday, 27 May 2022 17:48 PM UTC

Hi Experts,


In our application PowerClient is configured and downloading the files and works fine. We need to implement some of the users does not need the new build.  Is there any provision to exclude the downloading files for certain users. Please help us to resolve this issue.


Thanks & Regards

Rajkumar K S

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Sivaprakash BKR Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Saturday, 28 May 2022 11:41 AM UTC
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As Chris pointed out, it's an enhancement request, where there should be a provision to call a function (C# method ?) to verify whether that particular license no (or client) is eligible for the update.  If eligible upgrade will happen else just return.   It will a good enhancement for those having different license (or support)period for which it might be cumbersome to have different set of PBLs.

Happiness Always
BKR Sivaprakash


  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Saturday, 28 May 2022 23:58 PM UTC
I wonder if an implementation like we had in Appeon Mobile product might be the way to go here? If that were the case, the CAL would trigger an event or the App could call a method that would verify if a newer release was present. Then the PC App could make the decision as to whether that particular user wanted to "opt-Out" of the update. If implemented as an event, a RETURN +1 / -1 could be used to inform the CAL to proceed or not proceed with the App update. Then the App could control "when" that App user advances. Also, the App could now interact with the App user in their terms and language to ascertain on whether or not proceed with the update. Food for thought.
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  1. Sivaprakash BKR
  2. Monday, 30 May 2022 03:43 AM UTC

This could be added with what I requested.

1. I want a function at server side to decide whether a particular PC (or user) is eligible for the upgrade or not.

2. If he is eligible for the upgrade then the user could decide whether to upgrade now or postpone. [ I think this is what you mean ]

Both are useful, IMO,

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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Monday, 30 May 2022 12:35 PM UTC
The aspect that I was trying to highlight was adding "App control" to the PC update equation so that the App could control who & when the update would occur and in the terms & language of the App user.
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Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 27 May 2022 18:41 PM UTC
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If you want to have some users on one set of versions and other users on another set of versions you need to deploy the two sets of your app to different folders on the Web server and version them accordingly.  One group of users would have one URL (pointing to first folder) and the other group of users would have different URL (pointing to second folder).


  1. Sripal Bachawat
  2. Wednesday, 6 July 2022 10:34 AM UTC
Hi Armeen

The challenge is that my application is deployed to more than 100 plus clients and its very difficult to maintain 100 targets. Something to solve can be done in PB - It will be of great help. One of the Best feature of PB is powerclient but due to this auto release - we are stuck. Our clients are not interested to migrate from classic build to POWERCLIENT built. Also is there any way where checking of update happens once a day instead of everytime application starts ?

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  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Wednesday, 6 July 2022 15:21 PM UTC
Hi Sripal, The checking of update happens every time app starts. Just make sure the “always update” option selected in configuration of the project object. When you are doing SaaS business model you have to rethink your approach if you have lots of customers.
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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Friday, 27 May 2022 18:18 PM UTC
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Hi Rajkumar ;

    No, once the CAL detects a newer version of he App it will want to update every PC user's app. My suggestion would be to publish the newer PC App under a slightly different name (ie: "MyApp_V02") and point those who want to move ahead release wise to that new URL The feature that you are looking for would be an "enhancement" request at this time.

Regards ... Chris

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