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This function depends on your version (To check your version, in Attaché choose Help | About Attaché.)

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Logging in with Attaché 18 (or later) 

When you start Attaché, the first screen is the Login screen. You log in by entering your Username and Password.

On the Login screen you can also choose:

  • Remember my username so you don't have to type your username every time you log in.
  • Open my default company to log in to your default company, skipping the Open Company screen. Your default company is set up at Default Company for Login in User Maintenance. (If a default company has not been set up, the Open Company screen is displayed.) See Setting up a default company for sign on.

If you did not choose Open my default company, after selecting the Login button, the Open Company screen is displayed. Select the company in which you wish to work. You can use the Search function to find the company or sort on the Company or My last login lists. See Open Company.

Note that the My last login details are only displayed for companies where Track User Company Access is set to Yes in Tracking Options (Tools | Company | Track Changes | Tracking Options).

To log in to a Sample Data company, select Sample Companies on the Open Company screen and then select one of the companies. Using a Sample Data company allows you to practice data entry and become familiar with new procedures without affecting your live data. 

If Block User Access has been applied to the company, the user is unable to see the restricted company on the Open Company screen. See Managing access to companies

If Disabling edit functions in a company has been applied to a company, a message is displayed notifying the user that the company can be viewed but no edited. 

Selecting a server

When you log in, the system automatically connects to the computer where Attaché Database Server is installed. Usually this is the same server that you connected to during your previous session. If that server is unavailable or if you are signing on for the first time, you may need to choose Select Server to browse and select from a list of available servers. 

Choosing Select Server opens the Select Attaché Database Server window. This list will populate automatically with all available servers, which may take a little while. Select the Attaché Database Sever from the list and click Select. There is also an option to change the listening port. Click the Change Listening Port button and enter the port number required. Generally the default port number is sufficient. The port setting should only be altered by your Network Administrator or Attaché Consultant. 

Signing on with Attaché BI (or earlier)

When you start Attaché, the first screen is the Sign On Screen. You sign on by entering a User Name and Password.

When you start Attaché, the first screen is the Sign On screen. You sign on by entering a User Name and  Password. 

When you sign on to your Attaché system, you are automatically connected to a server on which the Attaché database is installed. Usually this is the same sever that you connected to during your previous session. If that sever is unavailable, or if you are signing on for the first time, you may need to choose Sever (F3) to browse and select from a list of available servers. 

Note: Choosing Sever (F3) opens the Select Attaché Database Sever window. This list will populate automatically with all available servers, which may take a little while. Select the  Attaché Database Server from the list and click Select. There is also an option to change the listening port. Click the Change Listening Port button and enter the port number required. Generally the default port number is sufficient. The port setting should only be altered by your Network Administrator or Attaché Consultant. 

For information on passwords in Attaché see, Setting up a user's password level.

You can choose from three selections when signing on:

  • Select Work with my usual company if a default company has been set up for you and you want to work in that company. (If a default company has not been set up, the Companies List — see image below — is displayed.) For more information see Setting up a default company for sign on.
  • Select Choose another company to work with if you want to work with a company other than your default company. The Companies List is displayed and the last company that you accessed in highlighted. Either accept the highlighted company or choose another company to work with. 
  • Select Sign on without selecting a company if you want to sign on without opening a company. Only the File and Help menus will be available.

Tip: to use Attaché with a Simple Data company, select Sample Data on the Companies List. Using a Sample Data company allows you to practice data entry and become familiar with new procedures without affecting your live data. 

The companies List shows the companies available to the user at sign on. 


REF: ID 889 | MOD 0 ALLMODS |  120220  18.1

Applicable Versions

  • Attaché 18.1 or later

New-look login and company selection screens

Attaché 18.1 includes new Login (formerly Sign on) and Company Selection screens that introduce the new Attaché look and feel and provide faster access to your required company.