|Oracle financial Analyzer User's Guide
Part No. A87522-01
Getting Started, 8 of 10
A client is considered thick if the personal database and Personal Express are installed on the PC and a majority of processing takes place on the PC.
A client is considered thin if the personal database and express server are installed on the server and a majority of processing occurs on the server.
You can work without being attached to the shared database if your PC is set up as a thick client. When you start the software while working on a stand-alone workstation, the software warns you that you are not able to connect to the shared database and asks if you want to work unattached. If you choose Yes, you will be running in a stand-alone session, where you are unable to receive distributions or submit your work. During a subsequent work session when you are attached to the shared database, you can submit the data that you worked on during your unattached session.
You can specify a setting in the Options dialog box that tells the system to automatically ask if you want to work unattached to the shared database. Setting this option enables users who are working away from the office to bypass a set of message boxes requesting passwords and providing warning messages.
You can work in a stand-alone session unattached to the shared database if the following conditions are met:
Using this feature, you can continue to work productively even if:
You cannot work stand-alone if: