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Minimum system required to run Floreant POS

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Installed Floreant POS but cannot run it

Before reporting us follow the check list
-Is database server running?  
-If database port (default is 1527) is not blocked? ( Update: does not work on 1527, change port to 51527 ref: forum)
-Is database folder corrupted?  
-Is JDK or JRE installed properly (Install JDK if you have space)?
-Is password is correct ( 123/123 for older version, new version 1111-7777)?
- Did you add food items in back office?
- Do you think this is some bug?   

How can I add new food and categories?

A. Login as administrator ( default password 123/123) and go to the back office. Follow the sequence
-Create a Modifier Group
example : "Cheese"

B. Create new modifiers
& attach to that group
example: "Bleu Cheese", "Chedder", "Paperjack", "Provole", "American", "Swiss" . Then add them in Modifier group "Cheese".
C. Create Food groups

example: "Sandwitch"
D. Create Food item and attach group and modifiers
example: "Club sandwitch" and add optional modifier "Cheese". You can also tell 1 type of cheese will be included in price
E. Create new menu category and attach foods in that menu.

example: "Lunch" . Add "Sandwitch" in Lunch. So clicking it will show different types of sandwitches available in Lunch 

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Menu setup for Fast food & Carry outs

- Skip Modifiers. If your modifiers have fixed price. They can be in a separate Category.  
- Skip Shiftwise pricing. You can create different items when they have diff price. like "2 Egg Bfast Deal"
- Hide ticket merging and group editing options from back office and only use "Take out"

Different download sites shows different version. I am confused

We started the project with code "MDSS" and there are chances some sites will still carry out older verison. Our screenshot taken during early development stage shows 2.5 or higher version although Floreant POS current version is 1.x.x . In addition to that many download mirror sites still serving older version.

To get rid of these discrepencies we strongly recommend to download latest Binary and Code from here: Floreant POS Download 

How should I install hardware is Floreant POS?

Currently Floreant POS has been tested with ESC/POS / JavaPOS compliant hardware . For Cash drawer you must use Java POS. From 1.0.3+ FP can also use regular windows printer drivers.

Receipt Printer

Kitchen Priner
Cash Drawer

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How can do access control / assign limited access to my employees.

- Login as administrator and go to Back office
- Create user types 
- Assign operations you prefer to user type. In some case same user may work as multiple role.
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Can I assign two user type to one user?

- Yes. Create two users with two different user. Let them have same name and use same SSN# (if employee does not have any SSN, just put any unique no). Floreant POS will understand them as same person.

How can I change our restaurant name and address in the reports and tickets

Login as administrator and change Restaurant name and address there 

How can I obtain source code of Florant POS

- Directly download source code tarball from Floreant POS Download 
- If you are using Subversion client you can do this

svn co floreantpos

How can I build web based front end for Floreant POS

Connecting PHP 5.3 and Derby Apache Database
or PDO or DB2 functions

How can I  access  database and make queries to make custom reports?

Directly accessing database is not recommended. However you can use AquaFold Data studio or any similar DB aministration tool that supports Apache Derby/JavaDB.  Default root acc/pass is app/sa. See Aqua Fold 8.x in action Screenshot