EA locking

aminhakim
90
aminhakim  

Hello

I'm using the following part of code to lock a certain EA

//Date Lock

bool use_demo=True;

int demo_year=2015;

int demo_month=7;

int demo_day=30;

//Account Number Lock

int acc_number=11223344;

int start() {

//demo

if(use_demo)

{

if((Year()>demo_year || (Year()==demo_year && Month()>demo_month) || (Year()==demo_year && Month()==demo_month && Day()>=demo_day)) || IsTesting())

{

Alert("License Expired, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}

}

//acc number

if(acc_number!=0 && acc_number!=AccountNumber())

{

Alert("EA Not Licensed For Your Account Number, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}

My question is how can I output an ex4 file to work on several accounts instead of producing 1 ex4 file for each account ie: 11223344, 124578, 458789, 87859.

Mladen Rakic
197738
Mladen Rakic  

Store the allowed account numbers in an array and check if the current account number is equal to any of the account numbers stored in that array

aminhakim
90
aminhakim  
mladen:
Store the allowed account numbers in an array and check if the current account number is equal to any of the account numbers stored in that array

I appreciate the reply. Could you please give an example? I tried this

int acc_number=[1249275,8633,9985];

but it's not working. I'm pretty new to coding.

Mladen Rakic
197738
Mladen Rakic  
aminhakim:
I appreciate the reply. Could you please give an example? I tried this
int acc_number=[1249275,8633,9985];
but it's not working. I'm pretty new to coding.

It is done like this :

int acc_number[]={1249275,8633,9985};

aminhakim
90
aminhakim  
mladen:
It is done like this : int acc_number[]={1249275,8633,9985};

Much appreciated. I modified the code:

//Date Lock

bool use_demo=True;

int demo_year=2015;

int demo_month=7;

int demo_day=30;

//Account Number Lock

int acc_number[]={1249275,8633,9985};

int start() {

//demo

if(use_demo)

{

if((Year()>demo_year || (Year()==demo_year && Month()>demo_month) || (Year()==demo_year && Month()==demo_month && Day()>=demo_day)) || IsTesting())

{

Alert("License Expired, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}

}

//acc number

if(acc_number[]!=0 && acc_number[]!=AccountNumber())

{

Alert("EA Not Licensed For Your Account Number, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}

But I'm getting an error at the bottom line "expression expected". Many thanks again for your tutoring.

Mladen Rakic
197738
Mladen Rakic  
aminhakim:
Much appreciated. I modified the code:
//Date Lock

bool use_demo=True;

int demo_year=2015;

int demo_month=7;

int demo_day=30;

//Account Number Lock

int acc_number[]={1249275,8633,9985};

int start() {

//demo

if(use_demo)

{

if((Year()>demo_year || (Year()==demo_year && Month()>demo_month) || (Year()==demo_year && Month()==demo_month && Day()>=demo_day)) || IsTesting())

{

Alert("License Expired, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}

}

//acc number

if(acc_number[]!=0 && acc_number[]!=AccountNumber())

{

Alert("EA Not Licensed For Your Account Number, Contact Seller: example@example.com");

return(0);

}
But I'm getting an error at the bottom line "expression expected". Many thanks again for your tutoring.

You have to loop through each elemnt of acc_number array and compare it to AccountNumber(). This :

if(acc_number[]!=0 && acc_number[]!=AccountNumber())

means nothing since you are using an array without an array element index.

what element of acc_number array is this : "acc_number[]"?

aminhakim
90
aminhakim  

I'm terribly sorry for my ignorance. I'm just trying to modify a messy code. I'm no coder in any way. I'm just trying to run away from inserting 20 lines in the code if I have 20 accounts, which only adds to the mess.

Mladen Rakic
197738
Mladen Rakic  
aminhakim:
I'm terribly sorry for my ignorance. I'm just trying to modify a messy code. I'm no coder in any way. I'm just trying to run away from inserting 20 lines in the code if I have 20 accounts, which only adds to the mess.

aminhakim

I am trying to understand one thing. You say :

I'm no coder in any way

Then who is the one that wrote the EA that you want to limit to work only on certain accounts? Why don't you ask the author of the EA to do that additional coding (since he will most certainly do it in no time at all)?