NetBetty: Administration


You may have multiple configurations saved, to allow for an easy switch over should the need arise. Each configuration record is given a unique ID number which is referenced within the header file of the web site. This ensures that the web site is using the correct configuration settings.

A summary of the information stored within each configuration file is as follows:

Site Application:Site name and Url, browser timeout, business stream.
File Locations:Key file locations, e.g. event files, events.cfg etc.
Liability Defaults:Default settings for liability calculations.
Email Setup:Site administration email addresses.
Display Options:Search options, disable new registrations etc.
Shop Details:Opening Times, confirmation settings etc.
Database Constants:ODBC DSN Configuration.
GoNetBetty Email Settings:Email addresses, email text etc.
Web Services:Server Settings.

You must log in with your personal username and password in order to make any changes to these settings. There are two levels of user which allow the web site administrator to restrict users from accessing vital site settings that would cause the site to fail.

BettyWeb administration utility

System Setup

Using the System Setup menu, you have the following options:

Config Settings - IP settings for data source etc.
User Details - User Details

Config Settings

To access the Betty Web Administration Program configuration settings, you must first log-in to the system. Select System Setup from the menu bar, and select Config. The following screen will be displayed:

Configuration Settings

Enter the following setup information:

IP Address:This is the ip address of the server that is running MSDE/SQL Server where the web site information is located.
Username:Enter the SQL Server username for the betty web account.
Password:Enter the SQL Server username for the betty web account.
Config ID:Enter the ID number of the current web site configuration record. (This can be found by using the Configuration Data option from the menu bar)
Catalog:Enter the name of the database table that holds the configuration data. (This is usually your company name e.g. abeta)

Once you have entered the required information, click the 'Save Config Settings' button.

Note: The MS Access option is available only to support legacy systems, which are being phased out and upgraded to Microsofts MSDE/SQL Server.

User Details

To add or modify user account details select System Setup from the menu bar, and select UserDetails. The following screen will be displayed:

User Details

Enter the required user information and click Save.

To prevent an existing user from accessing the system, check the Disable Account box.

There are two levels of Access, Restricted and Administrator. The differences are shown below:

Date ElementAdministratorRestricted
Site Application
Site Name:Ticked
Site URL:Ticked
Browser Timer Out(mins)Ticked
Site Business StreamsTicked
File Locations
Events.cfg LocationTicked
Events DirectoryTicked
DBF DirectoryTicked
Decomp DirectoryTicked
Copy Decomp DirectoryTicked
Bank Poll DirectoryTicked
ATH File DirectoryTicked
ATH File DirectoryTicked
IIN Table DirectoryTicked
Company Sys File DirectoryTicked
BWW Imports FolderTicked
Imports FolderTicked
Update Distributor FolderTicked
Liability Defaults
Maximum Event LiabilityTickedTicked
Singles ThresholdTickedTicked
Default Flow LevelTickedTicked
Default FL_LimitTickedTicked
Default SP ValueTickedTicked
Early Price Cut OffTickedTicked
Field Book Business StreamsTicked
Default Absolute Control FactorTickedTicked
Default OverspillTickedTicked
Update.UPD Time Check (seconds)TickedTicked
Check Events (Not by time)TickedTicked
Email Setup
Mail ServerTickedTicked
Enable Mail FacilityTickedTicked
Web Master EmailTickedTicked
Admin AddressTickedTicked
Deposit AddressTickedTicked
Receipt AddressTickedTicked
Bet Addendum TextTickedTicked
Display Options
Enable Search IconTickedTicked
Suppress Search Sport CodesTickedTicked
Show Event Times in Grid FormatTickedTicked
Include Sport CodesTickedTicked
Disable New RegistrationsTickedTicked
Hide prices when betting shop closedTickedTicked
Sport Codes to hideTickedTicked
Shop Details
Open DaysTickedTicked
Open TimeTickedTicked
Close TimeTickedTicked
Confirm BetsTickedTicked
Send Confirmation Emails for betsTickedTicked
Send Confirmation Emails for depositsTickedTicked
Use Decimal OddsTickedTicked
Betting MethodTickedTicked
Database Constants
Admin DSNTicked
Admin UsernameTicked
Admin PasswordTicked
Betty DB Files DSNTicked
Betty DB Files UsernameTicked
Betty DB Files PasswordTicked
GoNetBetty Email Setup
Email From AddressTickedTicked
Email From NameTickedTicked
Email SubjectTickedTicked
Email Body TextTickedTicked
Web Services
IP AddressTicked
Port NumberTicked

System Requirements

The basic requirements of Betty Web Administration are that it is running on one of the following:

  • Windows 9x
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000 or above
  • Windows XP

Betty Web Administration uses the Codebase ODBC Drivers to access the BettyWeb information. These drivers are IP based and therefore, if Betty Web Administration is being installed on a machine other than a local network. The target machine must be able to communicate by TCP/IP with the machine storing the BettyWeb information.


Betty Web Administration ships with two types of installation routine.

  • BWWSetup.msi (For Machines equipped with the MSI Installer)
  • Setup.Exe

Note: Where possible the BWWSetup.msi installation routine should be used. If the msi installer is not available then use the setup.exe routine.

The .Net Framework can be obtained from the Microsoft Windows Update Web Site.

Once installation is complete run the application.

This completes the installation of the application.