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  • Sync DBF table to SQL table

    I want to synchronize a dbf table to a SQL table. The SQL will be read only so I only need to copy over from the DBF table new records, changed records, and then delete records that no longer exist in the dbf table.

    To handle this I am using an Append operation (Unique, replace existing) and a delete operation with a filter using the exist() function. Is this the best way to do this or are there other ways to handle synchronizing of tables?




    *This should have been posted in the Alpha Anywhere Mobile and Browser Applications Forum (moved - alb)
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 03-12-2015, 12:09 PM.
    Andrew

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    Re: Sync DBF table to SQL table

    As someone who is written a number of sync apps and dozens of sync scripts & functions between MySQL and dbf, go with what you got if it works. I assume you are using active link tables? All my stuff is hand coded. No active link tables. It is complex & tricky to do 2-way synchronization.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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      Re: Sync DBF table to SQL table

      It is somewhat working. I couldn't get the delete operation to work (think my filter was too long). So I rewrote it to mimic the Delete_Query_SQL action script. Do you batch your sync operations or do you sync each record during the create, change, and delete of the record?


      I am not keen on having the active link tables. As that means i have to maintain their connection. After messing around with the Delete_Query_SQL action script I think I can forgo the Active Link tables.
      Andrew

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