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  • Export to mySQL problem.

    I use the DAO Export genie to export dbf content to mySQL. The genie is set up to delete the existing mySQL file, and then create a new one (Create Table SQL). This works fine except when I want to change the length of one of the fields. It just won't export the new field length, it uses the field length that was created by the first use of the genie.
    So: alpha table in preview has a field containing 100 characters.
    Target database viewed from the genie has a field 256 characters long, increased from 60 (using phpmyadmin)
    When I run the genie it only creates a field 60 characters long, replacing the 256 character field, so I lose 40 characters

    Any ideas??


  • #2
    If you "Explore Target Database" in the Export process, you will be able to view both tables - dbf and sql, not just Target Database as suggested.
    See what the tables look like.
    Ted Giles
    Example Consulting - UK
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    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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    • #3
      Am using the "explore target database".
      But I have identified the problem just not the cause. I used phpmyadmin to look at the mySQL database in detail. Alpha seems to have created a second copy of the mySQL database entry with the same name (I thought this was impossible). When I use "explore" I see copy number one. When I use the update wizard it deletes and then recreates copy number two.

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      • #4
        What happens if you remove the tables, leave the database and run the update?
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK
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        sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
        See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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        • #5
          Thanks Ted, that's my next step..

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