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  • Export saved operations

    Is it possible to export saved operations like you can do for scripts, forms, reports, etc.?

    I need to create several new operations off site and be able to have the user import them and don't see an option to do so.

    Thanks

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    Re: Export saved operations

    Correct. There is a not an import/export for operations (without a 3rd party utility - I think Cal may have one)

    Backup... Backup... Backup... Backup...

    Options:
    1. Copy the structure/support(ing) files for the table/set and replace them on the target machine. ie - .ddd,.ddm,.ddx or .set,.set,.sex

    2. If overwriting the structure tables causes a loss of info on the target machine, create a new table ( I use mytransfer.dbf) and copy the operations to that table. Copy the all of the new table files to the target machine and copy the operations to the desired table/set. Strange because the table/set structure doesn't matter until you try to edit or run the operation.

    3. Create a script or function from the xbasic code generated and move that to the target machine.

    Hope that helps..
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 11-21-2016, 10:18 PM.
    Al Buchholz
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    • #3
      Re: Export saved operations

      Hi Al,
      Just to be sure on Option 2 - are you saying you can mix and match whatever you want to send as an update to a dictionary file by copying it to this (I assume) dummy table?

      Brilliant!
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Export saved operations

        Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
        Hi Al,
        Just to be sure on Option 2 - are you saying you can mix and match whatever you want to send as an update to a dictionary file by copying it to this (I assume) dummy table?

        Brilliant!
        Yes. Just use the dummy table as a transport vehicle and add to the database workspace. Then copy the operation to the desired table/set on the target database/workspace so the operation will run properly.

        Sneaky.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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        • #5
          Re: Export saved operations

          What about other elements? Forms, eg?
          Robin

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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          • #6
            Re: Export saved operations

            Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
            What about other elements? Forms, eg?
            All objects work the same way. Forms and browses have the object to export/import the layout, so there is an alternate way to do this.

            Internally what you are doing is copying a record from the original structure/support to the transfer structure/support and then to the desired structure/support in the target workspace/directory.....
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

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