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http_get_page2 - cache?

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  • http_get_page2 - cache?

    So I have a desktop app that sends out patient appointment reminder texts. I'm finding that http_get_page2 and/or alpha is caching the message results and messing up my appointment updates.

    The code will loop through an sql query to send the appointments and inserts the sms particulars into a sql database. I then loop through those records to check for text results from the patient and updates the appointment calendar in another database. The code works but it seems I'm dealing with a cache issue and I can't seem to find how to turn it off or clear it before it checks for results.

    I can unload a5 and re-load the app and it updates the records accordingly. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    recinfo = foo.value
     v_messageid = word(recinfo,1,"|")
       v_visitid = word(recinfo,2,"|")
     v_patientid = word(recinfo,3,"|")
     pDlg1.Set_Bottom_Message(convert_type(i,"c")+" skipped "+convert_type(x,"c"))
     chkmsg = http_get_page2("[URL]"+v_messageid[/URL])
        chkme = dom.Output("*tag")
     noresponse = *any(chkme,"SMSIncomingMessageFromPhoneNumber")
                mr = occurs("SMSIncomingMessageFromPhoneNumber",chkme)
    If noresponse = .f.
     goto nextrecord
    end if
    Creating Healthcare Work-Flow Solutions Since 2005

  • #2
    Re: http_get_page2 - cache?

    For the unenlightened, what does

    messing up my appointment updates
    mean to you.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: http_get_page2 - cache?

      My poor choice of words: I meant to say the updates don't occur and messes up the goal of the application.

      The function fails to retrieve updated data from the url upon a subsequent call of the script (every 15 minutes). So the program sends the text message and then checks for replies every 15 minutes. If a reply is received within the first 15 minutes, the function works. The next time the script is called and someone else replies it fails and I have to unload and re-load to get it to work.
      Creating Healthcare Work-Flow Solutions Since 2005


      • #4
        Re: http_get_page2 - cache?

        http_get_page2() using a Microsoft ActiveX control that automatically caches quite aggressively. There are 2 approaches to address this:
        1. Make sure the URL for each request is unique. This can be done by appending an otherwise meaningless query string to the URL.
        2. Use a different HTTP function, such as http_get(), to send your requests.

        Lenny Forziati
        Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
        Alpha Software Corporation


        • #5
          Re: http_get_page2 - cache?

          Thanks Lenny! I'll check the http_get() function.
          Creating Healthcare Work-Flow Solutions Since 2005