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  • append is blank

    I have tried both append from rtfmemo to rtfmemo and memo to rtfmemo in an append operation. on some tables, it works fine and other not at all.
    all fields append fine except the memo/fpt. they just come up blank
    Doing this in a separated adb and in a separate folder then the tables and fpt files are copied to a production folder. All of that works fine

    Example how all are written:
    Summarytext @Erc_Summarytext->Summarytext

    once I get them working right, they are transferred to a UDF to be run.
    There are over 80 tables about 20 rtf memo from the old tables that were mostly memo
    There appears to be no rhyme or reason why some do not work.
    Yes, file sizes are all within limits and have been mem_checked

    Thanks in advance for any help
    Last edited by DaveM; 08-05-2017, 03:05 PM.
    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

  • #2
    Re: append is blank

    Hi, Dave.

    I don't have experience with this, but I'm wondering if you get different result if you copy the memo field data using xbasic script instead of a saved append operation ?


    • #3
      Re: append is blank

      I am actually using a function to do the append and it makes no difference, but I did solve it.
      Actually going to give kudo's to slpha for the right way they do it.

      memo to memo = ok
      rtf memo to rtf memo = ok
      memo to rtf memo = ok
      rtf memo to memo= Not going to happen at all in an append.

      That is as it should be.
      the new tables errantly wer memo and the old tables came up rtfmemo. changed the memo to rtfmemo and works like a charn so far. I think it is about done.

      Other issue is how to split a very large(not corrupt) fpt file.

      Actually there are 3 over a gig each and one is ove 1.5 gig. Yes, they honestly have a lot of real data in them and not the ones with the append issues.
      I guess that is the next challenge
      Dave Mason
      [email protected]
      Skype is dave.mason46


      • #4
        Re: append is blank

        If it helps others:
        The oversized memo file is getting solved now. Seems the last programmer put in a memo field and a jpg image file. I rebuilt the table without a memo or jpg imege since the images are also saved in the memo. Made another table for memo and used the imag as a referece instead of imbedded. Cut abou 1 gig off the fpt file on disk.

        Actually was 1.685 gigs and now 6megs on eth fpt file
        Last edited by DaveM; 08-07-2017, 07:35 PM.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46