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  • Publishing

    Hi all!

    With the new interface, I've been searching but can't find anything on this problem. Yet I know it must be out there somewhere.

    When trying to publish I am getting a message

    Script_A5WebProjPublishDlg Line 753
    Property Not Found
    wf.xbasic subelement not found

    The publish of the page then stalls.

    Any help on this?



  • #2
    Re: Publishing

    Charlie, I know it's been years since you had this errors message - do you remember what caused it and how you solved it?
    I'm moving an old project from AlphaFive (v10 to AlphaAnywhere (v12) and I get to the same stalling while I publish the pages.


    • #3
      Re: Publishing Error - wf.xbasic subelement not found

      Just got this error, latest build as of 09/21/2016.

      Script: a5_publish_comp_low() line:100
      Property not found
      wf.xbasic subelement not found.

      I was two levels down level. I updated the server to build 3670_4684 (current as of today) and did the same for the developer GUI.

      Trying to publish the whole application. Publishing stalls with this error, however I can independently publish Grid_Transactions (see image.)

      Even selectively bypassing that Grid, I get the error.

      I edited Grid_Transactions so it was dirty, saved, and same outcome.

      Carl ~ Dallas, TX
      I'm so old that pool balls came with Roman Numerals


      • #4
        Re: Publishing

        I just opened the project that was giving me that error. Publishes all right now. I know I published it last year and it's live and working fine (as far as I know).
        Sorry I really don't remember how I got pass that error. I remember it was giving me a heartburn for a few days but not sure if I rewrote the grid part or found the error culprit and commented out some parts.
        When I get a chance, could look in the archive and open the old project (v10.5) and try to recreate migrating it to v12 and see if it comes to that point again.
        Good luck,


        • #5
          Re: Publishing

          A quick update:
          I found the old project and tried to publish it in v12 and voila - the error came up.
          When I opened the .a5wcmp file it asked me to turn on the AJAX support. After saying "Yes" (usually reluctant to do that ever since I said Yes when getting married :) ), the publishing went Ok.
          The two images attached. Hope this helps.
          PS this one was a Grid, but I think it happened with a Dialog too.


          • #6
            Re: Publishing

            I'm in V12, so this being in V10 is bogus. I followed the "wf.xbasic subelement not found" message.

            I just need a clue where to look. I'm going to repost in v12. This project never lived other than v12.

            Carl ~ Dallas, TX
            I'm so old that pool balls came with Roman Numerals