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  • #16
    Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

    I am now even more confused. 'shadow database' is for desktop application running on a lan. this is a web application. what relevance does 'shadow database' have here. 'shadow databases' are not relevant to web applications.

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    • #17
      Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

      Sorry for the confusion, this is the Web thread.
      Selwyn, I suspect you are one of the developers of Alpha five, May I ask you a question, Can the Grid and the Dialog Component be used on desktop apps? You are not the one who is only confused here, even me, isnt it shadowing related to desktop? Can the Web Dialog component be used on desktop app? if not, then you are right, What relevance does shadow database have here? shadow databases are not relevant to web applications.

      Edited: You might escape the question, saying , this is the wrong thread to post desktop questions,please dont' because no replies in my post on the desktop part. You are right, If you look at the Desktop related thread, I was asking for additional info on the dialog component in saving when it is used in desktop, there were no replies because maybe the mods never used the dialog component on the desktop.I am able to use the grid and the dialog component on the DESKTOP and it is working very very very fine on a stand alone computer even if it is not published, can the data on the server be updated if i install the application in other machines on a local area network and try to save using the dialog component? YES OR NO. if no then case closed, if yes then what could be the code to submit it if it is on a workstation? the code on the server or stand alone to save is ExecuteServerSideAction("Save Data::commitrecord") .
      Last edited by JetLi; 05-05-2012, 05:41 AM.

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      • #18
        Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

        Jetson - Selwyn is one of the owners of the company..... (And the CTO - "Chief Technology Officer", unless I'm mistaken.)

        My "simple minded thoughts" here are: If he's confused (by your post/question)..... You're most likely confused too!
        Last edited by SNusa; 05-05-2012, 12:02 AM.
        Robert T. ~ "I enjoy manipulating data... just not my data."
        It's all about the "framework." (I suppose an "a5-induced" hard drive crash is now in order?)
        RELOADED: My current posting activity here merely represents a "Momentary Lapse Of Reason."

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        • #19
          Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

          Yap Robert, I understand him maybe he is thinking that I'm doing things for the Web, because this is the web applications thread, and sorry for that because nobody is replying in the desktop post that I made that's why, when I saw this post and we are experiencing the same error,I replied with the hope that It will be cleared, at least I said it is working on a single computer contrary to the first post before ho found out the solution.

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          • #20
            Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

            Originally posted by JetLi View Post
            ... at least I said it is working on a single computer contrary to the first post before ho found out the solution.
            I bet that since your dialog points to the local table on the machine that you tested/developed on, when you copy it to a workstation w. a shadow db it can't work because it's looking for a local table. You might try to bind the dialog to the shadow. The only catch there is that the shadow would have to be in the exact same path on each machine.
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

            Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
            https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            • #21
              Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

              Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
              I bet that since your dialog points to the local table on the machine that you tested/developed on, when you copy it to a workstation w. a shadow db it can't work because it's looking for a local table. You might try to bind the dialog to the shadow. The only catch there is that the shadow would have to be in the exact same path on each machine.
              "You might try to bind the dialog to the shadow" - how is this possible?

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              • #22
                Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

                Originally posted by JetLi View Post
                "You might try to bind the dialog to the shadow" - how is this possible?
                Good question. It might not be. But the shadow is a table, albeit w. one record. Try it. If you don't see any fields then you know it can't be done.
                Peter
                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                • #23
                  Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

                  Something else that may simplify things a bit. I would run the POS stations without shadowing. Ie just connect directly to the data files on the server. Shadowing is good if your users are opening many different forms repeatedly. This saves the layout definitions needing to be transferred over the network. However with a POS app each POS station usually just opens one or two forms once and they stay open. Plus with a good network ie gigabit and quality switches performance should not be that much slower if any.
                  Tim Kiebert
                  Eagle Creek Citrus
                  A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Dialog component will not submit data to DBF table

                    Hello.

                    Just wanted to say THANK YOU, Selwyn, for the solution to the DBF side of the problem.

                    Mike.
                    Last edited by zumik; 02-12-2013, 07:51 AM.

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