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  • How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

    How can I display the [PathAlias.ADB_Path] on a web page? I keep getting an error that it can't find the dbf file.

    Here is what I know. 1) the alias in the profile is c:\data\riska 2) the .a5i file shows the alias = c:\data\riska 3) there is a .dbf file with the correct name at c:\data\riska

    I would like to see what the application thinks the path alias is.

    I am using 2077-3259
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]


  • #2
    Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

    It's nothing more than this, including the quotes:

    ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]"
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    • #3
      Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

      Thanks.

      The members of this board need to take out key man insurance on you!
      Tommy Thompson
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      • #4
        Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

        If I put <%a5 ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" %> on a .a5w page I get the literal [PathAlias.ADB_Path] displayed

        Where should it be placed
        Tommy Thompson
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        • #5
          Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

          You're placing it correctly. If you get the literal value, then something is wrong in your publishing practice. That value should get replace during publishing, or at runtime, with the assigned value. The fact that you get a literal value explains why your grid is complaining it can't find the database.

          Are you publishing rather then copying files?

          The alias "[PathAlias.ADB_Path] = c:\data\riska" must be in your profile.

          If you are not specifically wanting to resolve the alias at runtime, or don't know what that means, then ensure you have the following set to "Publish Time": View > Settings > Preferences > Web Publishing > Alias Resolution, and re-publish.

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          • #6
            Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

            I publish (not copy) to 2 different machines. One is a VPS Server and the other is a server on the LAN. The one on the LAN is fine (however, it does also display [PathAlias.ADB_Path] not the actual path. Everything looks to be correct on the VPS as I described even down to the A5_Application.a5i file. Really the only difference that I can see is that I FTP to the VPS Server and use the LAN option on the local server. The funny thing is I have published other apps to the VPS and they worked fine.

            I'm going to clear everything and re-publish and see what happens.
            Tommy Thompson
            Thompson Consulting Services
            Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
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            • #7
              Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

              You can select to resolve the path alias at publish or at run time.

              View->Settings->Preferences->Web Publishing->Alias resolution

              If you have the Alpha Five Settings configured to resolve at "Publish Time" the process of publishing a page or component will replace the path alias [PathAlias.ADB_Path] with the value assigned to that alias in the publish profile. In that case, the suggested syntax will give the actual path.
              Code:
              ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]"
              If the path alias is set to resolve at "Run Time" (which is the default in Alpha Five Version 9), the text "[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" is NOT replaced in the publish process. When any Alpha function or process is called in a page and the internal code sees the syntax "[PathAlias.ADB_Path]", it replaces it with the value obtained from a collection created by the "a5_application.a5i" file.

              If you want to get the resolved value for your own xbasic, or display the value on a page, this syntax will populate a variable with the actual path.
              Code:
              MyAlias =_A5_Aliases.get("PathAlias.ADB_Path")
              ?MyAlias
              The syntax for _A5_Aliases.get() will show the path in A5V9 even if the settings are configured to resolve the alias at publish and the publish process replaces the alias with an actual value.

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              • #8
                Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

                As per Jerry says,
                "Publish Time"
                and "Run Time"
                settings I beleve changed from ver8 to ver 9,
                I'm really surpised more folk don't have this problem,
                " I know I missed the Memo on it." :-)

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                • #9
                  Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

                  If the path alias is set to resolve at "Run Time" (which is the default in Alpha Five Version 9), the text "[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" is NOT replaced in the publish process. When any Alpha function or process is called in a page and the internal code sees the syntax "[PathAlias.ADB_Path]", it replaces it with the value obtained from a collection created by the "a5_application.a5i" file.
                  Then why wouldn't just ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" work since the alias it will get "replaced at runtime" with the value? Running the page with that code is runtime.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

                    It just dawned on me that the VPS is running App server 8. The local server is running v9.

                    I'll republish using v8 and let you know.

                    Jerry's suggestion on displaying the path worked fine. Thanks
                    Tommy Thompson
                    Thompson Consulting Services
                    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
                    [email protected]

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to display [PathAlias.ADB_Path]

                      Re-publishing v8 to v8 fixed the problem.
                      Tommy Thompson
                      Thompson Consulting Services
                      Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
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