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  • PathAlias.ADB_Path - Server can't find files

    I am attempting to publish a file on a web server for the first time on a fairly new installation of WAS using a recent installation of a5v9.

    I'm getting a message:
    Error 3 - Error loading [PathAlias.ADB_Path]\masterx.DBF: The system cannot find the path specified. \[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\masterx.DBF
    in the grid.

    Upon advice found in another thread, I inserted the line:
    <%a5 ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" %>
    at the top of the .a5w page, and:
    [PathAlias.ADB_Path]
    was displayed at the top of the page.

    The Alias in the Profile is:
    [PathAlias.ADB_Path] = T:\Data\ubm

    The proper files get published there when the appropriate box is checked in the publish dialog.

    I'm publishing on LAN and both systems see that directory as T:\Data\ubm

    Is there something I'm not doing to make sure that info gets to the server?
    Last edited by Tony Evans; 07-04-2009, 12:15 AM. Reason: More info, and add a request for help

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    Re: PathAlias.ADB_Path - Server can't find files

    One more thing.

    Windows found nothing searching for “data\ubm” in all the files under t:\a5webroot. This seems odd to me. The server presumably needs a pointer somewhere, (perhaps elsewhere) to the data. I tried putting the data in the a5webroot\ubm directory but the server didn’t find it there either.

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      Re: PathAlias.ADB_Path - Server can't find files

      The alias can be resolved at Run Time or Publish Time. The default is Run Time, which means [PathAlias.ADB_Path] would be in your published files, not the actual path. I don't know why your alias is not being properly resolved, but the easiest solution is to convert to Publish Time:

      View > Settings > Preferences > Web Publishing > Alias Resolution > Set to Publish Time. Republish your files.

      I do know that both Run time and Publish time settings work properly BUT Run time often seems not to work right away, and then it does. My apps are 50/50 on this setting, and I don't have any problem either way.

      I don't think that ?"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]" by itself is going to show you the path for Run time, it seems to only work in context, as in a function or expression.
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        Re: PathAlias.ADB_Path - Server can't find files

        Thank you Steve for responding.

        Through a proxy over the phone, I tried your suggestion (I'm camping for the next week).
        They said there was one more item between Settings & Preferences.

        And still no records found.

        Any other ideas?

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          Re: PathAlias.ADB_Path - Server can't find files

          No, at this point someone would have to look.

          You say "both systems see that directory as T:\Data\ubm". Are you by any chance publishing your files to the same folder where your original project files reside (i.e., when you open your project using Alpha, are your .ADB and other project files also located at that folder?)
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