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    A print script stopped working on a published application. I used my FTP to download the published version and overwrote the original version. Now it's telling me that I'm trying to change a published component and the current is corrupt. How do I recover these corrupt files that all are working on the web, except the print routine that stopped for some reason?

    Gary

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    The publishing process irreversibly transforms a component so that it can no longer be edited with the component builders. You need to keep an unpublished version of the component available.

    Originally posted by graysarge
    A print script stopped working on a published application. I used my FTP to download the published version and overwrote the original version. Now it's telling me that I'm trying to change a published component and the current is corrupt. How do I recover these corrupt files that all are working on the web, except the print routine that stopped for some reason?

    Gary

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation

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    • #3
      Component Corruption

      Is there somewhere in the documentation that indicates this information. Seems that this is extremely critical. Fortuantely for me I have a backup elsewhere of this application, otherwise I would have inadvertantly destroyed a lot of work. Guess I just overlooked the warning on this somewhere. Thanks.

      Gary

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      • #4
        Same problem

        Yes I found this out months ago. It does not seems correct to have two files named the same, when they are not the same file. This not only happens with the upload file, but also when you use local host, a copy of the file is created as if it is the WAS file and run from (and stored) on your local system. My experience is if you use the Web Control Panel>A5W Pages>Edit> don't use this panel from the A5menu in the background, you increase your chances of destroying (or erasing) your Web Component file massively in my view, somthing does very wrong.

        -I survived on backups until I discovered this. - Peter
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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        • #5
          Pete,

          I have read your post several times and I still don't understand it. What is the risk of editing A5W pages?

          As for the components changing when they are published, that is what aliases are all about. To resolve aliases into actual paths when the components are published.

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          • #6
            Peter, the bug you describe that was deleting components has been fixed.

            Originally posted by peteconway
            Yes I found this out months ago. It does not seems correct to have two files named the same, when they are not the same file. This not only happens with the upload file, but also when you use local host, a copy of the file is created as if it is the WAS file and run from (and stored) on your local system. My experience is if you use the Web Control Panel>A5W Pages>Edit> don't use this panel from the A5menu in the background, you increase your chances of destroying (or erasing) your Web Component file massively in my view, somthing does very wrong.

            -I survived on backups until I discovered this. - Peter

            Lenny Forziati
            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
            Alpha Software Corporation

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            • #7
              Lenny

              I'm interested that you say this bug is fixed. I was up to 3am at the weekend rebuilding components that were deleted during an upload. I'm running the latest version (3018) of Alpha, so am I missing something here?

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              • #8
                I'm sorry for the confusion, the patch with that fix has not yet been released. It should be coming out shortly.

                Originally posted by cellboy
                Lenny

                I'm interested that you say this bug is fixed. I was up to 3am at the weekend rebuilding components that were deleted during an upload. I'm running the latest version (3018) of Alpha, so am I missing something here?

                Lenny Forziati
                Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
                Alpha Software Corporation

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                • #9
                  I'm glad to hear it's fixed.

                  I'm also glad to hear I was not going nuts - I'm looking forward to the next release. - Thanks, Peter.
                  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                  Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                  US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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