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  • #16
    Re: Backup problem

    'below is the xbasaic equivalent to Stan Mathew's solution...
    in case you want additional customization.

    'Display the 'Backup Database' dialog box
    dim cmd_initial as c
    cmd_initial = " backup_database()"
    dim msg as c
    msg = "In order to Backup files, all open Windows must first be closed. OK to close all open Windows?"
    dim cmd_result as c

    'get list of all open windows...........................................
    dim open_windows as c
    open_windows = a5_list_open_windows()
    dim current_window as c
    if is_object(topparent.this)
    if topparent.class() = "form" .or. topparent.class() = "browse" then
    current_window =
    'remove the current window from the list
    open_windows = word_subtract(open_windows,current_window,crlf())
    end if
    end if

    'generate the xbasic to close all of the open windows (excepting the current window)....................
    if open_windows <> "" then
    dim cmd_close as c
    cmd_close = *for_each(x,x+".close()" , open_windows)
    ''now execute the xbasic
    cmd_result = evaluate_template(cmd_close)
    if cmd_result <> "" then
    goto skip_rest_close_open_windows
    end if
    end if

    if is_object(topparent.this) then
    if topparent.class() = "form" .or. topparent.class() = "browse" then
    dim q_msg as n
    q_msg = ui_msg_box("Notice",msg,UI_ATTENTION_SYMBOL+UI_OK_CANCEL)
    if q_msg = ui_ok_selected then
    dim topparent_name as c
    dim cmd as c
    dim condition as c

    dim open_sessions as c
    open_sessions = session_enum()
    dim open_session_count as n
    open_session_count = line_count(open_sessions)

    if topparent.class() = "form" then
    cmd = "dim tempP as p; tempP = form.view(" + quote("@" + topparent.Dictionary_Get(1))+")"
    cmd = "dim tempP as p; tempP = browse.view(" +quote("@" + topparent.Dictionary_Get(1))+")"
    end if

    if a5_IsMaximized() = .t. then
    cmd = cmd + crlf() +"xbasic_wait_for_idle()" + crlf() + "tempP.maximize()" + crlf()
    end if

    'when the number of sessions is one less than the number before the layout is closed then
    'the session that the form/browse was based on has been closed, and it is safe to run the
    condition = "line_count(session_enum()) = " + (open_session_count - 1 )
    cmd = cmd_initial + crlf() + cmd

    'is the control panel hidden? if so then you have to temporarily show it, or else the database will close
    'after you close this form.
    if ControlPanel.IsVisible() = .f. then
    cmd = cmd + crlf() + "controlpanel.hide()"
    if a5_IsMaximized() then
    end if
    end if

    end if

    else 'topparent is an object, but it is not a form or browse
    cmd_result = evaluate_template(cmd_initial)
    if cmd_result <> "" then
    end if
    end if
    else ' topparent is not an object
    cmd_result = evaluate_template(cmd_initial)
    if cmd_result <> "" then
    end if
    end if



    • #17
      Re: Backup problem

      Thanks Stan. I take it that this command [a5_zip_db_dialog()] will backup the entire database with the exception of the dbf that the form from which it is called is based. Is that true?

      What I would like is to be able to backup selected files (i.e. dbf and fpt only) as well as specific dbf/fpt files. And then restore the same after installing an upgrade to my application. Suggestions?