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  • Code Editor Overwrites Script

    Has anyone else had this happen? I was editing several scripts and when finished closed the Code Editor and saved all at the prompt. Later I went to use a script and discovered it had been overwritten by another script I had opened previously. And we are not talking a copy paste scenario. The code in question was only being viewed, not copied or edited.

    Grrr...
    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

  • #2
    Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

    Yes. I use the export option often.

    This has been discussed a lot.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
    Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

      Hi Al,
      Now that I have this post, I can see more links at the bottom. Funny how a search on "Code Editor" didn't bring any of them up before. I too had a an export for this script, unfortunately it wasn't the most recent version ;(
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

        Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
        Hi Al,
        Now that I have this post, I can see more links at the bottom. Funny how a search on "Code Editor" didn't bring any of them up before. I too had a an export for this script, unfortunately it wasn't the most recent version ;(
        Yes the magic of the Similar Threads - great linking of issues. Almost makes you want to post a question just to get the Similar Threads...
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

          No, but I never use the "Save All". I save each script independently after I edit it.

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          • #6
            Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

            And it happens in V12 too.
            Finian

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            • #7
              Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

              Almost makes you want to post a question just to get the Similar Threads...
              You mean there is another reason to post questions?
              Robin

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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              • #8
                Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

                D*mn this is miserable. It has been going on since v9 apparently - 6 years!

                The Code Editor is a great tool - but this is a killer...makes me want to jump ship.

                If someone knows of a sure fire way to avoid this bug - please share!
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                • #9
                  Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

                  Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                  D*mn this is miserable. It has been going on since v9 apparently - 6 years!

                  The Code Editor is a great tool - but this is a killer...makes me want to jump ship.

                  If someone knows of a sure fire way to avoid this bug - please share!
                  I never "Save All" but save each script as I finish editing it. I may have 8 to 10 scripts open on the code tab but because I edit a script, save it and then test it, I never have a need to use the "Save All" and there for never have had any problems.

                  I will be jumping ship later this year anyway for other reasons as Alpha has gone down a path I do not want to follow.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

                    Hi Preston,
                    I try to save every script before running too, but the overwritten script had not been saved and I missed it (though the one I was running was saved first). It happens. Anyway I found a function (there is also a shorter version - export_scripts_functions() ):

                    export_scripts_and_functions()

                    which suggests it be used in the Autoexec - so that ought to help me, cause I know I will miss it again...

                    Had a nice email chat with Cian - very fast response to my bug report. He said he had never been able to duplicate this phenomenon. Probably because he, (like you!) NEVER forgets to save...

                    Alpha has so many great features and tools - and the code editor is one of the best ones; learning to use them properly can be a challenge - which is why we need to share our finds here.

                    So if you take the jump, you might want to re-consider how great having this forum is.
                    Last edited by MoGrace; 06-08-2016, 03:14 PM.
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

                      Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                      Alpha has so many great features and tools - and the code editor is one of the best ones; learning to use them properly can be a challenge - which is why we need to share our finds here.

                      So if you take the jump, you might want to re-consider how great having this forum is.
                      I like Alpha but they are only interested in enterprise web apps now and the desktop stuff still looks like 1980 stuff. Yes it works but it seams you always have to find workarounds on some things which is not really a bad thing unless you are not selling apps.

                      The main thing Alpha has going for them is this forum but that is not enough to keep me using Alpha. If they did not have this forum then I do not think Alpha would survive.

                      I have been think about making the move to another solution for nearly 3 years now and I believe it is time for me to move on. I have found a solution that has a code editor that is actually better than Alpha's and works and looks the same when coding desktop, web or mobile.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Code Editor Overwrites Script

                        the desktop stuff still looks like 1980 stuff
                        Which is why I miss the loss of links in here - there were some great design examples for the desktop.
                        Robin

                        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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