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  • How to create a table

    How do you make sure when you create a table with a script that it ends
    up in the data base and just not another file on the disk.
    Such as adding a file into alpha sports.
    Below is an example of my test code.

    'code begins
    dim shared treorder as p
    dim shared tproduct as p

    filename = "reorder.dbf"
    result = file.exists(filename)
    IF result = .F. THEN
    answer = ui_msg_box("","File does not exist. Create a new one? ", UI_YES_NO)

    'user answered "No".



    END IF
    fields = <<%a%
    result = create_table(filename,fields)
    IF result = .t.
    END IF
    END IF

    tReorder ="Reorder",file_rw_exclusive)

    tProduct ="product",file_rw_shared)
    query.filter = "qty_in_sto < Re_order"
    query.order = "product_id"

    WHILE .not. tproduct.fetch_eof()



    FUNCTION reorder as f ()

    treorder.product_id = tproduct.product_id
    treorder.order_qty = tproduct.re_order - tproduct.qty_in_sto
    treorder.cost = tproduct.cost

    'code ends

  • #2
    Re: How to create a table

    Originally posted by cchws View Post
    How do you make sure when you create a table with a script that it ends
    up in the data base and just not another file on the disk.
    Use FILE_ADD_TO_DB()

    And I wouldn't use


    I would notice that the documentation suggests

    create_table("c:\data\newtable.dbf", fields)

    to make sure the table gets created where you want it.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: How to create a table

      Thanks Stan,

      I was aware of the placement off the file, I was hoping by using
      just the file name it would be placed in the default directory of the
      database, and it did, but doe's not show up in the control panel under
      tables and sets.
      On the statement of not to use create_table(filename,fields),
      what would you use in place of that.

      Last edited by cchws; 04-22-2009, 01:57 PM. Reason: to add somethig


      • #4
        Re: How to create a table

        but doe's not show up in the control panel under
        tables and sets.
        Did you use what Stan provided for this issue...Use FILE_ADD_TO_DB() BTW--it is a link to the function too--click on it to learn about it.

        On the statement of not to use create_table(filename,fields),
        what would you use in place of that.
        Again, Stan told you to perhaps use
        create_table("c:\data\newtable.dbf", fields)
        which to me suggests using the full path.
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