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Updating Client Files

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  • Updating Client Files

    After sending updates to a client I have seen frequent form and index failures. (forms stop working, clicking on buttons does nothing etc, indexes searches can't find files)

    I am only sending the form files not the tables Sending DDD,SET,ADB files etc.
    When sending files I also send associated files ie: DDD,DDM,DDX)

    My solution for now is to compact database before sending and having client run update index on updated forms

    I have searched the forum and help files but have not found a procedure listed for best way to update when not sending entire database, so what is the best procedure ?
    When sending SET files should I also send associated DDD's ?
    Can I use dictionary.update() and only update files I am sending ?
    If I only update modified files there doesn't seem to be a way to update Set so update all DDD's ?
    If only the ALB file has been changed do I need to send other program files (ADD,AEX,ALM) ??

    One strange thing about this, after sending updates, forms/indexes will work for a day or so then fail
    Bruce Rainwater

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    Re: Updating Client Files

    Hi Bruce,

    It does not get mentioned much on the board, but does your client do some type of regular cleaning up of their PC's? Like a disk clean up, defrag, malware cleanup, etc.

    I have run into problems, where one or two particular PC's at work, will have similar problems you describe, and after a little maintaince, they perform as expected. Especially with indixing and text lookups and button action. Not to say it could be other problems, but it is always worth a try.

    Ed

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