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  • Import table data function

    I would like to be able provide to end users a menu item in my database which calls the File |Import Data routine which is on the Alpha 5 main toolbar. I can't seem to find this in the docs and wonder whether such a function exists. It seems like it would be a good idea to have this available to an end user who has a large database in Excel or whatever and needs to import it into a dbf in my application.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards,
    Chet Sapino
    President,
    SAPINO Enterprises
    6451 Pheasant Rd
    East Syracuse, NY 13057

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    Re: Import table data function

    If your end users are working in the runtime environment I don't believe the import, or any other operation, genie dialogs are available (by design).

    If you know the structure of the file that the end user might want to import you can design the operation and tie that to a menu choice or button.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Import table data function

      Originally posted by Chet Sapino View Post
      I would like to be able provide to end users a menu item in my database which calls the File |Import Data routine which is on the Alpha 5 main toolbar. I can't seem to find this in the docs and wonder whether such a function exists. It seems like it would be a good idea to have this available to an end user who has a large database in Excel or whatever and needs to import it into a dbf in my application.

      Any help would be appreciated.
      action script
      menu commands
      action from control panel
      import data
      xbasic=a5_new_import_operation(.t.,.t.)
      will show the import data genie, etc.

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      • #4
        Re: Import table data function

        Originally posted by John Lemisch View Post
        action script
        menu commands
        action from control panel
        import data
        xbasic=a5_new_import_operation(.t.,.t.)
        will show the import data genie, etc.
        Thanks for the information. the A5_new Import_operation is not documented anywhere. I looked all over the help for any type of import function before I posted.

        Where is this function found and what are the parameters .t., .t. specifying?
        Last edited by Chet Sapino; 10-20-2009, 11:07 AM. Reason: forgot to reply
        Regards,
        Chet Sapino
        President,
        SAPINO Enterprises
        6451 Pheasant Rd
        East Syracuse, NY 13057

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        • #5
          Re: Import table data function

          Import op works perfectly.

          Thanks again.
          Regards,
          Chet Sapino
          President,
          SAPINO Enterprises
          6451 Pheasant Rd
          East Syracuse, NY 13057

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