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    summary table in wrong location

    I have an application running on a network with all stations optimized. The problem is when the month end process is run from one of the network stations.

    It appears that when the summarize operations are run,the result table is created on the local station, not on the file server, then when the next operation tries to post from the summary table it can't find the table.
    It seems that the directory path can't be added to the summary table.

    Is this correct? I may be looking in the wrong direction but this seems to be what is occuring.


    RE: summary table in wrong location

    This can happen when the path of the output file is not explicitly defined. What you do about it depends on whether you are running a saved operation or a summary defined by xbasic.

    To explicitly set the path of the ouput file you need to do something like:



      RE: summary table in wrong location

      Actually since your are running optimized you need to set the app path to the server (Get_path will return the location of the shadow database).

      I create a global app_path variable at startup. This returns the path to the data whether the app is shadowed or not.

      dim global app_path as c
      if len(alltrim(bare_path))=0 then
      'the database is not shadowed
      end if

      I can then use app_path anywhere I need to be sure a file should be found or placed in the main app folder such as in your



        RE: summary table in wrong location


        Thanks for the info. I knew there was a way, just wasn't quite sure how to set it up.



          RE: summary table in wrong location

          I was using a saved operation but converted it to xbasic, now it creates the result table in the correct folder but it is not included in the database so other operation can use it. Following is the code used.

          dim tbl as p
          sum.db = app_path+"tlcharges2.DBF"
          sum.db_dd_delete = .F.
          sum.order = "CUSTID+COMPLEX"
          sum.filter = ""
          sum.options = "I"
          sum.fields = 3
          sum.field1 = "CUSTID"
          sum.code1 = 0
          sum.field2 = "COMPLEX"
          sum.code2 = 0
          sum.field3 = "AMOUNT"
          sum.code3 = 1

          Now what?


            RE: summary table in wrong location

            Add a

            file_add_to_db(app_path+"tlcharges2.DBF" )

            to the end of your script.
            There can be only one.


              RE: summary table in wrong location

              Thanks Stan



                RE: summary table in wrong location

                I think, having run the summary once (and you have a copy of the output file on the disk) if you add it to the database at that time this will have the same effect as running the file_add_to_db code that Stan suggested.

                YOU need to br sure that you keep the sum.db_dd_delete = .F



                  RE: summary table in wrong location


                  You are right again. After playing with the summary I found that when the file is in the correct place, added to the database, using the app_path variable will write to the correct location.