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MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

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  • MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

    This is only for Alpha Five technical support peeps!

    WHY do mpx files appear using drop down record lists/lookups whenever I use the shortcut to a database but never when the database is opened from Alpha Five. I've tried compacting the database, redesigning the form etc and the problem still occurs. Alpha five isn't deleting these temporary mpx files, even though I've selected this option.

    HELP!

    I don't mind if the answer is.. it's a bug we haven't fixed yet... but if I can fix this, then I'd love to know how!

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    RE: MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

    I am not in Alpha tech support, but this subject has been covered many times on the forum. Search for "mpx"

    Jerry

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    • #3
      RE: MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

      None of the solutions covered in the threads works, Jerry!

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      • #4
        RE: MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

        check to see if you are referencing files in a different folder in the boxes

        Cal Locklin posted a function (or script) that does this manually - you would use it in your close button on your main menu:

        'Date Created: 17-Nov-2002 08:45:54 AM
        'Last Updated: 17-Nov-2002 09:12:14 AM
        'Created By : Cal
        'Updated By : Cal
        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' THIS SCRIPT DELETES ALL FILES IN THE DATABASE THAT START WITH "$$".
        ' THIS INCLUDES THE DATA PATH (start-in), PRIVATE PATH, AND EXECUTABLES PATH.
        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        '@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
        '@ IT WILL NOT WORK WELL AS A *FUNCTION* IN THE AUTO-EXEC BECAUSE IT
        '@ TAKES TOO LONG TO FIRE FROM THERE. A FUNCTION WORKS FINE OUTSIDE
        '@ THE AUTO-EXEC SCRIPT.
        '@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' SET THE PATH NAMES TO AN ARRAY FOR LOOPING.
        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        DIM path(10) as c

        path(1) = a5.get_path() + chr(92)
        path(2) = a5.get_private_path() + chr(92)
        pcount = 2
        IF a5.get_private_path() a5.get_exe_path()
        path(3) = a5.get_exe_path() + chr(92)
        pcount = 3
        END IF
        '--- DON'T BOTHER WITH THE SHARED PATH or MASTER PATH BECAUSE IT SHOULD
        '--- NEVER PUT THESE FILES THERE.

        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' NOW DELETE ANY "$$**.*" FILES THAT ARE NOT LOCKED.
        '-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        fcount = 0
        FOR x = 1 to pcount
        type_of_files = 0 + FILE_FIND_ARCHIVE + FILE_FIND_READONLY + FILE_FIND_HIDDEN
        dfiles = filefind.first( path(x) + "$$*.*", type_of_files )
        WHILE .not.dfiles.eof()
        fname = dfiles.name() '*** GET THE FILE NAME.
        ON ERROR goto Continue_next '*** FIND OUT IF THE FILE IS LOCKED.
        fp = file.open( fname, file_rw_exclusive )
        ON ERROR goto 0
        fp.close() '*** FILE IS NOT LOCKED SO CLOSE IT AND REMOVE IT.
        file.remove( fname )
        fcount = fcount + 1
        '---------------
        Continue_next:
        '---------------
        ON ERROR goto 0
        dfiles.next() '*** GET NEXT FILE IN LIST.
        statusbar.robot()
        END WHILE
        NEXT
        a5.close()
        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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        • #5
          RE: MPX question FOR TECHNICAL services!

          Martin

          Thanks for the response, but all files are in the same folder.
          I'll use the script though!

          Thanks again.

          Tim

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