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  • Script and code manager

    Attached is a script and code manager I use to manage my scripts.

    Thought I'd add it to the code archive.


    Dan Blank builds Databases
    Skype: danblank

  • #2
    RE: Script and code manager

    I looked at the database, and I really like what you did. Have you considered writing a script that would identify, catalog, and incorporate all scripts in a user's database for them?


    • #3
      RE: Script and code manager

      Amen! This would be a real blessing!!

      TYVM :) kenn

      Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


      • #4
        RE: Script and code manager

        I have started this process, but I forgot the code that I found. Once I do, I'm going to write such a program.

        I understand that there's a program you can buy, but guess what, if I can develop one, I'm planning (that means not necessarily so) going to give mine to all al Alpha users for free.

        I have owned this A5 program since inception, and the documentation sucks!

        I intend to make all the learning curve go away.

        If you desire, I will post some of the stuff I have downloaded, modified, and made workable, to the forum.


        • #5
          RE: Script and code manager

          Hi Robert,

          I've finally stepped over the first and initial learning curve thnaks to the archived message board files but I find the code editor in A5V4
          to be very, very primitive, even compared to FoxPro's Dos
          version !
          Is there an alternative ?
          Also how does one get all the scripts and Xbasic code together
          as a editable file ? I mean, we code some snippets here and there,
          or we use the button genie and where are all these lines of code
          located ?
          There's a problem with the button genie, too. Whenever i use it the generated code seldom works. I usually get error messages
          like wrong paramaters or invalid lines, where the code checking did not
          report any errors before exiting the editor.

          I'll appreciate any help,

          Best regards,

          Harold Jacubowitz


          • #6
            RE: Script and code manager

            I agree the code manager is not the best.

            I have been using a word processor to prepare scripts with highlighting and such.

            I know of no other alternatives yet.


            • #7
              RE: Script and code manager

              Hi Robert,

              Not the best ? It's downright primitive. Not even managebale in full screen mode, just like the message board, too. You always have to scroll.
              But could we not run an external editor via the run external program button ?



              • #8
                RE: Script and code manager

                I've heard that you can use any editor you want and then copy/paste your scripts. v5's editor is better but has an issue or two they're still owrking on.


                • #9
                  RE: Script and code manager

                  Don't know, haven't tried that yet.

                  Say, what is this external editor you are refering to?

                  Can I have a copy? Better yet, can you post one.

                  You know, I used to use Visual Basic for DOS and it wasn't bad. I hope the next version of A5 is like that.


                  • #10
                    RE: Script and code manager

                    If you want, try QEDIT. It's very good but there are other really
                    great editors, find them in DATABASE



                    • #11
                      RE: Script and code manager

                      Try it here:



                      • #12
                        RE: Script and code manager

                        I've been unsing the action scripting program, and I like it. The only problem is that I haven't been able to print it. I have been taking screen shots (alt-print screen), pasting the information in a word document and printing that out.


                        • #13
                          RE: Script and code manager

                          If you want to print scripts use the A5doc utility which is on the cd but requires payment for a registration number.

                          Of course you can always cut and paste from the xbasic editor into a text editor or word processor but A5doc lets you choose choose scripts (and tables, etc) from menus. In my opinion it does a very good job.

                          Anyone who writes an application to do this will be reinventing s perfectly good wheel.

                          Bill Hanigsberg


                          • #14
                            RE: Script and code manager

                            Dan, lost your email adddress outside of the message board. Please send me a note.