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  • Ronald Anusiewicz
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Not sure what happened, but it's working OK now using version 12.
    Still getting an error in version 11.

    error.PNG

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    The functions won't work without that line. That is what creates the list of items to check for removal. I can't imagine how it could error.

    userdata.png

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  • martinwcole
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Ron, I am using them in 10,11,and 12 ok
    Stan Mathews wrote this for me, and I have an idea he will respond

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  • Ronald Anusiewicz
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Martin,

    I just started getting an error when running the Clean_Indexes() in my autoexec().

    "An unhandled exception (c0000005) was generated"

    I traced this error to the line 15:

    Code:
    :registry.load_settings("INDX",User_Data)
    If I skip this line, will the function still do what it was created to do?

    Thank you

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  • DaveM
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    Re: Clean the registry

    I made it simple and copied the functions into function exactly as directed and they do everything asked in v12 and win10. I call each function from the autoexec in order at app startup.
    They work as advertised.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    does deleting the Tables key in the registry work the same way as Stan mentioned elsewhere you can do with the INDX key? - Yes

    Something Alpha does to keep track of recently opened tables, indexes, and queries.

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Question regarding the clean_tables() function - does deleting the Tables key in the registry work the same way as Stan mentioned elsewhere you can do with the INDX key? And what exactly are all those subkeys under tables about anyway???

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  • DaveM
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    Re: Clean the registry

    I am running v12 and win8.1. I am chasing a table open problem with a main table at present that shows up with a compact after heavy usage. I am also running these 3 functions from autoexec. After I restart OR just run the 3 functions, the table is closed and I can compact.

    I think they are working fine and was a great gift to us all. Slowly, I am eliminating to find the open table problem.

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Thanks Martin - I am using XP so will try the close and reopen method.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Robin,

    What windows version? The function were developed under XP and examining the results now under Win 7 the code you used to display the registry settings does seem to indicate that they weren't dropped. But check the actual registry itself

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Software\Alpha Five 11.0\Tables

    and it should be nearly empty.

    Alpha must load the registry settings on startup and refer to the loaded settings when using :registry.load_settings("Tables",User_Data). If you close and reopen Alpha the return value should be different.

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  • MoGrace
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    Re: Clean the registry

    I ran this in the IW to see what the registry settings were:

    dim user_data.foo as C
    User_Data.foo = ""
    dim cont as C
    :registry.load_settings("Tables",User_Data)
    cont = property_to_string(user_data)

    ?cont
    Then I ran Martin's clean_tables() and tried the above in the IW again and got the same list. Am I missing something on what this function is supposed to do?

    I also tried
    :registry.load_settings("INDX",User_data)

    and when I checked the list there were a bunch of $$ files listed in C:\Temp which are not there and got the same list after running clean_indexes().
    Last edited by MoGrace; 04-14-2015, 12:46 PM.

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  • Mark Williams
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    Re: Clean the registry

    I occasionally get temp files left behind in the webprojects directory. I edited this as follows and it seems to clean them up as well.

    Code:
    DIM path[10] as c
    path[1] = a5.get_path() + chr(92)
    path[2] = a5.get_private_path() + chr(92)
    path[3] = rtrim(a5.get_name(),".adb") +".webprojects" + chr(92) + "default.webproject" + chr(92)
    pcount = 3
    IF a5.get_private_path() <> a5.get_exe_path()
    path[4] = a5.get_exe_path() + chr(92)
    pcount = 4
    END IF
    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] + "$$*.*", type_of_files )
    dfiles = filefind.first( path[x] + "$$*.*", FILE_FIND_NOT_DIRECTORY )
    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
    '*******************************************************************************

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  • DaveM
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Thank You very much for this. I was about to attempt similar, but this is a great time saver and better than I would have done.

    It appears this app runs a bit faster now as well.

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  • martinwcole
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Well ... in a development environment, I frequently have the sam app opened twice and/or 2 or more apps open at the same time
    the odds are a million to 1 - there would not be an issue - if there is nothing there to delete, then there is nothing there to delete

    Normally, this only happens on a development computer, but it will sometimes happen on a runtime. I am also using it in V12 with no issues.

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  • Ronald Anusiewicz
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Thanks Martin.

    Tom Cone and I were looking at the registry and we could not believe all the junk that Alpha leaves behind. These three functions should be used in the autoexec of every Alpha App. Although, as I'm writing this, what would happen if I open one app and then open another at the same time? I'm have trouble following the code in the functions.

    Ron

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