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  • martinwcole
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    Re: Clean the registry

    my code
    on error goto errors
    goes in every script I write

    at the Errors: you could write the errors to a file and then put resume next

    If there is an error, and the error is in your code, this will tell you what the error is, etc.
    99% of the time you will catch the error when you are testing your scripts

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  • Ronald Anusiewicz
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Martin,

    I'm curious about the on error goto errors. If I put these functions into the autoexec script. it looks like the autoexec will stop running to report these errors. If I understand the code correctly, if I'm the end user, I would then complain that I can't open the application.

    Will clean indexes fix any errors or is it's purpose to report errors. Do I really need the on error or would I be better off writing the errors to a table to be looked at later.

    Thank you,

    Ron

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  • Briddba
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Stan - I imported the function you attached and then created the Inline Xbasic Action Script to call it. It worked great. Thanks for your help.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    No.

    You can do one of two things.

    Create the function on your machine. (I'm attaching a file which you can import rather than recreating.) Then the inline xbasic would be

    cleanit()

    Strip the function declaration from the code and put the code in the inline xbasic.

    Code:
    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
    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
    Attached Files

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  • Briddba
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Sorry, I got my terms confused. So if I want this function to execute at the push of button (that currently kicks off a whole slew of Action Scripts), can't I just copy/paste it into an "Inline Xbasic" Action Script and include it with that button?

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Works fine here on the location you mentioned.

    I do note that you called it a script and you tried to run it. Actually it is a function and you have to execute/call it like.

    cleanit()

    If you modify the function slightly

    Code:
    function cleanit as L()
    cleanit = .F.
    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
    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
    cleanit = .T.
    end function
    You can use

    if cleanit()
    'normal execution
    else
    msgbox("Cleanit function did not complete normally.")
    ene if

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  • Briddba
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    Re: Clean the registry

    I work with Dave, so I can answer that...

    It's putting them in the same directory as the .adb and most of the associated tables, which is \\fs1\q:\alf55\

    We can (and do) delete them manually, but thought it would be handy to have it done this way.

    A few of our Shadowed users push a button at night to kick off a bunch of linked Action Scripts, and we'd like to add this script to be run first.

    Thanks!

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Where is it leaving temp files? Can you delete them manually?

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  • dparkins
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Originally posted by johngtatp View Post
    Thank you Martin.
    Martin,

    I'm sure I'm missing something. I've tried to run your script from within my database and it doesn't appear to clear out the temp files.

    Do I need to add the path to the temp files?

    Thanks,
    Dave

    function cleanit as L()
    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
    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
    end function

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  • johngtatp
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    Thank you Martin.

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  • martinwcole
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    I am now using them in all apps 10.5 and 11 on W7 64 in the autoexec
    working as advertised
    the registry will only very occassionally be an issue, but when it is it is a bear to trace - the first two functions take care of the Alpha registry

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  • martinwcole
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    Re: Clean the registry

    yes, create separate functions and run in autoexec

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  • johngtatp
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Martin,

    I have been having many problems with Alpha and I thought these functions could not hurt. I was curious what they are doing.(My xbasic skills are limited) and how to implement this. Currently I created 3 separate functions and put them on buttons. There is an "on error" which is before the function definition so I was not sure where to place this. I would assume if running this in the autoexec, you would create 3 separate functions on the control panel and then just run the functions, correct? Thanks.

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  • martinwcole
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    Re: Clean the registry

    Yes - I am putting it in the auto exec of the app

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  • draganksg
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    Hi Stan,

    My question is it work with V11 and w7.

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