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    Default Backup saves more than data files only

    I had a bug in an on init xbasic script that I corrected. When a user backed up their "data files only", removed the application from their computer, installed the update, then restored the backup copy of "data files only", the old bug carried through. Is there a way not to back up scripts behind forms and truly just back up the users data?

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    Default Re: Backup saves more than data files only

    Not had this problem Gene.
    I would probably check that the user backed up the Files Only by testing in your installation.
    It's possible they got "click happy" and might have selected the wrong tab, or misunderstood.
    If it happens when you test it, I suppose you could create a specific backup routine.
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    Default Re: Backup saves more than data files only

    Was a backup done after the change?

    The oninit of a form is stored with the form in the .ddd,.ddm,.ddx if based on a table and the .sem,.set,.sex if based on a set.

    If your backup of the datafiles included those support files, then the change should have come forward unless the backup was completed prior to your changing of the oninit.

    You may want to have some type of version control on your coding to keep it coordinated with the backups.
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    Default Re: Backup saves more than data files only

    Closing the loop on this. I created a backup file on the users system myself to ensure data files only. Then I did a fresh install on my machine and restored that backup on my machine. The bug came through. I resolved it by restoring her backup on my machine running developer so that I could find the bug and correct it. It turned out to be in an oninit behind one form. Curious. Data files only backed up the oninit? Anyway, I created a backup file for her on my machine after correcting the bug. Then I had her do a re-install and restore. Everything seems OK now though she did have to reenter all history connected to that particular form. I am surprised that data files only copies oninit scripts.

    Anyone else have such an experience?

    Gene

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