Vanishing table! - 07-17-2006 , 01:49 PM
Using PdoxDOS 4.5 with XP Pro
I created a table, filled it with data (from a csv file), and noticed
immediately that it didn't exist. "What?", you ask. I also had an Explorer
window open to the folder in which I was creating tables. I noticed that the
table I created wasn't in the file list, even after refreshing the list. The
table was still on the Pdox screen, and I could page through it (didn't try
editing it). But, when I cleared the Pdox screen (ALT-F8) and then tried to
view the table again, Pdox couldn't find it.
Interesting. I created it again, and had the same problem. Exited Paradox,
restarted the machine, and the problem's gone for now. Obviously, it will be
back, but why? Does Pdox 4.5 require a files or buffers setting when run in
Re: Vanishing table! - 07-17-2006 , 08:30 PM
On a guess, either you'd made it in a different directory, or there was an
active PRIVTABLES with that name, and the table you created went to the
private directory instead of the working directory. Then the Alt-F8 cleared
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Re: Vanishing table! - 07-17-2006 , 08:42 PM
Is write behind disk cache disabled on your machine.
Try a mini-script PAL command
This should force a write.
This used to happen to me back with Paradox 2 doing repeated imports.
The table would not write to disk until I first did a Reset command or
On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 18:49:10 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
<dishborealis (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote:
Re: Vanishing table! - 07-18-2006 , 06:57 AM
Good idea - I'll know if it works in a few minutes.
"Steve Urbach" <dragonsclaw (AT) NOTmindspring (DOT) com> wrote
Re: Vanishing table! - 07-18-2006 , 08:24 AM
What name did you assign to the new table?
If you used something like ENTRY1, or perhaps ANSWER, CHANGED, etc, then
they'll go into the PRIVATE Folder, and will be deleted automatically when
PDox closes down.
As Larry said, if you have assigned a list of your own table-names to be in
"Private", then any table created with any of these names will be there
also - but probably won't be deleted when PDox closes.
In Explorer, you must watch BOTH the ACTUAL Working folder being used, and
the ACTUAL Private folder being used (which may not be the same as the one
"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote
Re: Vanishing table! - 07-18-2006 , 10:03 AM
On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 14:24:49 +0100, "Michael Kennedy"
<Info (AT) KennedySoftware (DOT) ie> wrote:
They also do not *Appear* on paradox file lists after a Reset or New
Session start until a new Privtables declaration.
Also tables declared PRIVATE will supercede (and hide) the Public
(shared) version with the same name.