File names and extensions

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AriSilva
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File names and extensions

Postby AriSilva » March 17th, 2018, 8:43 am

Hi folks,
I know that this is really not important at all, compared with many other problems you are facing.
When creating a new application, CAPI, for instance, you use the name of the ENT file to name the others, apc, mgf, qsf and fmf. That is good.
But I do not know why (maybe it has an explanation for that), the apc, mgf and qsf maintain the ent extension, whereas the fmf does not.
For example:

ZDC_10_Entrevista.ent
ZDC_10_Entrevista.ent.apc
ZDC_10_Entrevista.ent.mgf
ZDC_10_Entrevista.ent.qsf
ZDC_10_Entrevista.fmf

Why not eliminate the .ent of the apc, mgf and qsf files?
Best
Ari
Best
Ari

josh
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Location: Washington DC

Re: File names and extensions

Postby josh » March 18th, 2018, 3:52 am

It was that way in older versions of CSPro (version 2 or 3 maybe) but users ran into problems when they created a entry application and batch edit application with the same name in the same directory since both batch edit and entry apps generate .apc, and .mgf files and the files from the batch edit app would overwrite the ones from entry. The reason that we didn't change the .fmf file to be .ent.fmf is that there are cases where a form file can live on it's own outside a data entry application while the others can only be part of an entry application.

AriSilva
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Re: File names and extensions

Postby AriSilva » March 19th, 2018, 10:59 am

I knew you should have a reasonable explanation for that.
Thanks for the answer.
Best
Ari
Best
Ari


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