Pff problem

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Vicmarfe
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Pff problem

Postby Vicmarfe » September 12th, 2018, 2:55 pm

In the .pff file we erroneously write the following text:
InputData =. \ Data: _surco.csdb | CSPRODB
Running on a desktop computer the folder always shows the data file in 0 bytes, however the data entry application always shows the entered records. Where is the data stored and how is it recovered? Please, we need your help.

Gregory Martin
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Re: Pff problem

Postby Gregory Martin » September 13th, 2018, 1:38 pm

I was able to recreate your problem, which surprised me because Windows should not allow colons in filenames. I was not able to figure out a way to navigate to the file using Windows Explorer. Here is a workaround:

1) Create a batch application using the data entry dictionary. Do not add any logic to this application.

2) Run it on a dummy input file and specify an output file. This will create a PFF that you can modify.

3) Edit the InputData line of the PFF, copying what was in your data entry PFF, and then run the program. It will create an output file with cases from your hidden file.

This worked for me.

Vicmarfe
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Joined: September 12th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Re: Pff problem

Postby Vicmarfe » September 21st, 2018, 1:23 pm

Very grateful dear Gregory, we were able to recover all cases from the hidden file

Victor


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