saving to stand-alones
troy at rpsystems.net
Wed Jun 19 11:14:00 CDT 2002
On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 12:01 PM, Cornelia Brunner wrote:
> I need to make a stack to which people can add new cards with new text.
> can I write a stand-alone stack that saves new text input? The
> tells me that you can't save to a stand-alone. Are there any
> work-arounds or
> externals anyone has heard of?
On Windows, you can't save to the main stack of a stand-alone, because
you can't modify a running application. The simple way around this is to
create externally referenced sub-stacks for your data, which you can
save, as they are not the running application. You don't need externals
or even work arounds to do this, just use the distribution builder and
tell it to keep the sub stacks external from your app.
There have been fairly extensive threads about this in the group, and
the RunRev site offers a downloadable archive of it. Many of the little
pitfalls and differences from other systems have been discussed here, so
I recommend getting it and doing some searches on your basic conversion
questions, you are likely to find that the answers to most of them
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