Saving datagrids

dunbarx at aol.com dunbarx at aol.com
Fri Feb 18 16:58:09 CST 2011


Bob.


The DG is in a substack of the splash (main) stack. The field data saves just fine.


Craig





-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Fri, Feb 18, 2011 4:57 pm
Subject: Re: Saving datagrids


Hi Craig. 

If you mean that the datagrid is in the mainstack of the standalone, I think you 
will find that NO data ANYWHERE is saved in that stack. The mainstack becomes a 
part of the standalone, and as such is read only. No way around this. Not for 
LiveCode standalones, not for Microsoft Word docs (if they were made into 
standalones that is). 

The ONLY way to have data in a stack persistent between standalone sessions is 
to make the stack either a substack of some other mainstack (like a splash 
stack) or else a supporting file, in which case it will get put in a folder 
inside the standalone bundle (for mac) and I don't know where Windows will put 
it, but the upshot is, the standalone will act like a runtime engine when it 
opens your now editable substack. 

Bob


On Feb 18, 2011, at 11:28 AM, DunbarX at aol.com wrote:

> 
> 
> This came up in the forum, trouble saving a datagrid in a standalone.  I 
glibly told the original poster that there should not be any issue.
> 
> 
> To test I made a splash stack and a substack; the usual. The substack has a 
datagrid, a field and a button. The button put random numbers
> into both the datagrid (via setting the dgText) and the field. The stacks are 
saved on closeStack.
> 
> 
> After making the standalone, clicking the button loads data. But only the 
field data is saved. I checked back in the standalone
> settings, and wonder if either I am missing something there, or datagrids do 
not save at all. The forum thread had evolved to having to save the
> datagrid data in an external file, and reloading next session. That seems 
unfair.
> 
> 
> Craig Newman
> 
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