Data Persistence

Tom Glod tom at
Mon Jul 23 18:39:55 EDT 2018

welcome john.....just as a tip....arrayencode is very handy for saving
whatever you can always also use a sqlite database to store
data and load / refresh whenever you also also works as
in-memory database.

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:21 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> I built a time tracking app that had the same type of persistence
> requirement. I used a text file for the data store. Each time any field had
> a change, the data was saved again. When loading the app it would import
> the current data. Data was only cleared on request (and I would only allow
> that after it was emailed). When cleared, I deleted the file.
> As you have discovered, on mobile your app can be terminated at any time
> and you may not be given a chance to save data before then.
> My test was on iOS but it should work the same on Android.
> Thanks,
> Brian
> On Jul 23, 2018, 4:58 PM -0500, John McKenzie via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at>, wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hello, all.
> >
> > I am new to Livecode development but not computing. When I heard of
> > something that was inspired by Hypercard I had to know more. Used
> > Livecode to make a little app on my phone for work but the level of
> > interest this app generated now make me want to finish it, and maybe
> > even share and/or sell it. Livecode is pretty cool and I am looking
> > forward to learning how to use it and do stuff with it.
> >
> > So my first (and I sadly suspect not last) question to the list is
> > about persistence on the Android platform.
> >
> > My job is in the aviation industry. For now I want to get it working.
> > Then I will polish it off, beta test it, etc. One airline rep gave me
> > his card and said to call him about it if I wanted to sell it.
> >
> > The get it working part is where I need your help. I was unclear on
> > what Livecode could and could not do so I emailed them and a very
> > helpful person named Heather educated me a bit. Now that I know it
> > might work for my application I would appreciate your help in getting
> > it working.
> >
> > Right now it will be an Android app. iOS app later probably.
> >
> > The app is to help me record times and other facts about plane
> > landings (like when the plane landed and how much fuel is requested by
> > the Captain). At the end of a flight I can press a button and an email
> > addressed to our operations centre is auto-populated in the body of the
> > text with these numbers. For example if I press the button labelled
> > "ATA" (actual time of arrival) it places the current time in the text
> > field next to the ATA button. I can touch the text field and edit the
> > time if need be.
> >
> > What I need help with is the issue of persistence. If I get an SMS
> > message, a phone call or an alarm goes off the data will be wiped out
> > when I return to the app. Sometimes if I leave the app to check
> > something else and come back the data is there and other times the text
> > fields are all blank. Tried saving the data in a text file and having
> > the app load it up each time it starts. Most of the time this does not
> > work. Usually when I start the app up again at the beginning of the
> > next shift it starts up with the times of yesterday's flight.
> >
> >
> > So I would like to know how to properly hold the data so the entries
> > in the text fields are still there when I go to another app then come
> > back to mine. looking to have basic persistence in my app.
> >
> > Guidance on the (or one of the) proper way(s) to accomplish this
> > would be most appreciated.
> >
> >
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