Data Persistence

Klaus major-k klaus at
Fri Jul 27 13:52:06 EDT 2018

Hi John,

> Am 27.07.2018 um 19:47 schrieb John McKenzie via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> Tom, thank you for welcoming me. Much different than some online
> programming groups. :-)
> Brian and Tom thank you for your replies about my Android data
> persistence problem. An SQLite database seems like extreme overkill but
> I will give it a try if it is needed to get the app to work. Does this
> require me to pre-install any sort of database software?

nope, unlike batteries, everything is included in LC! :-)

> Brian, I gathered from your post that the only way to work with a text
> file as data storage on Android is to save every time a field is
> changed? How would I do this in such a way that it knows to save when
> "1421" is typed as a time of day as opposed to the app trying to save
> it after "1" is typed, then again when "2" is typed, etc. Or perhaps
> there is no way and I have to re-save every time a character it typed.

Save "on closefield", means when the user has finished typing and "leaves" the field.

>  I am super duper busy this week, especially this weekend. Will really
> get back to the problem in earnest next week.

Whatever... :-)



Klaus Major
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