Issues with storage of data in stack

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Mar 8 12:35:35 EST 2018

I've found that sending binary data over the internet is risky. A zip file 
or base64 encoded file avoids most transit corruption.
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

On March 8, 2018 11:06:16 AM Lagi Pittas via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> I have 60+ machines running windows7  embedded  running a POS/TILL
> system also a few  tablets running windows and android with the same
> system - wth abouth 8 lines of code added to work on Android.
>  In the first version of the system I save the arrays which held all
> the Clerks orders/totals etc and items into an external stack every
> time they added an item.
> I then saved the whole thing and cleared the  "dirty" flag   on shutdown.
> If the"till"  program started and the dirty flag was true then system
> would know it was a powercut and load all the "open"  orders and other
> status information  etc.
> I have users who have not had a problem in over 2 and a half  years
> others who have 3 "tills" with no problems and just a few maybe (4 who
> have had a corrupt stack maybe 1 to 3 times a years - 2 or three times
> is  too many. There is no rhyme or reason because others have had
> powercuts (6 in an hour ) with no damage but others can can switch off
> without exiting the till properly without a problem and yet I can have
> a corrupt stack with everything shut down properly.  So Now I have
> removed that stack and  just save the arrays to  "general" config
> table called TABS in sqlite in a row with an idkey of '99' other
> IDkeys can save other configuration information- NOT ONE PROBLEM since
> I have done this - go figure.
> I'll make a posting on the forum with the code - not trying to teach
> my granny to suck eggs here, but maybe some beginners on the forum
> might find it useful - would have done in the beginning.
> Regards lagi
> On 7 March 2018 at 20:30, Mike Kerner via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> I'm working on a session for next week's LCG.  We are all working on
>> fun super-advanced pushing-the-envelope things in LC, but I wanted to do
>> something for the beginners who are watching LCG, and handling data seemed
>> like an obvious choice.
>> I have to admit, I haven't stored data in a stack in a long time, since the
>> database options are so easy to use.  If you're currently storing data in a
>> stack, have you run into any issues on any platform with it, especially on
>> mobile, for instance, where the rules can be a little weird?
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