DG outcomes on desktop vs mobile

Phil Davis phil at pdslabs.net
Fri Oct 23 13:13:31 EDT 2020

Thanks Andrew - I think I'll try this for the same reasons you did.


On 10/23/20 5:19 AM, Andrew at MidWest Coast Media via use-livecode wrote:
> This happened to me, twice, in a project I just launched. I was in crunch so didn’t have time to properly document but something happened where the DG wasn’t loading. I could take the same dgData or dgText and load it to another DG fine. Being on mobile made this harder to debug because even with Remote Debugger I would still have to compile and launch to the simulator each time I tried a tweak.
> Because I was up against a deadline and since I wasted several hours trying to troubleshoot I just replaced the DG with a brand new: everything worked. Didn’t even bother to troubleshoot the 2nd time it happened, just immediately made a new DG and moved on.
> Not a definitive answer to your question but an acknowledgement of your problem.
> —Andrew Bell
>> I'm building an iPad app that reads a bunch of files into an array and
>> then sets the dgData of a form DG to that array. The array is
>> well-formed for DG use. After setting the dgData of the DG, the result
>> is empty. Only one problem: the DG now contains no data. (I also tried
>> setting the dgText of the DG to a flat version of the same data and got
>> the same outcome.)
>> I can then create another array from custom property data and set the
>> dgData of the same form DG to that array and it works.
>> On the desktop, however, the same DG loading process never fails.
>> The data being loaded is all text - nothing esoteric.
>> Does anyone have any ideas how I can find & fix the problem(s)? Or have
>> you run into this before?
>> Thank you -
>> Phil Davis
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