Saving datagrids

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Sat Feb 19 01:28:43 EST 2011


Tried all that. I think it was you who told me to move to separate stack files. Anyway, if I save without that, the field and the DG both take data from the button handler, but then neither save. So:

with separate stack files, the field takes new data and saves. The DG does not change.
with ordinary mainStack/subStack, both take new data, but neither save.

I tried this in two places on two different machines, and wrote both stacks from scratch. I have several standalones that work fine. I think I always save separate stack files. I'll check.

This isn't even my issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Sent: Fri, Feb 18, 2011 11:53 pm
Subject: Re: Saving datagrids

On 2/18/11 10:19 PM, dunbarx at wrote: 
> Jacques. 
(No "s". I know, it's weird.) :) 
> I made a substack from a mainstack. I moved the substacks into their 
> own stackFiles like a good boy. I included the DG template. 
Okay, in that case they aren't substacks any more. They're separate document stacks and they should save. And apparently they do, since the field updates. 
Not everyone saves out substacks separately when building, so it's good to know how you did it. 
> The field data is saved between standalone sessions, The DG is not. 
> The IDE stack works like a charm. 
> I get that it all might be me. It usually is. I just wonder if anyone 
> knows why. I have to tell this guy something... 
I'm not sure. Maybe one of the datagrid gurus will see this. 
I believe the datagrid relies on having its own substack attached to the mainstack, and if you separated that out in the build process by choosing to move them into separate stack files, maybe that's why it fails. The datagrid templates will be orphaned. 
If that's the case then don't use that option when building a standalone. Instead, just make a separate data stack all by itself to use as a "document" and build the standalone without moving anything out. 
-- Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at 
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