When I export BOM files to a directory. One of the two files is empty: either the *.xls or the *.cvs. I think that is a bug. Fortunately the file which has data works well in Microsoft Excel.
Jeff -----Original Message----- From: Tony Karavidas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 2:26 PM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] bug report I call it a bug. I didn't say it was a big problem, but it's not right. Say for a moment when Protel was contemplating the feature set of P99SE, they generated a product requirements document or product specification. Imagine every parameter and operation were defined properly in this documentation. Do you think they said: "Generate XLS file from a PCBlib component. Now if the next operation by the user is exporting that xls, we write nothing to the disk? I don't think so. This is a little bug. My file was actually zero bytes. I'm not sure where you're seeing 4k, but that's not what I saw. Tony > -----Original Message----- > From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 10:39 AM > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: Re: [PEDA] bug report > > > At 09:49 AM 11/26/01 -0800, Tony Karavidas wrote: > >I just found a little bug. > > > >If I export a PCB part to spreadsheet, it works, but if I export THAT > >outside of the DDB before "saving it" it exports a zero byte > file. Also, if > >I look at the .xls file within the DDB, it indicates zero bytes until the > >ddb is saved. So the internal xls file has data in it, but the project > >manager claims the file is zero bytes when it isn't. > > Bug? Perhaps. Minor quirk might be more like it. The project > manager claims > the file is zero bytes because it is empty. Here is how it > happens, I think: > > When a spreadsheet is created by PCB (and I think the same is true for > Schematic), the file is created but the spreadsheet data is only > in RAM, it > is not written to the .ddb. If at this point one closes the .ddb, there > will be a prompt as to whether or not to save the file. If one saves the > file, the data is written to the file. If one does *not* save the > file, an > empty spreadsheet is maintained in the .ddb. > > Yes, it has a size of 4K, I'm not sure why. But it is empty. (perhaps it > contains formatting defaults or something like that, but it > definitely does > not contain the exported data). > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Abdulrahman Lomax > Easthampton, Massachusetts USA * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *