Error code 203 (xbox) from 4D

2019-04-25 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. I have encountered an error code I have never seen before and hope someone can shed light on it. We are using 4D v17.1 for built client and server applications (server is 64bit and Client is 32bit), both running on virtual machines using Win Server 2016 DataCenter. I have a (very)

Re: Problems with Microsoft Print to PDF

2019-04-03 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Charles and Julio, thanks for your replies. On 4/04/2019, Charles Miller wrote: > I think the problems with odd creator o. Windows had to do with 4D as when > I went to 17.1 it started working again. > When using earlier 4D releases no pdf was created own windows at all Charles, are you saying

Re: Problems with Microsoft Print to PDF

2019-04-02 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
cument contains an error and cannot be displayed > correctly... > >> Op 1 apr. 2019, om 05:10 heeft Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech >> <4d_tech@lists.4d.com <mailto:4d_tech@lists.4d.com>> het volgende geschreven: >> >> Has anyone else encountered this problem and,

Problems with Microsoft Print to PDF

2019-03-31 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We are using 4D v17.1 on Windows Server 2056 Datacenter, and have made the transition from PDFCreator to Microsoft Print to PDF. We have automated reports generating pdfs which are each attached to an email to be sent out. What we are encountering is that while most pdfs are OK, on

Re: v17 web area

2019-03-22 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Allan, Hope you are all well. Having Ant available for the odd bit of sleuthing sounds like a very handy thing to have… :-) I’m using v17.1 HF1 for the deployed ePro. Server is 64bit, clients are 32bit (to stop graph bug). V17 64bit is doing strange things to my highCharts graphs (they are not

Re: LEP that will quit Chrome?

2019-03-03 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Chip and Lutz, Delayed thanks for your ideas. I have had no luck so far, but have been pulled off that task for something else so have been unable to keep trying. Thanks anyway. Cheers, Keith ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG)

RE: exe file that can launch 4D client as well as Chrome?

2019-03-01 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Chip, Julio and Tai, Many thanks for your replies and ideas. Much food for thought. Cheers, Keith ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG) Archive: http://lists.4d.com/archives.html Options:

LEP that will quit Chrome?

2019-02-28 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. I am trying to formulate a LEP command from 4D v17.0HF3 Win on Win7 (although it will be deployed on Win Server 2016). The idea is to quit Chrome from within 4D. After lots of Google searches I have tried (in my development version) $Command_t:="TASKKILL /IM /t chrome.exe" SET

exe file that can launch 4D client as well as Chrome?

2019-02-25 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We have a scenario where we want to use an exe file to start both 4D Client (v17.0 HF3 Win) and Chrome browser. The browser has to login to a given url with a user name and password. Also, the 4D Client has to be in front when they have finished startup. Is all that possible? If so, can

Re: v17 conundrum in design

2019-02-08 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Chuck, I have encountered this a few times since at least v15 (now using v17.0 HF3). The only way I found to clear it is to - create a new method - copy the code across - delete old method I found it impossible to “make it happen” for a reproducible bug for 4D, though I did report it anyway (a

Re: Compact data file

2018-12-01 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Fernando, Check out the data file that has been moved to the “Old” folder. Using v17HF3 I have found that, after compacting on Win7, the data files are in the opposite place they are supposed to be (i.e. the compacted one is in the “old” folder and the old one is now the current one). Not saying

Re: V15.2 to v17.0HF3 conversion problem

2018-11-23 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
en use OBJECT Get action to > find the problem check boxes. > Or open a copy of the structure in 17R and export all the forms to search > them with your favorite text editor. > >> On Nov 22, 2018, at 9:36 PM, Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com> >> wr

V15.2 to v17.0HF3 conversion problem

2018-11-22 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. Just offering a headzup on a problem I encountered after upgrading a v15.2 structure to v17.0HF3 on Win7. A few of the checkboxes on my forms decided to change their action to Accept. It came to light after user reports that clicking on a certain checkbox dismissed the dialog. Wish I

Re: Built Server—Best Practices...

2018-10-17 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Robert, don’t know it this is relevant to your situation but many years ago, to get around the problem of losing the backup settings when installing a new built application version, I setup a system where, on quit, I stored the backups xml file in the data folder (or a record in the data - too

Re: Volume Shadow Copy

2018-09-19 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Vincent and Tom, thanks for your answers - just what I wanted to know. > You can read this blog post : > https://blog.4d.com/enterprise-virtual-machine-snapshot-support/ > Hope it helps > Prior to 4D v17, Volume Shadow Copy was something to definitely avoid on a 4D > server. It could

Volume Shadow Copy

2018-09-18 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We are testing 4D v17 on a Winserver 2016 virtual machine. The 64bit compiled/built server application shows "Volume Shadow Copy up and running” on the first page of the server admin window. Googling "Volume Shadow Copy” shows it to be a system that allows backups while an application is

Re: PDF generation on Windows - Latest Thinking

2018-09-13 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
We are using both pdfCreator and Win10’s “Print to PDF” printers - pdfCreator for pre-Win10 machines. It switches according to the OS version. Discovered a couple of days ago that the Win10 printer creates huge pdf files in comparison to pdfCreator. One report containing graph images is around

pdfCreator problem

2018-08-21 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We have suddenly struck a problem with pdfCreator v1.7.2 not working when using a built 4D Client via Remote Desktop Connection access. It used to work, but started giving problems about a month ago (that's when we first detected it). pdfCreator works just fine when the 4D Client is

Zoom box removal + window title icon placement

2018-08-14 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. Playing with 4D v17.0 HF1 Win... 1) Zoom box removal Is there a 4D command that will remove the zoom box stuff from a window already open? 2) Window title bar icon Is there a 4D command that will insert an icon into the left end of a window title bar? (window already open) I know

Re: Export text columns containing carriage returns to Excel?

2018-08-05 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Brad, I don’t know - I rarely use 4D’s export and when I do it’s only for a quick text file (tab delimited) export. I do my main exports using code and the csv version follows the cvs rules and it works great. Sorry I can’t share the code - it is buried in a contracted project. I suspect there

Re: Export text columns containing carriage returns to Excel?

2018-08-04 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Brad, There have been a couple of “export data” related threads lately that seem to be having problems with embedded CRs. Where I have CRs in the data, I save the exported data as csv and that has always solved that problem for me. Perhaps there is some reason that is not suitable for you...

Administrator

2018-04-19 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
To the list Administrator: Would it be possible to eliminate some of the headers shown for each email in the digest? At the moment we see, for each email Message: 1 Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:32:01 -0500 From: Tim Nevels To: 4d_tech@lists.4d.com Subject: Re: URGENT: 4D in

Re: Delay process bug

2018-03-31 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
> On 1/04/2018, at 7:00 am, Jeffrey Kain wrote: > So, the Delay Process bug hit two servers within an hour of each other this > morning, after months of not having the issue. It was weird that both of > them hit the bug this morning within a short period of time of each other. > This was on

Collections

2018-03-15 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. 4D seem to be really fired up about the new Collection object available in upcoming versions. I’ve read the examples given in the blurb, but I have yet to read anything that would give me an idea as to why I would want to use a Collection instead of an Object. It seems as though

Re: 4D data on the web - what do you use?

2018-03-15 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Thank you to all who responded (there have been many of you). Lots of food for thought, and we’ll chew them over carefully… Cheers, Keith ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG) FAQ: http://lists.4d.com/faqnug.html Archive:

4D data on the web - what do you use?

2018-03-14 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We have an extensive 4D system to which we want to provide summary overviews and drill-downs via the web. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping somebody will be able to answer... Are you using 4Dv16 in a client server environment as well as providing a web interface to the data? If

Re: Import from Excel

2018-03-08 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Pat, > Yes ... We wrote a procedure to import csv files. My point was that you can't > just use the basic 4D Import option to import such files. We don’t use 4D’s import, so I can’t comment on whether it works correctly or not. Chip, > >> the problem I have found with csv is that different

Re: Import from Excel

2018-03-07 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Pat, As I understand it, in a cvs file, all string values should be enclosed inside “. This means that a CR is simply part of the cell’s string. If you open the exported file with a text editor, you should see the CR enclosed inside “. If it isn’t, the Excel export is not working correctly. If

RE: Import from Excel

2018-03-07 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Ferdinando , If you convert the Excel file to csv, you shouldn't have any problems with cells containing carriage returns/line feeds when you import into 4D. I assume 4D’s built-in import can handle csv files - I haven’t checked - we use special import and export code to handle csv so we don’t

Re: [SAD NEWS] legendary developer and 4D base-rock Ortwin Zillgen

2018-02-27 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Ortwin was a frequent contributor here. I always took notice of his advice, and will miss it. His passing adds pressure to the realisation that we have to do the things we want, asap, because you never know… ** 4D Internet Users

Stored procedures not waking up?

2018-02-05 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. For some time, on this list, there has been talk about a v16 problem where, periodically, stored procedures that have been paused will not wake up. The reports I’ve seen have indicated there is no way to duplicate the problem on demand. We are currently in 4D v15.2 and want to move to

Re: Gridline for header in Listbox

2017-11-10 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Alan, I noticed this too - it does look odd - and I couldn’t find a command to do it, so I found a work-around… Because my listboxes have the zebra stripes (every 2nd row has a light grey background), I simply reversed the order of the row colour in the design window - the grey ones now come

Re: [Warning] Settings properties values on object field by object notation

2017-11-01 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
I think the “standard behaviour” answer is a mistake on the part of 4D, and I hope they will reconsider their stand on this. As others have said, “Target:=value“ should always mean the target gets changed to the value. Anything else is “non-standard behaviour”. It may be tricky to make it

v16 - our print preview issue - solved

2017-09-22 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We had a problem with all versions of 4D from v15.4 upwards, on Win7: - print preview using XPS Viewer freezes 4D. It was determined that the preview file being created in the Temp folder had an extension of 4DPreview instead of the required XPS extension. 4D Tech support were involved

Away

2017-07-15 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
In case anyone is trying to contact me, I will be away from my desk for 4 weeks starting Sunday. It’s going to be a pity to miss out on the large threads going at the moment - lots of great observations and comments. Cheers, Keith There are 3 kinds of mathematician. Those who can count, and

Re: Wiki software: Confluence

2017-07-13 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
We have been using Confluence and JIRA for several years now, and love them. With one exception: We setup our entire Online Help system in Confluence; a button click in 4D takes you to the relevant Confluence page. Worked really well until recently when they decided to prevent url link logins.

Re: Set Print Option clarity needed

2017-06-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
rogress window on Mac) > then call SET PRINT OPTION in a different process, > you get the error 1009 telling you can't do that once a printing job has > started. > > you might want to use a semaphore to make sure only one process prints at a > time. > >> 2017/06/30 8:0

Re: Automatic type-ahead on single-column listbox?

2017-06-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Probably not what you are looking for and perhaps this approach has already been discussed… When I want to let the user reduce the selection shown in a listbox, I add a search field above it and they just enter what they are looking for in that. You can create a “type-ahead” response to an entry

Set Print Option clarity needed

2017-06-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. In the v16 Conversion doc, I noticed the following instruction. I see it was the same from at least 4D v13, and it has caused me no problems so far, but I'd like to make sure there are no problems in the future... The SET PRINT OPTION command is used to modify, by programming, the value

RE: v16 sort editor

2017-06-15 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Timothy, thanks for your reply. I presume it wouldn’t take much to add a "sort fields” command to the existing sort and expression editor, but what do I know… I will try your suggestion. Thanks, Keith > I think the only reason the Query Editor has the fields in alphabetical order > is because

v16 sort editor

2017-06-14 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. Up until v15, the list of fields displayed in the Order By editor and in the Property List > Expression editor, for a listbox, display in the order of creation rather than alphabetically. This behaviour makes it a pain to find a field in a large table. The new-ish Query editor displays

Re: Web Areas On Form Page >1

2017-05-30 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Actually, the variable names are all the same - it is the object names that are different. > Using 4D v15.2 Win we have forms with 7 or 8 web areas on different pages - > all work fine. > I can’t get at the code at the moment but I think I just made sure each web > area had a different

Tips and Tricks Google Doc

2017-05-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Sannyasin, That’s very helpful - thanks. Cheers, Keith > > ...public Google Doc (editable by anyone with the link), summarizing all of > the tips posted so I could reference and implement them. Feel free to add or > edit any of them. > >

Re: Web Areas On Form Page >1

2017-05-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Using 4D v15.2 Win we have forms with 7 or 8 web areas on different pages - all work fine. I can’t get at the code at the moment but I think I just made sure each web area had a different variable name. If that’s not it, I’ll send another message.

Re: Favorite tricks and keystrokes: Please take one and leave on

2017-05-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
I don’t have any that haven’t already been mentioned, but I *really* miss: from Arnaud: - cmd+click on fold/unfold arrows (collapse/expand current level), came with v11 and gone with v12. Having this back would save me some time every day now spent manually closing/opening arrows so the

Unable to connect to 4D Server

2017-05-23 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We have a built 4D v15.2 Win 64bit server and client application. The client runs on a separate machine from the 4D server machine and they are on separate AWS servers in the cloud. The existing version works well (I think the OS is Windows Server 2008 R2). Our IT guy is setting up new

Re: Lost window cursor

2017-05-10 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
That’s it! Many thanks. I know I looked there but didn’t see it (on Win7 anyway). Note to self - don’t look for icons when you’re tired! :-) > On 11/05/2017, at 12:01 pm, Keisuke Miyako wrote: > /4D.app/Contents/Resources/Cursors

Re: How to clear a webpage from a web area?

2017-05-10 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Cannon, Thanks - I will try that when I get back on-site. Cheers, Keith > On 11/05/2017, at 12:01 pm, Cannon Smith wrote: > No sure about using the variable, but I do this when I need to get a blank > web area: > > WA OPEN URL(*;"vtWebArea";"about:blank")

Lost window cursor

2017-05-10 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Greetings. I have a need to document the "lost window" cursor you get when the active window is hidden behind another window. I know we should always prevent this happening but there is one situation I cannot avoid and need to document it and need a picture of that cursor. I am not in the

How to clear a webpage from a web area?

2017-05-10 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. Using 4D v15.2 Win7: In a dialog I have a web area that is displaying a webpage and I want to simply clear it to show nothing. I have tried - clearing the URL variable from a button - adding "WA REFRESH CURRENT URL(URL_t)" after clearing URL_t but after the button script finishes, 4D

"Placeholder" in property list

2017-04-22 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
> On 23/04/2017, at 5:03 am, Jeffrey Kain wrote: > Has anyone noticed that in 15.4 (HF2... maybe others) there's a new property > for fields and variables called 'Placeholder' that automatically fills an > empty field with descriptive text in a light gray font color,… They’re a great addition

Re: How to collapse/expand all panes in Property List (v16)

2017-03-29 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
If this disparity between 32 bit 4D and 64 bit 4D exists for other than the developer interface stuff, !hat’s quite scary thought! With testing done in standalone and deployed on server = server could have bugs not there in test version. That also means 2 complete sets of testing is required -

Re: 4D freezing on print preview

2017-03-24 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
ms to be the only app that > causes Preview to unexpectedly quit when getting a print preview. It does > not affect 4D however. > >> On Mar 23, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech <4d_tech@lists.4d.com >> <mailto:4d_tech@lists.4d.com>> wrote: >> >>

4D freezing on print preview

2017-03-21 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. We are using 4D v15.2 on Win7, Win10, Win Server 2012 (or similar). All good. We have just tested 4D v15.4 and v15.4 HF1 and found both to freeze whenever we print preview a report. All seems to work fine until about the point where 4D would hand off control to XPS Viewer, and then 4D

Re: tab seperated text - what to use for Cr

2017-03-15 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
> I tried that - > it too creates a new row in excel when opened/imported. csv format will do the job, if that format is permitted for your purpose. You’ll need to enclose text fields with “ to keep contained CRs safe. ** 4D

Re: Copy or Drag from a listbox?

2017-03-09 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
I’d like to offer a belated thank you to everyone who replied to my post and offered suggestions how to do it. Much food for thought. Cheers, Keith ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG) FAQ: http://lists.4d.com/faqnug.html

Re: Please vote for this feature request: Raise the 31 character limit

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
On 7/03/2017, at 8:55 am, Timothy Penner wrote: > > Don't click on the green + under the "Average" heading. > The green + expands the breakdown of the Average. > > Instead, you should see 4 stars to the RIGHT of the green plus under the > "Rate This" heading. OK that works -

Re: Copy or Drag from a listbox?

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Thanks to John and Kirk for your ideas. Cheers, Keith ** 4D Internet Users Group (4D iNUG) FAQ: http://lists.4d.com/faqnug.html Archive: http://lists.4d.com/archives.html Options: http://lists.4d.com/mailman/options/4d_tech

RE: Please vote for this feature request: Raise the 31 character limit

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
> … > The green + expands the breakdown of the Average. Since I’ve expressed my dislike of hidden interfaces, I may as well also indicate my puzzlement when interface designers completely change the accepted function of an icon. The + button on the vote page is a classic example. In my (rather

Re: Saved query files (.4df) and changes from v12 to v15 - automated conversion?

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
… > For a number of reasons we decided to shield our users from 4D’s new query > dialog, which we find not intuitive… That surprises me. We found the v15 4D search interface really easy to understand. I guess we must be used to very different interfaces. Cheers, Keith

4D v15.4 print preview freeze

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. Using Win7, I have just started testing with compiled and interpreted v15.4 and found that print preview is broken. The printing happens but before the preview screen opens 4D freezes = force quit. v15.2 works correctly for same structure. No test on v15.3. I have tested this using the

Copy or Drag from a listbox?

2017-03-06 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
Hi all. A client has asked: I have the list (selection based listbox) showing the records I'm interested in, and I have set the columns to show only those I want and put them in the order I want them (all available from the list interface). Why can't I select the rows and copy/paste or drag

RE: Better variable names

2017-02-25 Thread Keith Goebel via 4D_Tech
> This tech tip should help explain the difference between +1 and voting: > > Tech Tip: How to vote for a feature request > http://kb.4d.com/assetid=76726 If doesn’t explain the list of users I had to select one from in order to precede with the vote (it appeared