When you say "fills with junk" what you may be seeing is just that the "end" of the file is moving forward. So the rest of the file in your view, is really just stuff that's not garbage-cleaned because Universe knows where the true end really is, but Windows/Unix doesn't know. So it has no need to space fill or null fill the leftover ends of files or groups within files. The true end boundary is marked by a special character, or a pre-known length.
-----Original Message----- From: David Campbell [via U2 (UniVerse & UniData)] <ml-node+s1073795n42277...@n5.nabble.com> To: Will Johnson <wjhon...@aol.com> Sent: Wed, Dec 11, 2013 2:05 pm Subject: Re: Exporting to File regularly Wow, overwhelming response to this question, thank you VERY MUCH for all of your idea's, I have a lot to process and decide what I can achieve... as a bit of background that I probably should have included, I am running UniVerse 11.1.9 on an IBM AIX 18.104.22.168 box. So far Bruce Decker seems to have the most appealing option if I can get it going, I'm sure I be full of more questions than answers in a few days, I just hope making this script doesn't make me the go to guy at work when someone needs weird universe stuff done... *gulp* Oh and its a database that is populated by a contact form from a secure website which then alerts the old terminal sessions that this business used in the past, but since they switched to a web interface for the software and hardly anyone uses the terminal full time any more the items sit there sometimes for hours before a response, so yes I want to be spammed by this all day long, and once it works I can point that spam at a receptionist or two :) The problem with notifying just on changes, is the file changes every time an individual reads a record and marks a particular record as "READ" for that user by removing their name from the "users who have not read this yet" column, the file size never changes unless it needs to grow and when records are deleted it simply fills with junk, which I take it is a standard universe thing it does, at this point the numbers appear sequential but that is best guess sigh. The vendor is incredibly secretive, they wont tell me how it works and their NDA says I am not allowed to memorize how their interface works... WTF so YAY obscure software that we cant leave because we are backed into a corner! /end rant Anyway thanks for all the help guys, so glad I found this place! If you reply to this email, your message will be added to the discussion below: http://u2-universe-unidata.1073795.n5.nabble.com/Exporting-to-File-regularly-tp42264p42277.html To start a new topic under U2 - Users, email ml-node+s1073795n3...@n5.nabble.com To unsubscribe from U2 (UniVerse & UniData), click here. NAML -- View this message in context: http://u2-universe-unidata.1073795.n5.nabble.com/Exporting-to-File-regularly-tp42264p42278.html Sent from the U2 - Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users