Mike, thanks for that. I think I have not really explained enough about what I
I have a .lc script on the server that invokes Jacque Gay’s Zygodact product to
generate license codes, which are then passed on to the payment processor. This
works fine. However when a code is generated, it would be prudent to keep it in
a file which is on the server. So I want to add a few lines of code to the
aforesaid .lc script so that each code goes into a text file. I don’t need a
database since the list will probably be less than 1K lines (if it gets any
bigger, I can create another solution). So none of this activity is taking
place outside the server - it’s all happening in a .lc script run by the LC
In these circumstances, I thought a fairly straightforward bit of LiveCode
coding would do the job. This is different from what you’re suggesting, I think
- though I am out of my comfort zone doing this at all.
Can I appeal for more help on this?
> On 19 Sep 2016, at 17:53, Mike Bonner <bonnm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It sounds like you have an app that you want to use to manipulate files and
> folders on a remote server. You could set up a script on the server as a
> middle man pretty easily I think..
> Something like this.. (off the top of my head)
> Have it accept $_POST data, one item of which could be cmd=folder_exists,
> and pass in the folder name to check..
> switch $_POST["cmd"]
> case "folder_exists"
> if there is not a folder $_POST["folder_name"] then
> create folder $_POST["folder_name"]
> put "Folder " & $_POST["folder_name"] & "created"
> put "Folder " & $_POST["folder_name"] & "Exists"
> end if
> case "retrieve_file"
> put URL ("file:" & $_POST["file_to_retrieve"])
> case "update_file"
> put $_POST["new_data"] into URL ("file:" & $_POST["file_to_update"])
> put "invalid request"
> end switch
> No thoughts about security on this, just a barebones idea..
> Now, for the curiosity question.. Would a database back end work better for
> this? (You'd still need an intermediary script)
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Graham Samuel <livf...@mac.com> wrote:
>> I have some server space and a domain name, let’s say ‘mysite.com <
>> http://mysite.com/>’. On this host I have a web site (www.mysite.com <
>> http://www.mysite.com/>), plus LiveCode Server (8.1 commercial as it
>> happens) and some scripts etc. So far, so good. Now I want to write a
>> script that runs on the server and does the following - this is not code,
>> but is supposed to show what I want to code:
>> 1. If there is not a folder within my space called ‘myUsefulData’, then
>> create such a folder;
>> 2. If there is not a text file ‘myCurrentData.txt’ within the above
>> folder, then create one (this may not be necessary, as an attempt to access
>> the file might create it?);
>> 3. Read the contents of the file into a variable;
>> 4. Add some data from within the program (let’s say an extra line at the
>> 5. Rewrite the updated file.
>> There may also be error checking etc.
>> Although this seems extremely simple, I find I don’t know how to do it,
>> and so far the LC examples I’ve read don’t seem to help. I am not sure for
>> example if FTP comes into the equation (I think it does) or the user name
>> and password I need for FTP access from outside the server (surely not?),
>> or indeed what the path to my own bit of the server actually is. Of course
>> I’ve tried stuff, but nothing has worked so far, and a test script (running
>> in the IDE, not within a server script) fails silently. Nothing is created,
>> nothing is destroyed, but sadly everything isn’t transformed.
>> Can anyone explain how to do this, or at least point me to an explanation.
>> Sorry for the dumb question, but there it is.
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