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Subject:Re: Sessions
Date:Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:16:22 -0400
From:"Steven Green" <>
another long-term piece of advice.. changing the priv repeatedly will get 
you in trouble, too.. you can't track where you've been, or if 
":priv:mytable" is really the one you're expecting it to be..

also, putting the priv on the server creates more I/O traffic.. on a busy 
network, with a busy paradox app, that can become the prime offender

KISS - keep it simple, stupid.. always good advice :-)


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"Peter"  wrote in message news:59e936e1$

Okay I got my problem solved as far as checking, creating, setting the
private directory.

The problem is that whenever Pdox is restarted (after setting a new
privdir)it hangs on to that. I would like Pdox to use the new priv dir
just for that session and any other startup use the regular privDir.

Is there a way to reset the privdir when the desktop shuts down? I
cannot do it when the form closes because the user may want to open
another form in that program.

Thank you, anyone.


On 10/18/2017 04:37 PM, Leslie wrote:
> Peter,
> Do NOT look to the registry to solve this problem, that is the wrong
> approach. I have explained many times why people using the Registry
> eventually can screw up the BDE and even if you find a Paradox specific
> setting you will run into the same trouble.
> The golden rule has always been to set your session "variables" at run
> time - do not expect "static" settings to live forever in case something
> occurs to change things - like someone else changing the registry to
> some other value.
> Leslie.
> On 19/10/2017 7:30 AM, Peter wrote:
>> Thank you for the reply.
>> That is also the approach I have been using but I am running into other
>> complications so I would like to do it when opening the program
>> I did make something up yesterday in a form, putting the SetPrivDir() in
>> the open method and trap for MenuChangingPriv in the menuaction (to
>> prevent closing.)It is working okay
>> I tried doing it in a script but the script has no menuaction. So the
>> SetPrivDir() works but adding any other code (even a "view(PrivDir())")
>> will result in not working.
>> I am now looking at the registry and seeing if there is something I
>> could there instead, via script writing data to the keys. Dangerous area
>> for me.
>> Peter
>> On 10/17/2017 03:05 PM, modridirkac wrote:
>>> In a shortcut you can define which private to use.
>>> c:\app\runtme\pdxwin32.exe -p x:\app\priv1 -w x:\app\db  start.fsl
>>> Something like that.
>>> "Peter"  je napisal v sporońćilo news:59e67435$
>>> ...
>>> It seems each computer has different disk/directory structures. Is it
>>> unwise to make a directory on the server and a folder for each station
>>> to serve as the private directory?
>>> On 10/17/2017 02:04 PM, Peter wrote:
>>>> I have an app running on a small network. I want each computer to run 2
>>>> sessions (on separate screens) of Pdox and am wondering the best way of
>>>> accomplishing that.
>>>> The current method right now is defining two different private
>>>> directories in the desktop shortcuts. Is there a better way? Thank you
>>>> for any ideas.
>>>> Peter
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