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Subject:Re: Long file names - and db storage -
Date:Fri, 1 Feb 2019 16:20:28 +1000
From:Leslie <"ViaThe List"@NOSPAM.com>
Newsgroups:pnews.paradox-programming
these results still hold true.


On 31/01/2019 12:39 AM, Liz McGuire wrote:
> My testing back in 2012 would have been Windows XP, Paradox 8, and BDE
> 5.1.x.
>
> And it required the specialized sequence of:
>
> Table 1 created (with ~1 short name)
> Table 2 created (with ~2 short name)
> Table 2 gets a secondary index (which is seen as belonging to table 1,
> because of the short-name getting ~1 in it, and the BDE seeing all the
> ~1 files as belonging to Table 1)
>
> ...You would only see the problem if this sequence of events happened -
> you might also see the problem if Table 2 got any extra file added after
> the fact, where Table 1 didn't already have that type of file - such as
> a .MB file - so long as the file for Table 2 got a short name of ~1, the
> BDE would see it as belonging to Table 1, because the BDE believes that
> all files which have the same short name belong to the .DB file of that
> same short name.  Technically, you could reproduce this manually by
> simply renaming files.
>
> Liz
>
> On 30 Jan 2019 05:49, Steven Green wrote:
>> IIRC.. I know there was an issue with long file names with pdoxdos and
>> pdoxwin using the same files.. I know there was an issue with one
>> version of Win itself, I think it was Win2000.. other than that, the
>> various versions of BDE and Win seem to play nicely together
>>
>>
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>>
>> Steven Green
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>>
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