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Subject:Re: Long file names - and db storage -
Date:Fri, 1 Feb 2019 08:59:17 -0700
From:Liz McGuire <liz@paradoxcommunity.com>
Newsgroups:pnews.paradox-programming
Thanks for the confirmation.  I only use Paradox on my personal computer 
now, and shortnames (or unique first 6 chars) have become a habit for 
me, so I haven't explored this issue in years.

Liz


On 31 Jan 2019 23:20, Leslie wrote:
> 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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