Manual Database Doctor 2012-07-05T05:26:52+00:00

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  • mrdna
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    Having a problem with the manual database doctor. Haven’t used it before so let me know if I’m just doing it wrong…

    Added folders and scooted files around while Tabbles was not loaded and went to repair the damage tonite. I assume the manual db dr is a search and replace of the file pointers? I tried replacing a part of the file path (polclimate => polenvir) and the full path (c:blahblah), etc, and get the ‘no files in Tabbles…’ pop-up.

    Only way I can find to reset the file path is file-by-file. Attempt to open the file > Files Not Found error dialogue pops > specify current location button. Have not found a way to get that box to pop for multiple files (even though the FNF box refers to files in plural throughout. 🙄 ) With a couple hundred files you can imagine I don’t want to do it one-by-one.

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 892

    Hello mrdna,

    The tool is in reality useful only when you move/rename folders.
    If this happens, then you put in the top field the old path/name and in the bottom field the new path/name (just tried it now and it works ok…).

    You can also do (maybe faster):

    1) close Tabbles
    2) you rename/move your folder back to the old name,
    3) launch Tabbles,
    4) rename/move the folder to its final name

    how does this sound?

  • mrdna
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    Post count: 220

    "Andrea" wrote: Hello mrdna,

    The tool is in reality useful only when you move/rename folders.
    If this happens, then you put in the top field the old path/name and in the bottom field the new path/name (just tried it now and it works ok…).

    You can also do (maybe faster):

    1) close Tabbles
    2) you rename/move your folder back to the old name,
    3) launch Tabbles,
    4) rename/move the folder to its final name

    how does this sound?

    Pretty much what I did; had a forlder named ‘climate’ and renamed it ‘environment’. Using thr MDD I tried partial file path names (old in top field, new in lower field) and full path names. Terminated with the final and not. Even tried wildcards. Nada.

    Tried your idea before I left for work; have a folder tabble to the primary dir. Renamed the dir back in winex, browsed into it (via tabbles folder) all the files there, all had the right tags associated. Could see and open the files when I searched them up via the tag. Changed the dir name in winex, browsed it via the folder tabble, new folder shows, files inside stripped of tags. Search via tabble brought up the files. First file was seen and path changed, the rest were ‘lost’ and showed the old file path.

    Could this be a 64-bit issue? (been getting alot of crashed poss due to kernel32 issue) Maybe a ‘rules’ issue? I think I’m doing everything right…

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 892

    I have no idea 😕

    I PMed the post to Maurizio…

  • mrdna
    Participant
    Post count: 220

    Got around it. Used the ‘copy path to clipboard’ rt-clk option in the file menu and pasted it into the box and edited a bit. May be a format thing? Altogether possible it’ll clear up with the next release. If it’s still an issue I’ll put up a bug report in Mantis then.

  • Andrea
    Keymaster
    Post count: 892

    it could be the formatting, yes! We’re having a bunch of problems with it… please write it on Mantis!

    Thanks 🙂
    A.

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