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Alpha Anywhere Workspace Functions

Description

Functions for working with the Alpha Anywhere desktop workspace.

Name
Description
a5_add_tables_sets Function

Displays the dialog box to add tables and sets to the Database.

a5_addin_version_number Function

Sets the addin version number. Each addin database must have a 'startup' script that calls this function

a5_backup_db_dialog Function

Displays the Backup Database dialog box

A5_BACKUP_LOGFILE_EXIST Function

The A5_BACKUP_LOGFILE_EXIST() function determines whether a logfile has been created when doing a backup.

A5_BACKUP_SETTINGS_EXIST Function

The A5_BACKUP_SETTINGS_EXIST() function indicates whether backup configuration settings have been created.

a5_create_new_database Function

Creates a new empty Database (.adb file). Prompts user for filename.

a5_database_startup Function

Displays the Database Selection screen with Alpha Five is started.

A5_DATABASECOMPACT Function

The A5_DATABASECOMPACT() function compacts a database and rebuilds indexes. This is the same as the File > Database Compact command. .

a5_databaseerrorsignature Function

Used so that code can clean up the error messages return by AlphaDAO when a database server error occurs.

a5_drop_from_database Function

If a table or set has focus, then drop from DB, else display the multiple drop dialog.

a5_edit_recent_db_list Function

Edit the recent database list.

a5_get_ado_databasetype Function

Returns the database type for a given connection string

a5_get_raw_recent_files Function

Get the specified number of files in the most recently used database list.

a5_getdefaultshadowdbfolder Function

Returns the default location of a shadow database

a5_gettables_ado Function

Use ADO to get the names of Tables and View in a Database. Can specify connection string, or MDB filename.

A5_IS_DATABASE_OPEN Function

The A5_IS_DATABASE_OPEN() returns TRUE (.T.) if any database is currently open

a5_more_database_list Function

Displays the list showing all databases in the Most Recently Used list.

a5_new_database_genie Function

New Table/Set/Database Genie. Checks if templates are installed. If not downloads them.

a5_recent_databases Function

Returns a string in a menu format of the most recently used databases. Long file names are trimmed.

a5_send_db_dialog Function

Opens the Zip Database dialog box

a5_start_in_debug_mode Function

If shift+control is being held down when the database is opened, then prompts for startup options.

A5_TABLE_ENUM_ACTUAL Function

The A5_TABLE_ENUM_ACTUAL() function returns a list of tables in the current database that have valid filenames. The tables must exist.

a5_welcome_dialog Function

Displays the list showing all databases in the Most Recently Used list.

A5InstanceCount Function

Returns the number of instances of Alpha Anywhere that are running.

CAN_DATABASE_EXIT Function

Registers code to be executed before the current database is closed. If Cancel() is called, the database is not closed.

CREATE_SHADOW Function

Creates a shadow of an ADB file & opens it.

CREATE_SHADOW2 Function

Create a Network Optimized version of the current database. An improved version of create_shadow(). Only available in V6 or above.

EXPORT_TO_QUICKBOOKS Function

EXPORT_TO_QUICKBOOKS() exports an Alpha table to QuickBooks.

FILE_ADD_TO_DB Function

FILE_ADD_TO_DB() adds the .dbf table to the database (the .adb file) so that the Table_Filename appears in the Control Panel.

file_add_to_db_low Function

Add the specified table(s) or set(s) to the current database.

FILE_DROP_FROM_DB Function

FILE_DROP_FROM_DB() drops the table (.dbf) or set (.set) from the database (the .adb file) so that the Table_Filename no longer appears in the Control Panel. Can take a CRLF delimited list.

file_drop_from_db_low Function

Drop the specified table(s) or set(s) from the current database.

IMPORT_FROM_QUICKBOOKS Function

IMPORT_FROM_QUICKBOOKS() imports a table from QuickBooks and creates an Alpha table. IMPORT_FROM_QUICKBOOKS( ) is a part of QLinker, which is available as an optional add-in for Alpha Anywhere.

LIST_FILES_IN_DATABASE Function

Returns a CRLF delimited list of all physical files in a database.

LOAD_ADB_DEF Function

Returns contents of an ADB file in a readable format mode=1 for load all contents, 0 for just tables and sets.

MOST_RECENTLY_USED_DATABASE_ENUM Function

Return the most recently loaded databases.

ODBC_IMPORT_TABLE Function

Imports a table from an external ODBC source, or an Access, Excel, or Outlook file, to an Alpha Five table.

ON_APPLICATION_EXIT Function

ON_APPLICATION_EXIT() executes the Code_String when Alpha Anywhere closes.

ON_DATABASE_EXIT Function

Registers code to be executed when the current database is closed

ON_DATABASE_INIT Function

ON_DATABASE_INIT() executes the Code_String when Alpha Anywhere opens the database.

ONESTEP_BACKUP Function

ONESTEP_BACKUP() creates a backup of the database. The process is the same as using the Tools > Backup/Restore Database > One-step Backup... command. This command depends on the settings defined using View > Settings > Backup and Tools > Backup/Restore Database > Backup Database... commands.

REFRESH_SHADOW Function

REFRESH_SHADOW() refreshes a Network Optimized database.

RESTORE_DATABASE Function

RESTORE_DATABASE() displays the Restore Database dialog box.

SAVE_ADB_DEF Function

The SAVE_ADB_DEF() function creates an Alpha Anywhere database (.ADB) file.

SYSTEM_EVENT_DATA_GET Function

The SYSTEM_EVENT_DATA_GET() returns a pointer to system events that have been registered by the CAN_DATABASE_EXIT()and ON_DATABASE_EXIT()functions.

SYSTEM_EVENT_DROP Function

The SYSTEM_EVENT_DROP() function removes an event registered by CAN_DATABASE_EXIT()or ON_DATABASE_EXIT().