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Install to Palm prc file missing

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:08 pm
by dkeiffer
I have HanDBase windows desktop Palm and was wondering what I have to do to create the Palm version that will run on a Palm simulator.
I have created a form and checked the start form on Palm OS Handhelds and saved the form but I do not see the prc file to install onto the Palm.
Thank you,

Re: Install to Palm prc file missing

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:42 pm
by dhaupert
Hi there,

The PRC files are executable files (ie, apps), and PDB files are the ones that are created for databases and forms both. So you'll be looking for a PDB file. Typically a file is named after the database, so if your database is name 'Green Eggs', then you'll likely have a file called:

Green_Eggs.PDB

or Green Eggs.PDB

A forms file is also a PDB file, but is named with a _HDF suffix, so:

Green_Eggs_HDF.PDB or Green Eggs_HDF.PDB

I'd do a search for the appropriate file name and you should be able to find it on your system. Hope this helps!

Re: Install to Palm prc file missing

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:52 pm
by dkeiffer
I install both the xxx.pdb and the xxxHDF.pdb but they do not show up on the Palm.

Re: Install to Palm prc file missing

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:45 pm
by Brian_Houghton
Hello,

Thanks for the update. Did you also install HanDBase, the application PRC, to the simulator? The PRC file is at:

C:\Program Files\HanDBase4\PalmOS\

If it is already installed, do the database(s) simply not show up in the list when opening HanDBase?

Re: Install to Palm prc file missing

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:36 pm
by dkeiffer
Thank you, works now but having problems with formatting, will try to work it out.