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API to programmatically generate pdb file

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:34 pm
by quipper8
Is there a way to automatically create a pdb like as a batch script or as a library usable from another program? I can supply it with whatever input format might be necessary.

Our use case is a need to distribute data to a field force. Data is not extremely time sensitve but should be updated sometimes and is read only to the users so we would like to generate the pdb file and put it somewhere accessible to mobile devices and have them download occasionally.

also, if a pdb file of same name is downloaded to the device will it overwrite the old one automatically(I know from previous converstions, blackberry is different, so exclude them)?

Thanks for any info

Re: API to programmatically generate pdb file

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:42 pm
by dhaupert
Hi there,

Thanks for your posting. The HanDBase Desktop does indeed accept command line parameters for creating a HanDBase database from a CSV (comma separated values) file. You can even queue it to install to one or all users automatically (including BlackBerry devices) with a command line option.

I'd recommend looking in the documentation for the HanDBase Desktop:
http://www.ddhsoftware.com/docs/HanDBas ... esktop.pdf

Let me know if you have any specific questions!

Re: API to programmatically generate pdb file

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm
by IanS2451
dhaupert wrote:Hi there,

Thanks for your posting. The HanDBase Desktop does indeed accept command line parameters for creating a HanDBase database from a CSV (comma separated values) file. You can even queue it to install to one or all users automatically (including BlackBerry devices) with a command line option.

I'd recommend looking in the documentation for the HanDBase Desktop:
http://www.ddhsoftware.com/docs/HanDBas ... esktop.pdf

Let me know if you have any specific questions!


Dave, thanks for the link I was able to find what I needed about the command line with the pdf manual.

Re: API to programmatically generate pdb file

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:45 pm
by shanevic7
dhaupert wrote:Hi there,

Thanks for your posting. The HanDBase Desktop does indeed accept command line parameters for creating a HanDBase database from a CSV (comma separated values) file. You can even queue it to install to one or all users automatically (including BlackBerry devices) with a command line option.

I'd recommend looking in the documentation for the HanDBase Desktop:
http://www.ddhsoftware.com/docs/HanDBas ... esktop.pdf

Let me know if you have any specific questions!


hey is there anyway you can update the link or something because when i try opening it up it wont let me and just shut down the pg?

Re: API to programmatically generate pdb file

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:06 am
by Brian_Houghton
Hi,

Here's the link:

http://www.ddhsoftware.com/docs/HanDBas ... esktop.pdf

Note: http : // www. ddhsoftware . com / docs / HanDBaseManualDesktop . pdf
Take out the spaces of this link and copy / paste it into your browser if the first one fails again.