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forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:12 am
by edwin2011
Not sure if this is android based or desktop application based, so please move it if you want.

I'm in the process of transferring my databases from palm to android. In palm i only see pdb file's even if i am using form's. When i copy all the pdb files over to android i do get the database on the android device but not the forms. what am i missing?

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:19 pm
by Brian_Houghton
Hi Edwin,

Thanks for writing.

HanDBase form files will include _HDF in the filename. For example, if you have a database who's filename is "cars.pdb", the form associated with the database will be "cars_HDF.pdb". Make sure you copy these files to your Android AND be sure to place these files in the "Forms" subfolder.

Hope this helps!

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:32 am
by edwin2011
Hi Brian,
Strange on the palm I do have forms but I don't see any hdf files? Btw it is handbase3

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:40 pm
by Brian_Houghton
The "hdf" will be embedded into the filename you see when viewing with a file manager application, such as Filez or Resco Explorer on your Palm. An example of what you would see is "mygreatdatabase_HDF.pdb" in the list of files available on your phone.

Hope this helps to find them.

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:30 am
by edwin2011
Ah, so they don't get synced to the computer. Will search with filez

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:53 am
by Brian_Houghton
They should be included in the general Hot Sync backup on your computer as well.

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:57 am
by edwin2011
nothing there (\\10.0.0.10\appdata\edwin\HanDBase3)
Can it be something with being handbase v3?

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:42 am
by Brian_Houghton
Very odd. When you view the databases on your Palm, the form displays properly, correct?

Did you not find any files on the Palm when using a file manager that had _HDF in their filename?

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:26 pm
by edwin2011
Just did a search and I did find the hdf files. Will copy them to sd card and then over to the computer but need some time to do so. Strange that these files do not come over with palm sync. Keep you updated.

Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:27 pm
by edwin2011
Oh, and yes on Palm the forms are correct.