forms are not transferred from palm to android

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forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:12 am

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?
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby Brian_Houghton » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:19 pm

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!
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:32 am

Hi Brian,
Strange on the palm I do have forms but I don't see any hdf files? Btw it is handbase3
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby Brian_Houghton » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:40 pm

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.
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:30 am

Ah, so they don't get synced to the computer. Will search with filez
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby Brian_Houghton » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:53 am

They should be included in the general Hot Sync backup on your computer as well.
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:57 am

nothing there (\\10.0.0.10\appdata\edwin\HanDBase3)
Can it be something with being handbase v3?
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby Brian_Houghton » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:42 am

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?
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:26 pm

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.
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Re: forms are not transferred from palm to android

Postby edwin2011 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:27 pm

Oh, and yes on Palm the forms are correct.
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