Converting pop-ups to DB popup

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Converting pop-ups to DB popup

Postby BruceArnold » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:05 pm

Can pop-ups be easily converted to DB pop-ups? In one database I use a lot, I wish I had done this from the start, as it would be easier to use and maintain. If the only alternative is re-typing them all over, then I guess I might do that.
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Re: Converting pop-ups to DB popup

Postby Brian_Houghton » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:16 am

Hello,

Thanks for writing. Aside from retyping, you could do the following:

1. Add new records to your database, each time selecting a different popup.
2. Sync with the desktop.
3. Open the updated database.
4. Use the File -> Export menu option to generate a CSV file of its contents.
5. Open the CSV file in Excel.
6. Delete the columns you don't need - everything aside from the popup values.
7. Save the file as CSV format.
8. Import the modified CSV into a new HanDBase database using the File -> Import menu option.

You could then use this database as the source of a DB Popup.
Kind Regards,
Brian Houghton, DDH Software
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