File list in the log in dialoge

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siehorst
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File list in the log in dialoge

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Hi, as I have more than one database I would like to see more than one - the last used - in the log in dialogs file list. It is a bit boaring always to be forced to use the 'select folder' dialog.

horst
G8DHE
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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Nothing to stop you using separate desktop Icons with different command line parameters to open the required database.
See pages 10/11 of the Maintenance Manual https://manualsu.idimager.com/version7/ ... enance.pdf
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siehorst
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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High Geoff,
thank you for the reply, but
Strg Shit C only shows me the last DB used (and the initial one one that is located in the users diretory at the C drive I don't use).
And, if I try to quit Strg Shit C I get the dialog box attached.
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I can't quit that box but have to leave via the TaskManager :(

horst ( DK8AB :D )
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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Ah maybe you need to tell us which Operating system and database type your using ?
Can't say I have ever seen that dialog box ever, maybe Hert can identify it ?
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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G8DHE wrote: 18 Sep 22 18:18 Ah maybe you need to tell us which Operating system and database type your using ?
True: win 10, 64 bit single user.
One catalog database is located at a local NAS.
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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Hi,
so no chance of getting a kind of 'recently used catalogs' file select box like I would expect in a drop down list?
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

Post by Hert »

The drop down is intended to display catalogs that exist in the standard catalog folder or in the same folder as the catalog you have currently open.
I very much liked Geoff's suggestion to create different shortcuts to different catalogs.

As a side note: storing catalogs on a NAS is tricky. SQLite is not a network database and was never designed with network use in mind. SQLite performs slow on a network share.
Apart from that, SQLite creates constant "journal" files and the slightest network hiccup can corrupt these files causing total database file corruption. Make sure you have multi-generation backups available.
In general: place your catalog on the fastest possible internal SSD drive and make sure that the catalog folder is excluded from any virus scanner. You can use file sync tools to sync your files to/from the NAS, also on different computers using the NAS as a medium.
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siehorst
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Re: File list in the log in dialoge

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Hert wrote: 21 Sep 22 20:36Apart from that ...
Don't worry :) : the catalog at the NAS is just the BackUp of a catalog that is placed as my live catalog at an extra SSD. I only have a look at the NAS if I want to have a fast look from my laptop (and my primary desktop is offline) , that is not my primary system for that purpose.

The shortcut method ist not working for me or I don't understand.
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