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Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« on: 05 Aug 2010, 06:52 »
Hi Oxa,

I wonder if you could make one thing clear to me.  Since I pointed out that linking triggers to Text files needed updating by clicking "Edit/Save" each time, and you changed this in the last release (very helpfully), can you tell us when the links to text files are now regenerated please?

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One : If you update a linked text file and start MF pro do you need to open the trigger block or is it automatically refreshed on restart ?

Two : If whilst running MF pro you go into a linked text file and update it, (by changing the content and saving it for example) when will MF pro 'see' the change ? Imediately, or only after a restart, or after opening the trigger editor ?

I hope my question is clear.  Thanks very much,
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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #1 on: 06 Aug 2010, 06:24 »
Good question?

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #2 on: 06 Aug 2010, 15:24 »
Hi Alfaman,
did you have an answer?
Especially case two

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #3 on: 06 Aug 2010, 17:43 »
No - it goes unanswered !

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #4 on: 09 Aug 2010, 13:23 »
Good question!

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #5 on: 16 Aug 2010, 02:57 »
Hi Alfaman

I have finally got around to making use of this linking function.

Now as were still waiting for an answer on here decided to go about testing this myself using mostly all of the combination's that anyone of us would likely use.

Version 6.3.1

I can confirm nothing here works except the one method everyone knows

Test 1 - Worked

Open up Trigger -> re-open log file -> click save -> save changes made within the conditions window.

Test 2 - Failed

Trigger -> added log file -> edit+save -> save Trigger followed by updating the "text file"

Test 3 - Failed

Closing the application and re-opening the software

Test 4 - Failed

Re-opening the trigger then clicking on X

Test 5 - Failed

Reopening trigger, clicking save then X

Test 6 - Failed

Trigger -> re-open log file without hitting save - click close and save trigger

Test 7 - Failed

Open text file - make changes, save and close.

Version 6.3.2.2

Test 1 - Worked

Open up Trigger -> re-open log file -> click save -> save changes made within the conditions window.

Test 2 - Failed

Trigger -> added log file -> edit+save -> save Trigger followed by updating the "text file"

Test 3 - Worked

Closing the application and re-opening the software

Test 4 - Worked

Re-opening the trigger then clicking on X

Test 5 - Worked

Reopening trigger, clicking save then X

Test 6 - Worked

Trigger -> re-open log file without hitting save - click close and save trigger

Test 7 - Failed

Open text file - save and close

Notes

This is definitely a huge improvement still a shame we can't just update the "text file" and saved changes will instantly be detected.

I'm definitely going to use the new version in future or I would have to manually update over "60 triggers" that are linked to text files.

Hope that helps everyone. :)

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #6 on: 25 Aug 2010, 08:40 »
Darkstorm,

Thanks for the comprehensive testing - shame it's not in the manual.  I agree, just updating text file wold be best but I guess this would mean the trigger having to refer to the content on every refresh which would take up valuable resource.

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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #7 on: 25 Aug 2010, 09:09 »
I'm sorry I overlooked this topic.

The file is re-read once you press the "Save Triggers" button.

In v. 7.0 it will be re-read every time the file is modified, automatically.
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Re: Linking to Text Files: Question for Oxa ?
« Reply #8 on: 25 Aug 2010, 09:43 »
Thanks for the update this is excellent news. :)