When creating a new project, it works the same as in MDP6, i.e. if the file does not exist, create it, if it does, append to it.
I am wondering if this is an issue with a converted DPF.
Send me the XPRJ via e-mail.
file exports. Several old dpfs were set to "Add
data to Existing File" - in MDP6, this behaved as
1)if the file exists, add data and
2)if the file doesn't exist, create it
In MDP7, this behavior appears to be "corrected"
to what it should have been in MDP6. /b[/quote]
Gareth, unfortunately, I've already 'corrected' the converted dpf xprjs...once I edited the export, things seemed to clear up - though oddly, on a couple where dbf is output, 'append to existing' doesn't appear as selectable any longer.
Also had similar oddity w/ several multi-pass xprjs that were set to append to a text file that refused to run as converted xprjs - same fix resolved though - editing xprj, editing export and saving w/o any changes in Export settings.
May well be an 'append' setting converter oddity. If I have a chance today (may be early next week until I have all converted xprjs renamed as I insist), I'll re-run a conversion, run to make sure the odd behavior is there, and send you a couple xprjs.
On the bright side, everything else is working well - once I figured out the "/e" switch I'd been using to launch Excel in MDP6 (to prevent a blank worksheet from opening on startup) was both
unnecessary and, worse, causing hangups was removed; apparently w/ the WindowHidden/True setting, this startup switch isn't kosher. Testing is going well and I expect a much quicker initial conversion than you estimated - something like 2 days and maybe a few more parallel days testing is what it's looking like.
Thanks for all your help !