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[CLOSED] HOLD file formats - which one???
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I've noticed with 8203 that InfoAssist will let us save HOLD files in an array of different types: Binary (*.ftm), FOCUS (*.foc), csv, Plain Text (*.ftm), Tab delimited, Database Table (*.sql), SQL Script (*.sql), XML and JSON. How do I know which to choose? And is there a material difference between different types that show the same file extension?
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These formats have always been available even if not shown in the GUI.

You can get a generalised idea of what format to use when by searching the documentation - link - and specifically - link

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I sincerely doubt that the format "Database Table" has a file extension; that writes to a database table, doesn't it?

Or is that a difference between ON TABLE SAVE and ON TABLE HOLD?


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Tony, thanks for the links. I managed to miss those looking on my own. However, the " Choosing Output File Formats" doesn't list all of the options found in IA. It does list many others apparently available when coding by hand.

Wep5622 -- if you read the "Choosing Output File Formats" you will find the table formats include this information: "Creates a table if you have the Adapter and permission to create tables."


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How do I know which to choose?

That depends on what it is that you want to do with the held file.


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Doug,
You aren't wrong. The "Choosing Output File Formats" helps, but I think running tests with different formats to see which gives the best performance will be part of our process.


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