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You see the file because of the FILEDEF but not the master because TEMPFILES is not in your APP PATH.
The problem with using APP HOLD is it will also save any other work files to that location, not a good idea.
1. There should not be a ; at the end of the FILEDEF 2. When you do issue an APPHOLD the FILEDEF is not needed 3. For APPHOLD to work TEMPFILES must be part of your application path (if not issue APP APPENDPATH TEMPFILES - probabley the reason you do not see the master) 4. A better way to do it would be
TABLE FILE CAR PRINT CAR BY COUNTRY ON TABLE HOLD AS TEMPFILES/CarHold FORMAT FOCUS END
Use FORMAT FOCUS and you do not need to issue a FILEDEF to use the file later. (Assuming TEMPFILES is in your APP PATH
tempfiles is in the app path. i did remove the ; at the end of the filedef. there is a -RUN after the filedef. i do need the format as alpha and not a focus db. the fex is running from a server. CarHold.ftm is making it to TEMPFILES, not the MFD. i ended up hardcoding a mfd for the CarHold.ftm - primitive but it's working.
thanks for everyones help.
FILEDEF CarHold DISK E:\Wesco\TEMPFILES\CarHold.ftm APP HOLD TEMPFILES
TABLE FILE CAR PRINT CAR BY COUNTRY ON TABLE HOLD AS TEMPFILES FORMAT ALPHA END
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