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Upgrading to DataFlex 3.2

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A Data Access White Paper
by Dennis Piccioni
September 2002

This paper should be read by anyone upgrading to DataFlex 3.2 from any prior revision. Although the main focus is on changes from revision 2.3 to 3.2, many of the issues discussed here apply to other revisions as well. Specific references to revisions other than 2.3 and 3.2 are made expressly wherever necessary. This paper discusses numerous issues commonly encountered when upgrading:

  • Why Upgrade?
  • Running on Linux and Unix
  • Converting Data Files to the Current Revision
  • Converting Program Files to the Current Revision
  • Invalid Characters in Data Files & Fields
  • Upgrading Source Code to DataFlex 3.2
  • How to troubleshoot common problems with DataFlex 3.2
  • Setting up batch files for running DataFlex 3.2
  • Running DataFlex from a Windows shortcut
  • Creating Shortcuts for Running DataFlex on Windows
  • Using an Existing 2.3b Menu
  • Accelerator Keys (FlexKeys)
  • Do’s & Don’ts of Running DataFlex 3.2 & prior Versions Concurrently
  • Compiler Errors
  • Runtime Errors
  • How to write proper code for multiuser record editing
  • DataFlex 3.2 Utilities
  • Year 2000 (Y2K) Issues
  • Separating 2.3b application files from the 2.3b runtime.
  • Moving on to Visual DataFlex
  • Additional Reading

You can download this White Paper from http://www.dataaccess.com/whitepapers/upgradingtodataFlex32.htm.