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DB file on initial alone mode startup

 
Jared Cope
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Hi,

I am wondering what to do when the client is started for the very first time in alone mode with regard to the database file.

I would like to provide a default location for the user to choose in my connection dialog to connect to. At the moment it is blank and they have to specify the initial connection settings (a file location in essence).

I could include the database file in my jar, copy it out to the current working directory on very first startup (if it doesn't already exist) and have this location ready to go as a default.

Has anyone else done something similar?

Cheers, Jared.
 
Oliver Weikopf
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I assume that the db file is in the current working directory as a default. I assume this is the case as we have to include it in our submission jar at root level. If it's not there, I pop up a message asking the user to set the correct file.
I wouldn't include it in the runme.jar and copy it out. Sounds a bit weird to me.
 
Al Purvis
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Hi Jared

I agree that putting a copy of the database it into your run.me jar sounds odd.

What I did was to default to the relative location of the database that is to be packaged up for delivery.
 
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