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ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 8:08:23 AM9/29/09
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Hello,
I am in desperate need of some help. We had a person working here who
handled this software and he left rather abruptly. I cannot for the
life of me figure out how to make the listing automatically update
every time something new is added. We use this listing to keep our
salesmen out of state and in the field updated and they are not
getting information in a timely fashion. I know nothing about batch
files or any of that (and neither does my IT guy). Can you please
direct me to where the instructions are or provide some directions for
me to do it?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Christine

Paul (ZZEE)

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Sep 29, 2009, 8:51:24 AM9/29/09
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Hi Christine,

> I am in desperate need of some help. We had a person working here who
> handled this software and he left rather abruptly. I cannot for the
> life of me figure out how to make the listing automatically update
> every time something new is added.

There is only one way with the current version - you need to call AHL to
generate a new listing via the command line when the directory content
changes. There is a class of programs called directory monitors, you need
to use one of them.

http://zzee.com/art-html-listing/help/4000.html#zzee_link_2_1129839931

ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:16:47 AM9/29/09
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Oh... wait. I think I am an idiot.

So basically i need to find out what program this guy installed to
monitor the directory?

ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:11:27 AM9/29/09
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Thank you for the prompt response!!

I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction, now I at least
know what to tell Google I am looking for LoL.


On Sep 29, 8:51 am, "Paul \(ZZEE\)" <gro...@zzee.com> wrote:

Paul (ZZEE)

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:41:45 AM9/29/09
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Perhaps, yes. I am not sure what your setup was.

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ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:47:30 AM9/29/09
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So the functionality of the HTML listing is to only create the list
when the build occurs? and if I want to make the build occur when the
directory is modified, I have to monitor the directory and feed that
information into the batch file that calls the build function?

Sorry for all the questions. I really appreciate you taking the time
to answer me.

Paul (ZZEE)

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:50:55 AM9/29/09
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So the functionality of the HTML listing is to only create the list
when the build occurs?

Yes


and if I want to make the build occur when the
directory is modified, I have to monitor the directory and feed that
information into the batch file that calls the build function?

Yes, but you don't feed anything into AHL, you just call it via the
command line, passing a project file. You need to create the project file
first, specifying a template, source directory, output file, etc.

ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 9:59:28 AM9/29/09
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Is the project file my index.html file that displays in the browser?

I know this is complex help, so please if you don't have time for it,
just let me know. Again, I am very appreciative.

Paul (ZZEE)

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Sep 29, 2009, 10:58:58 AM9/29/09
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> Is the project file my index.html file that displays in the browser?

No, this is an output file. A project file is a file that you create via
Project > Save. It comprises all settings of listing generation, including
the template, source directory, etc. There are lots of options there.

ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 10:53:57 AM9/29/09
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That was dumb. I figured out my project file. public.ahl Now I just
need to start from scratch on the directory monitoring because I have
no clue what he did.


On Sep 29, 9:59 am, ChristineV1126 <christi...@terminalsupplyco.com>
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ChristineV1126

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Sep 29, 2009, 11:20:19 AM9/29/09
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Sorry, I meant I was dumb. Not trying to offend you when you are
offering help. Jeez. I'm kind of a jerk today, huh?


On Sep 29, 10:53 am, ChristineV1126 <christi...@terminalsupplyco.com>
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Paul (ZZEE)

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Sep 29, 2009, 11:37:41 AM9/29/09
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Never mind.
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