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millar...@gmail.com

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Mar 20, 2007, 3:05:55 PM3/20/07
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Does anyone know how to set the Shortcut Error Message Handling option
for Tony Towes' Auto FE Updater? The program is great. The only
problem I've had is getting this option to take effect.

Looking at http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/autofe/inifile.htm, the
instructions say:

------------------------------------------
Shortcut Error Message Handling - (Optional)
2 - Correct problem with no message to user
1 - Correct problem with message
0 - Display message and do not correct problem
Users will change things which they shouldn't be mucking with.
Or you may decide to move the folders in which various files reside.
This option will allow you to fix the the shortcut or batch/command
file without even telling them.
------------------------------------------

I've put this into my ini files a variety of ways, but can't get the
option to take effect. I've tried:
Shortcut Error Message Handling=2
ShortcutErrorMessageHandling=2
Shortcut Error Message Handling = 2
ShortcutErrorMessageHandling = 2

Can anyone help?

Thanks!

Tony Toews [MVP]

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Mar 20, 2007, 9:30:35 PM3/20/07
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millar...@gmail.com wrote:

>Looking at http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/autofe/inifile.htm, the
>instructions say:

> Shortcut Error Message Handling - (Optional)

Well, that was kinda dumb of me wasn't it. The page has been fixed.

>I've put this into my ini files a variety of ways, but can't get the
>option to take effect. I've tried:
> Shortcut Error Message Handling=2
> ShortcutErrorMessageHandling=2
> Shortcut Error Message Handling = 2
> ShortcutErrorMessageHandling = 2

I checked the VB code and it should be
ShortcutErrorMessageHandling=2
You can verify this by putting in 3 or some other value in that field
and you should get an appropriate error message.

Tony
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millar...@gmail.com

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Mar 21, 2007, 4:05:50 PM3/21/07
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Tony,

Thanks for the fast response. I tried that, but still get the
following errors when the shortcut is not right. Can you help?

The Desktop shortcut has the following for Start In:
''
when it should be:
'U:\Apps\DAECDB\zTest\zAccessTemplate1\hidden_items\'

The actual file is: 'C:\Documents and Settings\daw2k\Desktop\U Drive
Test for Template Database'

---------- U:\Apps\DAECDB\zsysFELoader
\template_db_u_drive_test.ini--------------------
[Settings]
MainApp=%TMP%\zTestTemplate\template_db.mdb
Server=U:\Apps\DAECDB\zTest\zAccessTemplate1\hidden_items\
StartMethod=AutoSelect
Lockout=No
LockoutMsg=Sorry, not allowed into the system right now.
SupportMsg=Please contact your computer department for support.
CommandLine=/runtime

ShortCutName=U Drive Test for Template Database
CreateShortCutOnDesktop=yes
CreateShortCutOnCommonDesktop=no
ShortcutErrorMessageHandling=2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Auto FE Updater Version: 1.69
Windows Version: Windows XP 5.1 build 2600 (Service Pack 2)
User: [removed]
Workstn: [removed]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Desktop shortcut has the following for the last portion of the
Target:
'/cmd /inifile:"U:\Apps\DAECDB\zsysFELoader
\template_db_u_drive_test1.ini"'
when it should be:
'/cmd /inifile:"U:\Apps\DAECDB\zsysFELoader
\template_db_u_drive_test.ini"'

The actual file is: 'C:\Documents and Settings\daw2k\Desktop\U Drive
Test for Template Database'

---------- U:\Apps\DAECDB\zsysFELoader
\template_db_u_drive_test.ini--------------------
[Settings]
MainApp=%TMP%\zTestTemplate\template_db.mdb
Server=U:\Apps\DAECDB\zTest\zAccessTemplate1\hidden_items\
StartMethod=AutoSelect
Lockout=No
LockoutMsg=Sorry, not allowed into the system right now.
SupportMsg=Please contact your computer department for support.
CommandLine=/runtime

ShortCutName=U Drive Test for Template Database
CreateShortCutOnDesktop=yes
CreateShortCutOnCommonDesktop=no
ShortcutErrorMessageHandling=2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Auto FE Updater Version: 1.69
Windows Version: Windows XP 5.1 build 2600 (Service Pack 2)
User: [removed]
Workstn: [removed]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tony Toews [MVP]

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Mar 30, 2007, 11:10:00 PM3/30/07
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millar...@gmail.com wrote:

>Thanks for the fast response. I tried that, but still get the
>following errors when the shortcut is not right. Can you help?

Looks like I had a brain fart. Err make that bug. The problem should
now be fixed. You can download the latest version at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/autofe/download.htm

millar...@gmail.com

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Apr 2, 2007, 2:05:32 PM4/2/07
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Tony,

Thanks! I've installed the updated version and it solved the problem.

Thanks for making this available...it's great!

Thanks,

Scott

On Mar 30, 10:10 pm, "Tony Toews [MVP]" <tto...@telusplanet.net>
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> millardgro...@gmail.com wrote:
> >Thanks for the fast response. I tried that, but still get the
> >following errors when the shortcut is not right. Can you help?
>
> Looks like I had a brain fart. Err make that bug. The problem should

> now be fixed. You can download the latest version athttp://www.granite.ab.ca/access/autofe/download.htm

Tony Toews [MVP]

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Apr 2, 2007, 3:32:55 PM4/2/07
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millar...@gmail.com wrote:

>Thanks! I've installed the updated version and it solved the problem.

Ah, good. Glad to hear that.

>Thanks for making this available...it's great!

You're quite welcome.

Aaron Kempf

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May 2, 2007, 2:43:32 PM5/2/07
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Tony is neither MOST, VALUABLE or PROFESSIONAL

tony uses baby databases


move to SQL Server, kids

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