ProArchive Features and Requirements

ProArchive is easy to setup and implement.

Records are archived into separate physical files that have the same file structure as that of the active files.  Archiving can be done from a browse at the click of a button to archive the current record, or you can use a process procedure or handcode to initiate bulk record archiving.

Archiving Details

  • The values of auto increment fields in the active records can be preserved in the archive file copies. This makes sure that related data records stay linked to archived records.
     
  • ProArchive can be used in copy only mode, or it can delete the record from the active file after the copy is complete to move records into the archive file.
     
  • Both the parent record and linked child records in other files can be archived at the same time.
     
  • By default the archiving process makes use of the Transaction Manager to ensure the integrity of the archive action. An option to allow records to be unarchived is included.
     

 

ProArchive includes these template extensions that allow you to view or report on the archived records without the need to create new procedures:

BrowseShare

Adding the BrowseShare extension to an existing browse allows you to use the same browse to display records from either the archive file or the active file. 

When in archive mode, the template can automatically alter the browse behavior and appearance so that the archived records are treated as read-only.  The template can also hide or disable other controls when the archive mode is active.  The window title can be automatically updated to give the user a visual indicator of which file is being viewed. There is also an option to pass a parameter to the browse so that you can open it directly into the archive file.

There are button controls that can be added to the browse that enable you to archive (or optionally unarchive) the active record as well as toggle the browse view between active and archived records.

There is also a button control that can call a process template to archive multiple records and then automatically reset the browse when the archive action is complete.

This gives you the flexibility to use ProArchive for simple tasks like "Archive this record" or complex ones like "Archive Last Year's Invoices".

The BrowseShare extension

ReportShare

Adding the ReportShare extension to an existing report allows you to use the same report to display records from the archive file or the active file.

There is an option to pass a parameter to the report so that you can open it for the archive file or use normally as a report for active files. The template also supports mapping variables into different values when the archive mode is active. A typical example of how this would work would be a local variable populated on the report called "ThisReportTitle" that changes from 'Customer List" to "Archived Customer List" depending on which file was being used.

The ReportShare extension

Archive File Management

ProArchive has built-in support for ProPath.  It also supports placement of the archive files in the application folder or into a different folder of your specification.

Setup and implementation of ProArchive is fast and easy.

Both Single EXE and Multi-DLL demo apps are provided that show how to use ProArchive by itself, with ProPath, with CapeSoft’s FM3 and with both ProPath and FM3.

There is also a "One Button Export/Import" feature that eliminates duplication of effort when configuring ProArchive for Multi-DLL apps.

The global template

Limitations:

  • Since ProArchive makes use of physical files to share browses and reports, currently there is no support for SQL databases.

Requirements:

  • ProArchive is compatible with all Clarion C10 releases
     
  • ProArchive is compatible with all Clarion C9 releases
     
  • ProArchive is compatible with all Clarion C8 releases
     
  • ProArchive is compatible with all Clarion C7 releases
     
  • ProArchive is compatible with all Clarion C6 releases
     
  • ProArchive is for the ABC Template Chain ONLY

 

ProArchive is a full source template product - no Black Box DLLs.

The current price for ProArchive is $99.95 USD.

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