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Programming / Re: DBE/PmPDF report titles
« on: September 24, 2019, 07:52:16 pm »
Thank you, Roberto.
A different approach which I'll look into for some other DBE stuff as well.

Programming / Re: DBE/PmPDF report titles
« on: September 21, 2019, 02:09:47 pm »
Yes, the file can be parsed afterwards and pdftotxt.exe could be used. I do have another program using this approach for some other pdf files.

However, still I'd like to find out how to "automate" this task with DBE/PMPDF since it works fine with another program.

Programming / Re: DBE/PmPDF report titles
« on: September 21, 2019, 01:41:45 am »
If the name is not given when the report is printed to PMPDF it will always be yyyymmddhhmmss-InvoiceReport.pdf and this file name would have to renamed to 12345.pdf. Remember I use PMPDF's options set to "automatically create pdf" so in this case there is no way to see from the file name that it actually is invoice no. 12345.
Using PMPDF to automatically create pdf's from another application I have results in files named with this format;
yyyymmddhhmmss-Invoice_12345_Account_67890.pdf, so in this case renaming is an easy task.
However, I don't have the sources so I cannot see how it is taking the invoice number and account number from the record and uses them as parts of the file name.

Programming / DBE/PmPDF report titles
« on: September 20, 2019, 04:31:35 pm »
When printing a report in DBExpert to PMPDF, and PMPDF is set to create pdf's automatically, it creates a file like this;
20190920160910-InvoiceReport.PDF where InvoiceReport is the title of the report in DBE.

If the invoice number in this case is 12345, is there a method to automatically create a pdf named only 12345.pdf?
(Actually substitute the report title "InvoiceReport" with the invoice number from it's field in the report.)

Internet / Re: The new browser / QT5
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:12:10 pm »
Just to avoid confusion, like Dave Yeo mentioned, there are;


Believe Falkon (with 'k') is the one likely to be ported.

Hardware / Re: Airboot / M.2 SATA and/or PCI NVMe
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:04:01 pm »
Thanks for the link. The models I've looked at have two USB 2.0 ports and up to 8 USB 3.0 ports.
Good to know about the Startek USB 2.0 PCIe, so with that I can even look at systems that only have USB 3.0.

Hardware / Re: Airboot / M.2 SATA and/or PCI NVMe
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:45:01 pm »
Yes, I noticed that thread but was hoping that someone had done some tests recently  ::)
Driver for NVMe is on the Arca Noae "to do" list, however I can't wait for that one to be released.
Probably I'll just buy one model that also supports my old SATA SSD's. If Win10 comes preloaded on a NVMe
and Airboot can't boot it I will just transfer the Win10 installation to another SATA SSD.

Hardware / Re: Airboot / M.2 SATA and/or PCI NVMe
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:18:22 pm »
On what kind of disk was Win7 installed?

Hardware / Airboot / M.2 SATA and/or PCI NVMe
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:18:50 pm »
Planning to buy a new ThinkCentre or ThinkStation which comes with Win pre-installed on a M.2 SATA or NVMe.
Will add an extra SATA SSD and connect it to one of the motherboard's SATA connectors and install Airboot and ArcaOS
on this one.
Don't know what kind of BIOS these systems use, but hopefully it can be set to "legacy".

If so, will Airboot be able to boot Win from the M.2 or NVMe?

Setup & Installation / Re: JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 22, 2019, 05:38:16 pm »
The partition was on a non-removable drive, internal SSD, and it's icon was identical to the other partitions on the drive.

BTW, when I first tried to manually rename the files/folders, that were copied from a backup to the newly created JFS-partition, to their original long names it did not work. After reformatting to HPFS all seems to work fine.
Thanks for the link to filesys3.wpi, I have nothing to test it on now, so I don't know if it would have worked on the partition that didn't "accept" manual editing.

Would like to go back to JFS since it's a bit faster than HPFS, but without knowing what caused the problems in the first place I'm not sure what to do. Suspect a hardware failure so perhaps just buy a new SSD drive asap, anyone knows if there is one brand that is known to be more reliable than others?

Setup & Installation / Re: JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 20, 2019, 06:40:52 pm »
Thank you, got it.

Setup & Installation / Re: JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:11:26 pm »
Yes, unicode.sys precedes the JFS.ifs line.

Didn't know about that WPS bug. In the meantime I reformatted p: with HPFS and and copying files to it keep correct file names.

During all this back and forth I've ended up with some backup directories with real file names in the 8.3 format. Is there a script/utility than can be run on these directories/files which will set real name equal to title?

Setup & Installation / Re: JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 20, 2019, 02:10:13 pm »
I have a good backup so I already recreated the partion and formatted it JFS. However, when copying files back to this new partition the title of the files remain correct but the actual file names are shortened to 8.3. When opening drive P: in details view I can edit the titles but the real name does not get updated correctly if the tilte is longer consists of more then 8 characters. (This procedure works fine on other JFS partitions,.)

Setup & Installation / JFS chkdsk problem
« on: July 19, 2019, 09:49:54 pm »
Have a problem with a jfs formatted partition. After a reboot (ArcoOS), chkdsk seems to be stuck in phase 3 when checking the "troubled" partition which has driveletter P. Disabled autocheck in config.sys and the system boots to the WPS, drive P still exists but the systems cannot list any files/directories. Is there any "safe" tool to fix this?

Utilities / Re: Insert text on pdf's
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:26:06 pm »
Good that you supplied the setup.txt, Ivan, now it's working.

Looks like it can add watermarks in batch mode but only one watermark can be defined so I would end up with identical watermarks on all pdf's.
(I need the filename of the pdf added/inserted as text.)
Also, I don't see any options for adjusting the placement of the watermark. Tried with the text watermark and it is placed diagonally on the page.

I think REXX and Ghostscript will be the solution.

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