[Dataperf] DP Web Server
chrispedersen at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 6 06:19:22 CEST 2017
Yeah, I’m aware of the command line import. But the overhead to data ratio is so poor.
I realize that to most dp seems to be dead. But the fundamental engine is so solid; and it is so fast for data prototyping, that I believe a viable niche still exists.
Whether anyone still has the skill set to capitalize on it of course is another question.
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Not really a need for DP to monitor constantly. The importing of files can be done by DP with a command line already. If real-time monitoring is needed, something could be created using a third party tool (like AutoIt, Visual Basic, or many other languages) to monitor for new files and then run the DP command line to import them as needed.
I don't know how much Lew would be interested in (or able to) making further changes to DP. Haven't heard from him in some time.
On 8/3/2017 1:43 PM, Chris Pedersen wrote:
All WP products had the ability to run from the WPshell, and exchange data via the clipboard
Data Perfect has these abilities, via the import field and import record commands.
These functions iirc were implimented via temporary files Ie, when you copied text to the clipboard it created a file ~1234567.tmp.
People have used dp to drive web sites. More or less, they run dp in a loop. Load dp importing a transaction file, exit dp, go back into the loop.
If Lew could be interested, I would propose the following:
\TransIn Directory under dp.
\TransOut Directory under dp.
Have dp constantly monitor the TransIn directory for transaction logs. If a file is found, import it as per a standard dp transaction log
Secondly, have one new on record edit option. On edit/save run a report. This would be like any other report generated from the menu or report list. The user would be expected to put it in the \TransOut directory.
This ability to import and export files real time, is really all thats necessary to turn DP into a stable, robust webserver.
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