Save to URI [Was: Re: gda-dev does not compile]
plongstaff at rogers.com
Sat Dec 23 16:58:58 EST 2006
On Sat, 2006-23-12 at 12:58 -0700, Mark Johnson wrote:
> Derek Atkins wrote:
> >> I would like to test the gda backend by saving (a copy of) my real
> >> data to it. How would I do that? (I am testing gnucash-gda on a
> >> separate machine from where I run gnucash with my real data.)
> > My understanding is that right now there's not a good way of doing this
> > because there's no way to input a URI in the File Chooser, so you
> > cannot Save As to save to a GDA backend. Fixing this is something
> > that needs to happen.. Care to take a shot? ;)
> Sigh, I couldn't resist the temptation... I started looking into this.
Thanks. I'm happy to have other people tackling areas of this project.
> First, I thought I had found something when I found the function
> gtk_file_chooser_set_local_only, but the wretched dialog insists on
> trying to display the directory of the entered URI when one clicks
> Save. Naturally, such a directory does not exist. Entering
> gda://AnActualConection results in an error.
I found that function too and thought it would fix things, but it
I didn't see an error. What I saw was that the returned file looked
like /path.../gda%3A%2F%2FAnActualConection. I have some code which
looks for "%3A%2F%2F" and then searches around for the URI that was
entered. This works, but now means I need to add the sync function to
the backend to blow away the current contents of the database and save
the new contents. I should have this ready to commit in a few days.
This will at least allow saving to a GDA database.
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