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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Hiding/Showing entries

From: Pierfrancesco Caci
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Hiding/Showing entries
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:54:47 +0100
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>>>>> "WB5BKL" == WB5BKL  <address@hidden> writes:

    WB5BKL> Running xlog 2.0.3 During a recent contest, I decided to
    WB5BKL> 'hide' several columns that I knew I would not have to
    WB5BKL> deal with immediately: QSLOUT, QSLIN, POWER, and OTHER.

    WB5BKL> When I used the log editor to 'show' those entries again,
    WB5BKL> all of my data in those columns had vanished - for all of
    WB5BKL> my ~4K log entries.  Rats.

    WB5BKL> I have monthly backups and those logs still show missing
    WB5BKL> entries in those columns when loaded.

    WB5BKL> What did I do wrong?  Am I missing a concept here?


the log editor acts directly on the content of the file. So when you
"hid" the colum, you in fact deleted the column from the file. When
you open the backup, make sure you have restored the show/hide setting
to your normal values, or you'll end up deleting those columns again.

The concept that you're missing is probably that Xlog can handle
multiple files at the same time, and each file can have different
show/hide setting. So keep your historical log in a file (or one file
per year, maybe), while logging your contest in a new file. The log
contest can have a streamlined setup. The only caveat is when you then
go to merge the files, you have to be careful that both have the same
columns, otherwise I think the one you select first wins (so if in the
first file you hide the name, the merged file will have it hidden
too). Make some experimentation with this process, and be sure to have
good backups. 

Pf, ik5pvx

Pierfrancesco Caci

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