The recommended method for transferring code and graphics changes to the server (and also other users) is to make a new sharing generation (see Changing the Design of a Shared Database). However, the downside of this method is that all other users must temporarily close the database. If you just want to make a quick patch, it’s also possible to manually upload a change. This is especially useful for web development, where the change only needs to be on the server, not on other client computers.

Manually Uploadlng Procedure Code

To manually upload the current procedure to the server, choose the Upload Code to Server command from the Program menu. The Program menu appears only when you open a procedure window.

If you plan to do this frequently, you may want to add this command to the toolbar. To do this, start by right clicking anywhere in the toolbar. Choose Customize Toolbar from the popup menu, then drag the Upload Code icon into the toolbar.

Then click the Done button. You can now upload the current procedure simply by clicking this icon in the toolbar.

Manually Uploadlng a Form

To manually upload the current form to the server, choose the Upload Form to Server command from the Form menu. The Form menu appears when you switch to graphics mode when viewing a form.

If you plan to do this frequently, you may want to add this command to the toolbar. To do this, start by right clicking anywhere in the toolbar. Choose Customize Toolbar from the popup menu, then drag the Upload Form icon into the toolbar.

Then click the Done button. You can now upload the current form simply by clicking this icon in the toolbar.

Manually Downloading Patches

To manually download a patch from the server to your computer, choose Download Components… from the File menu, then choose which database sections you want to download.

When you’re ready, press the Download button and the requested components will be downloaded to your computer.

Note: You cannot download individual items, only entire sections. For example, you cannot download an individual form or an individual procedure, you have to download all of them.


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