Saving Database Options:

  1. 2 years ago
    Edited 2 years ago by MisterLee

    Looking through the settings I can not find any options for "saving" the database.
    You can manually save at any time.
    When you exit the app it does save the file if it was un-saved. It doesn't tell you that on exit, it just does it. (I tested it to make sure).
    However, it would be nice to have the option of an auto-save feature that you can configure for x amount of minutes.
    This is just good insurance for peace of mind, so that if there is a computer crash, your data would still be saved. So you could set it at say five minutes. So that would be the most you would lose, (the last five minutes of your work). It's nice to have choice. Some users might be happy with the current configuration. Others might want to have some say in the decision as to what's right for them.
    Note: Here are 2 screenshots showing how it's done in TexNotes.



    Oh well, I guess you don't get to see the screenshots. I saved the screenshots to my hard drive. I copied the path to their location inside the image brackets. ??? Should have worked. Perhaps some further instruction on "how to" should be posted.

    New Edit: Perhaps I have figured out the 'magic sauce' for posting pics. Number 2 Attempt:



    New Edit: No magic for me. I posted the images online. Copied the image URL's here. Still nothing. I'm out of ammunition. What a shame. I have many images I was hoping to post in the future regarding far more important issues. I need a tutorial Chris. Please advise! Thanks.

  2. Chris

    4 Jul 2017 Developer, Moderator, Beta Tester


    Databases don't need to be saved. It's all managed in the background. However, you do need to save a "Record" which is a small part of that whole database. Some parts of doogiePIM saving of records are automatic, such as when you create a new Document or Journal then you move away from that record to another, that record will be committed and saved to the database automatically.

    If you want to commit a Document record immediately whilst staying on the same document, simply press Ctrl+S or choose the Save changes command found in the main menu "Edit".

    Some records, such as adding a Contact, will bring up a record window with buttons to "Save" or "Cancel". There is obviously a need to hit "Save" to store that Contact to the database.

    The database of doogiePIM can grow very large when hundreds of thousands of records are added, hence the need to only save a record at a time as loading the whole database in memory would use up all your valuable memory, if you even had enough.

    Images in the Forum

    To show an image in this forum, you will need to upload it to an image serving platform or website. One place I like to use is imgur. It's free.

    Once you upload to imgur you are give a "Direct Link" URL. Simply place that URL in the tags of your forum post. You should see an "Image" icon. Click this and the needed code to insert the image will be provided.


    Fill in the URL and hit Post. Your image should appear. If it doesn't just edit the post and check the URL is actually the Direct Link URL to the image file such as png or jpg.

    I hope my little explanation helps.


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