I have a BIG problem I hope you can help solve. I have created two
databases and have entered data diligently for about 1 months now
(although I had bought Visual CE from Directcom in Oct 97!). I stored
the two files on my storage card.
Today, I decided to "clear" my HP620LX by doing a hard reset. I decided
to do this because I have installed a lot of demo software and my
palmtop was getting slow. After the hard reset, I reinstalled all the
software that I use regularly, including of course Visual CE. To my
horror, when I tried to open the two databases, there wasn't any records
inside! Both have become empty shells. Luckily I had done a backup on
4 Feb 98. I restored everything and all the records in both the
databases "reappeared" (in the storage card). However, all the records
I had entered since then were gone :-(
Could anyone explain why the above happened?
What I did next was to import the 2 databases into 2 Microsoft Access
files. I then did another hard reset. Now I want to get the records in
the MS Access files back into 2 databases in my palmtop. I had
previously sought Syware's help regarding exporting MS Access files into
the palmtop on 31 Oct 97. I have no problem exporting the MS Access
database into a Visual CE ODBC file. But after that I am lost.
Do I need to re-design another form for the database? If yes, after
that, how do I get all the records down into the palmtop? I sincerely
hope someone can give me some step-by-step idiot-proofed advice. I am
feeling so desperate now as I have destroyed all the hard copies of
records that I had entered into my lost databases.