Hi Jim, I wonder how permanent variables will be treated for server connected databases. I am considering how to use permanent variables in databases that will eventually be server-connected.
Will the permanent variable be saved with the server database or just locally?
If with the server database, then all users will have access to the same permanent variable and it would not be useful for saving individualized data for various users.
If saved locally, then each user could have their own value for the permanent variable. This could useful for certain things, but also might put the data at risk of loss if, for example, a forced synchronization is done or the copy of the database is replaced (something I have done in Pan 6 when a user has certain problems.)
Related question: the help entry for the dbinfo( function says “the permanent variables will not be listed if the database is in user or custom mode (the database must be in author mode).” I cannot recall user mode, custom mode, or author mode in Pan X. I know those were Pan 6 terms, but do they apply in PanX?