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  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #641

    MrEdCollins

    Ah, didn't realize you changed handles!

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #642

    realbezo

    Hi, does anyone know how to remove a game from a database. 

    I listed the games and tried to "remove", "delete" a game from game list, but there is no save the database option in the program. And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database. 

    Do i miss something?

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #643

    pawpatrol

    Tools-Maintenance-Compact Database

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #644

    TerraPi

    From the game List you can chose to Delete a game (Remove will only remove it from the displayed list). 

    The game is now marked as deleted but mot actually deleted from the database. It will not disappear until you do "Compact Database" under Maintanance.

    I usually make a copy of the database before I compact it because this function has been a bit unstable for me at som rare occaions.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #645

    Martin_Stahl

    pawpatrol wrote:

    Tools-Maintenance-Compact Database

    But that hasn't worked for me on the last couple of versions I've tried. Had to jump back to SCID for that. I think I may be a version behind though.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #646

    pawpatrol

    Weird.  Some error message?

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #647

    Martin_Stahl

    Nope, games just don't delete. Not a huge deal as I don't have that many games that I do it with; except in one of my databases that have a lot of duplicates.

    Will have to install the newest version soon and test again.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #648

    Martin_Stahl

    And I'm not fully postitive I have tried in the version I'm on now. I just know that last time I tried it didn't work.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #649

    nimzotech

    Just installed Scid vs PC 4.14 - currently on Windows 8.

    I am very pleased with this powerfull program but I have some bugs to work out. When the program starts, the 'Tip of the Day' and the 'Welcome to Scid' windows are hidden and docked on my taks bar. The only way I can view them is if I click Maximize from the Taskbar.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #650

    JogoReal

    Martin_Stahl in some occasions the compact command will not work and the games marked for deletation are not deleted. In those occasions I close the archive and the database, open both again and go to mantenance -> compact, and this way the compact command work all the time at the second attempt. I have seen this only in the most recent versions of ScidVSPC for Windows 64X: in older versions the compact command used to work at every attempt. By the way, I am the guy who made the Portuguese translation that comes with the most recent version 4.14.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #651

    JogoReal

    nimzotech you can see those at any time going to the menu "help" -> Tip of the Day  / Startup Window.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #652

    Martin_Stahl

    JogoReal wrote:

    Martin_Stahl in some occasions the compact command will not work and the games marked for deletation are not deleted. In those occasions I close the archive and the database, open both again and go to mantenance -> compact, and this way the compact command work all the time at the second attempt. I have seen this only in the most recent versions of ScidVSPC for Windows 64X: in older versions the compact command used to work at every attempt. By the way, I am the guy who made the Portuguese translation that comes with the most recent version 4.14.

    Cool, thanks. That might be it. I'll test tonight and see what happens.

  • 12 days ago · Quote · #653

    MrEdCollins

    realbezo wrote:

    Hi, does anyone know how to remove a game from a database. 

    I listed the games and tried to "remove", "delete" a game from game list, but there is no save the database option in the program. And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database.

    It hasn't been mentioned yet, but if by chance your database was a collection of games in the pgn format, you could always just open that pgn file with Textpad or Notepad or your own favorite text editor, look for the game(s) you wish to delete, and delete them manually from the file, assuming the other methods didn't work for you.

    If the games aren't in the pgn format, you could always convert them to this format, delete the game manually with your text editor, and then convert them back to the original format once you're finished.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #654

    stevenaaus

    > And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database.

    The only thing i can think of is, that ScidvsPC has been installed in "program files", and/or the databases are in there. Windows after Vista does funny things with files in these directories, and you really have to install ScidvsPC in an unpriviledged directory. C:\ is now the default. Or anywhere in your home dir.

    It is also possible, but unlikely, to have the same DB open in Scid and ScidvsPC (or multiple programs) at the one time, with undefined behaviours.


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