Constructed types in Ace 5

Carson Thoreen Carson_Thoreen at brown.edu
Thu Jun 29 05:32:41 EST 2000


Hello --
I'm using the 5/9 development release and have found a couple problems 
that may or may not be my fault:

1. If I construct a model like this:

?Dog BelongsTo Text
     DogHouse Text #Yard

?Yard Frontyard
      Backyard
      InTheGarden

and then try to import an .ace file like this:

Dog : Rufus
DogHouse "Deluxe" Frontyard

I get an error claiming Frontyard doesn't exist in the model. When I 
create a Dog object through the edit menu and then choose to update it, 
the constructed type shows up as "DogHouse Text #SomeOtherClass"! If I 
open the "Model" class and examine the "Dog" model, I see "DogHouse Text 
#Yard". So I think there's a problem in the way ace is parsing the 
models for creating objects. Ideas?


2. In the last newsletter, there was mention that indexing in ace 5 was 
a little screwy so that queries wouldn't work correctly unless the 
database was re-indexed. I've had this problem with AQL -- the objects 
returned meet the query criteria, but the data from tags isn't right ie. 
in a database with lots of "Dog" objects, "Rufus" might correctly 
returned, but Rufus->BelongsTo column often shows data that isn't 
connected to "Rufus". Even when I choose "read models and reindex" the 
problem remains. Is there another way to re-index, or should I wait 
until the next release?


3. When I try to go to www.acedb2000.bcgsc.bc.ca to see what I've 
missed, my browser can't find the server. Is this the correct URL?

Any help is very much appreciated!
Thanks,
Carson

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Carson Thoreen
Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology
University of Washington
Carson_Thoreen at brown.edu








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