Data Viewer "Save As" greyed out

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becklesd
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Data Viewer "Save As" greyed out

Post by becklesd » March 9th, 2021, 12:42 pm

I'm finding that for about half the files the data Viewer's "Save As" option is greyed out. While a work-around is often possible it is a bit of a nuisance.
Is there anything that can be done about this? Does anyone else have this problem? I'm using version 7.5.0 of the Data Viewer.

Thanks
Beckles

Gregory Martin
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Re: Data Viewer "Save As" greyed out

Post by Gregory Martin » March 9th, 2021, 3:51 pm

This is because the dictionary does not allow saving/exporting data. See here:

https://www.csprousers.org/help/CSPro/d ... tions.html

The default option is to allow data to be exported, so someone either turned this off, or potentially someone hand-edited the dictionary file, breaking the security settings.

If you have the dictionary and are working with a text file, just change the setting and open the text file again. If you are working with CSPro DB files, the dictionary is embedded, so you can't easily modify the setting. What you can do is force Data Viewer to use a specific dictionary. You can go to the command prompt and enter something like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DataViewer.exe" "My File.csdb" "My Dictionary.dcf"

becklesd
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Re: Data Viewer "Save As" greyed out

Post by becklesd » March 10th, 2021, 11:38 am

Hi Gregory,
Thanks for that quick and most useful reply. "...learn something every day..."
Cheers
Beckles

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