[Loadstone] new remove from data base feature

Ömer Yesiltas yesiltas1981 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 06:58:54 BST 2011

Hi Shawn, i actually do not want the delete unnecessary points but i want to 
remove some points because of the sluggishness and late responses of the 
phone. So, a file size or point amount may be determined for this purpose. 
for instance, we may only remove 1mb files in size. the largest removable 
file size may be 1mb or we may determine a point number to remove. for 
example 10000 points may be removed at one process. For locked points file, 
yes, it may be a check points file but the check points file may contain 
many points, so, searching through all the points may take some time to find 
the wanted points. Even i activate the use check points only function, i may 
not find some check points far from my current position.
About checking all the search results, this is not so quickly needed, it may 
be skipped.
For the new database engine, i can say that a tool can be created to convert 
old database to new one. Even loadstone can have a feature to detect if the 
database is in new or old form, so it can have a small conversion tool to 
convert the database to new engine before importing it. This may lengthen 
the import process, so doing this using computer may be more appropriate.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] new remove from data base feature

It sounds like you need to reconsider how you're using databases. You really
shouldn't have to delete large amounts of data from a database.
Deleted points stay in a database so if the contents are uploaded to point
share the points can be marked as deleted. If this wasn't done then
previously deleted points would show up the next time data was downloaded
from point share.
Checking all results of a search isn't going to happen. The result set from
a search could be huge. The phone can only hold so many checkpoints in
If you have multiple locked points in a file that would be a checkpoint file
wouldn't it?
There are a lot of fields that would be nice to add to points, including
phone numbers. This would require a database change that would break
existing versions. This may happen at some point but only after a new
database engine can be found.

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011, Ömer Yesiltas wrote:

> Hi, I am using large amount of data bases on my loadstone. So, sometimes i 
> need to remove some data from the data base. the data base may become 
> sluggish and loadstone does not respond on time. Can a remove from data 
> base feature be added to the data base sub menu? It can be like import 
> function, when we select remove from data base, loadstone will want us to 
> select the data base file, then we will select one of the txt files that 
> we added to the data base before and all the content of that file will be 
> deleted from the database.
> Because, large data sometimes cause the data base to be corrupted, thus we 
> need to reimport all the data.
> Another wish, can we have a feature that allows us to check all the 
> results when we made a search? I mean, to check all the items to make 
> checkpoints.
> and last one, i want my loadstone to remember my last locked point or 
> points, thus i do not want to search the points manually every start. Can 
> we have a locked points file that we can choose one of the points? for 
> instance, we may have a feature called select locked point, when we click 
> it, loadstone may display the stored locked points in this file and we 
> choose one of them to use. These features may really be great for me.
> This is not actually a feature but, i want to ask, it also may be handy 
> sometimes. Can we add phone numbers to the points? We may have a phone 
> number field for the point and when we add it, we may call the relevant 
> place directly through loadstone.


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