Are copies of my Framework design kept?

If the Keep XML File Versions option in your Framework is turned on then back up copies of your Framework design are kept automatically.

A copy of your Framework design is created just before an altered Framework design is saved. In other words a snapshot of the current design is saved just before the altered design replaces it.

Your Framework design is normally saved:

  • Every time you shut down the Framework if a change has been made to the design.
  • Just before you snap in a real filter or command handler if a change has been made to the design. This is done in case your filter or command handler fails, causing the entire Framework to shut down abnormally.
  • Every 10 minutes or whatever Automatic Save Time in Minutes interval is specified in your Framework, if a change has been made to the design, since the last time it was saved.
  • Normally Frameworks are stored in XML formatted files named VF_SY001_System.xml, that reside in the execute directory of the associated LANSA partition.

    You will also find files with names like vf_Sy001_System_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.xml. These are the saved versions of your Framework design. The YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS portion of the name reflects the date and time they were saved.

    If you copied file vf_Sy001_System_20010203_143000.xml over the top of the current VF_SY001_System.xml file then you would have reverted your Framework design (but not necessarily your Images Palette) back to as it was on the 3rd February, 2001 at 2:30pm.