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Load tables July 24, 2007

Posted by Mia in Collections, Uncategorized.

Building a load table (aka creating a load profile) in the system is a truly nasty thing.  I’m having to rummage around in the load tables part of the system to look at potential serials solutions records, the possibility of overlays for various things, how to protect the order records at the same time, and so on.  

Working with the webpub.def file is tiddlywinks compared to working in the load tables.  I’m sure there are plenty of folks out there who just eat this stuff up for breakfast.  And though I’m an early riser, I’m not big on eating before lunch; so I’m drawing the line right there! This stuff is not for the faint of heart.  Well, as they say: what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger 🙂

At least there is one important safety valve built into the system: you are not able to delete a load table that you’ve created, even if it only has one line in it and it’s just a test (thank goodness).  Even extremely experienced load-profilers (lingo for people who have received training in creating load tables) who are in the tables all day long — are not able to delete any of their creations.