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 Using multiple instances of a V12 table
INM V12 Database for Director Windows, Macintosh General database and table use Versions 1.x-3.x


In some applications, it is useful to create more than one Xtra instance for a given table. The advantage of such a duplication is to keep several selections and several current records for the same table.


This example defines two table instances (gTable1 and gTable2) for the table: articles. The selection in gTable1 is sorted by order of price, whereas in gTable2 it is sorted by order of name.

set gTable1 = New(Xtra "V12table", mGetRef(gDB), "articles")
set gTable2 = New(Xtra "V12table", mGetRef(gDB), "articles")
mOrderBy(gTable1, "price")
mOrderBy(gTable2, "name")


1. The multiple instance definition technique is sometimes convenient for Read-Only databases but can lead to inconsistencies when used in Read/Write mode. This happens particularly when editing a current record that is also the current record of the other instance.

2. Each table instance takes up RAM.

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Article ID: 115
Created On: 26 Sep 2006 02:45 PM

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