RELEASE

Closes an application directory.

Syntax

RELEASE directoryname

Parameters

directoryname

The name of an application directory.

Comments

The RELEASE command closes the specified directory by removing it from the directory list, freeing the memory where the symbols defined in the directory were stored. Objects (and their data) belonging to the specified directory are no longer accessible.

Example

access DevDir update
access ProdDir read
add DevDir.Employees from ProdDir.Employees
add DevDir.Departments from ProdDir.Departments
add DevDir.Projects from ProdDir.Projects
release ProdDir

The preceding commands copy data from a production database to a development database, then close the production database so that subsequent commands are sure to affect only the development database.

 

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