Re: [Emerald] credit card batch-out file

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Wed, 2 Feb 2000 13:02:43 -0500

Maybe this whole overwriting vs. appending issue can be resolved by making
it a choice. In other words, when "Batch out" is selected, when it's about
to send data to the output file, maybe there can be a prompt to ask whether
or not to overwrite an existing file:
Overwrite or append to previous batch-out file?
[Overwrite] (default) | [Append]

Maybe if this route is taken, the Overwrite option can also back up the file
it's about to overwrite (like 0002021302-batch-out.txt or whatever).

The big problem with credit card batching is that everyone's using different
programs that all behave differently, and from what I can tell, most of
those programs were written very poorly (e.g. still written for Windows
3.1x, but "works in Windows 95, 98, NT").


----- Original Message -----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] credit card batch-out file

> Ronnie Franklin wrote:
> >
> > IF you named each batch out file to the date... like 020200.out or some
> > other method then the CC program could pick up the file, process it, and
> > export it to or something.. then Emerald would delete the
> > file just like it does now, but I would not be appending a batch.out
> > the next day....
> What if you do two batch outs in the same day? Does the first get
> overwrote or appending? If appending, do the transactions get
> double-billed?
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
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