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Unable to open multiple builder windows in IDE (6.4.22)

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Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:08 pm Change Time Zone


A work colleague is training using a local VM setup.
She is unable to open multiple builder windows. Clicking 'New Builder Window' once the 1st builder window is up does nothing.

She can open multiple ECL files from her repository.
She can also create multiple workspaces, each one of which has a single binder window in it.

Err -any ideas? I thought it might be a permissions issue with here users->public->documents->HPCC Systems windows direcotry but its not that.

She's waiting for approval for her forum user to be created, but in the mean time...

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Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:45 pm Change Time Zone


I just duplicated the problem in 6.4.24-1 but it worked fine in my older 6.4.16-1 ECL IDE so it looks like a regression. Time for a JIRA ticket, and see if anyone has a slightly older ECL IDE install to give your colleague.


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Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:01 pm Change Time Zone

The question is how SHOULD this work? The bug I fixed was that if you searched for an attribute file and it was already open in a tab, then we don't open a new one but open the existing one.

If you try to open the same attribute file in the repository directory, should it not have the same behavior?

Maybe we need to create a "duplicate" attribute option that adds "_1" or "_new" to the end?
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:07 pm Change Time Zone

I will look into this. This was most likely introduced when I fixed the opening of duplicate existing attributes. Am working on a fix right now.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:04 pm Change Time Zone

Me too having the same issue. When i try to open new window first time it is opening. Later time it always pointing to first one. I am unable to open multiple new windows. Pleas help.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:01 pm Change Time Zone

Same problem with me - i downloaded new version 6.4.24 and cannot open new builder window or click open and open a query from hard drive.

Also how to download previous version of ECL idE?
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:20 pm Change Time Zone

The latest version of the IDE prior to 6.4.22 can be found here:

https://hpccsystems.com/download/archiv ... v=6.4.16-1


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