Synch directory to data source

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Synch directory to data source

Post by dariok » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:02 pm

Dear all,

I am developing exist-DB-based applications and thus my workflow often is

1) write code in oXygen
2) copy file in project explorer
3) paste into exist
4) view in browser

As with most repetitive tasks, I sometimes paste to the wrong path or copy the wrong file etc. If I just try something “quick and dirty”, I often use eXide and then copy code back to oXygen.

The other day I found the existdb-vscode extension ( for Visual Studio Code which has a (admittedly rather basic) feature to automatically synchronize a local directory to exist (i.e. a file is copied on being saved).

I think this would be a very handy addition for oXygen. It could be just as simple: name one local directory and specify a place accessible from the data sources where it is to be synched.

I’d be happy to contribute more input or to do some beta testing.

Thanks and all best,

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Re: Synch directory to data source

Post by Radu » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:29 am

Hi Dario,

Thanks for the improvement request, I added an internal issue on our side.
Our Data source explorer does not have API to allow a third party plugin to contribute content to a certain folder. So if we were to implement this it would need to be a feature built-in Oxygen.
If we will find time for this we'll update this forum thread. I'm afraid I cannot give you a timeline for this.

Radu Coravu
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