Why is .xml put on the export.  [SOLVED]

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Why is .xml put on the export.

Postby bowlesj3 » 28 Aug 2017

Hi,

I export all my studies in a date/time stamped archive to a specific backup directory fairly often. I was exporting them and it was putting .pla on that end only. I always assumed this meant "Power Language Archive". So now for some reason it is tagging .xml on the end rather than .pla. I am just curious as to why it is choosing .xml rather than .pla

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Re: Why is .xml put on the export.  [SOLVED]

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 28 Aug 2017

Hello John,

it looks like you have selected XML file in "Save as type" fields upon study export. You can change it back to PLA.

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Re: Why is .xml put on the export.

Postby bowlesj3 » 28 Aug 2017

Thanks Henry. I should have noticed that. I will make sure it stays pla now.

Still curious I went to the wiki to see why one might want to export as xml and I found nothing. So I went to the google to get info on xml. I know html since I taught myself to program a mysql database driven website 2 years ago. I read a bit about xml but never learned it. I was wondering if xml is used for the MC.net studies since I seem to remember reading you could use some web based stuff in MC.net (buttons on a chart, etc).

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Re: Why is .xml put on the export.

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 01 Sep 2017

John,

Originally studies were stored in plain xml files. Pla is the wrapper for the xml file for ease of using it with PLEditor.
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