About profiles



For the operator's convenience, H2OS remembers many settings from session to session. This is accomplished by the use of a collection of database tables collectively called "profiles". They are stored in the PROFS (C:\H2OS\PROFS) folder and all have the filename extension DBF. As of this writing, there are 143 tables in a test H2OS installation, but the number fluctuates over time as different features are used.


Profile tables are used by H2OS to:



Some profiles are "throw-away", meaning that you can erase them and H2OS will automatically rebuild them as needed. This type of profile is used to store non-critical information, such as form positioning on a screen and the values for controls the last time a feature was setup and used.  More important information, such as the Operator profiles and Quickbooks interface controls must be restored in the event of a problem.


See the Distribution of H2OS files in a LAN environment topic for information about profiles. In this chart, profiles are identified as being stored in the c:\h2os\profs folder



Profile problems


In the event a profile table becomes corrupted for whatever reason, you can restore a backup copy of the table. Tables have a DBF file type. Some tables have associated files with file types of CDX and FPT. When restoring a profile DBF, you must also restore it's CDX and FPT counterparts, if used (they exist).


In certain cases H2OS will automatically create a profile table if it's not present when needed (often during startup). So, if you have a bad profile table, and you can't or don't want to restore a backup, try renaming the bad table (so H2OS wouldn't see it) and see if H2OS will automatically create a new one with default values. If not, then you'll either have to go to your backups or contact our customer support for help.