FlightLog – WebOS

FlightLog for WebOS

FlightLog is a WebOS® application for aviators that provides only the flight logging feature found in the popular FlightBriefer application:

FlightLog is NOT a certified flight tool and cannot be used as such.

FlightLog comes with no warranty or claims of accuracy or correctness. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By the act of downloading, installing, and running FlightLog, you agree to irrevocably release its author and ansonworks.com/flightbriefer.net from ALL liability forever.

Email Support: palm_support@flightbriefer.net

Flight Logging – Simple…

FlightLog contains a simple flight log that can be used to record and keep track of flight time. FlightLog and FlightBriefer logging functionality and features are completely identical:

Backing up and Restoring your Flight logs

Below are some sample instructions on backing up and restoring your flightlog database. For sake of example, the instructions are based upon the following task:

  • I am going to backup my flightlog database from the FlightBriefer application
  • I am going to restore my flightlog database into the FlightLog application

Also, for the sake of example, I am using Windows on my PC. Linux and Mac should
also work.

First, I recommend you download and install the Firefox browser – that is what I
start with. You will also download and install a plug-in into your Firefox
browser called “SQLite Manager”. SQLite Manager will be the tool that is used to
perform the actual database backup and restore.

Let’s get started. To Backup:

  1. Download and install the SQLite Manager plug-in for the Firefox browser
  2. Connect your Pre to your desktop via USB –select “USB Drive” mode • In this
    example, I assume the Pre as a USB drive gets mounted as “E:” (again, for
  3. Launch the SQLite Manager from within Firefox (Its under the Tools menu)
  4. From the SQLite Manager top menu, select: Database->Connect Database
  5. Navigate to something like this: “E:\.appstorage\file_.var.usr.palm.applications.com.ansonworks.flightbriefer-palm_0”
  6. Select “All Files” in the lower right hand corner of the current window you
    are navigating in
  7. You may see 2 files (for FlightBriefer, you *may* see 2 files – a one big
    and a one small one) – open the *small* one
  8. If successfully opened, you should see a “Tables” drop down on the left with
    3 tables – one of them is called “flightlog” • If you don’t see that table,
    go back to 7) and open the “other” file…
  9. Select “flightlog” and go to Table->Export Table from the top menu
  10. Choose “SQL” and leave both check boxes unchecked
  11. Make sure the top of the Export wizard says something like this: “Database:
    Main Name of the table: flightlog”
  12. Press the OK button – The next window should allow you to choose a location
    on your PC and give you the option to name your export file.
  13. Select a location *on your PC* and name the file something like
    “flightbriefer-flightlog-backup-11_25.sql” (suffix is important –make sure
    its “.sql”)
  14. Press Save.
  15. Back at the SQLite Manger top level menu, select “Database->Close Database”

Your Flightlog database should now be backed up.

To Restore:

  1. Follow steps 1), 2), 3) and 4) as in the Backup section (again, in this example, I assume my Pre gets mounted as “E:” for Windows)
  2. Navigate to something like this: “E:\.app-storage\.app storage\file_.var.usr.palm.applications.com.ansonworks.flightlog-palm_0”
  3. You should see 1 file (for the Flightlog app there is only one – a small one) – open the small one
  4. From the left hand “Tables” dropdown, select “flightlog”
  5. Now, from the SQLite Manager top menu, select “Database->Import”
  6. Press “Select File” and choose the backup file that you saved above (i.e.
  7. Select the SQL tab and ensure the checkbox is unchecked.
  8. Press the OK button – you should get a confirmation dialog – confirm that as well
  9. If the import succeeded, you should get a notice on the import wizard that
    your entries were successfully imported into the flightlog table.
  10. Back at the SQLite Manger top level menu, select “Database->Close Database”
  11. Launch FlightLog and confirm that your log entries are now visible there and
    can be manipulated.

Your Flightlog database is now restored.

For more information about FlightLog, visit the Palm
WebOS App Store

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