Understanding Automatic Backup of PeopleCode

A PeopleCode program is automatically saved to a file while you are working on it. This checkpoint occurs at the following times:

  • Every 10 keystrokes.

  • On a save command, just before the save is executed (in case the save does not actually execute because the code is invalid).

  • When another PeopleCode program is selected to be edited (if you have two PeopleCode editor windows open at the same time and you move from one to the other).

The file is saved to your temp directory, as specified in your environment, in a file with the following name:


, where MMDDYY represents the month, date, and year of the checkpoint, respectively, and HHMMSS represents the hour, minute, and second of the checkpoint, respectively.

The top of the checkpoint file contains the following information:

[PeopleCode Checkpoint File]

If your PeopleCode program saves successfully, checkpoint files associated with that program are automatically deleted.