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09-05-19, 10:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
The way I understand AceDB (I don't use it myself) is that it only stores settings a user has changed from the default. If a user is still using a default setting (even if just 1 out of 20), it won't bother to write that 1 to file.
local defaults = {
    profile = {
        enabled = true,
        pet = "dog"
Let's first assume the user changes nothing, in which case there is no file written in the SavedVariables folder. Next, let's assume the user changes pet = "cat". In this case, a file is created, containing something like this:
MyAddOnDB = {
    ["Seerah - Lightbringer"] = { -- if the character "Seerah" was on the realm "Lightbringer"
        pet = "cat",
You will notice that there is no entry for "enabled" because that was not changed by the user, and is still the default.
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