View Full Version : Problem with Memo field entering


Mike Carter
02-28-2002, 04:21 PM
I can't seem to enter info into my memo field. I get a message "Error Locking". Then I get a message that says to correct "field rule violation/n". I assume some how I have locked-out this field from new data entry - it always worked in the past - but my program index has no "Field Rules" tab and I can't find it. H E L P !!!!

Thomas Henkel
03-06-2002, 04:44 AM
"Error Locking" has little to do with specific fields. Alpha is trying to lock the record during your update. It may be that your memo file is corrupt. Just on the outside, check the size of the ".fpt" file. We have experienced times when it has grown to some incredible size for no known reason. In the code archive is a routine that helps you repair the memo field file (my apologies to the autor, but your name seems to have fallen through this sieve of a mind of mine). We've used it a couple of times and it seems to have resolved our problems.

Good luck,


Melvin Davidson
03-07-2002, 05:07 AM

I am the one guilty of posting the memo fix scripts.

Your apology is accepted! :)


Thomas Henkel
03-07-2002, 07:08 AM
Again, Melvin, I do apologize. Your routine helped greatly.


Mike Carter
03-08-2002, 02:28 PM
Thank you Tom for the kind reply - will give it a try.