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Bonnie Jacques
07-26-2000, 12:13 PM
In my program, each spring I delete and pack the records in the .dbf's in order to start new and empty for the next season.

I don't have any problems getting into the other databases except for my location.dbf. I want to restructure it and add some new fields. Everytime I try to i get this error message:
Error unable to find or open memo file occured while trying to start application.

I can still get into the location.set entry form.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Melvin Davidson
07-26-2000, 02:08 PM
Bonnie,

You might be missing or have a corrupted .FPT
file for that database.
If it's corrupted, try using the copy option
to duplicate to a different name.

If it's missing, try creating a blank file
with the db name and .fpt extension.

eg: dbname.fpt

PS: Back up everything before trying either
solution.

russ Boehle
07-26-2000, 04:25 PM
Once you get this working again you might want to restructure the dbf so the memos are in a separate table with a linking field to the main dbf. This is Ira Perlow's idea but I've had corrupt memo's and know the pain it causes so I think I will use this when I can.

Russ