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  • Error Message after Back up

    I have just used the backup function to backup a database called BUSINESS DEV ASSIST located in C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST. I have backup the date base to C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST\backup

    Subsequently have made some alterations to a form but when I come to save the form I get the following:
    The system cannot find the path specified. C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST\backup\Sets\CONTACT AND ACTIVITIES\Form\Contact View/Add/Edit.a5bak

    and I cannot save the amendments.

    How do I get it to save or have I done something wrong in backing up the date base?

    Would be grateful for any help.

    Thanks

    Doula
    John

    Currently Using Alpha ver 12.4.4.4. Build: 4346; Addins: 4889 against MySql databases

    Church Job Finder
    A Church of England Enabling Recruitment Partner "Right People, Right Place, Right Time"

  • #2
    Re: Error Message after Back up

    Wild guess. The forward slashes used in the form name are confusing Alpha. Try renaming the form without using characters that would be illegal in a filename.

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    • #3
      Re: Error Message after Back up

      Tom ............

      Thanks for the help. When I made the backup I thought it would help my housekeeping to keep the backup in a sub directory called Backup.

      I haven't added anything to the file name. The Forward slashes seemed to have been generated either by Alpha or the system.

      I have checked in the detail view under the Tables/Sets tab on the control panel and all the paths are pointing to the original (correct) location C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST not C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST\backup\Sets\CONTACT AND ACTIVITIES\Form\Contact View/Add/Edit.a5bak.

      Should I have made the backup in the main directory C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST?

      Alternatively how do I change the path back to C:\BUSINESS DEV ASSIST?

      Doula
      John

      Currently Using Alpha ver 12.4.4.4. Build: 4346; Addins: 4889 against MySql databases

      Church Job Finder
      A Church of England Enabling Recruitment Partner "Right People, Right Place, Right Time"

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      • #4
        Re: Error Message after Back up

        So much for my "wild guess". When time permits I'll look into this further. -- tom

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        • #5
          Re: Error Message after Back up

          I think Tom's first assessment was correct.

          I would suggest this:

          1. First and foremost make a copy of the folder containing the database
          2. using windows explorer, open the copy and delete all subfolders relating to the issue
          3. open the database in the copy, rename the form, possibly using underscores for the slashes, but do not use dashes.
          4. open the form, modify, and see if it will save correctly
          Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
          972 524 8714
          [email protected]

          ____________________
          "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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          • #6
            Re: Error Message after Back up

            Tom / Martin ...........

            Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a go later in the day and let you know how I get on.

            Just off to battle with the snow (with 2 or 3 snowflakes we grind to a halt here in the UK!) and try and get to the office. Would normally work here but have all the staff Christmas presents so must go an do the Santa thing!

            Cheers

            Doula
            John

            Currently Using Alpha ver 12.4.4.4. Build: 4346; Addins: 4889 against MySql databases

            Church Job Finder
            A Church of England Enabling Recruitment Partner "Right People, Right Place, Right Time"

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              Re: Error Message after Back up

              Martin ............

              Why I didn't spot I had used / in the form name I don't know - must be the Christmas spirit!

              Did as you suggested and hey presto all solved!

              Thanks for your help.

              Have a good Christmas and all good things for the New Year.

              Cheers

              Doula
              John

              Currently Using Alpha ver 12.4.4.4. Build: 4346; Addins: 4889 against MySql databases

              Church Job Finder
              A Church of England Enabling Recruitment Partner "Right People, Right Place, Right Time"

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              • #8
                Re: Error Message after Back up

                glad it helped
                Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                972 524 8714
                [email protected]

                ____________________
                "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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