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  • error message opening set

    Getting the following error message. The memo tables are separate dbf's related in a 1to1. I can open the memo tables independently.
    alpha error.jpg

  • #2
    Re: error message opening set

    1. Make sure the set is pointing at the tables that you think it is.

    The set may be looking at a different directory or something else may be wrong.

    Control panel - files/set tab

    Right click the set - utilities - repair set

    Look at the complete name of the file of each table...

    If needed, you can point to a different table and save.
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    • #3
      Re: error message opening set

      I have narrowed down the problem to one table that it can't seem to open or find named memo_Client.dbf. If I have a working backup can I just copy over the non corrupted files? Which files would I copy?

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      • #4
        Re: error message opening set

        A memo file error is usually indicative of a problem with a ".fpt" file associated with one of the tables in the set. Check the files in the directory and see if one of them, a ".fpt" file is enormous. if so, you have a corrupt memo file and it needs to be repaired. The memo file is where alpha stores any "Memo-type" information associated with that table.

        Tom

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        • #5
          Re: error message opening set

          Originally posted by barry685 View Post
          I have narrowed down the problem to one table that it can't seem to open or find named memo_Client.dbf. If I have a working backup can I just copy over the non corrupted files? Which files would I copy?
          Make sure you have copies of everything before you start...

          I'd copy all of the files for that table and replace what you have..

          Do you have objects (forms, browses, reports,.... etc) or field rules for that table that may be different than the older backup?
          Al Buchholz
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          • #6
            Re: error message opening set

            Yep. Corrupt or deleted .ftp file is the likely culprit.

            Try this AFTER a backup or two.

            <TBL>.MEMO_CHECK()
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            • #7
              Re: error message opening set

              Other than .ftp what other files have to be copied?

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              • #8
                Re: error message opening set

                It might be best to do a restore, presuming you have a backup?
                Try this
                A5_RepairSetStructure()

                You will need to read the documentation regarding files to be copied over. It's all in the help text.
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                • #9
                  Re: error message opening set

                  The relevant help file topic is "Alpha Five File Types" I believe. Here's the link via the wiki.

                  If a native Alpha Five table contains a memo field, the data you've entered is stored in the DBF, FPT and CDX files. If there is no memo field in the table the data you've entered is stored in the dbf and CDX files alone. there will be no FPT file in this case. Tthe designs for layouts based on the table are stored in the dictionaries for the table, along with field rules, and other objects, including long field names, long table names, etc.

                  Each set has its own dictionaries.

                  Check the help file material for details.

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                  • #10
                    Re: error message opening set

                    Ended up using a backup about 5 days old and re entered the data.

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