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  • Database on a network drive.

    Hello everyone,

    I've created a simple database for my users to store very basic information. I've installed the runtime software on each of the three users computers and entered my key. The problem is that only one user appears to be able to have the database open at a time (the RMUF problem that is mentioned several times here) I've tried deleting the RMUF and MUF files with little success.

    An interesting problem that I have not been able to find in the forums, is that the database will open on another computer, if it is closed on the creation computer. However, there will be a large blue question mark over the tables, and the forms are not there.

    Thanks in advance,

  • #2
    Re: Database on a network drive.

    I went ahead and attached a screen shot of the table with the blue question mark taken from a users computer.


    • #3
      Re: Database on a network drive.

      The blue ? means that the database definition (.adb) knows that there is supposed to be a table so named included in the database, but it can't find it. Switch to the detail view of the tables/sets tab of the control panel and check the path.

      Is the network drive mapped to the same letter on all machines?
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: Database on a network drive.

        Thanks for the quick response Stan, all the network drives are the same, and you were correct, how can I edit that path?
        Last edited by Newander; 07-21-2008, 12:37 PM.


        • #5
          Re: Database on a network drive.

          Select each table/set in the control panel, right click and drop it from the database. Right click in the blank tab and choose Add table/set. Navigate to the proper directory and add them.
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            Re: Database on a network drive.

            Also, (RMUF problems) make sure all the computers have permissions to use the drive/folder that the application is in.



            • #7
              Re: Database on a network drive.

              Hi Stan,

              The option to drop table from that database is not available to me by right clicking.



              • #8
                Re: Database on a network drive.

                Originally posted by Newander View Post
                Hi Stan,

                The option to drop table from that database is not available to me by right clicking.

                You must be using the runtime. You'll have to do this with the development version accessing the server database. If you are running shadowed you will have to redo the network optimize.
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: Database on a network drive.


                  You mentioned runtime and then I noticed the following
                  I've installed the runtime software on each of the three users computers and entered my key. The problem is that only one user appears to be able to have the database open at a time
                  I did not think you needed to enter a license for a runtime, only a run engine. Did he enter his development license on a runtime and restricted it to single user runtime?

                  I am still developing my first major project in V8 so I am not sure I am helping this issue or not.

                  Jeff Ryder