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  • can't load a form

    I get an error message and the default form opens up. I tried to pack the table - get an error, can't pack or rebuild the indexes for the dbf dictionary???

  • #2
    Re: can't load a form

    Sounds like something is corrupt; restore from backup.


    • #3
      Re: can't load a form

      Am I going to lose data, the last time i backed up was 3 weeks ago.


      • #4
        Re: can't load a form

        Try Editing the indexes to see if you can find out what is wrong. If you can't, delete them, save, and recreate them.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: can't load a form

          I don't know how many tables you have, but from the Control Panel you could go to the indexes for each table and try a Rebuild. That might point out where the problem lies. Then it might be as easy as deleting the index and recreating it. Worth a try. However, before doing anything, backup what you have so that it might be possible to restore your live data.

          If the above doesn't work, then I would try your backup and copy your live data files to that directory and rebuild the indexes. But I'm pretty sure that your problem lies somewhere in your data files.

          And I'm sure you've realized how silly it is to not backup. Use a utility like SyncBack (free) and schedule it to run when you're not there (eg.2AM) and then you won't have to worry about losing your data.

          Edit: Dang that Stan is fast.


          • #6
            Re: can't load a form

            don't use the alpha restore. go to the zip file that was created by backup (alpha) and open it with winzip, then
            extract the files to a different location and copy your form


            • #7
              Re: can't load a form

              Moti, study the "Alpha Five File Types" section of the Help documentation. Look for the filename extensions used to identify the dictionaries for the table or set upon which the misbehaving form was based. Your form is stored in the dictionaries for the table ror set upon which is was based. From your backup restore the dictionaries for the table or set supporting your form, do not restore the data from your backup. -- tom


              • #8
                Re: can't load a form

                Thank you all. I ended up finding a file that LOOKED coruppt and took it out. After that the system let me do a new form which it didn't before. The old form still will does not open.