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  • Heap Lock??

    I am having this heaplock error popup all of the sudden which is preventing me from entering records and once the error happens I can delete the record or get out of the program without using the task manager and forcing an exit. I searched for heaplock and I find tons of posts but none that actually resolve the problem. Has anyone found a fix for this? I have no coding in my database whatsoever, all AS so its not my codes fault because my code simply does not exist!!!!
    Joel Domen
    Material Resources and Planning Manager
    NAFCO Industries

  • #2
    Re: Heap Lock??

    Tell us what you are doing, how many are doing it, and where, when the error occurs. Tell us about the indexes defined for the table or set parent table of the set upon which your data entry form is based.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Heap Lock??

      Well, I am just trying to enter records from either the table or form and after 2-4 record entries (it varies) I get done with the last field in a new record and I hit save and it pops up the error. At that point I cant leave the record, I cant close the program. I'm sure I'm still not giving yea what yea need for info from me...but my alpha "lingo" is horrible. Its based off just one table and there is no indexes unless I simply order the field in ascending or descending order on the table for a reference point.
      Joel Domen
      Material Resources and Planning Manager
      NAFCO Industries


      • #4
        Re: Heap Lock??

        In the Alpha controlpanel, right click on the table name and choose zip. Answer this post and attach that zip here.

        If, while composing you answer you can't see a Manage Attachments button under Additional Options (see screenshot), click on the button icon to the far right of "Additional Options".
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Heap Lock??

          Not sure why, but it has stopped doing it after a reboot of my system. If I run into anymore problems I'll post the db :-)
          Joel Domen
          Material Resources and Planning Manager
          NAFCO Industries


          • #6
            Re: Heap Lock??

            Ain't that the way it always goes?
            There can be only one.