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.FTP not created with conversion from A4

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  • .FTP not created with conversion from A4

    I had a table that was corrupted so I decided to start from Scratch. Deleted the A5v9 platinium table and its associated files from the database. Copied the A4 .DBF and .DBT files into the alpha5 database directory. Added the table to the database,

    Memo fields appear in the default browse but the .FPT file is not created in the directory. The .DBT file remains. I checked other tables with memo fields and some have a .FTP file while others have the .DBT File.

    This does not appear to be correct. Any comments or help will be appreciated.

    Bob Okrzynski

    Slowly sinking in the mire!
    Last edited by Rokrz; 02-19-2009, 06:02 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: .FTP not created with conversion from A4

    I would also like to know the safest way to refresh my date from an A4 table to the a5v9 table file to when developing the application.

    Bob Okrzynski

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      Re: .FTP not created with conversion from A4

      Originally posted by Rokrz View Post
      I would also like to know the safest way to refresh my date from an A4 table to the a5v9 table file to when developing the application.

      Bob Okrzynski
      Make a small change in the structure of the table. Add a field, add 1 to the size of a character field or just change about anything else in the table and the .dbt will be converted to a .fpt
      Al Buchholz
      Bookwood Systems, LTD
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      Occam's Razor - KISS
      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
      Albert Einstein

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        Re: .FTP not created with conversion from A4

        Thanks Al,

        I thought I had really broken somthing.

        Bob O.

        P.S. Is there an easy way of fixing a corrupted field rule file?

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          Re: .FTP not created with conversion from A4

          Originally posted by Rokrz View Post
          Thanks Al,

          I thought I had really broken somthing.

          Bob O.

          P.S. Is there an easy way of fixing a corrupted field rule file?
          Duplicate the table to a new name. Choose all 4 checkboxes. If it's fixed then delete the original.

          Otherwise there is a delete field rule(s) option in the menus.
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

          http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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