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  • Database does not come up

    I am building my first DB and was chugging along nicely until just now. Suddenly when I open A5 and select my db, I simply get taken to the recent data base scree. It is as thouhg it no longer exits, but doesn't tell me anything. I have gone to the directory and double clicked the actual A5 adb and get the same result. I note the the adb is also really small. Given the amount of work I have done I would have thought it to be larger. I am not panicking yet, but I have done a lot of dedvelopment to date so I am hoping this is not a big deal. The only startup things I have doen are a simple autoexec to populate two variables and the control panel is accessed from the front menu by password. Any help would be appreciated

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    Re: Database does not come up

    Hi Mark,

    Sounds like your ADB file has become corrupted.

    I hate to ask this of a professional computer user, did you do a backup?
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Database does not come up

      Have a backup, but last one is a couple days ago and I have done a lot in this time. I cannot see why this would occur all of a sudden. The nature of this occurrence would be experienced by others. Attached is the file zipped up.

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      • #4
        Re: Database does not come up

        Hi Mark,

        All is not lost.

        I made a couple of changes to the Database Properties and Autoexec.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Database does not come up

          Hi All

          Mark, just in case you don't know (I'm sure you do!!), your application is accessible by loading it with the 'Control' and 'Shift' keys pressed, and then choosing to not load the startup form.

          Keith, I'm eager to learn. Why does moving the 'hide control panel' code from database properties to the autoexec make it all work?

          Alan
          Kind Regards
          Alan

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          • #6
            Re: Database does not come up

            Hi Alan,

            Why does moving the 'hide control panel' code from database properties to the autoexec make it all work
            I have no idea, I wish I did. It took a few experiments to see what was not working and as hiding the CP was required then the best place was the autoexec.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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            • #7
              Re: Database does not come up

              Thank you for this - I will check it out. Is it possible to explain what went wrong? Does this relate to the control panel statement above?

              As a completely new user I was not aware of the ctl shift key. very handy to know. Thanks Kieth for helping so quickly. The ability to uplaod Dbs etc in this site is a great way to get things sorted. I did start to build again and I noted that when I loaded all the tables into the new adb, I got the forms back, but not the scripts. I have done a lot of work in a database called lotus approach. If the apr file gets corrupted you lose all the work. I would have thought this to be the same with the A5 system. The fact that I got the forms back as well means they are stored elsewhere when created. The learning goes on fo rme. Once again thank you.

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              • #8
                Re: Database does not come up

                Originally posted by Mark Pearson View Post
                Thank you for this - I will check it out. Is it possible to explain what went wrong? Does this relate to the control panel statement above?
                I believe what went wrong is your "Menu" form has a property mis-match with your database properties. The form is set to open maximized in the database properties, however, in the form's properties, on the window tab, window style, it does not have the "Can be maximized" checkbox checked. I changed this to allow the form to be maximized and then the application opens to the main menu with the control panel hidden and the "Menu" form maximized. I made no other changes to the database properties or autoexec file.
                Jim Coltz
                Alpha Custom Database Solutions, LLC
                A5CustomSolutions.com
                [email protected]

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