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    set / table not found

    if i right click a table or set and click update indexes, i get an error message 'set not found 'setname' then alpha updates the indexes and all is ok.

    not causing any direct problems that i know of, but wondered if anyone else has this and is there a way to fix it?


    Re: set / table not found

    Perhaps something crashed earlier on during your development session leaving Alpha in an unstable state. Suggest shutting down Alpha. Restarting Alpha. Compacting the database.


      Re: set / table not found


      this has been around for a little while for me and have shut down, compacted etc quite a few times.


        Re: set / table not found


        it sounds like you need to rebuild that set or possibly copy the set to a new name makind sure you have any associated forms/reports/etc also copied. once the old set is deleted then rename the new one to the old name. There may be some corruption in the set??

        I would rebuild from scratch with a new name and do a copy to of all reports/forms/scripts/etc then rename it to the ols set name if needed.

        Hope it helps.

        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


          Re: set / table not found

          Richard, compacting repeatedly is not necessary. If compacting once doesn't solve the problem something else is amiss. You aren't using illegal characters in table, set, or index names are you?


            Re: set / table not found

            dave, it does help and i have considered, but avoided as some of these sets have quite a few forms, reports etc.

            tom, i use underscores, i thought these would be ok.... i have just updated an index on a table with an uderscore and it was ok.

            i must have a corruption somewhere.

            thanks for the advice


              Re: set / table not found


              i check one set that gave the error message, i checked each table in the set and they all are ok. i checked the set indexes and there are no illegal characters.


                Re: set / table not found

                Was this issue ever resolved??? I don't see an answer here...

                All of a sudden I am getting the "Set not found..." error on every set and on every machine.

                I started having problems with forced terminations and thought that a reindex or pack would help. Nothing seems to work

                I have tried to copy the sets to another database - tried duplcating the database, tried reindexing and packing individually, tried working fromt eh server location

                All machines report set not found - How did you fix it??


                  Re: set / table not found

                  it never got resolved, however, i have been trailing v10 for the last few days and i have just tested this out in v10 and no problems at all.

                  i did move my app between my work and home a lot and maybe this caused the issue.


                    Re: set / table not found

                    Thanks Richard,
                    I am using it as is and it seems to be working OK. I tried everything I could think of (copy to new database, copy to ne files, edit the sets, etc) but just keep getting the error and yet the indexes update just fine.

                    I have V10 also but can't use it until i go through and redo all of my forms as many of them do wierd things since Alpha has changed the browse features in version 9. I am still running an old version 9 because the new browses wreaked havoc in our system.

                    I feel like I am losing control as there is a lot of data and it seems that the new versions tend to be less backward compatable than they are supposed to be. We have a lot of years of data that I cannot afford to lose and my time to go in and rewrite hundreeds of forms and browses while doing the paying work is somewhat limited.