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  • File Add to Database Problem

    All of a sudden I'm getting this error "argument is incorrect data type" any time the the file_add_to_db is encountered. It is not working with import or summaries.

    Even if I do a very simple import or summary using a genie I get the same thing.

    This started when I moved an entire directory containing my database to a new machine.

    I had been running the scripts that are now not working for weeks with no problem.

    Any ideas.

    Here is a sample snippet of code-

    'In case the destination table name is stored as a relative file name, or uses an alias
    'in the drive/path specification, use the filename_decode() function to convert the
    'filename to an absolute filename.
    summarize_db_name = filename_decode("taxidsumtest.DBF")

    tbl ="prf_newer")
    ON ERROR GOTO ERROR18112009120616722

    sum.db = summarize_db_name
    sum.db_dd_delete = .F.
    sum.result_overwrite = .F.
    sum.order = "STR(GROUP,6,0)"
    sum.filter = "DEPOSITTIN>1000000"
    sum.options = "I"
    sum.fields = 3
    sum.field1 = "GROUP"
    sum.code1 = 0
    sum.field2 = "DEPOSITTIN"
    sum.code2 = 6
    sum.field3 = "\"Filter\""
    sum.code3 = 15


    GOTO CONTINUE18112009120616722
    ui_msg_box("Error","Error running Summarize Operation"+crlf()+error_text_get())
    'Add the table just created by the Summarize operation to the Database..
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: File Add to Database Problem

    I closed A5 and restarted it and the problem went away. That's scary.
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
    [email protected]


    • #3
      Re: File Add to Database Problem

      Originally posted by Tommy Thompson View Post
      All of a sudden I'm getting this error "argument is incorrect data type" any time the the file_add_to_db is encountered.
      The error message indicates that the problem is with the import, not the file_add_to_db().

      Since restarting removed the problem it is likely that something in the import xbasic conflicted with something in memory, data type wise. An example might be, however frivilous, that somewhere else


      was dimmed as numeric or a numeric value assigned to it. The import script would then fail on summarize_db_name = filename_decode("taxidsumtest.DBF")
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: File Add to Database Problem

        Actually when I removed the file add statement it always worked, just did not add name to database. This wasn't just on one script but was on a bunch that had been working earlier this morning.

        Anyway, closing A5 and restarting fixed the problem. Should have done that earlier.

        Hows things in Bowling Green?

        Tommy Thompson
        Thompson Consulting Services
        Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256
        [email protected]


        • #5
          Re: File Add to Database Problem

          just used this raw to test.

          ' actual below because I was working to the server.
          It worked just fine. can i suggest trying it without itbeing a variable?

          It did not work for me until I put in the path.

          Dave Mason
          [email protected]
          Skype is dave.mason46