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    Can't open a set

    I have been working for ages on a booking and invoice database and thought I was nearly there.

    I try to open a set and I keep getting an error message which says:

    Error loading c:\alpha\bankings_invoices.set: Record number is past end of table.

    I can't repair it or edit it or anything, I'm not sure how many tables are in the set and if I delete the set I will lose the forms and reports I have designed for it, can anyone tell me how or if I can correct this problem.



    Re: Can't open a set

    rebuild the indexes for each table in the set and try again.

    open each table in the set individually and see if there is a problem with a table.
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      Re: Can't open a set

      I have checked all the indexes and they seem to be fine but still getting the same error message


        Re: Can't open a set

        In the interactive window try

        dim ptr as P
        ptr = set.open_repair("bankings_invoices", FILE_RW_EXCLUSIVE)

        To get the tables in the set try

        There can be only one.


          Re: Can't open a set

          Sorry if I sound dim Stan, but I have typed the following in to the interactive window

          dim ptr as P
          ptr = set.open_repair("bankings_invoices",FILE_RW_EXCLUSIVE)

          I get an error message which says No code is currently selected, I am obviously not doing something right but as a novice I haven't any idea what? Can you help?



            Re: Can't open a set

            If you haven't done this before it would seem strange.

            Two ways

            Copy and paste the code into the interactive

            dim ptr as P
            ptr = set.open_repair("bankings_invoices",FILE_RW_EXCLUSIVE)

            Arrow up to the first line and hit the enter key
            Arrow to the second line and hit enter


            Hilight both lines (selecting them), then use the Run button
            There can be only one.


              Re: Can't open a set

              Thanks for your patience Stan, I have done as you asked highlighted the text and clicked the run button, this time no error message but nothing appears to be happening?

              Thats not quite true - nothing happens after the first line, but after the second line the error message appears

              Error loading bankings_invoices.SET: Record number is past end of table
              Last edited by Judith; 03-31-2010, 11:33 AM.


                Re: Can't open a set

                That means the function didn't find any problems in the things it processes.

                You'll have to use the other suggestion to get the tables involved and build a new set. Then you can copy the layouts and operations to the new set.

                You have compacted the database?
                There can be only one.


                  Re: Can't open a set

                  Oh dear, well thats my Easter break done for. I had designed a reconciliation report that literally took me hours all that I had done was back up the database before I was going to get the runtime version ready for putting onto another computer.


                    Re: Can't open a set

                    Other things we can try.

                    dim ptr as P
                    ptr ="bankings_invoices")

                    Does this work and create the new set?
                    Can you open the new set?
                    There can be only one.


                      Re: Can't open a set

                      Thank you so much for your help Stan, I tried your suggestion and after the line ptr.duplicate("bankings_invoices2")I get an error message Invalid number of fields.

                      I now get a different error message saying - not a recognised DBF format.


                        Re: Can't open a set

                        I'm sure you have confidential information in your database. If you want to trust me, try zipping up the database and emailing it to me. I'll see if I can find anything.

                        I'll understand if you don't want to do that.
                        There can be only one.


                          Re: Can't open a set

                          I'm at home now Stan, but will zip the file and send it to you tomorrow. Thank you.


                            Re: Can't open a set

                            Hi Stan, can I have your email address so that I can send you the zipped database. I have tried doing this through your profile but there doesn't appear to be anything to let me attach files.


                              Re: Can't open a set

                              [email protected]
                              There can be only one.