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  • DDM file is broken

    Hi,

    I have the problem with DDM file type. The DDM files are changed to $$M file by something. How do I fix those files?

    My 7 days old back up has same problem after restored from zip file.

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    Re: DDM file is broken

    The DDM files are changed to $$M file by something
    No. The $$... files are

    A temporary file containing the indexing information generated by a query against a table. These files may be deleted. Alpha Five should delete them when exiting.
    See the documentation.

    You can try a database compact to see if it will correct the issue with the ddm files.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: DDM file is broken

      Hi Stan,

      Can I copy the missing one from " Shadow " and paste to " Master " application?

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      • #4
        Re: DDM file is broken

        To the best of my knowledge, the ddm is copied from "the server" when creating or refreshing a shadow, so you should be able to go the other way. In fact, I have done this. Be careful to create a backup before you do that.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: DDM file is broken

          Dave,

          I just copied and paste it but not work, after closed A5 and open again, it is same problem..

          I opened the "RegEdit" and found this( see an attachment ) from Indx. May be this "registry" screws up the application?
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            Re: DDM file is broken

            http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...n-the-registry

            it but not work,
            What the devil does that mean?
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: DDM file is broken

              Reading this tells me that all the files shone may need to be copied over for the table. A set is different.
              From the help file

              Data Dictionary
              .DDD The table's data dictionary, which contains lists of additional table objects such as Layouts (forms, browses, etc.), report designs, saved operations, field rules, and field names longer than 10 characters.

              .DDM Stores additional table objects such as Layouts (forms, browses, etc.), report designs, and saved operations in memo format.

              .DDX Contains the dictionary's index(es). Alpha Five uses the .ddx to find a specific form name or field rule or whatever is needed.

              .DBP Contains the definition for an active-link table? or mapped table.

              Set ( just in case)
              .SET The set's data dictionary, which contains lists of additional set objects such as Layouts (forms, browses, etc.), report designs, saved and operations.

              .SEM Stores additional set objects such as Layouts (forms, browses, etc.), report designs, and saved operations in memo format.

              .SEX Contains the set's index(es), used to find set components.
              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46

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