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  • corupt arena

    Whenever I do an append operation I get the message "corupt arena" and not all of the records get appended. I thought it might be the transaction table but I tried different tables and got the same message. Can anyone tell me what this is all about?

  • #2
    RE: corupt arena


    I've never seen that message before... Perhaps others have.

    Are the records that did not get appended appearing in the 'violated.dbf'? If so, what are the violations?

    Would you care to post a sample so someone (I) can test it out?



    • #3
      RE: corupt arena

      I sure didn't remember what it was but I did remember seeing a posting regarding this odd error message so I searched and found this. Perhaps I'll remember now!


      Msg ID: 7913
      Subject: corrupt arena error on copy
      Author: selwyn rabins
      Date: 07-01-1999 20:33

      it means that a5 has tried to copy a record that is corrupt.

      you should try to copy the table in smaller chuncks.

      i described to you via email how to do this.

      in case you fogot, when you are asked what records to copy, say that you want to copy a range. sepecfiy an expression and enter something like this (to copy 1 to 100)

      Bill Hanigsberg


      • #4
        RE: corupt arena


        I recently encountered this problem. My solution:
        1 - back up the application directory.
        2 - export the table in question as an asc file.
        3 - empty the corrupt table.
        4 - import the asc file in to the now empty table.
        5 - compare record counts for the newly imported data and the previously backed up table.

        if counts are exact you have no problem. if counts are defferent you have lost some records.

        i hope this helps.

        bob adler


        • #5
          RE: corrupt arena

          the are not in a violated dbf


          • #6
            RE: corupt arena

            Problem with this is that there are memo fields that will be lost.


            • #7
              RE: corupt arena


              I may have been lucky, but I exported and imported a memo field with this process.

              the problem may be an index in the file.

              if you are not willing to try the import export process.

              look at the index definitions for the file record them on paper. then delete the "cdx" file and recreate the indicies.

              bob adler


              • #8
                RE: corupt arena


                This can be done without leaving the index builder ... Edit/Select the index definitions then Ctrl-X to remove them. Click on the lightning bolt to rebuild/remove the indexes. This has the effect of physically removing the cdx file from the drive. Then Ctrl-V to repaste the original definitions and rebuild.



                • #9
                  RE: corupt arena


                  thanks for the information. I was not aware of the Ctrl-x and ctlr-v features. they are a very nice short cut.

                  bob adler