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  • Error Locking

    I am trying to load bitmap images (the only image format that A5v4 will accept as far as i am aware) into bitmap fields in an A5v4 database.

    I get the following error message "error Locking" when I try to save the image.

    If I cancel out I get the following message: "Field can not be saved because of field rule violation/n. fix problem and save again."

    after this i am unable to load any more imagaes into the database.

    I have tried the following:

    1) loading images into another database when the error occurrs and trying to append the records to the original database.
    1.1) Result: Numerous errors

    2) Emptying the database and starting again
    2.1) Result: I am able to load images up to a point and then the same thing happens again

    3) Running database compact, re-evaluating field rules and updating indexes; restarting the programe and my computer and and walking away as though I am not interested and then sneaking up on the computer.
    3.1) Result: No improvement

    4) I understand that there may be some scripts that i could use to fix the field or the FPT file, however i have no idea how to get these scripts or how to run them once i have them.

    If anyone has any help that they can offer me, i would be very grateful, I have now spent close to 56 hours trying to resolve this and I am now truely stumped!

  • #2
    Check the docs, and other threads in this forum.

    If memory serves Alpha Five cannot handle all kinds of bitmap files. Perhaps you're trying to load images that are not supported.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      Bitmaps

      Thanks for your response Tom,

      all of the bitmaps have been successfully loaded into other Alpha5 databases.

      Luke

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