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  • out of windows memory corrupted scripts

    whenever I attempt to add or edit a script, I get an error message: "out of windows memory."

    for some reason all of my scripts have lost the hard return and appear as one single line of text without breaks. I can copy each script and paste them into a wordprocessor, but would like to fix them some other way.

    Anyone have a suggesstion?

  • #2
    RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts


    Are these inline xbasic in action scripting? Inline xbasic is very limited in size. If your scripts are too large, convert them into straight xbasic. If they are straight xbasic, how large are they? I have some that exceeded 1000 lines and they still work in the code editor on a computer with limited memory. What operating system are you using and what are the available rescoures? In Win98 and WinME you need about 60% or higher available resources for nearly any program to work effectively.



    • #3
      RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts

      it's just plain text inline x-basic. nothing else. something just corrupted all my scripts one day.


      • #4
        RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts


        If scripts are getted "corrupted" that would indicate corruption in the data dictionaries. This typically happens if any design changes are being made and the database is not compacted regularly. The out of memory issue may be related to the limited number of lines allowed in inline xbasic. If the data dictionary is corrupted, the program may be loading all of the code in the data dictionary, which includes old deleted code. When you make a edit in the code, the original code is just marked for deletion and stays until the files are compacted. Try compacting and see if that at least stops the problem from progressing. You may have to go back to a backup version of the ddd, ddm, ddx files for the effected tables to get the original code back.



        • #5
          RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts


          You may also want to search the forum for "out of memory" (in quotes). There are quite a few threads that discuss the common issues that can cause the error.



          • #6
            RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts

            Thanks for you reply, but I don't have backups of any of the files you mentioned.

            I compact the data base each day, at least once a day, so that isn't my problem.

            So, should I just load the scrips, save them in a text file, nuke the data base, start over, and paste each script as I go?


            Is there some way to directly edit the files you mentioned, to correct them.


            • #7
              RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts


              pardon me if this duplicates thoughts already sent your way in earlier portions of this thread.

              The most common cause for the message you're seeing is the fact that the inline editor is severely limited as to the length of scripts it can accomodate. Unlike the code editor, the inline editor will hit an 'out of memory' error quite quickly. For these situations, converting your action script, including the inline code, to Xbasic will put your entire script into the Code Editor where you will have much more room. Even here, however, it's possible (after 1000 lines or so) to hit another limit. If that should become your situation the solution is to break the big script down into modules, separately saved, and then 'play' them when you need them.

              -- tom


              • #8
                RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts

                None of my scripts are more that 20 lines long. If you took all the lines and combined them for all the scipts I wouldn't have more than 300 lines.

                I've look at the other threads, and they don't say how to put the hard return back in each script.

                normally a script looks like this:

                dim t as p
                for x =1 to 5

                I have this:

                dim t as pfor x=1 to 5next

                in every script.


                • #9
                  RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts


                  your code

                  dim t as pfor x=1 to 5next

                  won't work. To get a hard return, just press the enter key at the end of each command. Another option (not well documented) is to use a semicolon. This works well if you want to test a multiline script in the interactive window. For example, this should work ok

                  dim t as p;for x=1 to 5;next



                  • #10
                    RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts

                    My issue is that the code was vertical. I didn't put all the code on one line. All of the code appearing on one line is the issue that I am attempting to resolve.

                    All of the scripts WERE vertical, with hard returns after each line. Now, ever script is one single line of words that exceed the programs ability to work with, and cause my out of memory error.

                    I have just gone ahead and copied each script to an ascii file and started over.

                    Thanks anyway.


                    • #11
                      RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts

                      Mr. Bannerman:

                      I had this same problem. When I unchecked the box in program compatabilty all went back to normal.

                      Hope that helped.



                      • #12
                        RE: out of windows memory corrupted scripts