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    RE: Indexes and another user

    One other thing you might try is deleting the appropriate .muf file for your database, rebooting the system(cold)and then see if that works. Good Luck....Scott Naples


      RE: Indexes and another user

      I have done the following:-
      Copied the'.muf' file to a 5.5" floppy.
      Deleted this file fom the database directory.
      Rebooted the PC after a 10 min. wait.
      Checked that the '.muf' file was not present - it wasn't.
      Restarted A5V4, got same problem and noted that another '.muf' file had been created.

      Following another suggestion (Tom, John or Al?) I created a new, small simple database and found I could create/amend indexes with no problem.

      Thank you all for your help. I am now considering creating the existing databases in a new directory and importing the data from their present locations. A tedious task but I still am no nearer to understanding what has created my present problem with indexes.


        RE: Indexes and another user

        Before doing all that, you might try copying your all you files except the alb, alm, alx, muf and dbg (if all exist) to another folder. Then create a new database in the new folder and, using the control panel, add the copied files to the new database. Then see if the new database works.


          RE: Indexes and another user

          I do hope Tom, John, Al and Scott read this since the problem I have solved myself but how do I explain my own crass stupidity - I know this is impossible without extreme embarrassment - so the truth will out.
          For reasons I do not understand myself (I have used Alpha db software since A4V3) I displayed the first record in the database, minimised it and then tried to modify/create indexes. Obviously (ha-ha!!!) the creating/modify was not allowed whilst a form was active.
          I am so sorry folks but thank you all so much for your comments. Put this lapse of mine down to advancing years (72), I am going to open another bottle of red!


            RE: Indexes and another user


            Don't feel badly, it happens to all of us, and usually just about the time 'we know' what we're doing ! I'm slowly learning not to 'assume' anything, and to take the time to troubleshoot problems in a logical, but sometimes tedious, manner. But old habits are hard to beat!

            -- tom


              RE: Indexes and another user

              Have a great Thanksgiving, Joe!
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
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