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    Hi all.. trying to do an import.. from an A4V4.5 exported file.

    At first A5 would crash when I was in the import genie defining the import.. as soon as I checked the Field names in first row(?) box it crashed hard. several times

    Exported data again with no field names.. doesnt crash but doesnt imort either.. gets an error.. invalid number of fields...

    Must be something simple.. any ideas anyone?

  • #2
    RE: ..invalid number of fields..


    Post a sample, even if its 2 0r 3 lines, being sure to first confirm your sample causes the same issue.

    Then someone can help you out...



    • #3
      RE: ..invalid number of fields..

      I just obtained this error by designing an import and specifying that the genie skip all fields. Can't imagine you are doing this. The operation was still saved with "no" in the "import" column for all fields of the design (go to the operations tab, find the name you saved the operation as, right click and choose design).

      What do you see if you examine your designed operation?
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        RE: ..invalid number of fields..

        Stans on the right track. This is annoying and has happened to me several times, both with imports and exports. If A5 senses that it can't perform the import because the data is not correct for some reason, it will crash. This generally happens to me when I import from an Excel spreadsheet. Best bet is to clean up the data outside of A5 before you bring it in. Another good thing to do (which will save you many gray hairs) is to import only into a new database. If you go the overwrite route you're asking for trouble and if it crashes you could lose both dbf's.

        Good luck and here's hoping that Ver 5 is better.


        • #5
          RE: ..invalid number of fields..

          Well... it was a function I wanted to put in to save the customers time and data when I sent them any upgrades... but I will work on another solution since this is problematic in A5V4.

          And I tried exporting and importing in every combination I can think of.. just wont fly.. no biggie tho.


          • #6
            RE: ..invalid number of fields..


            Take a look at the append function. I searched the baord for "append script", " included and found some info dated 11/13/01 entitled, Help with xbasic append please. I think that thread is worth checking out.

            TYVM :) kenn

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