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  • Changing table

    I have a client table with the records imported from an accesss database which contained 471 records. New records have been added into the table and now when I try to make changes to the table it updates to 88% and then hangs which seems to be where the imported records end and the new ones begin. Any sugestions

  • #2
    RE: Changing table

    David,

    How are you making the 'updates' which hangup at 88% completion? It sounds like you're trying to run an update operation. Is that what is failing?

    If retaining deleted records was not important, I'd compact the table.

    If the table had any field rules defined for it, I'd re-evaluate all the existing records to make certain that they meet the current field rule specifications.

    If neither of these solve the problem, tell us more about the update you are trying to do.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Changing table

      What changes are you trying to make to the taable that requires the update??

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      • #4
        RE: Changing table

        I am increasing the size of three fields.

        Regards
        David

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        • #5
          RE: Changing table

          I suggest you do them one at a time. If you still have problems it is likely that either your table is damaged, or its dictionary is faulty. Try duplicating the table, but not its dictionary. Then see if you can modify the structure there. If so it means that the dictionary was damaged somehow. If the duplicate also misbehaves it is a strong indicator that your data itself is damaged.

          By the way, in Alpha Five parlance you are modifying the structure of the table when you change the size of a field. Your original message referencing 'updates' led me to think you were trying to modify the values in one or more fields using an update operation. Sorry for the confusion.

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