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  • A5V5 error "Form not found"

    I have a VERY strange one for your interest. Please let me know if anyone else is haveing a similar problem and if they have a solution for it.

    I have a client with 75 forms and 12 browse tables. I autoload and start him from the A5 window Icon on desktop of Win98se. I run a menuing form that will direct them to the proper form.

    sometimes when they click on the button to go to a form, they get the error 'form not found' "XXXXXXX". If they choose 'ignore' or 'abort' and click on the button once or twice more, the form will display.

    Now for the really strange part. When i 1st started looking into the error and pressed my 'escape from menu hidden button', i noticed that the forms tabbed screen that opened did NOT have all the forms displayed. BUT in about 9-12 seconds later, boom the other 14 forms would pop into the display. AND one of the forms that popped in was the 'form not found' form ! ! !??? I found the same problem when i had the browse screen displayed, there would be 6 browses there and in 9-12 seconds the other 6 would pop into view. And the 'browse not found' would be one of those that popped into view late.

    This problem is very consistant and easily repeatable using my data and the A5 programs. I have the current version of A5V5.

  • #2
    RE: A5V5 error

    try putting a

    controlpanel.refresh()

    command in the code just before the form is opened.

    alternatively, try to fully qualify the form name in the command that opens it.

    for example, if the form is called "customer_info" and it is for the "customer" table, use this command

    form.view("customer_info@c:\mydata\customer.ddd")

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    • #3
      RE: A5V5 error

      Don,

      Do you have these forms and browses on a tabbed object? If so, how close to the edge of the tabbed object are they? If they're too close to the edge of the tabbed object, they could wander around the neighborhood.

      kenn
      TYVM :) kenn

      Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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      • #4
        RE: A5V5 error

        Do you have all files for this database in one(1) folder?
        efs

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        • #5
          RE: A5V5 error

          I forgot to ask how much RAM is in the machine, there could be some swappiing back and forth from RAM to the swap file on the hard drive. Check your resources for percentage available.
          efs

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          • #6
            RE: A5V5 error

            will try this today. . . thank you

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            • #7
              RE: A5V5 error

              these are not tabbed forms. . . the original is a conditional form in the main menu. . the button is in the middle of the framed area and opens a non-tabbed form

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              • #8
                RE: A5V5 error

                all files are in the same folder. There is 512M ram on this machine.

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                • #9
                  RE: A5V5 error

                  have you tried my suggestion?

                  form.view("customer_info@c:\mydata\customer.ddd")




                  i am positive that it will work.

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                  • #10
                    RE: A5V5 error

                    am sorry to report that did not help or correct the problem. . . in fact it made it worse. . . now it NEVER gets to the form


                    also the refresh of the control panel did not help either it also made it so it neer got to the form


                    sorry. . . :(

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                    • #11
                      RE: A5V5 error

                      Don,

                      Your description makes me think that possibly the video display system on the client machine is conflicting with Alpha Five. This is a wild guess, but it might behave better if you disable (or reduce) the hardware acceleration property of the client's video display adapter.

                      -- tom

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                      • #12
                        RE: A5V5 error

                        hmmmm. . that is a thought. . but here is a question. . . how would the hardware video acceleration rate cause a "form not found" error?? opening form or browse screen have nothing to do with video acceleration. that is an application execution error.

                        the error is one that can be repeated time and time again.


                        But thanks for the thought.

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                        • #13
                          RE: A5V5 error

                          You're probably right, but if it were me I'd investigate the video display subsystem.

                          -- tom

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                          • #14
                            RE: A5V5 error

                            Hey don,

                            Video drivers have been a source of irritation for A5. I don't know why, but they have.

                            .........the error is one that can be repeated time and time again..........

                            If it is the drivers on the client computer, then we won't be able to repeat it but if you tell us what to do, maybe we can.

                            kenn
                            TYVM :) kenn

                            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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                            • #15
                              RE: A5V5 error

                              ok. . then let's factor this in. . . Client has standard super VGA built into motherboard, I have a GEForce3 with 64m on it. . we BOTH get the same error and both see the display of 14 forms and 6 browse screens popping in when we go to control panel.

                              if this were a video driver problem or acceleration, then my system would be less likely because if use it for graphic intensive programs. thiers is just standard VGA with no special settings.

                              that being given, i think we can rule out the video problem here. Unless Selwyn has somthing he thinks is tied to this.

                              thanks for your input Tom and Ken. I know it doesn't sound like it but i DO appreciate your thoughts on the problem.

                              Sincerely Don

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