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  • Unable To Create New Invoices

    I have a friend using alpha four version 5. Their invoice count has reached #9999 and they can't go any higher. Anyone every seen this?

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    Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

    have never used any v4 Alpha....but sure sounds like the incremented field has simply reached its very limited end....in other words, when created it was done so only using 4 digits for the field. There are ways to make a change to this to increase the field size but I wouldn't know how to do it for a v4 Alpha....
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    • #3
      Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

      Adam

      You can expand the size of the field.
      The steps are slightly different if the field is numeric or character.

      You need to be aware that A4 v5 is not designed for XP or above. If you are on XP then you should be using A4 v7 or 8 when making database structure changes.
      Al Buchholz
      Bookwood Systems, LTD
      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

      Occam's Razor - KISS
      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
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      • #4
        Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

        I'm not certain of this, but I don't think there ever was an Alpha FOUR version 5. I think they went from 4 to 6. Maybe Adam means A5v5

        Duncan

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        • #5
          Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

          Originally posted by DSG View Post
          I'm not certain of this, but I don't think there ever was an Alpha FOUR version 5. I think they went from 4 to 6. Maybe Adam means A5v5

          Duncan
          good point
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

            I've tried to increase the field size but keep getting "error incrementing field inv_no".

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            • #7
              Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

              My friend is still running netware for dos on his machines and is using the old dos based version of Alpha. I'm desperately trying to upgrade to a new platform but and trying to help them limp along until I can figure our how to upgrade them.
              What a mess.

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              • #8
                Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                Originally posted by Adam Kibbe View Post
                I've tried to increase the field size but keep getting "error incrementing field inv_no".
                That implies to me that the field is a character field.

                But I'm still a little confused about which software you are using.

                Please use print screen and post an image of what you are doing so we are advising you on the wrong basis.
                Al Buchholz
                Bookwood Systems, LTD
                Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                Occam's Razor - KISS
                Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                  It is Alpha 4 version 3. Sorry for the confusion.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                    It is Alpha 4 version 3 - Sorry for the confusion

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                    • #11
                      Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                      Originally posted by Adam Kibbe View Post
                      It is Alpha 4 version 3 - Sorry for the confusion
                      Good start.

                      What version of windows are you running this on? (if any...)
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
                      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                      Occam's Razor - KISS
                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                        Assuming you're correct that it is a character field I am dealing with, any ideas how to change it? Because this beast is running on netware 3, I can't do any screen shots.
                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                          MS dos running on a netware 3.0 network. This thing is ancient!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                            Hi Adam
                            First, if you can, reset the numbering again from 0001. The previous Invoice 0001 will have been printed more than 5 years ago. So they can go on invoicing.
                            Second, heres the rub
                            I'm pretty sure from what I've read anyway, that you must be using an Alpha4 whatever version because it runs in DOS. Thats really all that counts.
                            Whatever WIN after 98 became a pain to run DOS as far as networking is concerned, XP with SP 2 or 3 managed LPT ports and sharing adequately. Win7 became very fussy with what Win is serving data and especially printers. But WIN7 with a standalone pC and connected LPT1 printer will continue to run fine - probably have to specify XP compatability. I've had easily over a hundred clients running complex apps on Clipper compiler circa1987 - about 20 still going - happily - except for MS version network foibles. thats why I dont think the version of Alpha really matters.

                            Those ppl paid like $150 for my fully integrated systems, with all the accounting to balance sheet and bank recon built in plus specialized mods. Thats why some insist I keep them running. Today their only budget choice is off the shelf accounting programs unless they pay what it will cost to get all they had but in GUI. Of course they get a lot more as well as big increase in screen real estate, speed and colour.

                            I'm not earning at the moment by developing A5v10 with respect for the record locking of the previous system (Clipper and Alpha4 used the same DOS lock mechanisms built in to the OS and compatible DBF files) but I am succeeding. The idea is to be able to scale upgrade, skipping a good few generations and run alpha on top of existing DOS programs. That should give me jump ahead of the opposition. So if you need advice or want to look for an upgrade path , I am right here ->|<-

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                            • #15
                              Re: Unable To Create New Invoices

                              Originally posted by Adam Kibbe View Post
                              MS dos running on a netware 3.0 network. This thing is ancient!
                              Yes it is. Is there any remote control available? Or can you use a web cam to show the screen?
                              Al Buchholz
                              Bookwood Systems, LTD
                              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                              Occam's Razor - KISS
                              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                              Albert Einstein

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