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Serious Serious
Reported By: Larry Lustig
Reported On: 1/28/1999
For: Version 1.08 Build 1
# 260 Restructuring a Data File and Deleting Field(s) Causes an Invalid Field Number Error

DBSYS -- Having converted my files I'm trying to split one file into two. I made copies of the DAT, IDX, and BLB files. In one file I dropped about 10 or 15 columns off the end of the table, after saving the table was empty. On the other table, I can't delete one of the columns. I delete it, when I hit save I get a "successfully restructured" message followed by "Error #9985 Invalid field number or name 4 specified for data file . . ." where the data file mentioned is a TMP2.DAT file in the DBSYS directory, not the directory my data file is in. After this happens I cannot restructure any file, once I pick a file I get a "Cannot make a visible window modal" error Also, the field was not removed from the datafile. (PS, it was in fact the fourth field in the file I was trying to delete.).

Comments Comments
Problem was with some internal changes to the record initialization of default values due to the introduction of logical record layouts (as opposed to physical) in the 1.08 release.

Resolution Resolution
Fixed Problem on 1/30/1999 in version 1.09 build 1