Subject Re: indexes gone
From Charlie <>
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:19:24 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

This is only a project because my tables were on level 4 and I am trying to get them up to level 7..

Akshat Kapoor Wrote:

> On 12/09/2018 06:09, Charlie wrote:
> > Ok I was using copy table which didn't work.  I just now tried rename table.  That does the same thing.  So I will look at createreindex... Wow this is much more complicated than I ever though it would be.  Nice if someone could just write one program that updates tables.... Unfortunately in my haste to write this project I did not write down exactly what the indexes were which is coming back to haunt me!!!!  Thanks for your help again!
> >
> I had learnt this the hard way back in the dos/windows 3.11 days when
> indexes would corrupt easily in case of system crash / power failure.
> At times I would have a look at the seek expression to determine the
> index expression would have been.
> Since then I have always maintained a program to recreate indexes.
> Fortunately you have duflp to your aid and so not much labour will be
> required. Just create the program as Mervyn has advised and maintain it
> in future.
> Just give it a try. It is easier than you think.
> Similarly always maintain table structure in case a table is corrupted
> or has to be recreated
> Regards
> Akshat