Subject Re: Menu problem still plus others
From Tony Hughes <>
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:31:50 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

No Akshat,

The error does not go away with restart of dBase, or even switching off the computer and restarting is not effective - I have spent hours on this program, and I was about ready to try and deploy it ( Have not done that before) when this error raised its head ? - Having a spell for awhile. and come back to it.
I could copy the whole thing to you if you like and you could look at it on another computer. I would say that is probably not the  neatest bit of coding you have seen but it executes OK (or did) and that is all I want ?? . It seems difficult to believe that if you execute the program a number of times (Lost count of the number) and then it has errors that a directory change should occur - They were executed in a straight lone, with no other file being used at that time.

Tony Hughes

Akshat Kapoor Wrote:

> On 07.08.2020 12:03, Tony Hughes wrote:
> > Sorry all trying to help, but I was trying yo keep things compacted. I will know better next time.
> >
> > What I can not understand is.
> >
> > I executed my "Batch" program / file / code at least 30 times and they all executed as expected, I think perfect is too strong a term, but you get the picture.
> > I did this to test the "Mathematics" of the coding to check for errors. It printed, deleted the "Batch.Dbf" as wanted with "Empty Table" and all was good.
> >
> > Then on the say ?? 31 attempt it came up with "Batch.dbf" does not exist ?? If that is not some type of "Bug" well then I have no idea at all. I will be happy to share the code with the world if anyone can assist. My apologies Akshat, entirely accidental on my part. Harping on, the same happened with the menu forms. No change by me and then they do not execute any more" Maybe I should download a fresh copy pf dBase - I am using Windows 10 Pro combined with the latest version of dBase 12.1
> Good Afternoon Tony,
> The latest version of dBase is 2019.1
> In case of version 12 the last was 12.3
> If you have it then it is okay otherwise I can upload it to dropbox and
> send you the link
> A program is executing 30 times with out any error then there is no
> error with the program.
> Some other form or command being run in between is executing a change of
> directory or database.
> Whenever this error occurs just suspend the execution. Normally suspend
> is one of the options in error pop up.
> In the command window execute
> ?set('directory')
> Check to see if this is the directory you are expecting.
> Another question
> Does this error go away with restart of dBase.
> As for me no need to say sorry.
> It is a honor helping someone of your age.
> And hope to be as fit and fine as you are when I reach your age.
> Regards
> Akshat