Subject Re: Menu problem still plus others
From Lee Grant <>
Date Sat, 8 Aug 2020 04:13:54 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started


I was just trying to be helpful, as I'm not as advanced as some of these
guys here that can almost know what you were doing...I'm not one of them
just yet, but you have so many things calling other things, hard coded
paths of files we don't have, that it's really impossible to guess where
there could possibly be a code problem. With everything being called,
who's to say one of those files we don't have isn't the culprit in
say...changing your path? We can't.

On the path issue here's another shot in the dark... :)

Memory corruption could have theoretically changed your directory path
for you by not having an intelligible path. I was also wondering if your
program was to do this once a day for a month, because that could
explain the 30/31 times it ran flawlessly...almost like a date change
occurred to another month, and it didn't handle it well...::shrug:: like
I said, just guessing because no one can see what they can't see. :)

Hope Akshat can help you.


On 8/7/2020 2:33 AM, 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
> Tony Hughes