Opening a database Part the Second
Ron G Hay
ronhay at med.umich.edu
Mon Jan 30 16:04:32 EST 1995
Ok, first I forgot to mention that I'm using xbap from the 1994.0.2 release
of Staden. Secondly, yes I'm pretty sure that it is a bap database (five
database files). Thanks for all the ideas, though.
I was just playing around some more with other things in bap and found a few
more symptoms that lead me to believe I am just doing something stupid or
forgetting to do something. After being unable to open an existing database,
I tried listing a file, and after typing in a known filename, was told that
the file didn't exist. So I tried again using the full pathname, and was
told the same thing. However, I noticed that there appeared to be a filename
length limit, because if I tried to retype it when asked, the end of the name was chopped off. So I tried a shorter (full) name and it worked.
So, it appears to need the full pathname. Is this true?
Anyway, after this discovery, I tried to open the database with the full
pathname. This time I received an 'Error creating BUSY file'. So, a little
better. I figure xbap is trying to write the busy file in some default
directory (which is not the one I ran xbap in). Oh, and yes, I am running
xbap in the directory that has the database files in question.
So, what am I doing wrong?
(thanks for all the help again...)
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