pc/MRP Trouble Shooting Tricks

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17.2.1 CTRL F11 Display/Print Status of Memory Variables

When you get an error message, pressing CTRL F11 will display the contents of all of the memory variables at the time of the error. Select file and print to print out the list.

17.2.2 CTRL F10 Display/Print database status

When you get an error message, pressing CTRL F10 will display the table(s) currently selected.

17.2.3 CTRL F12 Unlock Menu

If pc/MRP's menu locks up after an error message pressing CTRL F12 will display the call stack.

17.2.4 Datastru.dbf  is Corrupt

If Datastru.dbf is corrupt, use explorer to delete it. 

17.2.5 Start Up Programs and Processes

With Windows 98 and higher, click on the Start button, select Run, type in msconfig.exe, pick Start-up then look for programs that can cause start-up and or run problems. Such as: scheduling agent, printer monitors, virus checkers, etc.

With Windows NT, right click on the Start Bar and select Process.

17.2.6 Device Properties

For Windows 98 and higher, right click on my computer, select properties, click on device manager, select your device, click on properties, and then select the properties tab.

17.2.7 System Information

System information, DLL's, operating system, memory, etc can be viewed by selecting configuration, About pc/MRP, and System Information.

17.2.8 Taking Screen Shots Within pc/MRP

By pressing Print Screen a screen shot will be taken that can be pasted into MS Word by opening MS Word and pressing CTRL-V or Edit and Paste.  In versions 7.50H and higher users can press CTRL-F8 to save, paste, or print the screen shot. 

17.2.9  Using pc/MRP’s Command Line Function

pc/MRP’s  Command line function is a very powerful function allowing users to access pc/MRP’s dbf, frx and lbx files using the Visual FoxPro database language.  A user must have delete rights to the password module to access this function

From the command line enter "run/n filename.ext". This will allow you to print out a copy of the file. Or, From the command line enter modi file "filename.ext".

To open a dbf file enter USE (name of database)

To insert data into a field enter REPLACE ALL (name of field) WITH (value to insert, with quotes if txt)

17.2.10  Opening up Windows Explorer in pc/MRP (Versions 7.50 and higher)

Often users are not sure how to open up Windows Explorer.  A simple way to open up Explorer in the pc/MRP home directory would be to select “Configuration,” “About pc/MRP,” and press control “E.”

17.2.11  Location of Key pc/MRP Files (Versions 7.80 and higher)

The location of your pcmrp directory, the location of your Temp directory, the status of your Optional Modules, and the names of key files (.dbf, .ocx, .efx, .ef, .dll, .frx, .fxp) located in your pcmrp directory can be displayed/printed by selecting Configuration, About pc/MRP and pressing the F1 key.