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17.5.1 Watcom WIN386 not running on a 386 DPI implementation error
starting Windows with WIN/D:X command instead of
WIN. If that works modify the emm386 line in your config.sys file to read:
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386 NOEMS I=E000-EFFF
pc/MRP says Record does not exist
- Record may start with
one or more blank characters. If possible change the field so that it
starts with valid characters and not blank characters. Version 6.36AE and
higher began to correct this problem by replacing FINDs
- Part number size in
configuration menu option 28 is set higher than 15. Reset it to 15
characters or lower.
- Item you are searching
for has one or more blank characters. Scroll to the top of the screen to
see if it is there. Once you have found it correct the error by editing
the item you are searching for; find where it should be and or what it
should be and change it so there are no blank characters.
pc/MRP says Can not save record, record has been edited by another
- The pc/MRP dbf file has
a numeric overflow in one of the fields.
Use dBASE or Foxpro
for Windows to replace the field with valid values.
- Use option 42 in
configuration settings and utilities to zero out the overflow. This is
usually caused by a PO ration of 0 (Zero) in Inventory.
17.5.4 Can not bring up a record (partnumber with a lower case alpha
character) from the scroll list
problem occurs on or around version 6.55H - 6.55K.
Call Software Arts for update to 6.55M.
pc/MRP for Windows brings up a blank record instead of the record you selected
may start with one or more blank characters. If possible change the field
so that it starts with valid characters and not blank characters. Version
6.36AE and higher began to correct this problem by replacing FINDs with SEEKS.
Address and PO log book files keep asking
if you wish to convert the files
you get to the save window, select save as WRI files.
pc/MRP for Windows requires excessive key strokes to process records
sure the msg time-out time in pc/MRP's configuration menu is set at 1 or 2
seconds and not 0 seconds. With the Windows version of pc/MRP, setting the
time-out time to 0 seconds leaves quantity adjustment messages on your
screen indefinitely until you hit any key to continue.
Variable not found
pc/MRP for Windows is closing the month and the variable not found is
MDUMMY, the chart of accounts has a record in it with an illegal account
type code. The chart of account record number will be displayed at the
bottom of the screen. Edit the record an fill in the account type field
with a legal account type code.
Dialog box asks "Overwrite invalid foxuser
Yes to this question as a new empty foxuser file
will not hurt anything.
pc/MRP freezes up
two people are entering sales quotes at the same time and the second
computer freezes up, version 6.49BK and 6.53T and lower do not increment
the quote number.
Call Software Arts for update.
Internal Inconsistency Error Message
- Video driver is
incompatible with FoxPro for Windows, change to a standard VGA driver and
see if that solves the problem.
- Reindex the database file that
is being used when the error occurs.
Stack Fault Error Message
message can be caused by a broken index file. Reindex
the database file that is being used when the error occurs.
Letter of Floppy Drive You Are Installing From Message.
- You are trying to run
pc/MRP from network neighborhood. Run pc/MRP from Explorer from a mapped
drive. Within "My Computer", locate the PCMRPW directory and
double click on the STARTMRP.EXE application file.
- pc/MRP is unable to
locate the config.mem file within the pcmrpw
directory. Delete a file named locate.mem
(contains the name of the drive and directory pc/MRP is located in) and
restart pc/MRP. This will create a new locate.mem
file with the correct drive and directory name.
file has become corrupt or tool long, delete the macro file "username.fky" or re-enter the macro you are
Library file is invalid
file has become corrupt in memory, exit pc/MRP and restart your computer.
Record has been edited by another.
- Somebody has edited and
saved the record since the last time you opened the record for editing.
Edit the record again.
- One of the fields has a
numeric overflow (all stars in the field). With pc/MRP version 6.80, call
Software Arts for instructions on running overflow.prg.
With pc/MRP version 6.82 and higher, run option 41 in the configuration
settings and utilities menu to zero out the fields that have overflowed
roll-up and exploded BOMs contain incorrect dollar amounts.
you are using a language other than English, use note pad to add the line:
Point = "." to the config.fpw file in the pcmrpw dir.
not edit a document.
- User selected VIEW
instead of EDIT under ACTION.
- The Advanced Password
module is activated and the user does not have edit/create rights to the
not delete a document.
- User selected VIEW
rather than EDIT.
- The Advanced Password
module is activated and the user does not have edit/delete rights to the
module. In version 6.77a and higher the user must have delete rights if
the Advanced Password module is activated.
Highlighting a part in a BOM displays another partnumber.
BOM has duplicate part numbers. Edit the BOM and change the item number of
one of the effected parts.
MSG.DBF does not have an entry for (Name of menu item.)
MSG.IDX file has become corrupt. Exit pc/MRP and use explorer to locate
and delete the MSG.IDX file. Re-enter. pc/MRP will recreate the MSG.IDX
Running option 43, Repair invalid memo file, deletes the file being repaired.
versions 6.80k and lower contained this bug. The file that was selected to
be fixed was renamed, msourcef.dbf. Rename msourcef.dbf back to the original name and download an
update to a later version of pc/MRP.
pc/MRP field contains nothing but asterisks or stars (numeric overflow).
versions of 6.73 and higher contain a special program named overflow. This
program allows the user to select a DBF field and zero out the overflow.
Call Software Arts for instructions on running this program.
scrolling for something (Inventory or BOMs), pressing enter does not open the
user FKY file has been
corrupted. Find the user FKY
file, their login name with an .FKY extension and delete this file. All
macros and personal save settings will be deleted for this user.
Dates contain day and month, but are missing the century after updating to a
Y2K version of pc/MRP.
Software Arts to receive an update to pc/MRP, version 7.01C or higher, or
to receive a file named fixcent.exe. To apply fixcent.exe, make a backup
up pcMRP and then copy fixcent into the
directory where pcMRP resides. Double click on the fixcent.exe file that
resides in your pcmrpw directory and this will fix your missing century
Insufficient memory when editing Address Book.
to the Configuration Settings & Utilities Option 52 to edit every text
files. If a message come up indicating the file is too big to open in note
pad, that is the file causing the problem. Go to the window explorer to
rename the file to another file name and go back to the Configuration
Settings & Utilities Option 52 to recreate the file.
number in a BOM is not Issued when Running the Stockroom Issue Function.
partnumber in inventory is checked as being floor stock. Un-check the
floor stock check box.
printing a BOM an incorrect part number displays or prints out in every BOM.
BOMTEMP.DBF contains a record with this part number in it. Call Software
Arts for instructions on how to ZAP the BOMTEMP.dbf
Browser location changes for everybody when individual user changes his browser
location is stored in local windows directory on workstation in a file
named BROWSMRP.UMF. Network maybe setup such that server contains the
windows directory. Mark the BROWSMRP.UMF file read only in the server's
windows directory. You can change the browser used to open the module. You
can also open the BROWSMRP.UMF file with notepad but do not change it.
Bill of Materials Became mixed-up after Entering and or Editing the BOM.
7.40 through 7.43 and or updating from these versions could leave one or
more BOM records with a blank ID. To fix this, enter the following command
in the command line: use BOM index bomkey[enter]fillguid()[enter].
not open or locate Visual FoxPro Library File
VFP6R.DLL and or VFP6RENU.DLL from a backup copy if either of these two
library files are missing.
Class not registered error message
When pc/MRP needs to use a
class library .DLL or .OCX file, the operating system will first look in the
registry, if it finds an entry in the registry pointing to where the .DLL or
.OCX file is located and that file does not exist, the operating system will
throw an error message. If it does not
find an entry in the registry it will look in pc/MRP’s home directory. If it does not find the .DLL or .OCX file
there, it will look in the system folders.
If it does not find it in the system folders, it will throw an error
pc/MRP versions 7.50 and higher
use the following DLL files, VFP6R.DLL and VFP6RENU.DLL
pc/MRP versions 7.52 and higher
use the following .OCX files, MSCOMCT2.OCX
(Date Picker), CTSCTSCHEDULE.OCX, TIME LINE OCX (MRP Timeline Report),
pc/MRP version 7.83 added
MSCCOMCTL.OCX ( Tree View for Corporate Reporting)
To fix the problem you could do
the following. (1) Copy the missing
file into the directory the registry indicates it should be in. (2) Copy the missing file into the System32
folder or the System folder (Win 98 and 98).
(3) Open up Explorer, find the
file, leave the Explorer window open, Click on the Start button, Select Run and
register it by typing in REGSVR32 and drag and drop the file from explorer into
the run command line one space after the word REGSVR32. Be aware if you move this file be aware your
computer may not be able to find it. If
you are going to delete some of the registry entries, make a backup of the
registry by selecting export and giving it a name to import it back in from if
Other cures might include
disabling a virus checker that is not allowing un-registered DLLs to run or an
operating system doing the same.