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Btrieve Status 103

Btrieve Status 103

I am having this error (the chunk offset is too big) when using a LongVarChar field in my btrieve table. I created the table using the Create Table Wizard in Pervasive V8, and selected the advanced settings option. If the field is empty i am getting the error like when I try to access the table for the first time. Please help.       

RE: Btrieve Status 103

When dealing with Btrieve vs ODBC/SQL, a status 103 usually means that the DDFs don't match the data files.  
Are you trying to create a DDF definition for an existing Btrieve file?  If so, you should know that the LongVarChar/LongVarBinary and the LVAR/NOTE are different structures.  THe LongVarChar/LongVarBinary are stored as an 8 byte integer in the fixed length portion of the record as a pointer to the end of the record.  NOTE\LVAR fields are stored as the actual data at the end of the fixed length record (which is why you can have only one NOTE or LVAR in a table).

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RE: Btrieve Status 103

I am trying to create a DDF for a new Btrieve file. I am using Delphi 2006 to populate the data file, plus other 3rd party database aware components. I have one LongVarChar field and when i try to access the file for the first time (that field is empty) I am getting the Btrieve status 103 message. If I enter some data in that field, the error clears but recurs when i try to access another record that has no data in that field.  

RE: Btrieve Status 103

What interface are you using to access the Pervasive data (PDAC, BDE, Btrieve API, ODBC, ADO, etc)?  
Do you get the error if you access the record using the Pervasive Control Center?

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RE: Btrieve Status 103

I am using Titan and Delphi 2006 to access my data, and no, I am not getting the error if I open the file in PCC.  

RE: Btrieve Status 103

Ahh.. That's the problem.  I don't believe Titan has been updated to support the LongVarChar/LongVarBinary field.  I believe it only supports the old Note/LVAR style fields which are considered legacy.  

Have you tried PDAC (  
They are VCL components similar to Titan but support the LongVarChar/LongVarBinary.  

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RE: Btrieve Status 103

A research on Titan shows Titan Version 10 for Delphi 2006 supports CLOB (type code 21). My thinking is that it would recognize my LongVarChar since its also type code 21. I have not tried PDAC but thanks for the info.

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