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Rebuild a broken table

Rebuild a broken table

Rebuild a broken table

Hi everybody.

I have been using Mimer for several years now and only now have a "broken" table. What happens is that when my program reads through the records by primary key order it tries to read the first record over and over. Hence the Invalid Cursor State message.

I can solve this by exporting the data via WSQL (great little tool), and importing the data again having first dropped all the relevant foreign keys, and then reapplying the foreign keys.

I was wondering if Mimer has a Rebuild tool? I cannot find it.

Mike Gorman

RE: Rebuild a broken table


Mimer SQL has no "rebuild tool", but you can use the DBC program to investigate if the databank file's physical structure is damaged or not.

Can you give more information on the error you're seeing? (Error codes, how, what, when etc.)


RE: Rebuild a broken table


Thanks for getting back to me... The error was Invalid Cursor State. The way I fixed it was to export the rows with WSQL and then import them. 8 tables in all. I have no idea how the tables got broken.

What is the DBC program. Never heard of it.

Sorry there is not a magic bullet repair tool.... What I have to do is:

Execute script to drop relevant foreign keys
Export rows via WSQL
Import rows via WSQL
Execute script to Add foreign keys

Simple enough process. I was hoping for a silver bullet, however.

Mike Gorman

RE: Rebuild a broken table

Silver bullet has arrived.....

Paule of Mimer Tech support suggested that Mimer might NOT be setting the value of the column correctly after the Alter Table statement.

So, I modified the SQL DDL script to set all rows for the tables that have the new column to the value, '   '. That is, blank.

Problem has now gone away.

Thanks Paule....

Silver bullet had been applied.

Mike Gorman

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