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PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'

PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'

PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'


I get this error frequently. I'm using Info, it's running as a service on NT4.  The database is btrieve/pervasive:

PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.

All the reports are being sent to email (MAPI)

Sometimes the reports run fine if I refresh them in designer, but not always.  The same report will run fine one day and then fail the next, always with this same error.

We are going to upgrade to Enterprise, but after reading some of the posts here, it looks like a may be stuck with Info a little longer than I thought.

Any ideas as to what is causing this error?

Thank you

RE: PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'

Nice generic message, huh?  A slightly better error message would be "The parameter value passed to the database is either unrecognizable or is in an unexpected format".  

In my experience, this error message occurs with parameters.  Perhaps the parameter being passed was in an incorrect format?  This is the standard message, for example, when one of my users schedules a report with an incorrect date parameter (ex:  not "date(yyyy, mm, dd)" format.  I hope this helps...

RE: PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'


Thank you.  This is interesting.  The database I'm using stores dates as numbers, all of the date fields I use for parameters are actually formulas:


All of my date parameters are {@date}=today or
{@date}in monthtodate

I can't remember the last time a report without a date parameter failed... So this could be it.  I'm not sure what to do with this though. Changing the date format sounds confusing.  Any ideas?

Thank you

RE: PEStartPrintJob : Error detected by database DLL.'

VE: There is a UDF available to convert Btrieve/Pervasive numbers to dates and vice versa. Drop me a line if you need it. I agree with rhinko that this could be the problem.

David C. Monks
Accredited Crystal Decisions Enterprise Partner

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