Unanswered: "out of memory" error on form creating query
Pdx 11 running on Windows 7: A form created to process query information via push button method is showing an "out of memory" error after about 103 fields. BDE changes in Max buffer, etc have not made any difference.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as to a cause and possible solution. I have a work around in my mind (Split the method into three parts and bore down in three pushbutton processes), but having the ability to do just one would be far prefereable.
Query is according to this form:
method pushButton(var eventInfo Event)
thank you steve. It is, unfortunately, not a four field query but would in its full form be over 200. The error comes in checking the design, not in running it.
I have ascertained that it kicks in about when the method exceeds about 19kb. Is there a limit on sql / script sizes? Somewhere in the back of my heard the number 24kb rings a bell, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
below is a script for one of a group of consecutive searches I am doing. There may be a typo still, since I am not getting past the Out of Memory error, which occurs at the If / Then statement for American_Comfort - at the 16kb mark.
Thank you very much for the response. This is driving me round the bend, and I desperately need it to work.
I am quite sure the database is sound, but am going to try your idea anyway.
The full method is at the link given below. This may be a longer version (about 40kb), but the idea is the same.
Last edited by schweigenthaler; 06-02-11 at 19:23.
Reason: too long
if you need an extensive technical discussion about this, particularly "size" issues, you should go to the paradox 'community' website/newsgroup.. there is only me to help here, and I really don't do this too much anymore..
also, not to be rude, and I honestly know nothing about your system, but from your description, most of us will seriously question your design.. 200-field tables rarely make sense, and queries that might have a parameter in 200 different fields make even less sense..
there is a paradox expression that goes all the way back to the old DOS days.. just because you CAN do something in a single massive query, doesn't mean you SHOULD do it that way..
Steven Green - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA
thanks steve. I would love to use the db community, but there is no way to sign up, and my attempts to access the news groups have all crashed my browser, as they load several thousand old messages. I have searched it on this issue, but found nothing. You are not rude. I understand the problem with a large database, but have not been able to break it up in a useful manner. I appreciate that you answered at all.
Last edited by schweigenthaler; 06-02-11 at 21:51.
I am doing something wrong (It just brought Firefox to its knees again), but I will look up windows mail. (Never used it..Outlook). Worth trying. In the meantime, when you're right, you're right. Database rebuild solved the problem. But then, anyone dealing with old legacy Lego has got to be right. (and trains.). Big thanks!
I keep trying to get to the forums, but they continually flood Mozilla/IE with hundreds of posts. It would be nice to be able to access them. If you are still here and still know how, please leave a clue. (I haven't got one of my own on this)