Win2k and specials program incompatibilities 
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 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities

Hi,
    I am actually not a programmer, im an office support specialist.

    We are trying very hard to migrate from windows 95 to win2k because of
its superior stability. However, there are minor hitches.

We have several programs written in clipper that I just cant figure out why
it isnt working. The program is actually a front end that calls a report
generator to access old dbase data and generates a report. They use to go
through a secondary program call RUN.exe to allow win95 to access these
reports but now, that program doesnt even work for win2k.

Also we have this program called specials. It basically interacts with and
allows us to enter data into dbase. In win2k i cant make it enter data.

Please help. thanks ahead of time



Tue, 30 Mar 2004 22:50:44 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
Yau-Kwan

You'll need to provide more info.

What errors do you get??
How or have you set up the DOS environment on the machines??
How is the report generator called - RUN or SWPRUNCMD()

Are you using directories with spaces in them??
    - I suggest you don't.

If your running them from a desktop icon try leaving the DOS window open to
see if there are any error messages when the app closes.

--
HTH
Steve Quinn



Tue, 30 Mar 2004 23:01:32 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
The report generator is R and R for windows. When i try to run a report it
gives me the error " this program cannot be run in dos mode" The program
that it is refering to is the RUN.exe program. The Run.exe program is
suppose to allow dos programs to directly access windows programs or
something to that effect.

Also when i try to enter data, no error is given, the screen that is suppose
to showup to allow me to enter data flashes for a second and then goes away.

thanks for your help, i've been working with this migration problem for like
6 mths.

Quote:
> Yau-Kwan

> You'll need to provide more info.

> What errors do you get??
> How or have you set up the DOS environment on the machines??
> How is the report generator called - RUN or SWPRUNCMD()

> Are you using directories with spaces in them??
>     - I suggest you don't.

> If your running them from a desktop icon try leaving the DOS window open
to
> see if there are any error messages when the app closes.

> --
> HTH
> Steve Quinn



Wed, 31 Mar 2004 00:01:13 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
Yau-Kwan

Quote:
> Also when i try to enter data, no error is given, the screen that is
suppose
> to showup to allow me to enter data flashes for a second and then goes

away.
To stop the window flashing up and disappearing set the properties to NOT
close the DOS window, that way you can see if there are any error messages
or run the app in a DOS window.

Quote:
> The report generator is R and R for windows.

Have you contacted the R&R support to see if they know of  any problems??

Also how is the RUN.EXE being called by the app??
Eg
RUN 'RUN.EXE'
or
SWPRUNCMD( 'RUN.EXE' )        // Assuming Blinker is being used as your
linker

You didn't say how you've set your DOS environment up for W2K.
Eg
Files,Buffers,CLIPPER variable settings

Maybe you can post the link script for the app here.
Which version of Clipper??
Which linker & version??

--
HTH
Steve Quinn



Wed, 31 Mar 2004 00:20:31 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities

Quote:
> We have several programs written in clipper that I just cant figure out
> why it isnt working. The program is actually a front end that calls a
> report generator to access old dbase data and generates a report. They use
> to go through a secondary program call RUN.exe to allow win95 to access
> these reports but now, that program doesnt even work for win2k.

It'd help if you said how it "doesnt even work".

--
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http://www.davep.org/               |     eg - Norton Guide reader for Linux.
http://www.davep.org/clipper/       |    weg - Norton Guide reader for Windows.
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Tue, 30 Mar 2004 23:58:26 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
Howdy...

Quote:
>    I am actually not a programmer, im an office support specialist.

Then why are you posting here?  This newsgroup is pre{*filter*}ly composed of
programmers, and those who are seeking help with programming in Clipper.

Quote:
>    We are trying very hard to migrate from windows 95 to win2k because of
>its superior stability. However, there are minor hitches.

Hello?  Was not Windows NT 4.0 stable compared to Windows 95?  Windows 2000
was originally Windows NT 5.0!  You call yourself an office support
specialist, but I would call you a person who was just able to fool some
people into thinking you knew something about computers.  A true support
specialist would know that Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP is stable in comparison to
Windows 95/98/Me.  I am running Windows NT 4.0 Server myself, but then
again, I am an MCSE with my elective OS on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.

Now, in regards to your problems, there is nothing called RUN.exe that is
provided by Microsoft with Windows 95, thereby it must be a third party
utility.

I think the solution here is to get one of the programmers who developed
this system for your company to look into what is going on, as there are
several details missing from this that would help provide a clue to what is
going wrong, and where.  Though, there seems to be allot of third party
items here.

Now, you go on regarding this program called specials, and fail to say
whether it is a Clipper application or not.  I am lead to believe that some
of this may be in dBase, as you mentioned that the report writer accesses
old dBase data.

I have encountered problems with dBase for DOS on the NT platform, whereby
the moment you presses a key, the system immediately crashed, and did a core
dump.  The problem ended up being a conflict with the keyboard driver
provided by the manufacturer, and dBase.  The Help Desk was able to use an
alternate keyboard driver, and the issue was resolved.  Though, that was not
my department, as I was updating these applications to Y2K compliancy, and
did not have time to bother with such trivial issues.

Wolfe



Sat, 03 Apr 2004 06:18:56 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities

Quote:
> Howdy...

plonk.


Sat, 03 Apr 2004 08:07:15 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
Wolfe,

Quote:
>>    I am actually not a programmer, im an office support specialist.

>Then why are you posting here?  This newsgroup is pre{*filter*}ly composed of
>programmers, and those who are seeking help with programming in Clipper.

Cheer up, man! This is also the place where the most people with
Clipper + Windows experience hang out. What is he doing so wrong in
taking advantage of that?

Quote:
>>    We are trying very hard to migrate from windows 95 to win2k because of
>>its superior stability. However, there are minor hitches.

>Hello?  Was not Windows NT 4.0 stable compared to Windows 95?  Windows 2000
>was originally Windows NT 5.0!  You call yourself an office support
>specialist, but I would call you a person who was just able to fool some
>people into thinking you knew something about computers.  A true support
>specialist would know that Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP is stable in comparison to
>Windows 95/98/Me.  I am running Windows NT 4.0 Server myself, but then
>again, I am an MCSE with my elective OS on Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.

You are out of line here, Wolfe. Maybe his company just skipped NT4
for one reason of the other. It is NOW that he needs to migrate from
Win95 to the current NT version, not four or five years ago when NT4
was the top of the line version. So he is going to Windows 2000.
Again, what is he doing wrong?

Please don't scare people away from the newgroup with that kind of
talk.

Klas

-------
klas dot engwall at engwall dot com




Sat, 03 Apr 2004 08:38:10 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
Hi,

Could you be talking about RRUN.EXE, a runtime engine for RR Reports for
Dos?

Dan


Quote:
> Hi,
>     I am actually not a programmer, im an office support specialist.

>     We are trying very hard to migrate from windows 95 to win2k because of
> its superior stability. However, there are minor hitches.

> We have several programs written in clipper that I just cant figure out
why
> it isnt working. The program is actually a front end that calls a report
> generator to access old dbase data and generates a report. They use to go
> through a secondary program call RUN.exe to allow win95 to access these
> reports but now, that program doesnt even work for win2k.

> Also we have this program called specials. It basically interacts with and
> allows us to enter data into dbase. In win2k i cant make it enter data.

> Please help. thanks ahead of time



Wed, 21 Apr 2004 05:01:10 GMT  
 Win2k and specials program incompatibilities
   RRUN.EXE runs nicely with Win98 and (according to  my customer) runs on his
Win2K machines.

   (In both cases, the blinker function SWPRUNCMD("RRUN ...",    etc) runs the
report generator).

-Mel Smith



Sun, 25 Apr 2004 09:55:26 GMT  
 
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