Could not find language driver

Posted on 1999-01-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I received an error upon opening a Paradox table:

Could not find language driver
Why and how do I rapair the file, when I'am unable to open the tabel?
Question by:rainbowsoftware

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ID: 1362562
I can't completely answer the question, but someone who knows Delphi instead of just paradox could finish it.

One of the table properties can be the selection of a particular 'language file' other than the default.  If a table has different language file, the BDE (database engine) needs to know where those language files are located.  This is where I am less informed, in Paradox it was located under the IDAPI directory, such as c:\idapi\langdrv, what does Delphi use?  C:\BDE\Langdrv?

I'm also ill informed for the solution; someplace Delphi is told where the language drivers are located.  In Paradox it was in Windows' Win.ini under the heading

The table is not (necessarily) corrupt.
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ID: 1362563
hi rainbowsoftware,

maybe the langdriver is not available for you,
try to delete the indexfiles (over Filesystem) and recreate new.
(LangDriver are used to determine the sortorder of the indexes)


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ID: 1362564
I did what Meikl proposed, deleted all indexfiles, then I was able to open the table and could recreate the indexes.

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So think Meikl deserves the points :O)

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Yes, Meikl deserves the points!
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kretzschmar earned 50 total points
ID: 1362567
Hi rainbowsoftware,

glad to helped you.
good luck again


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