Corrupt table/index header

Posted on 2004-04-28
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
When I try to open one of my paradox tables with Database Desktop i get the following error:
"Corrupt table/index header".
Also when I try to add a new record to that table I get "Key violation".
Anyone know what to do?

// svenj
Question by:svenj
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Expert Comment

ID: 10936497
You can try to repair the data with a third party tool like Chimney Sweep.


Author Comment

ID: 10936524
Ok, don't have the money to buy it!
Is there any freeware product or any other way I can go?

// svenj

Expert Comment

ID: 10936549
I don't know of any free tools; although, there may be some. I thought the 30 day evaluation was free but I see that it isn't... You could try some of the following:

1) Restore a backup, if you have one - before running  any Paradox applications use the repair tool (Paradox repair utility).

2) Open the table using restructure, click PACK and then save. If you can do that, try the repair tool again.

3) Create a new table with the same structure and attempt to copy your data into it using ADD. Then run the repair against the new table.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10936567
There is also a website that has some bde repair tools; although, I don't know how well they work... 

They have a Paradox Table Repair Utility.

Whatever you decide to do, I would make sure you have a backup...

Author Comment

ID: 10936603
Thanks for your help, bwdowhan.
At last I found a data repair utility at Torry's delphi pages.
The app I found was: Pdxrbld - Paradox tables check/repair utility v.4.41b.
I tried it and it work just fine.

bwdowhan post an comment and you will get the points.

// svenj

Accepted Solution

bwdowhan earned 500 total points
ID: 10936614
It's nice when things work... I'm glad you found your solution!


Expert Comment

ID: 10936672

I have got some information from one site.

You can download this tool from here:

Other third-party tools (freeware and shareware) for repairing Paradox
tables are available at:


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