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Corrupt table/index header

Posted on 2004-04-28
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Hi,
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?

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

http://www.sundialservices.com/

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

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

http://www.bdesupport.com/tools.htm  

They have a Paradox Table Repair Utility.

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

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It's nice when things work... I'm glad you found your solution!

~Brian
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I have got some information from one site.

You can download this tool from here:
http://www.bdesupport.com/download/swbpdxregen.zip

Other third-party tools (freeware and shareware) for repairing Paradox
tables are available at:
http://www.bdesupport.com/tools.htm


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