4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2014 8:15 AM by ChristiSweaney

    <Index Missing>




           I have a very old version, FMPro 7, that I have used for years (obviously).  Our database was originally created on FMPro 3, which I was taught just enough about to be able to add a few things here and there as we needed to adjust, which isn't often.  We upgraded to FMPro 7, and it added more changes than we really needed, so I never really learned it. 

           Yesterday, one of my fields that I pull from another file started showing <Index Missing>.  All the related posts discussed making changes prior to that error showing up, which I did not do.  

           Any suggestions?  Please keep in mind I am very low tech...just needing to get my database working again. 


        • 1. Re: <Index Missing>

               Sounds like either your file or an index associated with that file is now damaged. Do you have a back up copy of your file that does not show this error?

               If so, it would be best to revert to that back up. You may need to save a clone (which will have no records) of that file and import all records from your most recent copy into that clone.

               Coincidentally, importing the records like this builds all new indexes in the target file.

          • 2. Re: <Index Missing>

                 That isn't what I wanted to hear! :)  But at least I do have a month old back up that seems to be working correctly.  

                 Since I don't do updates to FM Pro or change much of the workings of the database, my husband wondered if updates to Windows would affect the compatibility of this older program?

            • 3. Re: <Index Missing>

                   While there is never a guarantee that an OS update won't affect an installed application on your computer, it's not likely and it is very unlikely to produce the specific error condition that you've encountered here.

              • 4. Re: <Index Missing>

                     Ok, thanks for the info.