Here's a wild guess... Are you doing the import via a script? If yes, check the script for the "no dialog" checkox. If that is checked, that's probably why you're not getting the dialog that let's you specify the details of the import. Uncheck it, try again, and see if the dialog box gives you a clue about what's causing the errors.
hmm...no, I am doing it via the "import files" option on the file menu....
Thank you for your post.
If you are importing into date fields, can you confirm the information contains valid dates? Is there anything out of the ordinary in the file? When you import into the database file, are you importing into the same field types or just as text?
bad news....talked to fm tech support- "something" in my db file was irretreviably corrupted. i had to remake the whole db.