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Subject:Re: Long file names - and db storage -
Date:Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:39:34 -0700
From:Liz McGuire <>
My testing back in 2012 would have been Windows XP, Paradox 8, and BDE 

And it required the specialized sequence of:

Table 1 created (with ~1 short name)
Table 2 created (with ~2 short name)
Table 2 gets a secondary index (which is seen as belonging to table 1, 
because of the short-name getting ~1 in it, and the BDE seeing all the 
~1 files as belonging to Table 1)

...You would only see the problem if this sequence of events happened - 
you might also see the problem if Table 2 got any extra file added after 
the fact, where Table 1 didn't already have that type of file - such as 
a .MB file - so long as the file for Table 2 got a short name of ~1, the 
BDE would see it as belonging to Table 1, because the BDE believes that 
all files which have the same short name belong to the .DB file of that 
same short name.  Technically, you could reproduce this manually by 
simply renaming files.


On 30 Jan 2019 05:49, Steven Green wrote:
> IIRC.. I know there was an issue with long file names with pdoxdos and
> pdoxwin using the same files.. I know there was an issue with one
> version of Win itself, I think it was Win2000.. other than that, the
> various versions of BDE and Win seem to play nicely together
> --
> Steven Green
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