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This message occurs if Q++ does not find a trace that it closed down properly, the last time it ran. When Q++ is not shut down properly, this can result in damaged or corrupted indices or even corrupted tables themselves.

 

The tables that can be affected are :

 

TEMP : These are the tables used to communicate with QuarkXPress when it scans and generates. Since the rare crashes encountered while using Q++ are caused by QuarkXPress crashing, these tables are usually the ones that are damaged.

 

ROD : These are the tables used in the generation of holidays. These tables are never affected by a QuarkXPress crash during scanning and generating, but they can be damaged if QuarkXPress carshes on its own while editing a template (or sometimes while trying to print).

 

The options you have are :

 

Ignore this message (not recommended) : This choice ignores this message and proceeds with launching. This setting should only be used if you are certain that the present message is incorrect.

 

Fully restructure TEMP tables : Deletes and recreates all indices for the TEMP tables. This will usually be sufficient to correct corrupted indices.

 

Fully restructure TEMP and ROD tables : Deletes and recreates all indices for the TEMP and ROD tables. This will usually be sufficient to correct corrupted indices.

 

Re-create TEMP tables (recommended) : Deletes and recreates all the TEMP tables. By re-creating the tables from scratch, this option solves any issue related to corrupted indices, and even corruption in the table itself. Since these are temporary tables, there is no vital data loss.

 

Re-create TEMP and ROD tables : Deletes and recreates all the TEMP and ROD tables. By re-creating the tables from scratch, this option solves any issue related to corrupted indices, and even corruption in the table itself. Since these are temporary tables, there is no vital data loss, although deleting the ROD tables means you will have to regenerate holidays.

 

Abort and lauch Database Restructurer : If the damaged tables are Scripts, Data or Templates, then you will need to use the Database Restructurer to repair these tables. This option aborts the launch of Q++ and automatically launches the Database Restructurer.

 

Abort launch : Aborts the launching of Q++.

 

This message occurs before Q++ checks if all necessary tables are presents and intact, so in principle you could ignore this message and see if you get a message that some tables are missing or damaged. However, we strongly recommend that, unless you are certain that this message is incorrect.


Topic 171260 updated on 01-Nov-2016.
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