FIX: You may receive the "Cannot update the cursor" error message if you try to create an index on a view that is part of a database, and the database is read-only or has been opened by using the NOUPDATE clause in Visual FoxPro for Windows 7.0

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FIX: You may receive the "Cannot update the cursor" error message if you try to create an index on a view that is part of a database, and the database is read-only or has been opened with the NOUPDATE clause in Visual FoxPro for Windows 7.0



If you try to create an index on a view that is part of a database, and the database is read-only or has been opened with the NOUPDATE clause, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot update the cursor.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Visual FoxPro for Windows 7.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
316964 How to Obtain the Latest Visual FoxPro for Windows 7.0 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Visual FoxPro for Windows 7.0 Service Pack 1.

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Steps to Reproduce Behavior

To reproduce the problem, run the following code from a program (.prg) file:
* This code demonstrates the problem using the NOUPDATE clause.
* The problem will also occur if the database is read-only.
#define DBCNAME   'testdb'
#define TABNAME   'testtab1'

CLEAR 	
CLOSE DATABASES ALL
DELETE FILE DBCNAME + '.dbc'
DELETE FILE DBCNAME + '.dc?'

DELETE FILE TABNAME+'.dbf'
DELETE FILE TABNAME+'.cdx'

CREATE TABLE TABNAME (F1 C(10), F2 C(10) ) 
INSERT INTO TABNAME VALUES ('xxx','yyy')

CLOSE TABLES 

CREATE DATABASE DBCNAME
CREATE SQL VIEW v1 AS Select * From TABNAME
CLOSE DATABASES ALL 

OPEN DATABASE DBCNAME NOUPDATE

USE testdb!v1
INDEX ON f1 TAG f1
RETURN 
				

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Article ID: 314655 - Last Review: March 17, 2005 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 7.0 Professional Edition
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