Problem 18

Compiling form migrated from Uniface 5, IDF crashes during phase 4 of compile.

If you are compiling a form migrated from Uniface 5 (it may even have been migrated some time ago), unexpected crashes may occur due to invalid tag strings in the form paint tableau.

Using Uniface 5 it was possible to label a field with a ".entityname" suffix. This is illegal in Uniface 6 and higher, and can cause unexpected crashes.

This can be easily corrected by removing the ".entityname" suffix using a text editor like notepad.exe (on windows).

The format of the form paint tableau in your XML file is very different depending on whether you are using the UD6 Option Pack or not.

E.g. (with UD6 Option Pack):

<screenitem  frame-type="F" label="REBDETEE_LBL.REBDETEE"  line-number="4"  column-number="3"  width="20"  height="1"  color="56"  inverse="Y"  />

NOTE: If you have access to a tool that can search text files for regular expressions (like WinGREP), you can use the following regular expression to match all files that have illegal field tags:

^\<screenitem  frame-type=\"F\" label=\".*\..*\"

E.g. (without UD6 Option Pack):


The suffix was ignored by Uniface 5, and can be safely removed without effecting the functionality of the form.

Useful links

Installing UD6/CMtool driver

How to get support

Further Information

Troubleshooting UD6 Troubleshooting
Problem 1 No LOGO or Advertising Banner
Problem 2 Unable to locate 3GL function UDBUD6
Problem 3 No response when Assembly Workbench is selected
Problem 4 All driver functions slow when used on a shared network drive
Problem 5 Transcript shows error 182 - Unable to load DLL.
Problem 6 Transcript shows Unable to locate 3GL function UDBUD6.
Problem 7 Filenames are sometimes uppercase other times mixed case.
Problem 8 DocZilla does not show XML files correctly
Problem 9 Internet Explorer 5 gives error when showing XML files
Problem 10 9016 - System needs more channels for files. error displayed
Problem 11 IDF will not compile components
Problem 12 Transcript shows error 31 - Unable to load DLL.
Problem 13 XML file exists but IDF cannot find record/form.
Problem 14 IE5 incorrectly display XML if USYS$UD6_PARAMS=xsl w3c.
Problem 15 Description fields appear in XML file with control characters.
Problem 16 Import appears to hang during import of UGLYPH.
Problem 17 Edit properties of a label in a component takes a long time.
Problem 18 IDF crashes during phase 4 of compile.
Problem 19 The process cannot access the file / sharing violation.
Problem 20 Cannot find WININET.DLL.
Problem 21 1734 - Compiler read error on unexpected empty XXXXXX
Problem 22 8069 - Copy failed: Write error on file/table
Problem 23 Illegal & character when NLS is off
Problem 24 Illegal < character when MHGFP140 is on, garbled bold, underline, and italic text in XML file.
Problem 25 -1023 fetch error When UD6 tries to retrieve from user defined table.
Problem 26 8080 - Nothing copied. when exporting from UCGROUP.
Problem 27 Labels on Paint Tableau have incorrect shape (bold, italic, underline).
Problem 28 Cannot import: Commit now! Number of open files preventing open of new file.
Limitations General driver limits

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