Microsoft KB Archive/103613

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PRB: Problems w/ REPORT FORM <Report> TO <File> in Windows 3.1

ID: Q103613

2.50 WINDOWS kbprg kbprb

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5 and 2.5a

SYMPTOMS

When you are sending output from a report to a file with the command

   REPORT FORM <report> TO <file>

the maximum size of the file, drive letter, path and filename, can be only 31 characters long (the actual limit is 32 characters, but the last character is a null).

CAUSE

This behavior is a limitation of Windows 3.1.

RESOLUTION

Change the default directory to the directory you want the output file to go in, and then use the filename with no path.

-or-

Shorten the filename as much as possible. For example, instead of BIGTEST.TXT, name your file B.TXT.

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 truncated cut off file names KBCategory: kbprg kbprb KBSubcategory: FxprgGeneral

Keywords          : FxprgGeneral 
Version           : 2.50
Platform          : WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: April 30, 1996
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