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Pinned topic Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

‏2013-05-07T14:49:27Z |

I have an encyclopedia the will not open.  SA will open other encyclopedias.  This encyclopedia gets to the messgae "Reading SAPROPS.CFG" and gets no further.  Has anyone else experienced similar behaviour and what was done to correct this?

Thanks

Stan

  • TJKing
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    Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

    ‏2013-05-08T20:19:15Z  in response to StanHarris

    Hi, Stan - I haven't experienced anything exactly like that, but - if all else fails you can try the following. Back up the encyclopedia (you know, just in case), and then use SAEM to open the File Manager and delete the SAPROPS.CFG file.  System Architect will recreate the file when you try to reopen the encyclopedia, and so any corruptions which are causing the hang up should be fixed.  I can't promise this will work, but if you don't get any other suggestions it may be worth a try.  And if something goes awry, you can always restore the backup and not be any worse off than you are now.

    Good luck!
    TJ

  • StanHarris
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    Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

    ‏2013-05-09T11:26:57Z  in response to StanHarris

    Thanks TJ,  I have done this as well as all the other props files and it will successfully rebuild the saprops but still gets stuck in the same place when trying to open the encyclopedia.  I also tried to do a merge from that encyclopedia into another to see that would work.  The merge did not work either.  I will just perform a restore using SQL Server backup file as that appears to be my only choice left.

    • jvogel-11
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      Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

      ‏2013-05-30T17:48:55Z  in response to StanHarris

      Is it possible that one of the other .CFG files are missing?  Depending on the configuration, it may be looking for .cfg files associated to the SAPROPS, which are not there.  For example, look at the include statements within in the SAPROPS file:

      #include "Property Set\uml.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\idef1x.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\dodaf_abm.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\dodaf.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\modaf.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\naf.cfg"
      #include "Property Set\idef0.cfg"

       

      If your encyclopedia is geared for MODAF and the modaf.cfg file is listed/referenced in the SAPROPS.CFG file but isnt present in the File Manager listing, I can imagine an interpretation problem.  You will need to replace those files as well.

       

  • StanHarris
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    Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

    ‏2013-06-03T11:18:55Z  in response to StanHarris

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried it and still could not get the encyclopedia opened.  We were able to restore from a backup so this is not a work stopping issue but I am still curious how this encyclopedia got corrupted.

    • TJKing
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      Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

      ‏2013-06-03T15:03:21Z  in response to StanHarris

      If you ever figure out what happened, let us know!

      Cheers,
      TJ

  • PiersH
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    Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

    ‏2013-06-13T13:48:20Z  in response to StanHarris

    I know you have it working now, but have you tried deleting the SAPROPS.BIN file, I think it is actually called SAPROP409.BIN. That has always resolved this issue for me in the past.

    Of course it may take you on to discover a fatal error in the USRPROPS customisations or a clash between those and the existing encyclopaedia metadata.

    • StanHarris
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      Re: Open encyclopedia stuck at Reading SAPROPS

      ‏2013-06-14T14:11:39Z  in response to PiersH

      THANK YOU!!!

      Believe it or not this morning I had another eneyclopedia fail in the same way and your suggestion worked great.

      Thanks again

      Stan