[EpiData-list] Access violation message- unable to open database
EpiData development and support
epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Aug 11 02:54:29 CDT 2015
I am in the middle of creating a database
on Epidata Manager v220.127.116.11 for Mac. There is one dataform and no
databases. There are 13 sections and 468 fields so far.
Today when I tried to open the database I
get the message:
“The file [xxxx] is locked by another
program! The file was locked at [last time I tried to open it] by [my
Continue opening this file?”
If I say No, the box just closes. If I say
Yes, the database opens in the background but I get the message:
Press OK to ignore and risk data
Press Cancel to kill the program”.
I have tried pressing OK many times but I
can’t get beyond the error message and can’t access the database which I
see behind it. I can see that I haven't lost any sections of the
database since I last saved it last night.
If I press Cancel then Epidata Manager
I’ve been through this process many times.
I can open the database on Epidata EntryClient. I can open other
Manager with no problem.
I have tried opening the ‘problem’ database
in the latest version of Manager on a PC but it also doesn’t work. I
downloaded the software again but that doesn’t work. I’ve restarted my
Any advice on how to open this database
again would be very gratefully received. I can’t see any relevant
this particular scenario in the archives.
Dr Laura Asher MBBS MSc MFPH
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow
Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical
/Department of Psychiatry, Addis Ababa University
UK Phone: +44 (0) 207 2994668
UK Mobile: +44 (0) 7800 820978
Ethiopia Mobile: +251 (0) 912 649754
Email: laura.asher at lshtm.ac.uk
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