[EpiData-list] EpiData Notes file

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Mon Aug 16 11:20:14 CDT 2010


Hi --

It appears the note editor in EpiData (I'm using Version 3.1 270208; on
Windows XP) has a limit of 64KB characters.


How much data are you trying to put in the notes?

Peter Geddes

geddes at ix.netcom.com



epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Can anyone help with this?
>
>  
>
> We set up an EpiData database with a notes file <filename>.not. The
> notes file appears to have corrupted and has taken the qualitative data
> from over 40 surveys with it.  I was wondering if there was any way I
> could recover this or if I'll need to re-enter all the data manually
> into a word document.
>
>  
>
> To help work out what/where/if something went wrong with EpiData the
> breakdown of events is as follows:
>
>  
>
> *         First ~45 surveys are entered without issue.
>
> *         From ~survey 45 when the notes file opened up it would not
> allow me to type unless I pressed enter a few times and then backspace
> (pressing enter once and backspace once would create space for two
> characters to be typed).  It was cumbersome but the data was still going
> in alright.
>
> *         On closing the notes file whilst entering survey 60 the
> computer froze for a moment and EpiData was 'not responding' for about
> 20-30 seconds and then went back to normal functioning.
>
> *         The next time the notes file was opened the cursor appeared
> about halfway through the qualitative data for survey 19 and all data
> after there had been wiped.  I opened the notes file in notepad to
> confirm this was the case.
>
>  
>
> Do you know of some recovery technique for this kind of problem?
>
>  
>
> Thanks,
>
>  
>
> Suzanna Vidmar
> Senior Research Officer
> Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
>
> Murdoch Childrens Research Institute 
> Royal Children's Hospital
> Flemington Road Parkville Victoria 3052 Australia 
>
> telephone: +61 3 9345 6372
> facsimile: +61 3 9345 6000
> email: suzanna.vidmar at mcri.edu.au
> www.mcri.edu.au <http://www.mcri.edu.au/> 
>
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