ERROR CODE 70: PERMISSION DENIEDThere are a serveral reasons that you might encounter this error:
If you're not already in DOS, go there (click on the MS-DOS icon or find MS-DOS on your START/PROGRAMS menu. Your Manifest Master files should reside in the C:\MANIFEST directory. You can get there by typing:
Now type the following line EXACTLY as shown:
ATTRIB ACCOUNT.DBM -R
(that's a minus sign before the letter R)
Now run Manifest Master again. That should fix it.
So, just what was the problem anyway? Ok. If you really want to get into the nuts and bolts of it, here goes: Your ACCOUNT.DBM file is vitally important. It contains all of your jumpers' account data including jumper data (addresses, etc) and all account activity for all accounts. We thought it would be really smart to protect that file against accidental erasure by storing it as a READ ONLY file. You cannot accidently delete or modify READ ONLY file. If you try to delete or edit it, you will receive a PERMISSION DENIED error. So we changed Manifest Master so that it changes your ACCOUNT.DBM file to READ ONLY status when you exit the program. Then, the next time you run Manifest Master, the first thing the program does it to remove the READ ONLY attribute. That way your ACCOUNT.DBM file will always be in READ ONLY status except when Manifest Master is actually running.
That was the idea anyway. Unfortunately, the command to remove the READ ONLY attribute is a little flakey (OK, its alot flakey!). Sometimes, it doesn't work. When it doesn't work, your ACCOUNT.DBM file keeps its READ ONLY attribute. Then when you attempt to post a debit or credit to a jumper's account, you receive the ERROR 70 code.
That error is out of our hands (go complain to Bill Gates, he wrote BASIC).
The current version of Manifest Master version 4.2 and the new Manifest Master 2000 do not have this problem. That's because your ACCOUNT.DBM file is never in the READ ONLY status now. So, although you'll never see the PERMISSION DENIED error, your ACCOUNT.DBM file is vulnerable to deleting and editing at all times! So, protect your ACCOUNT.DBM file! Make a backup copy of this file every day!
OUT OF STRING SPACE errorIf you have one or more accounts that are very long, specifically over 500 entries (we never thought that would happen but our users have proved us wrong), you may encounter this error. There are two ways to correct the problem:
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