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• tell me this aint true ....

OE 11, windows 7

trying to use bulkload , with the following .fd file snippet

`# Database:  mydbpaf_Address C:\rawaddress\Y11M09\PAF MAIN FILE\paf_Address.d C:\OpenEdge\WRK\paf_Address.e`

this fails with the error

`Data input file "C:\rawaddress\Y11M09\PAF" could not be opened. (1505)Bulk load aborted near "C:\rawaddress\Y11M09\PAF" because of errors. (1507)`

so, looks like the bulkload cannot deal with spaces in the .fd pathname.

and no, wrapping quotes round the filenames does nothing.

So, I have to cd to the directory where the .d file is, modify the .fd to specify ./paf_address.d .

Seriously. This is 2012. Understand that pathnames can have spaces in them. How long has "c:\program files" been present in windows ? Windows 95 ? 17 YEARS AGO ! AAAARRRGGGHHH

what a PITA

* jmls is somewhat frustrated with this ..

• Hello,

A possible way to handle the spaces in a path reference is to specify a short name using ~.