(forms.info)Error Messages


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Error Messages
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   This section describes all error messages which can be generated by
forms mode.  Error messages that result from parsing the control file
all start with the text `Forms control file error'.  Messages generated
while analyzing the definition of `forms-format-list' start with `Forms
format error'.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-file' has not been set'
     The variable `forms-file' was not set by the control file.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-number-of-fields' has not been set'
     The variable `forms-number-of-fields' was not set by the control
     file.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-number-of-fields' must be a number > 0'
     The variable `forms-number-of-fields' did not contain a positive
     number.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-field-sep' is not a string'
`Forms control file error: 'forms-multi-line' must be nil or a one-character string'
     The variable `forms-multi-line' was set to something other than
     `nil' or a single-character string.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-multi-line' is equal to 'forms-field-sep''
     The variable `forms-multi-line' may not be equal to
     `forms-field-sep' for this would make it impossible to distinguish
     fields and the lines in the fields.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-new-record-filter' is not a function'
`Forms control file error: 'forms-modified-record-filter' is not a function'
     The variable has been set to something else than a function.

`Forms control file error: 'forms-format-list' has not been set'
`Forms control file error: 'forms-format-list' is not a list'
     The variable `forms-format-list' was not set to a Lisp list by the
     control file.

`Forms format error: field number XX out of range 1..NN'
     A field number was supplied in `forms-format-list' with a value of
     XX, which was not greater than zero and smaller than or equal to
     the number of fields in the forms, NN.

`Forms format error:  not a function FUN'
     The first element of a list which is an element of
     `forms-format-list' was not a valid Lisp function.

`Forms format error:  invalid element XX'
     A list element was supplied in `forms-format-list' which was not a
     string, number or list.

`Warning: this record has XX fields instead of YY'
     The number of fields in this record in the data file did not match
     `forms-number-of-fields'.  Missing fields will be made empty.

`Multi-line fields in this record - update refused!'
     The current record contains newline characters, hence can not be
     written back to the data file, for it would corrupt it.  Probably
     you inserted a newline in a field, while `forms-multi-line' was
     `nil'.

`Record number XX out of range 1..YY'
     A jump was made to non-existing record XX.  YY denotes the number
     of records in the file.

`Stuck at record XX'
     An internal error prevented a specific record from being retrieved.

`No write access to `"'FILE`"''
     An attempt was made to enable edit mode on a file that has been
     write protected.

``"'REGEXP`"' not found'
     The REGEXP could not be found in the data file, starting at the
     current record location.

`Warning: number of records changed to NN'
     Forms mode's idea of the number of records has been adjusted to the
     number of records actually present in the data file.

`Problem saving buffers?'
     An error occurred while saving the data file buffer. Most likely,
     Emacs did ask to confirm deleting the buffer because it had been
     modified, and you said `no'.


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