warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Jan 12 09:23:09 EST 2011
Aaron Wiebe <epiphani at gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Derek Atkins <derek at ihtfp.com> wrote:
> z> Hi,
>> On Sun, January 9, 2011 5:14 pm, Aaron Wiebe wrote:
>>> Short version:
>>> Attempting to open an sqlite3 database I was previously using gives
>>> the error "Can't parse the URL
>>> Long version:
>>> I had to reinstall due to melting a MB, and I copied the data files
>>> forward and reinstalled gnucash 2.4.0. I cannot seem to open either
>>> the current sqlite database I created, or the old one. Both provide
>>> that error.
>>> Any thoughts? Please cc me in reply since I'm not subscribed to this
>> You don't say what OS/Distro you are using, but it's possible that you
>> neglected to install the appropriate libdbi DB Drivers? In particular,
>> maybe you're missing the sqlite dbd?
> Apologies - Windows 7 pro. I was using the default installation, and
> was able to _create_ a new sqlite datastore. Obviously windows
> debugging is rather difficult. Is there a way to enable logging or a
> debug mode I could use?
OH! I see the problem! You stored your data file in your .gnucash
directory! I'm sorry to say but your data is gone, overwritten by
gnucash's meta data. See the FAQ: http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ#Q:_Why_can.27t_GnuCash_find_my_data_file_anymore.3F__It_just_says:_parser_error_:_Start_tag_expected.2C_.27.3C.27_not_found
I'm afraid you will need to start over again and this time try saving
your data to a non '.gnucash' directory.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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