Q62211: "Out of String Space" Using DB/lib
Article: Q62211 Product(s): See article Version(s): 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S900406-40 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 25-MAY-1990 A customer reported that when using DB/lib with Microsoft QuickBASIC Compiler version 4.50 for MS-DOS, he received an "Out of string space" error when running his program. The solution to the problem was to decrease the number stored in the "DBPOOL" environment variable. According to the customer, this environment variable allocates memory for DB/lib, apparently from string space. He said that the default value for this variable was 64 (meaning 64K). When he set DBPOOL to 16, his program functioned normally. Although this problem has not been duplicated by Microsoft, AJS Publishing, the developer of DB/lib, has confirmed the above information about the DBPOOL environment variable and the possibility of a memory conflict with QuickBASIC.
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