It now works OK.  The problem I think was that I had one of the target files open in another application.  I'd certainly downloaded the files described where they're separately referenced by the link text "example" at  (Though that shouldn't affect the copies in the 'forbidden' hive.)  At any rate, success followed the closing of a lot of browser windows.



--- On Tue, 27/12/11, David Powell <> wrote:

From: David Powell <>
Subject: [Quexf-discuss] quexf 1.12.2 under xampp: error loading the provided test_original files
Received: Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 7:35 PM

I know Windows isn't the preferred platform, but hope that I could be pointed in the right direction.
I downloaded the most recent xampp-packaged distribution of queXF (1.12.2).  I'm aware that this is a bit behind the latest Linux distribution, but that's OK for now.
I installed to C:\.
I had a previous "...AMP" (BitNami Wampstack) running Apache and MySQL services, which initially prevented me from getting MySQL to start under xampp.  When I stopped these, I was able to proceed to the queXF initial display (after starting xampp's mySQL and Apache).
At http://localhost/forbidden/quexf, I selected "Import a new form from a PDF file" (the initial option in the left navigation).
I selected the pair of files test_original.pdf and test_original.xml (respectively) for the two fields "Select PDF file to create from:" and "(Optional): Select banding XML file:".
I located these at C:\xampp\htdocs\forbidden\quexf\doc .
Instead of a success message, I got the following when I hit the button "Upload form":
BARCODE: 00000101BARCODE: 00000102

Failed to insert new questionnaire. Could have conflicting page id's

This was confusing, as I thought it was a clean installation.
I went to phpmyadmin and typed
LIMIT 0 , 30

It indicated that only two tables had data:
boxgrouptypes (7 rows)
verifiers (1 row).
I'm pretty new to the ..AMP environment, although have had experience with other web apps and SQL databases.  Could I have a lead on why I'm stuck at this point?

(Very much appreciate the clean-minded work from my reading, by the way.)


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