I am having a problem after installing Record Editor on my Windows 7 laptop. I
get the error message: EditRec Load Layouts - Table not found: TBL_R_RECORDS
in statement . So it seems to be connecting to the HSQL database just fine,
but it is apparently missing tables. I noticed a script to insert this and
other tables, but for whatever reason it must not have run? Any help is
Can you tell me exactly which version you installed ???
was it RecordEdit_Installer_for_HSQL_088a.exe.zip or
RecordEdit_Installer_for_HSQL_0.88a.jar.zip or an earlier version ???.
Also was this a clean install or did you have the recordeditor already
For the HSQL installs, it should install a fully loaded DB.
Some basic suggestion
1) Try un installing and reinstalling
2) Try restarting the computer - this should start the DB server, then try
starting the record editor - see if that works
3) if it does not try stopping the server then tryt editting a file
I will do some more testing on the 2 0.88a versions myself
Thanks for the reply, Bruce. I used
RecordEdit_Installer_for_HSQL_088a.exe.zip and it was a clean install. I
tried all of your suggestions already, did not help. Since it was not finding
tables when it launches (EditRec Load Layouts - Table not found:
TBL_R_RECORDS in statement ), I thought maybe the script that builds these
tables did not run successfully. I found it (recordedit.script) and opened
up HSQL DB Manager to see if I could run manually. There may be issues with
some of the CREATE TABLE statements, because it complains about some of the
VARCHARs not specifying a length. I was able to create the tables manually,
but Record Editor still takes the same error when I launch. When I was in HSQL
DB Manager I was using the 'in-memory' type, and the tables I created are now
gone. If I try using the 'server' type, I get a Socket Exception.
HSQLDB satarted life as a in-Memory-Database, basically when the Server
shuts down it saves the Database contents as Sql (in this case
and when the server is restarted, it should run the sql in this file to
if you go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-
I have uploaded:
RecordEditor_088a_Sql.zip - Holds the Sql to create the RecordEditor
Sql/Create_*.Sql - Table creation Sql
Sql/Data_*.Sql - Add data to tables
It comes from Version 0.85 but should work
RecordEditor_v0.88a_HSQL_Database.zip - Holds the Database Directory for
One Question did you install the RecordEditor by either of:
1) using a different user to install the RecordEditor
2) Specifying a different user/password while installing ????
i.e. does your normal user-id have adminstration rights for the computer ????
also is this a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Java ????, It should not make any
Possible things to try:
1) Check the Start_Server command to see where it is starting, it should be
C:\Users\<User_Id>\RecordEditor_HSQL\Database - <User\_Id> is the your user
there needs to be a valid version of the following files in this directory
There should be valid files in RecordEditor_v0.88a_HSQL_Database.zip.
To update this directory, you must stop the database server,
if you do not stop the server, it will overwrite the recordedit.script
file at some point
2) Try Running the table create Sql from RecordEditor_088a_Sql.zip
You really need to run Create_RecordEdit.Sql and Data_Tables.Sql
3) If you have some existing DB you could try the Generic Version
(note: last version was 0.85)
It should work with H2, HSQLDB, MySql, etc
It will not work with Firebird and Oracle may have issues as well.
There will be future versions of the Generic installer
Directory Layout for RecordEditor_HSql on 64 bit Windows 7:
C:\Program Files (x86)\RecordEdit\HSQL
lib - RecordEditor Jars
Docs - Documentation
C:\Users\<User_Id>\RecordEditor_HSQL - <User\_Id> is the actual user name
Database - Holds HSQL Database
The command to start the server should be some thing like:
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -cp "C:\Program Files
it should start in the following directory
C:\Users\<User_Id>\RecordEditor_HSQL\Database - <User\_Id> is the actual
One final option is to try the USB version this is a straight zip file with
the DB running in embbed mode
I had installed JRE7 earlier trying to work through a different problem on my
machine. The command information you posted matched what I had, pointing to
jre6, so I thought there may be a conflict. I de-installed jre7, and re-
installed Record Editor using the 88a exe zip. Now Record Editor works, in
file mode. If I try to run in database server mode, I get a socket connection
DataBase Connection error: socket creation error
Connection Index 0
Connection ID jdbc:hsqldb:hsql://localhost/recordedit
I can use it in file mode, but if you have any thoughts on how to get past
this socket creation error, please let me know.
Thank you very much!
A couple of other things:
1) If you run the recordeditor from a terminal you will get some more
error messages on the console
i.e. open terminal and go to RecorfdEditor lib directory
enter command java -jar runFullEditor.jar
2) If you are stuck running in File mode, there are some options you can try
* By default the RecordEditor will try and connect to the DB-Server first
only try a File connection and If this fails it tries to the File.
It is possible to reverse the Sequence and try for a File connection first
This will reduce the startup time on windows quite dramatically.
- In the RecordEditor Select Edit >>> Edit Options
- Then Select properties on the left the defaults tab
- Then click on DefaultDB in the Table
- Finally change the Default Value combo at the bottom to
?Record Edit - file
- hit the save button at the top and exit the Dialog then the RecordEditor.
The RecordEditor should start much faster now
* Once you have created all your file definitions you could try updating the
flag. Basically when this flag is set to Y everytime the RecordEditor needs to
access the DB it will open the DB connection, Run the SQL, Close the DB
Advantages - Allows you to run multiple copies of the RecordEditor
Disadvantages - SQL execution is slower, more error prone
In the HowTo documentation, Embedded DB options section
there is some notes on the JDBC options
To get to this option
- In the RecordEditor Select Edit >>> Edit Options
- Select JDBC Parameters
Well, now when I launch it today it works in HSQLDB mode just fine, and I did
not do a thing! That jre7 issue must have been the problem all along, and it
just took a reboot after de-installing it to reset whatever was causing the
problem. I am back in business, thanks again!
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