Fair enough, but no more cryptic than remembering that CPF0864 is end of
file <G> After you live in COM for a few months it becomes second nature,
you just bring up calculator and go!


Walden H Leverich III
Tech Software
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-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Jensen [mailto:brad@elstore.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 16:15
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Visual Basic SQl statement

"Walden H. Leverich" wrote:
> Actually the error isn't all that cryptic. First, I'll bet that is
> -2147220985 (note the negative.) Now put that into the handy windows
> calculator and convert to hex and you get FFFF FFFF 8004 0207. Ignore
> the first DWORD and you get an error of 8004 0207 which is a valid COM
> error.

Walden, with all due respect, that qualifies as cryptic in my book.

Probably at some poit it is taking a 16 bit number, casting it to 32 bit,
and extending what it thinks is the sign bit all the way across, leading to
all those f's ( f=1111 binary)

Brad Jensen brad@elstore.com
Electronic Storage Corporation Tulsa OK USA

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