Introduction and Features
R:SCOPE is an invaluable database repair tool that allows users to identify and repair
broken R:BASE databases. As a separate program, R:SCOPE allows the examination and
modification of R:BASE database files outside R:BASE. R:SCOPE can check a database
for problems and look in the database files to diagnose possible problems. After doing
so, R:SCOPE can fix the structure of a database and correct data file errors.
- Check and fix damaged databases and mend broken pointers; automatically or manually.
- Use the Autofix feature to automatically search, find and fix broken pointers-
even a novice user can fix a broken pointer with Autofix.
- View and edit database, table, and column structures.
- Search for valid rows of data.
- Restores deleted rows of data.
- Look at all of your R:BASE data in a row, from beginning to end.
- Displays hexadecimal and ASCII representations of data files.
- Produce charts showing contiguous chains of data-an easy way to find missing data if
deletes rows or tables.
New features of R:SCOPE 9.5 for Windows include a database connection history
option, new View Data options, and additional printer setup output for the error log.
An option is available to control the line numbers in the Check Screen window.
Additional color options to enhance your environment in the Hex Viewer are also available.
Multiple tables can be selected for the Check: Structure and Check: Data options. The
table display from the Check and Fix menus have also been increased to better view your
list of available tables.
Database information can now be viewed without even connecting to a database. A speed
menu option is added to the menu list when you right click on an R:BASE database file.
The Manual Fix option for the data file has been enhanced with an easy to use button
tool bar and the ability to watch the current address while searching with display
turned off. This is a great addition for developers with large databases.
A new status bar across the bottom of the window displays the computer, user, database,
and current printer. The path of the current connected database now appears in the
R:SCOPE window caption so you know which database or database copy you are connected to.
This enhanced help file includes a chapter on understanding R:BASE databases, the basic
repair strategy, and a list of error messages with suggestions.
A Snapshot option has also been added to capture the current displayed screen.