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    Running low on memory?
    I have 1.4 GB datafeed text file and tried to create pages with webmerge trial version.

    Problem is I always get error "Handler:Running low on memory, script aborted" . Why do I get this error message?.

    My computer specification is as follow:

    Intel Pentium Mobile
    RAM 640 megs

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowcool
    I have 1.4 GB datafeed text file and tried to create pages with webmerge trial version.

    Problem is I always get error "Handler:Running low on memory, script aborted" . Why do I get this error message?.

    My computer specification is as follow:

    Intel Pentium Mobile
    RAM 640 megs
    It sounds like the issue is that you've run low on memory, causing WebMerge to abort.

    WebMerge is able to work as quickly as it does because it stores the source file in memory. Depending on what WebMerge is doing at a given time, it may even have two copies of the file in memory, in addition to templates and the program itself.

    If your file is 1.5GB you'd need at least 3.5GB for WebMerge to process the file (WebMerge + data + OS), but you have only 640 installed.

    Many times WebMerge can make use of virtual memory for some operations, but the specifics of what virtual memory an do to help such situations depend on the specific hardware and OS it's run on, and may not always be available for all RAM-instensive operations.

    With sufficient built-in memory you should be able to work on that file. The only hard-wired limits in WebMerge are a max of 4GB for the source file, and if you're using the built-in sort feature then no record can exceed 64k per line/record; if you're not using sort then the only limit per line is the total file size limit.

    Rather than buy more RAM (and 4GB may not be possible on some laptops or older desktops), your quickest solution would be to break that file into chuncks of a size that can work on your system.
    Richard Gaskin
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    Thx!. What software you recommend to break .txt file ?

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    Deopends. Where did the file come from, and is there anything in the file which might make natural breaks for the resulting files, or just break them up by number of line?

    How many records are in the file?
    Richard Gaskin
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    The .txt file comes from CJ . I have no idea of how many records in it because I can't open the text file using notetab, notepad, MS Word and other text editors due to the size of .txt file


    Quote Originally Posted by FourthWorld
    Deopends. Where did the file come from, and is there anything in the file which might make natural breaks for the resulting files, or just break them up by number of line?

    How many records are in the file?

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    CJ's putting out a 1.5GB file? I'd expect a company with their experience to know better. As you've found, very few programs will be able to work with that file. It's possible that FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access could import it. FileMaker has a free trial version that works for 30 days.

    What do other CJ affiliates do?

    And why doesn't CJ offer feeds of a more manageable size?
    Richard Gaskin
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    Do webmerge support importing data from MS Access file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowcool
    Do webmerge support importing data from MS Access file?
    WebMerge works with any columnar delimited format. So while it doesn't read Microsoft's prorietary Access format directly, WebMerge can work with exported tables from Access.
    Richard Gaskin
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