AR# 678: PROflow: DOS Error # 83: Buffer too small
PROflow: DOS Error # 83: Buffer too small
If any of the data files that PROflow reads are not DOS files, PROflow will give the following error when invoked, when entering one of the PROflow dialogs, or when invoking one of the other PRO Series tools:
Typically, one of the following files will be the cause of the error:
PROJECT.LST - located in PROSER\STANDARD\VF PARTLIST.XCT - located in XACT\DATA VIEWDRAW.INI - located in both PROSER\STANDARD and the current project
This was a problem in one of the Beta versions of the XACT 5.2/6.0 software. If you are using a pre-release copy of this software, there is a pretty good chance that the problem is with the PARTLIST.XCT file.
Because PROflow expects to see the appropriate DOS control characters in the data files it uses, you must convert the problem file from Unix to DOS.
To verify that a file is in fact formatted without the proper control characters, check the file by typing each to the screen in DOS using the type command.
Example: type partlist.xct
A proper DOS format file will have each line starting in the first column of the screen on the lefthand side. If it appears that the lines are merged together into one long line, the file is not a DOS file and needs to be converted to DOS format using UNIX2DOS.
NOTE: Even though PROflow flags the PARTLIST.XCT file as the problem file, check all three files listed above.