Cognos Controller 85
Error message when you try to convert old Frango Controller forms to the new Controller version 85.
You find this on menu MAINTAIN – SPECIAL UTILITIES – CONVERT – FORMS TO NEW DESIGN.
You successes to convert a few – but after a while you get stuck with a error message.
Description: Exception of type ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ was thrown.
At Cognos.Controller.Forms.Form.frmConvertOldForms.PopulateLayout(String sForm, String sFormType, String sRad1, String sRad2,String sKol1, String sKol2, String& sLayout)
At Cognos.Controller.Forms.Form.frmConvertOldForms.IForm_DoClick(Int32 ICmd, String& sTag)
Other cause to make this happen can be a damage/not used data entry form.
Remove all forms that you do not need before you start the conversation.
To be able to convert the forms you must install the CONTROLLERCONV.MSI on a client computer with Excel 2000, which is then connected to the Controller Application server.
Export all the forms from the Controller database with use of the Transfer – Export Structures menu in the Cognos Controller client.
Create a new empty Cognos Controller database and import the forms structures into this database.
Then from inside the empty database with only Cognos Controller forms, run the convert of forms to the new version and you may be lucky and it works.
Then you export the forms from the empty database to a file.
Import that file into you old converted database, and you have a working form set.