I also still run several HC stacks on a server in a peer-to-peer network.
Something had to have changed in the stack, or, more likely, a user entered a value somewhere that was not valid for an arithmetic operation. In other words, a line of code might try to add two numbers that the user entered. But if one of those entries was "234X", say, then the message you got would have been exactly what HC would have thrown in that case.
It is critical that such entries be validated before being processed. This is the job of the author.
Have you tried other operations, and are they running/ Or is the whole stack now not working?
From: Tim Selander selander@[redacted].attne.jp
To: HyperCard <HyperCard-Mailing-List>
Sent: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 9:01 am
Subject: Re: [HC] If anybody is still here I need some HyperCard help!
I'm still running part of our business on Hypercard too. Not sure
I can solve your problem, but if you .zip the stack(s) and email
the .zip file to me, I'll take a look at it and see what I can
figure out. I realize you may have qualms sending the data to a
stranger, but I would honor your trust.
On 2008.12.25, 2:17, mikemonner@[redacted].comwrote:
> My father used to be a part of this Yahoo group has used
> Hypercard since
> the beginning and created an amazing program for our magazine
> business. It
> did many tasks such as creating a database for every customer who
> puts a
> display ad or a classified in our magazine and it was our financial
> program for running off invoices, extracting A/R and A/P and a
> statement to Panorama and much more.
> He has Alzheimer's now and has forgotten how to do the hypertalk
> Hypercard doesn't produce A/R & A/P, GST (a Goods & Services tax
> here in
> Canada) and any other financial statements.
> When I go to extract statements it pops up a small window saying
> number here" then I have a choice to do "debug" "script" or
> "cancel" and
> if I choose "script" it brings up a big window allowing me to
> make changes
> to the script so I can make the extraction work.
> I hope someone here understands our issue and knows what I can
> do. If I
> can't do it I'll have to use something like QuickBooks and enter
> customer one by one and that would take forever.
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.