[Orca-users] Re: Varying number of columns in data.

Blair Zajac blair at akamai.com
Fri Mar 3 12:09:15 PST 2000

Currently Orca is not smart enough to handle when the number
of columns changes.  Future versions will definitely handle
this, but it won't be for a while.  One fix to this would
be to have orcallator.se open a new file anytime the number
of columns changes.


Allen Canning wrote:
> From: Allen Canning <canning at colltech.com>
> I have installed orca at my client site, and I am having
> some troubles.  I am collecting data with the SE toolkit,
> and copying to a machine that is my main orca server.
> It looks like the data from the SE toolkit is changing while
> the SE toolkit is running.  I've tracked it down to the
> Veritas volumes on the system.  When they are backed up the
> mirrors are broken, and mounted as other filesystems.  This
> causes the columns in orcallator to change midstream.
> Orcallator is smart enough to add a new header line, but
> orca croaks on these new lines.  It complains about the
> number of columns changing, which is true.
> Is there a way to configure orca, to change columns by
> reading the new header from the orcallator files?  I've read
> the docs, but didn't really find anything that pointed to
> this.
> Version of orcallator: 1.23
> Version of orca: 0.25
> Any help appreciated.
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> Allen
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