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#55307 - 08/04/22 12:16 AM cant initialize semaphore data file - printer ?
Barry Fox
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Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
Morning

I have accpac 6.1A - All packages to GL & CB
Data integrity clear except error "cannot initialize semaphore file in data"
In addition the dos printer prints the first few lines of an invoice, and stops with all the lights flashing - usually is a indication of a data communication error

Have re-powered up the computer and printer and problem persists

I remember the words "semaphore files" from many years back, but do not remember how to resolve

I Don't find a"semaphore file" in the data directory
Also not sure if the semaphore file and print issue are related

Any idea's
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#55308 - 08/04/22 03:15 AM Re: cant initialize semaphore data file - printer ? [Re: Barry Fox]
MMA
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 311
Loc: New York, NY USofA
Hi Barry: Semaphore file refers to the EZSEMTAB file in the ACCPAC Plus data folder. Sounds like maybe a disk or data corruption issue.
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#55309 - 08/04/22 03:42 AM Re: cant initialize semaphore data file - printer ? [Re: MMA]
MMA
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 311
Loc: New York, NY USofA
Try renaming and deleting the ezsemtab.xxx file and then restart ACCPAC Plus. I think Plus will re-create a fresh one. Your printer issue sounds like a hardware issue with the printer.
We recommend getting off ACCPAC Plus and migrating to Adagio.
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#55313 - 08/08/22 10:04 AM Re: cant initialize semaphore data file - printer ? [Re: MMA]
Barry Fox
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Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
Thanks All

Deleted the file and it was auto re-created by re-opening accpac

Would never have found the file by looking for "Semaphore"

Issue solved
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#55315 - 08/08/22 04:50 PM Re: cant initialize semaphore data file - printer ? [Re: Barry Fox]
MMA
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 311
Loc: New York, NY USofA
Hi Barry: Glad it worked out. Call me for a free demo of Adagio.
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http://www.mmanyc.com
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