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Hi Gary,

I have exported my Tamiya paint stock table to CSV, and have removed location and stock data. I'm happy to share it, but should I wait and do it again in case there are changes to the table as you mentioned above?



The following error occurs when saving a view and subsequently opening the tab for the table.

    Index and length must refer to a location within the string.
    Parameter name: length

Cause / Steps to Reproduce:

An invalid view is causing the program to break when the 'Subset' buttons are being created on the record list screen. These are the bottom left buttons on the records list (e.g. for Kits and Accessories they are 'Wanted', 'Owned' etc).

KitBase shouldn't have allowed this when you saved the view. A fix is planned in the next release.

The sequence of steps that cause the issue are as follows:

1) Adding or Customising a View

2) Setting the first part of 'Subset' to a field (bottom right of the View Designer screen)

3) Leaving the second part of 'Subset' (after =) empty

Normally both parts would be filled in, so that the 'Subset' buttons restrict the list (e.g. 'Status = Owned' on Kits and Accessories).

If you avoid using the 'Subset' options in the way described above (first box filled, second box empty) you shouldn't encounter the problem.


The invalid view needs to be renamed or removed.


1 - Start KitBase and open your database

2 - Go into 'File / Show Database in Explorer'

3 - Go into the 'Views' folder

   Views are prefixed with the Table Id. The standard table Id's in KitBase are:

   Kits and Accessories: d7ea2724-ecca-4acb-86f4-5e16f210a1d3
   References: 610306e1-3251-49dd-b4cf-20d80c87102f
   Paint Stock:f4d2905c-1ae4-4d80-8403-c85495060c63

5 - Switch to 'Details' view in Explorer and sort by 'Date Modified' Descending (indicator arrow down)

6 - Look for the most recently changed view, prefixed with the table Id from the list above

7 - Rename the view, e.g. place an _ (underscore) in front

8 - Try closing the table tab in KitBase and re-open via the link on 'Database Home'

9 - If the tab opens without error, you have found the problematic view. You can leave it renamed or delete it.
     If not, repeat the rename of each view until the tab opens successfully

10 - Any views that you renamed without fixing the problem can be changed back


Permanent fix underway. To be released in v2.0.7.0, hopefully during late August / early September (2017).
KitBase Support / Re: Kitbase 2 issue
« Last post by Admin Gary on August 05, 2017, 08:52:39 AM »
Hi Hutch,

The printing function is provided via the Report screen.

Click the 'Report' button, next to Export on the record list toolbar.

Glad you found out how to rename fields.

KitBase Support / Re: Kitbase 2 issue
« Last post by Hutch on August 05, 2017, 07:25:35 AM »
Hi Gary

Don't worry about the 'Started' tab, I've worked it out and sorted it.....  Happy days!!!!

KitBase Support / Re: Kitbase 2 issue
« Last post by Hutch on August 05, 2017, 07:09:13 AM »
Cheers Gary.

I'm learning my way around the software so I will get there in the end.

Couple more things;

I'm still unable to print a report or even see a print preview.  I know it's difficult to know what is wrong with my set up but is there something I might be missing?  I have to export as a csv file and print via Excel.

Also, I was wondering if it's possible to change the 'Built' tick-box to a 'Started' tick-box?  I use KitBase to monitor my stash and if it's built I remove it from the database.  At the moment I do tick it to indicate the kit has been started but it would be nicer if the option could have a different title on my screen.


KitBase Tips, Tricks and Customisation / Re: It doesnt duplicate
« Last post by Admin Gary on July 29, 2017, 09:54:35 AM »
Did you manage to set it up to your preference?

KitBase Tips, Tricks and Customisation / Re: It doesnt duplicate
« Last post by Martin387 on July 29, 2017, 08:03:35 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I was looking that hard I didn't see it.
KitBase Tips, Tricks and Customisation / Re: It doesnt duplicate
« Last post by Admin Gary on July 28, 2017, 12:44:59 PM »
Hi Martin,

I set up the Duplicate button on References, to just duplicate the publication information, as I expected users to enter all reviews in a magazine (for example).

You can choose which fields are included in a Duplicate operation. You are already on the right track.

Click the 'Data entry Form Layout' button, on the toolbar above the References record list.

Against each field, you will find a 'Copied into Duplicate' drop-down. Just set that to 'Yes' for the fields you want to dup.

You will need to go through each tab on the form and do this. The list of tabs is top right, just click one to see the fields in the tab.

Hope this makes sense.


KitBase Tips, Tricks and Customisation / It doesnt duplicate
« Last post by Martin387 on July 28, 2017, 10:59:49 AM »
I have set up a database where I input magazine articles. When I press duplicate, all it does is open another sheet with all the field being blank.
it there something in the design Table (fields.) or the Data entry form layout that I should be pressing to tell  it which fields I want it to be duplicated.

KitBase Support / Re: Kitbase 2 issue
« Last post by Admin Gary on July 17, 2017, 02:30:06 AM »
Hi Hutch,

In KitBase 2 the records are linked together using the 'Record Id'.

These are unique system generated numbers, like the one you included below.

The Rec No field is provided when you import from KitBase 1.4, in case you are using it on stickers or suchlike. It can be removed from the database without breaking anything if you don't use it. It doesn't exist if you create a brand new KitBase 2 database.

If you need to manually link an accessory to a kit, you would copy the Record Id of the kit into the 'With [Id]' box, after choosing '(with kit)' in Location.

You can find out the Record Id of a kit by editing the record and going into the 'Info' tab.

Normally accessories are automatically linked when you enter them through the 'With' tab on the record list screen.

Hope this makes sense.

Kind Regards,
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