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Get message that the object already exists.


Unable to create a file with a certain name such as "x". Get message that the object already exists. The object does however not exist in the Vista database when viewed in Workstation.

It seems that there are invisible objects in Vista.


TAC Vista Workstation/Server 5.1.X


This has been seen in older databases that have been created or edited using older editing tools such as TAMain. These system objects should disappear automatically but if they don't they will cause the error described under "Issue".


This can be removed by starting the TAC Vista Database generator tool from workstation (Tools\TAC Vista Database Generator). Once started do the following:

1. Select Database\Export from Database
2. Click on the browse button in the Object field.
3. In the field "Current object ID" type "x" (or the name of your invisible object" and the buttons on the right of the tool should be activated.
4. Click on delete and the object will be deleted.

After this you can check in workstation that the object has been removed by creating a new folder named "x".


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