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Map Magic problems in Windows XP

Article created: Nov 18 2003, updated: Nov 18 2003

Background:  Map Magic is an add on to ArcView GIS 3.x and Intersection Magic 6.x. All Arcview GIS 3.x versions have a problem with Windows XP that affects operation with Map Magic. We've experienced "Segment Violation" messages; we've heard of "Can not convert string to number" error messages.

Status:  Bug - requires upgrade
Keywords:  Map Magic,ArcView,GIS,Segment violation,Windows XP
Categories:   *Errors / crashes* *Mapping*

Explanation:
ArcView GIS v3.x requires a patch to function properly in Windows XP.

The malfunction is related to use of DDE for inter-program communication.

Solution:
ESRI has made a patch available that must be installed on ArcView 3.x installations under Windows XP.

When this article was written, the patch could be found at:
http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=downloads.patchesServicePacks.viewPatch&PID=25&MetaID=470.

If the above link does not work, go to the esri / support / downloads pages and look for patches to ArcView 3.x - there is one called Windows XP Patch.
January 22, 2018 5:18PM

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