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AL_LANG is empty!!!!

Hello everyone,

I lost my project and I'm really looking for your help.

I have DS 4.2, SQL server 2008, windows server 2008 and windows 7 (I used to have this project under Central, Production and my local repository)

Now I can see only project folder and all jobs, workflow, dataflow are missing!!!

I tied to check AL_LANG table I found it empty!!! when trying to create a new job and try to save it, I got the below error in repository:

Internal application error: Error message:
Cannot save <Language Object> <New_Job> into the repository. Additional database information: <SQL submitted to ODBC data source <>
resulted in error <[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'DB',
table 'BODS_TEST.dbo.AL_LANG'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The statement has been terminated.>.
VALUES (1, 0, N'New_Job', 1, 0, N'c0b74588-fd7d-4bb9-b962-5233f9b0b8ce', NULL, NULL, N'NEW_JOB', 0, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, 1635, NULL, NULL)

Any ideas can help me to recover this project, as I can see all details about jobs under dbo.AL_PROJECTS, AL_LANGXMLTEXT, AL_PARENT_CHILD?

But is not coming under Data service designer anymore becuase of AL_LANG become empty 😠

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  • Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 04:54 PM

    Instead of exploring the debris of your repository, try to understand if your project still available in Central or local repository. If so, you should be able to recover it. Start with Repository Manager, check if local repository version can still be retrieved. If certain tables of the repo were truncated, you may create another local repository from scratch and pull the data from central repository to continue working on the project. If you have ATL exports or db-level backups of the table or entire database, that also may help with recovering data.

    Thank you,


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