Thanks for the reply.
I tried renaming cds.mst and cds.fdt as CDS.mst and CDS.fdt but it doesn't
help. I continue to get the same error message :
"Isisgdl - This program has performed an illegal operation and will be
The message recorded in the 'fail.log file is:
CDS.mst: ISISplug: file contains no data.
For your information, I'm trying to build this collection on a system
running Windows 98 OS.
Many thanks for your help.
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Michael Dewsnip wrote:
> Dear Francis,
> Sorry for the slow reply to your e-mails. Thanks for asking your question on
> the list, however, as it means others can benefit from the answers and offer
> their own suggestions.
> > I'm trying to build a GSDl collection from a cds/isis database based on
> > the model for cds/isis database available at:
> > http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=isis-e
> > [Something is amiss with this collection because the search feature says
> > "Search for _idx_ which contain" instead of listing all the indexes
> > available].
> It looks like the link to this collection on the SADL mirror isn't quite
> right. Try:
> Or, go to http://www.nzdl.org/nz and choose the ISIS collection.
> The cause of this problem is that the ISIS collection is a MGPP collection,
> and form-based searching is provided. This means the search box is suppressed
> on the collection front page, and this requires the extra arguments to the
> I'll fix the SADL mirror when I get a chance; thanks for pointing this out.
> > How should i go about in building a collection for the sample cds/isis
> > database, 'cds'.
> > I'm trying to build the collection in the command prompt. mkcol.pl command
> > goes through without any problem. After the first step I get into the
> > collect folder. my collection name is 'isis'. I'm using the 'cds'
> > sample database. I believe same database has been used to build a cds/isis
> > collection available at http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library. After
> > I copy cds.mst and cds.fdt into import folder and execute the command perl
> > -S import.pl isis, following messages are displayed:
> > RecPlug: getting directory c:program filesgsdlcollectisisimport
> > RecPlug: CDS.MST
> > ISISPlug: Error: CDS.MST contains no text
> > RecPlug - CDS.FDT
> > ***********
> > import Complete
> > *********
> > * 1 document was considered for processing
> > * 0 were processed and included in the collection
> > * 1 was rejected
> > See fail.log....
> > Isisgdl pop-up window comes up with the message:
> > This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdowm
> OK, you're doing everything right. The problem is that the IsisGdl program we
> use expects the filename extensions to be lowercase (!). So, try renaming the
> files to CDS.mst and CDS.fdt, and see if you have more success.
> I was hoping not to have to change the IsisGdl program, but this definitely
> needs fixing for the next release.
> All the best,