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TSD22002: Undefined Indexes Can Compound Collection Damage
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Observed Occurence/Bug

Problem

Damage sustained by a collection is exacerbated if...

  1. One or more indexes are created, but left undefined, or
  2. Icons are removed from an existing index leaving an undefined index, but the index is not deleted.
Solution

When you are working in full mode, do not leave indexes undefined. Either fill them with at least one icon or delete them.

It has also been observed that in some instances, deleting the undefined indexes allows Helix to do further maintenance that can result in the collection passing the Update Collection Structure Check. These collections are in fact repaired.

Status

This bug has been observed in a number of collection repairs done by our company since acquiring the product.

History

This bug has been observed in collections from Helix RADE 6.0 and earlier.

Scope

Helix RADE