Samba pos loading but wouldn't start


customer click the icon and it starting the loading process but does not open


Going to need more info than that, any error messages???

I know when this has happened to me theres been a connection error message and its because the sql server isnt running, if thats the case you need to go into task manager and services and start the sql server. Once running samba will then open

But without anymore info we dont know if that is your issue


If it stuck on loading screen for very long time, then error message is there but behind sambapos screen. On your keyboard press Alt+Tab and keep pressing tab till you see a mini window with error message.

If that doesnt work. Press windows key and bottom right corner is a very tiny box next to time and date. Press it. It will minimize all windows. Then click sambapos button and you might see that error message. Screenshot and show us

[General Info]

Application: SambaPOS
Version:     4.1.82
Region:      en
DB:          CE
Machine:     WINDOWS7-PC
User:        Windows 7 PC
Date:        10/08/2017
Time:        11:27 PM

User Explanation:

Windows 7 PC said ""

[Exception Info 1]

Top-level Exception
Type:        System.Data.EntityCommandExecutionException
Message:     An error occurred while reading from the store provider's data reader. See the inner exception for details.
Source:      System.Data.Entity
Stack Trace: at System.Data.Common.Internal.Materialization.Shaper`1.StoreRead()
   at System.Data.Common.Internal.Materialization.Shaper`1.RowNestedResultEnumerator.MoveNext()
   at System.Data.Common.Internal.Materialization.Shaper`1.ObjectQueryNestedEnumerator.TryReadToNextElement()
   at System.Data.Common.Internal.Materialization.Shaper`1.ObjectQueryNestedEnumerator.MoveNext()
   at System.Collections.Generic.List`1..ctor(IEnumerable`1 collection)
   at System.Linq.Enumerable.ToList[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source)
   at Samba.Persistance.Data.Dao.Query[T](Expression`1 predictate, Expression`1[] includes)
   at Samba.Modules.BasicReports.ReportContext.GetTickets() in c:\Users\Emre\Documents\GitHub\SambaPOS-Gold\Samba.Modules.BasicReports\ReportContext.cs:line 168
   at Samba.Modules.BasicReports.ReportContext.get_Tickets() in c:\Users\Emre\Documents\GitHub\SambaPOS-Gold\Samba.Modules.BasicReports\ReportContext.cs:line 66
   at Samba.Modules.BasicReports.Reports.EndOfDayReport.EndDayAbstractReportViewModel.GetReport() in c:\Users\Emre\Documents\GitHub\SambaPOS-Gold\Samba.Modules.BasicReports\Reports\EndOfDayReport\EndDayReportViewModel.cs:line 59
   at Samba.Presentation.Common.Reports.AbstractReport.<RefreshReport>b__2()

Inner Exception 1
Type:        System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeException
Message:     The database file is larger than the configured maximum database size. This setting takes effect on the first concurrent database connection only. [ Required Max Database Size (in MB; 0 if unknown) = 257 ]
Source:      SQL Server Compact ADO.NET Data Provider
Stack Trace: at System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeDataReader.ProcessResults(Int32 hr)
   at System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeDataReader.IsEndOfRowset(Int32 hr)
   at System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeDataReader.Move(DIRECTION direction)
   at System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeDataReader.Read()
   at System.Data.Common.Internal.Materialization.Shaper`1.StoreRead()


[Assembly Info]

Samba.Services, Version=
mscorlib, Version=
System, Version=
Microsoft.Practices.Prism, Version=
WindowsBase, Version=
Samba.Infrastructure, Version=
Samba.Infrastructure.Data, Version=
PresentationFramework, Version=
System.Xaml, Version=
Samba.Presentation.Services, Version=
FluentValidation, Version=
Samba.Domain, Version=
DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v14.1, Version=
DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v14.1.Core, Version=
PresentationCore, Version=
Stateless, Version=
System.Core, Version=
System.Drawing, Version=
DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v14.1, Version=
EntityFramework, Version=
System.Windows.Forms, Version=
System.ComponentModel.Composition, Version=
Samba.Localization, Version=
Microsoft.CSharp, Version=
Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation, Version=
Samba.Persistance, Version=
Microsoft.Practices.Prism.MefExtensions, Version=
PropertyTools, Version=2012.4.14.1


Your using CE (Compact edition) database.
That’s the problem.
Reconmend converting and switching to SQL Express.
Thee is a topic on forum covering setup and bonus covert CE tutorial.