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On rare occasions, users will see a window popup with: "Pearl Bids can not create a record". We have only heard this happen for a Windows user with a new install. The error is generated when the authoring software (FileMaker) is not able to write changes to the data file. 

The solution is simple: 

Browse to the data file in your documents folder and right click the file PearlBids_V_ something_.pbg. Select properties

Click the tab security and change the permissions for the current user (here 'Ward') to look like this:

For more information on how to change permissions, look at Microsoft help DB Changing permissions. Look under "Resolution" >  Issue 1 or 2 .