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Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

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  • Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

    AA 12.2; Build 1958/4255. I have a grid with 3 Static, Table look-up fields, Click the drop-down arrow and the static list appears from the look-up table. Also the date field has the date picker icon and click that to choose a date. Also, typing in the drop down fields used to open the drop-down as well. Now, none of these work. The fields will allow for data to be entered but the look-up and date picker fields do not work at all. I've looked at the properties but find nothing that might cause this. Any suggestions?
    TYVM :) kenn

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  • #2
    Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

    I am sure you know this but - if you have a current subscription and since that version was the latest build as of February sometime...

    Alpha Anywhere Updates
    The current Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five Version 12) build is 2128_4292 (released on 29 APR 2014 09:23 AM).
    Please note that Alpha Anywhere patches are only available to users with a current subscription. You can verify your subscription status from within Alpha Anywhere by going to Help, About, or by clicking this link.
    If you install an update for which your subscription is not entitled, you will need to uninstall the update and rollback to an older version that you are authorized to use in order to continue using Alpha Anywhere.
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    • #3
      Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

      Yes, I am aware of this. I will not be upgrading to v2.0 simply because there is noting in it that benefits me. If this is a bug and the only way to fix it is to buy another subscription, I will look for an alternative. Thanks for your reply.
      TYVM :) kenn

      Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


      • #4
        Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

        sorry to hear that, hope you find what you need.
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        • #5
          Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

          This is interesting. I opened alpha sports and created a test grid (based on the customer table) with a detail view. I set the lastname field to lookup on the customer table. Opened working preview and the dropdowns do NOT work.

          I also created a brand new workspace with one table and 3 fields and created a grid using the same process. The dropdown in the detail view works great.

          Next, I opened my workspace with v11 and found that all dropdowns and the date picker work.

          Why do the dropdowns work in a brand new workspace but not my existing workspace and Alpha Sports? Time for some sleep so will work on this in the morning. Oh, wait! It is morning, like 0233 hrs. No wonder I'm tired.
          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


          • #6
            Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

            I recall there was an update to the internal dropdown syntax somewhere in V11. And in some case (cannot recall) you had to refresh the grid/ux, make them dirty and re-save, to get them back on track. I don't remember anything about date fields, but dropdowns went through a change.
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            • #7
              Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

              I had a problem similar to this and if I recall correctly, it had to do with a bug in alpha with the size of the drop downs. If it's not in there, try putting in "max: 3in" for the size in the properties.

              P.S. I'm finding 2.0 to be less stable and really slow with opening certain things (like the workspace itself and any lists with complex queries) so I'm actually thinking about heading into the pre releases again if there aren't any updates soon.


              • #8
                Re: Drop-down and Date Fields Don't Work.

                I solved the problem by creating a new grid. The drop-downs and date pickers work as they should. The 64M$ question is: Was it caused by a bug or was corrupt grid? I have no clue and I doubt it's worth the effort. Unless, it happens again.

                A big Thank you to all who provided suggestions.
                TYVM :) kenn

                Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.