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Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

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  • Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

    I have a number of tabbed forms in my application which each have an embedded browse using a named browse definition. I have managed to get all the information I needed on each of the embedded browses, but when they open in the form, the sort order that is defined in the browse does not seem to function. I can click on the title of any column and it will sort as expected. I want the initial window on the tab to open in a defined sort order, not in record number order which is what seems to happen.

    I have tried everything I can think of. If I right-click on the embedded browse window, there is not an option to set the order available.

    Is there something I am missing here?

    Mack Peirson
    RoadMAP CRM

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    Re: Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

    Just tried this in AlphaSports on a form based on the invoice set. Named browse "aa". Code for ontabchange event of object tabbed1. Browse (tool_select1) on tab 3, left to right, of invoice_items table.

    if parentform:tabbed1.tab_get() = 3
    end if
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

      Did you try setting the sort order for the table in the form properties?

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


      • #4
        Re: Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

        "an embedded browse using a named browse definition", those are named browses of child tables with their own sort order? When viewing a form based on a set, even with named browses, I think you will only be able to have one sort order controlling the set. My suggested code, with modification and extension, should set that sort order based on which tab is selected.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Sort Order of Named Browse not Kept when Embedded

          Thanks for the help! All the comments led me to going back over the set structure that the form is built on. It turns out that the sort order of the child table in the set is what controls the initial sort of records in the embedded browse, regardless of how the browse definition sets the sort. Interestingly, once the sort is changed, by clicking the header on a column, that sort order is maintained when stepping through the records of the main form. Leaving the form and then coming back returns the sort to the original designated order in the child table of the set definition.

          I guess that's pretty obvious once I went back and looked at the organization of the set. Still, it seemed to me that the named browse should supersede the sort or query in the table that it is based on; at least that is how I think it works on a regular browse based on a table.

          I really appreciate the assistance of the members of this group, you have all saved me a lot of time and frustration!

          Mack Peirson
          RoadMAP CRM