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  • Form suddenly will not open

    All of a sudden form will not open. No change Alpha shuts down as soon as try to open form. Default form opens. Compact done, index

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    Re: Form suddenly will not open

    You likely have a corrupted form. Can you get it open in design mode? Another thought - any changes to field rules, especially check lookup tables for changes.
    Robin

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

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    • #3
      Re: Form suddenly will not open

      Can open in design mode.
      No changes made
      Field rules show no errors.
      Tried rolling back to previous form & still the same

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      • #4
        Re: Form suddenly will not open

        Well at least you can open it in design mode. Except for browses, you can copy the layout elements onto a new form and see if that form works ok.

        It could be a numer of things - memory corruption for one. Have you tried rebooting your machine?
        Robin

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

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        • #5
          Re: Form suddenly will not open

          2 (very similar) forms will not open of the 7 forms on this set. The other 5 forms open without any problems.
          Tried copying a few fields on to a new form and the new form would not open / just crash out of Alpha.
          Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: Form suddenly will not open

            Fixed it. Created new form, adding fields from original form in small batches. Offending field was a set defined calculated field, I had changed. It was a case() statement to which I added one too many conditions - split into two.
            Thanks for the help

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            • #7
              Re: Form suddenly will not open

              Glad you found it. Sometimes a change will 'work' the first time or two before an error is triggered. Which can be very misleading when debugging a form that seemed to be working. Which is what I have spent my Sunday doing...
              Robin

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

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              • #8
                Re: Form suddenly will not open

                I'm having a similar problem I think. After doing the latest update when my cursor gets to any fields that have a lookup to another database it crashes to a white screen. Only way out is ctrl alt del. Is there a way to determine what is corrupted? For now I had an older version I loaded (build 5221 for runtime) and it appears to work. Still need to fix the latest update though.
                Last edited by IncGuy; 11-21-2018, 06:19 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Form suddenly will not open

                  Hi Robert,
                  Check the field rule lookups and the indexes. You probably have a typo somewhere from a change you forgot you made. Check if an earlier version of the form still works before you start over from scratch. If you turned off a field rule lookup without deleting all the specs first, you may find that Alpha is still trying to use it.
                  Robin

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

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                  • #10
                    Re: Form suddenly will not open

                    Thank you Robin. Actually Selwyn replied to a bug report I submitted. I sent him some zip files and he was able to create and see the same error which thought he'd be able to repair shortly in the next update. He was very responsive which was great! I've reloaded an older version for now and it is working again.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Form suddenly will not open

                      I don't suppose he gave you the script - for those of us who won't get that update? He might if you ask him...
                      Robin

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

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                      • #12
                        Re: Form suddenly will not open

                        I'm expecting an overall update for all to receive....but I'm not sure. I'll let you know when he sends fix. I suspect others will have the same issue I had.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Form suddenly will not open

                          You only get updates if you have an active subscription...
                          Robin

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

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                          • #14
                            Re: Form suddenly will not open

                            Ok so the latest update cured my issue that the previous update had messed up. Regarding your desire for a script....shouldn't be necessary as nothing should have broken for you if you can't get updates....so you shouldn't have anything to fix.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Form suddenly will not open

                              Hello Terry.

                              I had the same experience after loading the latest version. What it turned out to be is that the Action Script code for opening a form no longer works. I had to remove everything from that code except for the Dim lines and the one line that actually opens the form. The Action Script code to check form status now causes everything to come to a halt.

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