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  • Browse not opening on form

    I have a number of forms where there is a browse of the table for the form that should open when the form is opened.

    When I try to create a new form with a browse on it, or I edit a form when It has an existing browse and then open the form I get the following messages in sequnce

    'Could not load that saved layout occurred while trying to start application' then 'script05_layout view generic0 line 313 Object is not defined"

    Happens on all of my databases. Can reinstate proper operation by restoring a prior version of theform.

    Ant suggestions how I can fix?

  • #2
    Re: Browse not opening on form

    Hi Malcolm,
    Welcome to the middle (sorry couldn't resist)

    How does the default form for the table/set behave? Try modifying that and see if it is Ok. It could be the saved form is corrupt. Which a compact on the database may (or may not) fix.

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


    • #3
      Re: Browse not opening on form

      Hi Robin
      default form works OK.
      I have tried compacting with no effect.
      Existing forms with browses on them work OK UNTIL I edit the form and then I get the messages in the original post and form will not open. I have a number of applications using alpha5 version 12 that I have developed over many years. The same problem arises with at least two other applications.

      I am trying to use a browse on a form based on a single table. The browse is intended to show all the records in the table so that I can select one that I want. This has always worked perfectly for me until today.

      Given that the problem now shows on different applications and on all forms in the application it seems to me that it is not associated with the form I am working on but is some sort of issue with Alpha 5 - some sort of corruption or resetting of a function.


      • #4
        Re: Browse not opening on form

        Al B mentioned that if you edit a form when the form was open but the record had not been saved, that will cause this error.
        Ted Giles
        Example Consulting - UK

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        • #5
          Re: Browse not opening on form

          I recently discovered a similar issue in working with an older database in v12 - my sets cannot be edited...

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


          • #6
            Re: Browse not opening on form

            We've had similar issues. Some of the v12 updates can really make a mess of forms, reports and browses.

            My machine is using build 4491, addin 4932.

            Another developer in the office is using a different build, and cannot edit calc fields on a report, so this needs to be done with my build.

            Many of the updates pertain to the web version, and I fear that they may inadvertently be breaking things in the desktop.



            • #7
              Re: Browse not opening on form

              Shortly after issuing Build 4269, Alpha changed the Microsoft C Compiler from version 1800 to 1916. I have found Build 4269 to be very stable. I have tried numerous different builds after 4269, and they all contain bugs. I have submitted numerous bug reports and a co-developer has a bug report in right now. It's very important to list your Build when posting to the board. Your issue may require submitting a bug report to get it resolved.
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              Ron Anusiewicz


              • #8
                Re: Browse not opening on form

                Many of the updates pertain to the web version, and I fear that they may inadvertently be breaking things in the desktop.
                Which is the reason the desktop needs to be a separate entity!

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