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  • losing table reference in field rule

    I have a field rule that specifies a dropdown of a table (call it table. dbf). This has been working for over a year and has not been changed. But I am now getting an error because the field rule can't find table.dbf, it does not appear in the list of tablesI can select from for the dropdown. The table shows up in my control panel, and it's there in the windows file. I assume its some sort of data dictionary problem. I tried duplicating and renaming table 1 and that appears correctly in the control panel but can't be selected in the dropdown. Any ideas?

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    Re: losing table reference in field rule

    Yep.
    Run the application as ADMINISTRATOR. Right click the icon or .adb file.
    Also, try running COMPATABILITY CHECK if you are on Win10
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    • #3
      Re: losing table reference in field rule

      I'm not liking the naming of a table to be the word - table - so you have table.dbf and table.* other files

      If it's not a reserved word, which it probably is, it's not descriptive of the data contained in it.

      Try another name for the table that is less generic.
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      • #4
        Re: losing table reference in field rule

        Nick, this sounds like a lookup field rule, where Alpha can't find the "source" table. Is that right? If so, is the source table in the same directory as the table for which you have defined the field rule? i.e. is the source in the same directory as your workspace?

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        • #5
          Re: losing table reference in field rule

          Yes, it's in the same directory. The dbf and associated tables are all ihn the same folder as everfything else. When I use control panel the table appears where it should be.
          FYI I tried adding a field to the table but got the message "Access denied .ddd".

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          • #6
            Re: losing table reference in field rule

            Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
            I'm not liking the naming of a table to be the word - table - so you have table.dbf and table.* other files

            If it's not a reserved word, which it probably is, it's not descriptive of the data contained in it.

            Try another name for the table that is less generic.
            soory to confuse you, I am not using "table" as the name.

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            • #7
              Re: losing table reference in field rule

              Originally posted by noldfield View Post
              Yes, it's in the same directory. The dbf and associated tables are all ihn the same folder as everfything else. When I use control panel the table appears where it should be.
              FYI I tried adding a field to the table but got the message "Access denied .ddd".
              Nick

              Something is wrong with that table and/or it's support files.

              Build a new table and use the new table instead of the current table.

              Either something was copied wrong or got corrupted.
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
              Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Re: losing table reference in field rule

                Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
                Nick

                Something is wrong with that table and/or it's support files.

                Build a new table and use the new table instead of the current table.

                Either something was copied wrong or got corrupted.
                Yes I decided that last night. At least it was a short table.

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                • #9
                  Re: losing table reference in field rule

                  Originally posted by noldfield View Post
                  Yes I decided that last night. At least it was a short table.
                  Is there anything else that has changed or is this question resolved?

                  If so, please share the results that have provided a successful answer.
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Re: losing table reference in field rule

                    I built a new table from the ground up and threw the other one away

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                    • #11
                      Re: losing table reference in field rule

                      OK. Did that correct your problem?
                      Mike W
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                      • #12
                        Re: losing table reference in field rule

                        Originally posted by Mike Wilson View Post
                        OK. Did that correct your problem?
                        Yes

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