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  • #16
    I have it working by adding the base filter as a Query and adding it to the processes under the

    run saved query
    - this needs to be constructed.

    Obviously the base query will need to be constructed appropriately.

    See our Hybrid Option here;


    • #17
      Did not work for me, it just displays all records & ignores the query.
      My form is still based on the active link table rather than a set, not sure how yours is that works


      • #18
        Originally posted by Terrymorgan View Post
        Did not work for me, it just displays all records & ignores the query.
        My form is still based on the active link table rather than a set, not sure how yours is that works
        I created a Set by simply adding a link to the existing active link table, linking it to itself.


        My Form filter is based on the value "Ted"

        At the start of the video, there is only one Ted in the Browse. I added another in the SQL table, then, the script button plays Refresh and Run Query.

        I haven't a clue why a set is needed, but it is.
        See our Hybrid Option here;


        • #19
          Created the Set linked back to the same table on the Autoincrement field, copied the form to the Set & it appears to be working.
          Will roll back out for some user testing.
          Thanks for all the help Tom


          • #20
            NP Harry
            See our Hybrid Option here;


            • #21
              Its not working, it is erratic as sometimes after the refresh it will display all records, particularly if there has not been a change.
              What field was you set structure linked on?
              My filter is on 2 fields if this makes a difference


              • #22
                So the filter is the user logged in and a logical field for status?
                Probably not a good idea to use an auto increment field to join the tables.
                Try it with any more static field. It won't matter which as they are merely a requirement and not a processing necessity.
                Last edited by Ted Giles; 05-27-2020, 01:23 PM.
                See our Hybrid Option here;


                • #23
                  Not at my pc
                  but filter is on
                  login kept in a global variable
                  and status = “Outstanding”
                  think I did link on auto increment so will change that when next at pc


                  • #24
                    I tried with a Name and a Status as a combination Query and it worked.(Suggest you build the Query from the Form/Browse and save it as a named one, then add it to a Button. Don't forget that the Conditions are separate in the Query Genie)

                    Set changed to link on Name and Status, so you may want to try that.

                    Adding and Deleted records on the Alpha side and these were replicated on the SQL side.
                    Added records on the SQL side and did a Refresh via a Button with a Query attached. Data refreshed and only those items I wanted to see appeared in a Browse.
                    It all works as intended, so possibly the issue is the Autoincrement.
                    Also, don't for get to pick the top level items from the Set to go into the Form/Browse.
                    Last edited by Ted Giles; 05-28-2020, 05:06 AM.
                    See our Hybrid Option here;


                    • #25
                      Tried all as suggested, just not working
                      I get 10 repeats of each entry
                      filter not working showing Name matches only but ignoring Status filter
                      Thanks Tom but I think I have taken up enough of your valuable time will just rely on refresh by means of close & reopen form from custom toolbar.
                      Thanks again