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  • Terrymorgan
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    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

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  • Ted Giles
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    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.

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  • Terrymorgan
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    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
    Thanks

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  • Ted Giles
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    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.

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  • Terrymorgan
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    Tom
    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
    Thanks
    Terry

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  • Ted Giles
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    NP Harry

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  • Terrymorgan
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    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

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  • Ted Giles
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    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.

    ActiveTable
    -----ActiveTable1

    My Form filter is based on the value "Ted"
    https://www.screencast.com/t/ySxWW1U8ypEj

    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.
    https://www.screencast.com/t/Bd9BVjWjG20

    I haven't a clue why a set is needed, but it is.

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  • Terrymorgan
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    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

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

    topparent.ServerSideRefreshAll()
    topparent.resynch()
    run saved query
    - this needs to be constructed.

    Obviously the base query will need to be constructed appropriately.

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  • Terrymorgan
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    There is a filter for the user contained in a global variable and a filter to the value of a field called Status

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  • Ted Giles
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    Originally posted by Terrymorgan View Post
    Reply I had also tried this, but it wiped out the base filter on the form & i could not get it to come back. Running a query to match the base filter after also did not work!
    Explain what filter you are applying please

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  • Terrymorgan
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    Reply I had also tried this, but it wiped out the base filter on the form & i could not get it to come back. Running a query to match the base filter after also did not work!

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  • Ted Giles
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    Well I got a little closer by adding the following script to a button on a Form. The Form only had a Browse in it and this refreshes at the Browse Level.
    It saves opening and closing.
    I tried OnTimer and other Form Events but it wouldn't work programatically

    'Refreshes the data in active-link tables that a Form, Browse, or Embedded Browse is based on. Causes the active-link table to show any new records that were added since the time the active-link table was originally opened.
    'Refresh the active-link table that the Layout is based on
    topparent.ServerSideRefreshAll()
    topparent.resynch()

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  • Terrymorgan
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    Run out of ideas, so have landed with a button on the custom toolbar that runs a global script to successfully close & reopen the form thereby getting the refresh required.
    Would still like the form to automatically refresh if there are any brainwaves out there.
    Ted - Thanks for your contributions

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