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Dumb question RE; when do scripts fire

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  • Dumb question RE; when do scripts fire

    This will likely seem like a really dumb question... sorry
    but...

    I have form that fires a script every time it loads... but... I cannot find where the script is being triggered.
    There are no event scripts... i have looks in on initiate on activate... every option has no attached script!?

    The script fires every time the form loads AND if I select the form from the control panel and click design.

    There are no field rule events for the underlying table.

    so.. there must be a way to trigger a script that I have forgotten about.

    ideas?

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    Re: Dumb question RE; when do scripts fire

    Check the events that fire when the first field in tab order gets focus.

    Do you see the same behavior when opening Alpha's "default form" for the table or set supporting your custom form? If so, the problem lies in field rules most likely. If not. its likely in the form, or in objects on the form.

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      Re: Dumb question RE; when do scripts fire

      Thanks Tom...
      I found the problem (by checking your suggestion)...
      Turned out that I had a calculated field on the form. The calculation had a term that included a fairly complex function.
      Whenever the form loaded (even in design mode) the calculation fired, which in turn triggered the script.

      Thanks!!!

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      • #4
        Re: Dumb question RE; when do scripts fire

        David, thanks for letting us know what you found. I suspect this situation is fairly common, especially if we're coming back to an application that we wrote last year... or last week! LOL

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