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A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

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  • A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

    I just upgraded from V8 to V10 and am runni9ng Windows Home Premium V7.

    I opened a database that had been created with v8 and am able to edit field rules, add fields, edit form layout, etc. However, when I go to enter data into a new record, the text appears in the field window until I tab out to the next field. (I have checked to see if it is there using browse after saving the record - the fields are blank).

    Is there some step in the upgrade process that I have neglected to do or is there something else I have done incorrectly?


    Last edited by Mike Parks; 12-23-2009, 05:36 PM. Reason: Revised question

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    Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

    This sounds familiar. Suggest you search for other message board threads discussing fields going blank during data entry.

    If possible, consider zipping a copy of the database and attaching it to a post here so we can run it on our machines. Might give us some clues that explain what's happening.


    • #3
      Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

      Thanks Tom -

      The interesting thing is that the records entered in A5v8 are there and searchable, etc. It is just when I try to enter a record in A5v10 that it won't accept the data. The Db is a stand-alone and I have created another Db in the same "group" that will accept data in all the fields.

      When I first ran v10 it asked if I wanted to run databases created with earlier versions of Alpha and I selected "Yes". Now I can find no reference to that procedure. Is it possible that it may have some effect on this problem?

      Thanks, M


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        Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

        Originally posted by Mike Parks View Post
        Thanks Tom -

        When I first ran v10 it asked if I wanted to run databases created with earlier versions of Alpha and I selected "Yes". Now I can find no reference to that procedure. Is it possible that it may have some effect on this problem?

        Thanks, M
        I think what you are referring to is when you first installed v10, it asks if you want to carry over the recent database list from your previous version.

        This just populates the recent database list in the startup box.


        • #5
          Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

          Mike, it's possible I suppose that vers 10 is mishandling the vers 8 data entry form somehow. One way to test this is to go to the control panel and open the default form for the table or set that supports the data entry form. Do this by right clicking the table or set name and choosing the option to open the default form. Once Alpha builds that form for you use it to enter a couple of dummy records. Do the the field values stick? Will the records save ok? If so, that's a pretty good indicator the problem lies in the vers 8 data entry form.


          • #6
            Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

            Thanks, that's what I thought it was but I wasn't sure.



            • #7
              Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

              Thanks Tom -

              That didn't work either. I have gone ahead and created a new Db in A5v10 and it works fine (go figure). I imported the data from the one that did not work and it works just fine also. I just hate tom think of doing this for all my work.

              Thanks again, M


              • #8
                Re: A5V8 to A5V10 Data Entry Question

                I am not a programer, but like yourself I upgraded my computer to a 64 bit computer, and then upgraded from A5v8 to A5v10. I noted a couple problems with databases originally created in v8 and transfered to v10 on the new compter. I was able to note two problems (there may have been more). Needless to say by examining the system processes running, and ultimately deleting a couple non-essential programs, the erratic behavior I was experiencing disappeared. You can check my post from a couple weeks ago titled "Odd Behavior With Windows 7 (I Think) for the full post.

                Although I did not have your specific problem (at least to my knowledge), I was able to correct the problems I was aware of by deleting a Wacom Digital tablet program. Have had no problems with A5v10 since.

                This may not be a solution to your problem, but might be worth looking into.