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    I was playing with the add field to table process and in doing so I deleted all fields I did not want and kept the auto serial number field only. I wanted to add a couple of new rows and suddenly the system took off creating new records as fast as my processor could handle. Each new record was sequentially numbered. I am presuming this is to do with the fact a serial number field is skipped so it automatically created the next records and couldn't stop as it could not skip to a field in the current record. the only way to stop was the old ctrl+alt+delete. I very quickly got 200 new rows

    I was intrigued as I wanted to create about 50 records based on a room numbering system. I guess this could be a quick way.

  • #2
    Re: Interesting occurrence

    You're probably not getting any responses because it's very hard to figure out exactly what you're doing.

    Perhaps you could post your script? If it's an action script, you may have to make a copy of it with a new name, convert it to xbasic, and post it here.


    • #3
      Re: Interesting occurrence

      It was just an observation not an issue. No script. Create a table. One field. Default field rule set to auto serial, serial number and skip = .t.

      Open table in default browse and click in first row. Watch what happens. You will have to ctrl+alt+delete to stop it.


      • #4
        Re: Interesting occurrence

        Originally posted by Mark Pearson View Post
        It was just an observation not an issue. No script. Create a table. One field. Default field rule set to auto serial, serial number and skip = .t.

        Open table in default browse and click in first row. Watch what happens. You will have to ctrl+alt+delete to stop it.
        Yikes! Confirmed. Bug Report!

        EDIT: Never mind. It's not a bug. That's what it should be doing with a skip rule and only one field.
        Last edited by Peter.Greulich; 01-08-2010, 04:37 PM.
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        • #5
          Re: Interesting occurrence

          No not a glitch and it came in handy when I wanted to create about 100 records of test data. Did that first then added some fields with fields rules, updated the field rules and I had lots of data to test results with.