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Design Mode tables don't match set tables

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  • Design Mode tables don't match set tables

    When I am using my application I open a form, then goto design mode to edit the form, I look that the tables in dragdrop list and I see additional tables and fields that are not associated with the set the form is based on.

    However, if I goto design mode from the control panel for the same form the dragdrop list shows the correct tables and fields.

    Also, when I add a new record to the set that is acting strange the action scripting commands can no longer find that record, but works fine for the records previously entered in the database, I updated the index, rebuilt the indexes, but still can not open the form and goto any new records I created. Can I erase the .SEX from the database folder and rebuild it?

    I did a complete erase of the shadow database and recreated it, but it does not seem to make a difference.

    The program was recently updated to version 10 and has been acting strangely ever since. Could this be related to the way v10 does form/set backups? i am completely lost, and something is causing a major issue with the application.
    Lee Goldberg
    Software Development and Sales
    Shore Consultants Ltd.
    [email protected]

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    Re: Design Mode tables don't match set tables

    Try doing a database compact on the database.If you are still stuck,Try attachng a copy of your databse so that others can see the problem.


    • #3
      Re: Design Mode tables don't match set tables

      also, i am getting a lot of errors related to "posting". "Can not open table to post" etc...

      i will try to compact the database, and I will try to post it on here. it is very large though so I might have to put it online and have people download... i will post a link in a minute
      Lee Goldberg
      Software Development and Sales
      Shore Consultants Ltd.
      [email protected]


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        Re: Design Mode tables don't match set tables

        Here is the application to download and look at. If you click "jobs" on the main menu, then goto "Goto WO", type in "Node548" then in the browse on the window that appears there is a button that says "goto worksheet" i get an "error" from that I didnt get in version9. Also, on the same form if you click 'create new worksheet" start entering information on the worksheet, when you change the bill/pay type, bill rate , or pay rate, you will also recieve error messages related to posting field rules.

        The script that calculates the totals on the worksheet is called "set_totals" and it is run every time there is a OnChange in the fields mentioned above,

        thank you all in advance for you help with this, it has been driving me crazy lately!!!

        Lee Goldberg
        Software Development and Sales
        Shore Consultants Ltd.
        [email protected]