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  • Numerous problems

    I have been having many issues with my database since upgrading from v4 to v10 as each new version came out.

    So today I decided I would try building it from ground up using v10.

    I have already run into some of my problems and I have only set up three test tables and a set. Can't be any simpler.
    I have a set "shop dwg set" based on two tables, "job info" and "shop dwg"
    I have ask variables for the "persons", the "job info" and "shop dwg set"

    The problems are
    1. When I open the job info form, the entry that appears in the display replicates itself. I can not toggle back and forth between browse and form mode.
    2. When I open the persons form, a blank form comes up. I can toggle to the browse view for the filtered record. Occasionally an entry displays in the opened form. If it does, it will replicate itself.
    2. When I open the shop dwg form, things work as I expected.I can toggle back and forth between browse and form view.
    3. When I open the shop dwg set form I end up with a blank form. I can toggle to the browse view for the filtered records based on the ask variable but can not go back to the form view. Occasionally I have seen it open displaying a record.

    Any help on solving this would be appreciated.


  • #2
    Re: Numerous problems

    ground up? -

    1. no spaces in object names

    use build 2736 and see if there are the same problems..
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    • #3
      Re: Numerous problems

      2. don't use ask variables in the form filter expressions; in fact, I've found it problematic to use variables of any kind in form filter expressions.


      • #4
        Re: Numerous problems

        Al, I went back to 2736 and tried the forms and no difference. Got rid of the spaces and no difference. Decided to do a new table with one file and 2 fields and this works as expected until I add the ask variable and then I am into the opening a blank form scenario and not being able to switch between browse and form mode.

        With my rebuild, I was not intending to get rid of my spaces in the field names as I was hoping to reuse forms and reports so that my rebuild would only take one year instead of two.

        Tom, you are right on the ask variable. I have been using it for many years and only noticed a problem in one of my tables when I upgraded to version 9. The form opened the table as expected however it created a duplicate. Now with v10, it just does not seem to want to work on the most basic of tables.

        So what other way is there to open a table in order to get a filtered record? I imagine there is something in Alpha Sports so I will dig around.


        • #5
          Re: Numerous problems

          So what other way is there to open a table in order to get a filtered record?
          There are lots of ways available to you. Your choice will depend upon what you need to do with the filtered form. Perhaps the method that's closest to the dynamic filter expression you were trying is to use

          Read the helps on this topic and you'll see that it sets a "base query" that's equivalent to a filter expression embedded into the form layout itself.

          If memory serves this is available in Action Scripting in the Form / Browse category, and the Open a form or browse action... if you tell the genie you want to open the form filtered to a specific record.