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  • Disable "Field is Required"

    I have a Report that has a Hotspot Button. When I open the Report, and press the Hotspot Button, a dialog message appears – Field is required: Unit_Number. I have verified within the Field Rules, under Data Entry Tab, Required is “Not Required”. However, this dialog message continues to appear. How do I disable this?

  • #2
    Re: Disable "Field is Required"

    Brent,
    A button will only do what you told it to do---if indeed the field rule is causing the message, it then indicates that your button is doing something....what?? IOW, a field rule just doesn't get triggered by no action or even just by pushing a button...I think there is more to the story here.. :)
    Mike
    __________________________________________
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau
    __________________________________________



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    • #3
      Re: Disable "Field is Required"

      Brent, perhaps posting the script your button runs would furnish additional clues... even better, of course, would be to post a sample that we can run on our own machines...

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      • #4
        Re: Disable "Field is Required"

        Hi Brent,
        I have a Report that has a Hotspot Button.
        WHY? What would be the point if it cant be seen?

        Buttons go on forms not Reports. If someone handed you a report, would you expect to press a button on it?

        When a report is displayed on screen, you can set a field to be a hyperlink to enable drill down.

        Is this what you wanted?
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Disable "Field is Required"

          Keith,
          When a report is displayed on screen, you can set a field to be a hyperlink
          That is sort of the way---the "hyperlink" you are referring to is actually a hotspot button that is over text if memory serves. So am guessing that this is what Brent is doing. I have placed buttons on a report though so that a summary report could be brought up from the detail as a simple alternative to conditionals.

          Brent,
          As all have stated, we need more of the context you are using the hotspot button and also the code behind it (which a sample would give us both without having to explain as much!).
          Mike
          __________________________________________
          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
          __________________________________________



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          • #6
            Re: Disable "Field is Required"

            I guess I am just a bit behind the times here! In version 10 apparently there is a hyperlink available. So the version 9 hotspot way of emulating a hyperlink can be used but not a necessity anymore.
            Mike
            __________________________________________
            It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
            It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
            Henry David Thoreau
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            • #7
              Re: Disable "Field is Required"

              Just to remind some folks, in Alpha Sports there are examples of Hyperlink fields in the Drilldown Reports.

              Very simply, you can now give a field on a report an Event. This was intyroduced in V9. I don't know about all the other events, but OnPush will turn the field into a Hyperlink and even the curser will change into a hand with a pointer finger.
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


              For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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