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  • Input form

    This seems too simple for me to have missed in the videos and help files, but I am very frustrated so thanks for your help.

    I want to create a form for users to input their information (like 'customers' db in Alpha Sports). I do not want them to see other customers, just input their info and choose a product from a dropdown.

    Every form I created browses the records or starts out with the fields pre-populated by the last entry. I just want a blank form.

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    Re: Input form

    Hi Mike,

    On the form with the button that is opening the form (say from a Menu form) set the form to open as New Record.

    Yes you are right that was toooo simple.
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 04-24-2010, 04:15 AM.
    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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    • #3
      Re: Input form

      You could additionally set a restriction on the form properties that prevents navigation

      That will stop the user saving the record and then being able to view previous entries by using the navigation shortcuts.
      Chris Tanti
      Technical Support

      Nuance & Fathom Ltd - The data-driven marketing agency

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      • #4
        Re: Input form

        Thank you both for responding. I wanted to solve this and not bother the forum again, but I have been trying to implement your suggestions all day and am still stumped. For instance in the sample Alpha Sports database when I click on the 'Create a new customer' the form opens pre-populated. I do not see where to modify this. (Double-click to edit Events? Saw that OnPush it called customer_info_form_new). Still when I click on it in working mode, it is pre-populated and when I try to close the box, I get a persistant error 'Shipping address is incomplete ...' It asks me to check 'Same as billing' box' in order to close or move forward. I understand that this is a requirement set up in the form, but when I type in an address, it disappears. You would think that the sample would work effortlessly, so what on earth could I have done?

        And the forms I ceated to start with were not called by a menu. I clicked on them on my local machine to open them and they have the data already in them.

        The add new invoice button works just fine.

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        • #5
          Re: Input form

          Hi Mike,
          the forms I ceated to start with were not called by a menu. I clicked on them on my local machine to open them and they have the data already in them.
          That is the problem, as I suggested to you before open the form with a button on another form, eg. Menu Form. Use Action Script, select Open Form or Browse Layout, click OK. Next you will have a choice of List of Forms or Browse. Select the form you want then click Next. Enter New Record is top of the list, see thumbnail. make sure this is highlighted and click Finish and Finish. Save your form. Now open form with new button in View mode and click on button.

          Don't try to do this in AlphaSports as there is code in the Customer Information form that is causing you confusion. Create your own Customer form starting with a blank form.
          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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          • #6
            Re: Input form

            Thanks for your patience, Keith. I will try that. I saw that option of 'Enter new record' and tried to apply it to my custom form, but I must have done it wrongly. I will let you know if I get it done correctly. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Re: Input form

              Hope you can help I have a access database being use by another user and i want to update my table in alpha 5 v 10 with the same fields but every time i update it wipes out my forms i have made for that table in alpha 5 only the default from will open and it all out of order Thank you Herman

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              • #8
                Re: Input form

                Best to start your own thread when you're not answering or commenting on the current question.

                The more details you provide, the better answer you will get.

                every time i update it
                You probably know what this means, we don't have any way to tell what you mean by update.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Input form

                  Originally posted by Herman Jones
                  Hope you can help I have a access database being use by another user and i want to update my table in alpha 5 v 10 with the same fields but every time i update it wipes out my forms i have made for that table in alpha 5 only the default from will open and it all out of order Thank you Herman
                  Herman

                  Build a set with only one table in it. Then build your forms, reports, and others based on the set and not the table.

                  Then when you import the data from access, the table will be rebuilt and the set won't. There fore all of your objects will remain.
                  Al Buchholz
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