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    View Records in a Query

    I am brand new to A5 v.10 and can't seem to find a way to view the records of a Query the way I could in the old A4 v.6 version. It was easy there-just view on the Search List, or an Index or by [B]Record No.. I can't find that in A5. The only view available until I build forms seems to be the default browse and the default form and both result in a total database view by record number only. I need to be able to view records by record number, index or last sort/search/query. Can anybody help?

    Re: View Records in a Query

    There's a pretty good chapter in the User's Guide on Sorting and Selecting Records.

    If you've defined some indexes for your table, Ctrl-I will let you switch between them while viewing records through your default form or browse. There's LOTS more you can do, so time spent in the user's guide will pay dividends.


      Re: View Records in a Query

      Hi George,

      Welcome to V10
      The only view available until I build forms seems to be the default browse and the default form and both result in a total database view by record number only
      Yes you are correct, but you can still perform filters and queries on the default browse or form but they dont stick until you do a save.

      To make the queries permanent a form and/or browse needs to be built against the table or set and the filter set with properties.
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert

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


        Re: View Records in a Query

        Problems persist with viewing records selected in a query, which I presume equates to a temporary search/sort list in the old A4 version I am completely comfortable working with. Most of the reports I generate are based on just certain records-things like receiving reports on newly acquired products, inventory shrinkage reports, invoicing for individual sales-there are others. The POINT is I don't generate many reports based on all records in the database/s so I have little or no need to "save" a query (search/sort). Even so, I can't seem to actaully save a query any way. According to the help file, you're supposed to be able to save the query, but after you run one, the option just goes away. Frankly, I'm NOT impressed. It seems logical to me that a Windows based package SHOULD be able to duplicate what a DOS based package can do and add some to that. HOWEVER, right now, my vote goes to the DOS package (A4, V6). I need the ability to "View" records based on the last search/sort(query) I have ran. In A4 I can view records based on a chosen index, record no. or "Search/sort" list. I DON'T undertsand why A5 doesn't provide me with the same ability and if it does, I need help on making it happen. At present I have to run a sort and produce a report blindly (i.e., without the benefit of reviewing the records if the report doesn't look correct to me. If I run a report and it's incorrect or "suspect" I have to run the query again to be able to look at the entries for errors-that's the problem. Any solutions-anyone?