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    I have an application where there is a look up field followed by a browse of the items. This file is in a set linked to another file. The second file has fields on the form which come up under the browse. The first time through it adds the linked record fine. However, when the same record is recalled it shows the data as expected, but if any change is made to the second file's fields alphs5 goes into add mode again and will add a duplicate with the linked fields. I only want a one to one relationship between the files, no duplicates. The set was made with a one to one relationship. Hope someone can help. Thanks.

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    Hi Don,

    A word to the wise, I notice that you have several posts but never an end conclusion and only once could I find a thanks.

    Not only is it helpful to those who have supplied an answer, but also those following behind you and doing a search will get to learn what works in a similar situation.
    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: mode change

      Untangling a multi-step data entry / lookup sequence is practically impossible without a copy of the app to work with. How about zipping a copy and posting it here with a text file containing instructions for us to follow (keystroke by mouse click) to see the problem on our own machines?

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      • #4
        Re: mode change

        Hi Tom,

        Yes I thought I would probably have to do that. I am trying to put together a small application to post. Thanks for the reply (I didn't want to upset Keith again, just didn't post a lot of replys because I don't want to waste anyone's time reading. I know I don't have a lot of time to waste, but, oh well).

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        • #5
          Re: mode change

          Here is the application. The instructions for making this happen are in the readme.txt. Thanks in advance to everyone.

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          • #6
            Re: mode change

            I'm using build 2890_3545 on an XP SP3 box. I'm not able to trigger the error when I follow your steps. I'm able to change the quantity field without difficulty or upset.

            -- tom

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            • #7
              Re: mode change

              Thanks Tom. The only difference is I'm using build 3539. That is the last update on the Alpha page. Where did you get 3545? And when you pick the first item in the list, hit return, and change the quantity field it dosen't show add mode in the lower left corner? Wow, I don't know why that is.

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              • #8
                Re: mode change

                Sorry, I think that I tested it with a beta build. But, yes, the mode of the form goes to "change", not "enter".

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                • #9
                  Re: mode change

                  Tom,

                  Thanks again for your help. The only difference I can find between your set up and mine is the Alpha5 version. I am using Windows XP sp3, etc. I am desperate because my customer is beating me up on this. I am willing to try the beta version. Do you know how I could get a run time beta that you are running?

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                  • #10
                    Re: mode change

                    Hi Don,

                    I have not heard of a Beta Runtime. There is the V10.5 build which is available free if V10 is already installed.

                    V10.5 is available from here.

                    PS, It takes more that peoples lack of manners to upset me. :)
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: mode change

                      Don, I rolled back to build 2814_3539 and see the problem you are reporting.

                      Since your form does not permit edits to the parent table in your one-to-one set, I built a new form based on the Receiving table only. Unzip and extract the files from the attachment to an empty folder.

                      Using my new form I made these changes:

                      a) the form is based on one table, Receiving
                      b) The on_depart event of the listbox is disabled
                      c) A new button was added - OnPush navigates to the desired record

                      I'm not authorized to release private beta's. Sorry.

                      -- tom

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                      • #12
                        Re: mode change

                        Don, for someone with a "desperate" customer your silence now is puzzling.

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                        • #13
                          Re: mode change

                          Hi Tom,

                          Sorry I haven't been back. I have been rewritting the problem areas of the application for that customer and juggling another customer at the same time.
                          Your example was much appreciated. Hopefully everything will work when they start "pounding" on it. Thanks again.

                          Thanks Keith for the link to the beta modules too.

                          Don

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