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  • Post in field rules

    Any help? It will be appreciated.

    How do you remove a post operation in field rules? I tried all I could, Including deleting the field, restarting alpa and reinserting the field. The field rule is still there. It seems it is attached to the name of that field.

    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

  • #2
    Re: Post in field rules

    Open field rules - pick the field - posting tab

    menu - rules - delete rule


    I find myself always manually pressing the save button with field rules. I don't rely on the close realizing that a field rule has changed and should be saved.
    Al Buchholz
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    • #3
      Re: Post in field rules

      I'll probably experiment with it later to satisfy my curiosity but I think you could

      delete the field
      dictionary.update() the dictionary for the table in question
      and reinsert the field

      Or you could just use Al's suggestion which is faster.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: Post in field rules

        I have already tried both suggestions and they did not work. I submitted a bug report and sent the table with associated files after finding a5v7 was the same way. It only happens with posting to another table.

        Thanks guys.


        I tried Als' method again and this time it worked. I am now on my home unit with xp. The problem was on the Vista at work. Will try it again Monday to see if it was me or Vista??

        Hope my bug reprt does not slow down their stuff at Alpha

        Last edited by DaveM; 05-22-2010, 07:40 PM.
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46


        • #5
          Re: Post in field rules

          Unless it's a bug in v10, typically you highlight it and delete it.


          • #6
            Re: Post in field rules

            Hi Dave,

            Has it something to do with a table in a set (or same table in more sets)?

            Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time


            • #7
              Re: Post in field rules


              It was one table in a set and it was supposed to post to another table in a set. Some how, it was giving an error that it could not post to the MAIN table in the set. It was never supposed topost to the main table. Regardless, it deleted ok in XP. I still have to retry it in Vista.

              Edit: Tried again on Vista machine - it worked. I must have done something wrong before??

              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46


              • #8
                Re: Post in field rules

                Hi Dave,

                Difficult to say. Think you can't tell what you did.

                Fieldrules of tables in a set are a little complicated.
                You can change them in a set and also in a table.
                They just appear from the different perspectives.
                I know I have had troubles with a lookupfieldrule and I remember I removed the table from the set so I had only an 'unbound' table. Then I changed the fieldrules and recreated the set.

                I propose - however I am not sure - that fieldrules of tables in a set also are stored in one of the set files.

                Hope someone can confirm or just point to the exact way, how (easy) these things can be arranged.

                Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time