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  • How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

    So far I have found Non coding methods for creating my apps, Alpha 5 is awesome....

    My problem is that I am creating blank records in some tables by using "next record" buttons when navigating back and forward thru previously entered data on a sub form.

    I would like to prevent the next record button navigating past the last entered record and leave the creation of new records to the New Record button that I have on my form.

    If anyone can help me keep my data tidy I would really appreciate it:)

  • #2
    Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

    Depending on the grid template you are using...
    On the properties section you will usually an "Allow insert" tick option. Make sure this is unticked.

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    • #3
      Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

      Hi Claire
      Thanks for the speedy reply. Its a desktop app that I'm working on. So I dont think I'm using grids.... It's a standard form thats based on a set. Maybe I should investigate grids, I believe they can be used on desktop app's in 10.5, any advice you can give would be appreciated.

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      • #4
        Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

        Steve,

        Here you find info about using grid in the desktop
        http://www.alphasoftware.com/shop/v10/AddOns.asp

        Eric

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        • #5
          Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

          or on desktop you can also go form properties
          and then on the form page you can select restriction enter records.
          Although I have not tested this much since I am using mostly web :-)

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          • #6
            Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

            Hi Claire.
            Tried using that restriction, Unfortunately It prevents totally the entering of new records. I cant seem to find any action script operations that allow the restriction to be overridden.
            But thanks for the suggestion, I guess I will have to learn xbasic to see if I can program around the restriction.

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            • #7
              Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

              Hi Steve,

              I created my own Toolbar with navigation buttons on it.

              Each Nav button has topparent.restrict_navigation=.f. in the Enable Expression builder.
              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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              • #8
                Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

                Hi Keith
                Looks like I have inadvertently got involved in a very helpful network of people. Thanks for your reply....

                Is making your own toolbar available to us "non-coders"? I fully intend to get to grips with what seems to be an awesome product but this is very much an experiment with a real life use. At the moment I dont have the necessary knowledge in Xbasic..

                Any pointers you can give will help...THANKS!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

                  Hi Steve,

                  Sooner or later you are going to have to get your hands dirty.

                  I would have never of known about how to put that bit of code in unless I had been shown.

                  Start with a few simple functions to practice, like Left(), Right() and Substr() to see the results.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

                    All that has been said here can be done via Action Scripting (AS) as well....when trying to change properties/values of any object I always check the AS left pane Objects Properties (Set and Get) and the resulting right pane's Set Properties of Object(s). The topparent.restrict_navigation=.f. can be set from there for the form.....But you will benefit immensely by experimenting as Keith suggests as xbasic will be the way in which to modify what will eventually become limiting to your coding with AS.
                    Mike
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                    • #11
                      Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

                      To prevent your blank records being created by clicking the next button you should consider one of the two following alternatives.

                      1) Make your form Modal - that will stop it dead but it does mean you have to setup buttons to allow change to existing records and to enter new records.

                      2) Make a field in your table a mandatory field via field rules.

                      Hope that helps

                      Bob
                      Bob Whitaker

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to prevent Next Rec button creating New records

                        Hi Everyone. I just want to thank all that contributed to this thread. I got it worked out with your help. I hope somewhere down the line when I know a bit more I will be able to return the favour or even help those that post in the newbies area.

                        I really get the feeling that there is a sense of community here and so again....THANKYOU ALL!!!

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