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Tracing an error within a form

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  • Tracing an error within a form

    I know this something I should know how to solve, but I have to humble myself. :o

    I normally see issues in the trace window that are easy to identify with. It is always very intuative however, in this case I have 40 errors when I open a form and the Trace Window is giving me descriptions I can't locate.

    Is there a way to work with error descriptions that will provide the exact location of the error on the form.

    Here is an example, seems apparent that there is an object that references a nonexistent field, but I cannot find that object anywhere on my form. Where is the field object called "CO_LOCATE3" on my form located, is there a way to do a search in the form.

    Field object 'CO_LOCATE3' references a nonexistent field: DRAWINGS_TABLE->SCHED_B_CREATED.

    The form contains many fields and most are in the tabbed sections, is it possible these fields are hidden from when I delete one of the many tabs before.

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    Re: Tracing an error within a form

    Open the object explorer and you see the names of all objects.

    Click on the object and then press select button. Even if you don't see the object on your screen, press the delete key and the object will be gone..
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    • #3
      Re: Tracing an error within a form

      That was a great suggestion but unfortunatley it has bewildered me even more.

      After opening the the Object Browser, it lists all the items on my form, but it doesn't list the ones that the Trace Window is identifying.

      There is a CO_LOCATE, CO_LOCATE1, CO_LOCATE2 but no CO_LOCATE3

      Mystery fields, OH WHERE OR WHERE HAVE YOU GONE.

      opps, my bad, I did find it as a different type of item.

      Thank you, that was great way to confirm everything in the form, now I have to figure out how to find it.
      Last edited by Chuck Bytes; 08-27-2010, 08:33 PM. Reason: correction


      • #4
        Re: Tracing an error within a form

        I've come to the conclusion that my original theory is correct.
        If I had a tab that contained many fields then deleted only that tab, the fields remain somehow embedded in the background and hidden.

        And that solution works great. Select then delete

        Thank you
        Last edited by Chuck Bytes; 08-27-2010, 08:48 PM. Reason: correction