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ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

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  • ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

    I'm not sure what happened but when I open the .adb from my database, most of my forms, reports, browses are missing. I have a backup of the database (the date it's self is old) how do I create a new database and link it to the most recent data?

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    Re: ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

    your forms, reports, etc are in the table and set files, not the adb. When you connect a table that has a form, it is automatically shown in the adb.
    Dave Mason
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      Re: ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

      Thanks, Dave

      Problem is yesterday my database worked perfectly. Everything is in one folder. Today when I opened the .adb there were only a limited number of forms, browses, and operations that remained. All of my data tables are present and the data from yesterday are in the tables. I am trying to find a way to restore the forms, etc. into another folder.


      • #4
        Re: ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

        Hi Rich

        All of your tables are there?

        If they are
        Select a table and make a duplicate with a different name
        Look at the forms/reports they now maybe are there with different names. Can you open them?

        If not
        Yhey maybe on your harddrive so pick them up with 'add table to database'.
        Go to the tab tables/sets
        Just rightclick for the menu -so do not select a table - in the with space and select add Table/Set

        Unclear what you mean by openeing an .adb file.
        Did you really look into that file or just started Alpha Five?

        In a normal situation you must have all these files on your harddisk for e.g. customer.dbf

        customer.cdx is an index files maybe there maybe not.

        Give it a try

        Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time


        • #5
          Re: ADB Not showing all browses & Forms

          To add to what Ton said, the forms and other layouts are in the .DD* and .SE* files. If those files are deleted, moved, or renamed, the layouts go wherever those files went. Also, if they are moved, deleted, or renamed, new ones will be created but you can tell they are new, blank ones if the sizes are 3K, 1K, and 1K. I don't remember which one is 3K but it isn't important - if you check them and see that the sizes are 3, 1, and 1 then they are empty/default files. (And warn users not to delete those "pornographic" .SEX files like one of my customers did awhile back.)