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Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

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  • Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

    I have a lookup rule imposed on a product number field. Say the product code is "abc123456". Since the lookup is set to not be automatic, we can enter "abc1" and click the up arrow and the lookup table will appear and also it will be positioned at "abc1" if the table is ordered on product number.

    Not to seem greedy, is there a way to embellish this by entering "abc1" and hitting the enter key, instead of clicking the up arrow. It's a nit perhaps but it's easier to press the enter key since the fingers are already on the keyboard, rather than reaching for the mouse.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks ... Sam

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    Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

    Sam - is this a question for the desktop? You're in a web area.
    -Steve
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    • #3
      Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

      Hi Steve. I remember your name from the 90's when I was very active here. Hope you're well.

      You are correct that my post does not belong here. I've done around 25 posts this time around and never ended up in the web area. Unfortunately I'm not empowered to delete my posts. Looks like you're a moderator. Can you do this for me?

      Thanks Steve

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      • #4
        Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

        You've obviously been moved!

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        • #5
          Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

          Originally posted by Tom Henkel View Post
          You've obviously been moved!
          Workings works in mysterious ways...
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

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            Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

            Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
            Workings works in mysterious ways...
            I'm always moved, Al. I'm that kind of guy.

            Actually I was hoping to be deleted because by the time Steve posted I had found my solution.

            In the field rules, "Lookup" tab, there's a selection that says "Allow Exceptions". The default is "Allow any value". The option that does what I want is "Popup on mismatch".

            Guess if they're gonna keep my post, it might as well have a solution.

            --- Sam

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            • #7
              Re: Field Rule Table Lookup Behavior

              Thanks.

              It's always good to show the problem and the solution..

              feeds this messageboard as a knowledge base...
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
              Albert Einstein

              http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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