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  • Problem with Enter New Record Button on a form with a embedded browse...

    I am having a problem with a button that I created to start a new record on a form that has a browse embedded in the form.
    The problem is:
    1) I have a form that has three (3) tabs and on each tab, there are record navigation buttons which will take you to the First, Previous, Next and Last record for each database which is related to the tabbed form from the set. Also are three buttons on each tab which are supposed to a) create a new record, b) save the current record, and c) delete the current record. Then finally there is a button to close the form and return to the previous form.
    2) There are fields on the form for the the person doing the data entry to fill in and an embedded browse which will show each record under the client's main record.

    When I press the "Enter New Record" button, the browse shows a new record opened up; however, when you click on the fields in the form, the previous record showing on the browse becomes the targeted record and the person begins over writing the previous record. In order to enter a new record into the form, all data entry must be done on the embedded browse.


    David

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    Re: Problem with Enter New Record Button on a form with a embedded browse...

    These kind of User Interface issues can be unscrambled more effectively if you post a sample database... or enough of the database to permit us to run the form in context with sample data. BTW, I use the term "database" to refer to the whole collection of files that compose your application. The DBF file is now called a TABLE in Alpha Five parlance.

    Having posted (attached) a suitable sample, then may I suggest you go to Techsmith.com and d/l JING. Run Jing and create a screencast for us to watch. Use the screencast to walk us through those parts of the app that are misbehaving, then upload the screencast to the Jing server and give us the link.

    Help us help you.

    --- tom

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