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    Strange Control Browse Issue

    My application has a shipping queue that shows the warehouse staff what orders need to be shipped.

    Once the Fedex tracking label is printed the user types in the shipping cost and FedEx tracking number then presses the shipped button.

    The shipped button then adds todays date, saves the record, then refreshes the filtered control browse.

    However when the list of records becomes longer and the user needs to scroll down the browse to find and update a record, after pressing "shipped" the browse selects a different record then continues with the script.

    This same issue of selecting the wrong record also occurs when the user updates the record then clicks on the row selector.

    Here is an example of the issue. I entered in a fake tracking number for Interaction 150768, then clicked on the row selector for the same row. The browse then highlighted Interaction 146537.


    I can't seem to find any reason for this to happen.

    Any ideas?

    Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

    There have been issues with long browse data changes.
    You might be better off having a new form pop up on dblclick from the browse to manage changes.
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      Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

      I think you might be right Ted.

      Thanks for the reply.


        Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

        Hi Melvin,
        It looks like you have enough room on the form above the browse to add a search box. For this many records it might be easier for your users to type in the number they want to find and query the records so only the one record shows for editing. Then on save release the filter with a topparent.show_all() - which is just another idea. Other than that you might check your indexes and/or let us see your script!

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          Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

          I've noticed that this issue of selecting the wrong record also occurs while making changes to fields directly in the table default browse.

          When I go directly into a table, update a record, then try to select the record directly above it Alpha five automatically jumps to a different record.

          Could this be an Alpha Five issue?


            Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

            This is similar to many reported user experiences with interactive browses.
            Its kind of known about (I don't mean acceptable)

            but often manageable if you have the need. Some methods I have used to tame..

            causes could be;
            Certain OnRow... activity and especially event/events if you use them.
            Table or Form wide calculated fields.
            These may scroll the underlying table and not always re-position the browse. Especially when it is a scrollable browse (ie not all rows fit in the frame)

            try some functions including

            24 May 2013 Raymond Lyons suggested in a post
            "Have you tried <OBJECT>.REFRESH_FIELDS() ? Or <OBJECT>.REFRESH_LAYOUT() with the object being the name of the form?"


              Re: Strange Control Browse Issue


              which build are you using? They did some work on the browse control in March this year.


                Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                Thanks Ray...I'll try some of your suggestions.

                Hi Tom...I'm using V11 Build 3381. I seem to have the latest updates installed.


                  Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                  Melvin, I agree, you're using the latest.

                  Tell us about the set supporting your form.

                  Also, do you see the same behavior in the AlphaSports sample?

                  -- tom


                    Re: Strange Control Browse Issue


                    Yeah...The issue occurs in the AlphaSports sample.

                    If I go into the product table, scroll down to Product ID PO78, change the Cost field value, then with my mouse click on the Cost field for Product ID PO77 Alpha jumps to PO51.

                    If I then scroll back down to PO78, change the Cost field value again, then with my mouse click on the Cost field for PO79 Alpha jumps to PO105.

                    The issue also occurs in the parts section of the Invoice form.


                      Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                      Thanks, Melvin,

                      I've submitted a formal bug report and will let you know what I hear.

                      -- tom


                        Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                        Thanks for your help Tom!


                          Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                          Hi Tom,

                          I am also having this problem - and it is causing my employees to make mistakes on data entry if they are not very, very careful. Have you heard anything back from Alpha on this bug?



                            Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                            My experience -
                            Also use the browse for editing data and encountered the same problem with build 3462.
                            Could select record to edit but after saving the cursor jumped to another record. So could not edit and save consecutive records.
                            Using the up and down arrows (instead of mouse) worked to overcome this problem.
                            Reported bug at end of April and reply was that it was corrected BUT I am using the PRE-RELEASE build since then (now 3579) and the problem has gone away.


                              Re: Strange Control Browse Issue

                              Me too. The prerelease build seems to fix this.