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  • Read only form

    I would like to open a form in read only mode, than have buttons that would allow to add, change and delete.
    I tried using the properties on the form to restrict these events and when they click on the button using the action script to allow edits, but that didn't work.

    Thanks
    BobG

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    Re: Read only form

    Set the form data entry to Parent Modal
    On the "Edit" button
    topparent.allow_change(.t.)

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    • #3
      Re: Read only form

      Hi Ray,
      Thanks that work for editing the form.
      But when I hit new record and save it, I am back into edit mode.

      BobG

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      • #4
        Re: Read only form

        You got what you asked for. If you want to go back to not allowing changes after a record is saved, code the onsave event for the form

        topparent.allow_change(.F.)
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Read only form

          Thanks Stan,

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          • #6
            Re: Read only form

            When I hit next record using the nav on tool bar, the form goes into edit mode.

            Thanks Bob

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            • #7
              Re: Read only form

              That's the described behavior of Parent Modal.
              If you want to leave it as last set then you will have to control form properties with code not AS

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              • #8
                Re: Read only form

                Hi Ray,
                How would I do that, when using the next record on the nav icon on the tool bar?

                Thanks
                BobG

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                • #9
                  Re: Read only form

                  Originally posted by rlgiordano View Post
                  I would like to open a form in read only mode, than have buttons that would allow to add, change and delete.
                  I tried using the properties on the form to restrict these events and when they click on the button using the action script to allow edits, but that didn't work.
                  Instead of AS to Allow Edits (wont work because the form has been restricted) use xbasic to change the form properties restrict value again

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                  • #10
                    Re: Read only form

                    Originally posted by rlgiordano View Post
                    Hi Ray,
                    How would I do that, when using the next record on the nav icon on the tool bar?

                    Thanks
                    BobG
                    Put the code that Stan suggested in the onfetch event.
                    topparent.allow_change(.F.)
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                    • #11
                      Re: Read only form

                      Hi Al
                      That did not work.

                      Thanks
                      BobG

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                      • #12
                        Re: Read only form

                        topparent.Allow_Change(.t.)
                        topparent.Allow_Change(.f.)
                        definitely do work, unless you have used form restriction settings

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                        • #13
                          Re: Read only form

                          Bob,

                          As Stan's Comment -- OnSave Event from Form

                          allow_disallow_Onsave.jpg

                          On Button event -- sample

                          allow_disallow.jpg

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                          • #14
                            Re: Read only form

                            Found the problem,
                            Have an action script on canchange to set a field with an expression.
                            Once I remove it, now it works fine.

                            Thanks
                            Bob

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