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  • field rules won't stick / reports jacked up

    I have a table with numeric fields that use to advance to the next field but won't now.
    I have HR, MIN and SEC as 2 digit fields but after I enter 2 numbers in the HR field it doesn't move to the MIN field.

    When I edit the field rules and set 'auto advance after field filled' the check marks show up in the scroll down window at the top, but even though
    I hit save it doesn't if I close the editing and open it up again.

    I'm getting other errors too, reports which worked now give an "internal error:store open" message.
    Copying a working report to a new name says "error 8" or "invalid structured store image".

    I made a test table and auto advance works fine.

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    Re: field rules won't stick / reports jacked up

    Jay,

    vers 11 has been out for quite a while now. Have these problems just shown up? What changed on your system?

    The symptoms suggest that your database (workspace) has been corrupted, or the Alpha program files have been corrupted.

    Assuming everything used to work just fine, and nothing has changed, I'd carefully inspect the system for viruses or malware and clean it. Then I'd uninstall Alpha Five. Then I'd clean the registry of any entries left behind by Alpha. Then I'd reinstall Alpha. In the meantime, do not overwrite good backups with current backups. You may be copying trash on top of a good backup.

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      Re: field rules won't stick / reports jacked up

      I made a test table and auto advance works fine.
      Might be worth a try to make a new table with the same structure and field rules as the problem table. Append all your records to the new table. Try the auto-advance. If that works, copy all your layouts to the new table. Verify that they perform as desired. Delete the old table and rename the new table to the old name.
      There can be only one.

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