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  • lookups not updating

    I have a main form, it has a couple of fields on it that are populated from a lookup.

    Everything works spectacularly.

    My lookups are from a seperate table.

    I have the MAIN form open.
    I go to enter my category field, I pull it down and see the available categoies
    I want a new one.

    I leave the main form open.

    I open my form that is attached to the category table.
    I add a new category and save it.


    I now go back to my main form
    pull down category field,, the new category is NOT there!!!!

    If I close the form and open it,
    the new category is there!

    ALSO I initially was going ot try and edit the category from an embeded brwose control. THEN it worked. I could change the category table. go back to the main form and the new category would be there.


    SO HOW do I get the lookup from another table
    to update on my form without, restarting the form!

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: lookups not updating

    Why not enable the entry of new records to the lookup table via the existing table lookup field rule? User displays list; enters new record; selects it. The selected field value is entered into the original form.

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    • #3
      Re: lookups not updating

      NOW this is wierd!

      If I remove an item from the category table, save and close
      go to the main table and pull down the field
      the REMOVED item is gone!!!!!!!!!!!

      NEW items will NOT show up until I close and open the form
      but REmoved items are instantly removed!

      What if I do a new item and a remove at the same time
      the removed is removed
      the new item does not show up

      then I try to edit an existing category item
      the EDIT shows up in the main form!

      total wierdness

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      • #4
        Re: lookups not updating

        Because, when I tried that, it was an utter disaster!
        Plus I want to edit more than just one field.


        Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
        Why not enable the entry of new records to the lookup table via the existing table lookup field rule? User displays list; enters new record; selects it. The selected field value is entered into the original form.

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        • #5
          Re: lookups not updating

          Originally posted by coop9653 View Post
          Because, when I tried that, it was an utter disaster!
          Plus I want to edit more than just one field.
          what does 'utter disaster' mean?

          1. tom's suggestion is correct. and it works fine.

          if you look at alphasports, sample 'inovice' form. lookup for the product_id in the embedded browse. you can edit any of the records there by clicking on the pencil. that brings up a form of your choice and and you can edit any of the fields that you want.

          2. again using alphasports, after i opened the invoice form, i then went and added new products to the products table by opening the products form.
          then, going back to the invoice form, the new products were visible immediately in the lookup. did not have to close and reopen the form.

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          • #6
            Re: lookups not updating

            I figured it out!

            The time I tired it before, I did not like it, because it allowed the user to edit the LINK field! NOT a good thing at all!!!! What I consider disaster!

            But I played with it. The problem was selecting the box
            "user can add records to look up table"
            if that is not selected, then the main form does not update!

            So I selected that, and then selected MY form for updating categories
            This form does not show the ID (link) field!

            When I put those Two together, the lookup works exactly like I want it to!

            Thanks!

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            • #7
              Re: lookups not updating

              Originally posted by coop9653 View Post
              So I selected that, and then selected MY form for updating categories. This form does not show the ID (link) field!

              Thanks!
              Ah yes, aside from letting you use the fields you actually WANT the user to edit, a form you choose also looks a lot better than the default form, which can look pertty horrid depending on what's in the table!

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