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Link & auto increment question

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  • #16
    Re: Link & auto increment question

    i took your original budget zip and yes, i was getting the blank line.. then i set default to 0, packed the database to set recno to 1, entered a line and it stopped the blank line... maybe there is something wrong with your alpha, because i can get the blank line to stop by simply giving the first recno() the default i want to start with.. which if you are going to have an increment field, wouldn't you want to give it a 'starting' value... i use autoincrements all the time and have no problems, but again, i use the default feature to start the value.

    Thanks,
    Lynda Huddleston
    Personalized Programs Plus (thus the forum name programsplus - company name) - thanks Tim for noticing :)

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    • #17
      Re: Link & auto increment question

      Programsurplus

      (I was being fatuous about the name) Did you back in and delete all records in the master table. If I do this several times, sometimes only once, it reverts back to the adding a record.
      I guess I will have to accept it as it is.

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      • #18
        Re: Link & auto increment question

        Keith,
        Thanks so much for getting back to me on this. That helps explain it a bit. If alpha is indeed converting a numeric to character, it would cut down on overhead. Guess I'll follow your lead and take the advice of more experienced users.
        Thanks again.
        Ernie

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        • #19
          Re: Link & auto increment question

          programsurplus

          I still do not see why it would add a record. A default value is just that. A value for the system to start with. Alpha would pick its own, which it does. In the case of numeric a 0. It does not make any sense that it would have to add a record in order to begin with its own default value. I'm talking about entering data in the first record, and then on departing it a blank appears above it.
          I would also like to ask (believe it was Steve Woods) what is meant by asking for big trouble if a numeric value is used for a auto increment field which is a link. Exactly what kind of big trouble. Is this covered by Alpha anywhere in the "help system." ?

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