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  • Truncated Data Fields

    I have a table inv_mstr that has all of my part numbers and a description field. This table feeds several forms such as shop orders to mfg. parts, purchase orders to order from vendors etc... The problem I am having is some of the forms where built with a field smaller than the description field in the inv_mstr and have truncated the data even though I have gone into every form and table that uses the description field and made them the same size they still truncate. This is a big problem on shop orders, bills of material and purchase orders. What am I doing wrong? Is there a fix? Even when I enter new parts into the inventory table they get truncated in the other forms. I am far from an experienced alpha user and will take all advice I can use. Thanks Tom

  • #2
    Re: Truncated Data Fields


    if the table field sizes in all tables is the same and large enough and the form and browse sizes match, there should be no truncating.

    Are you sure you got them all?

    In your lookup field rule(if you are using one) is the size set properly to match?

    Dave Mason
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    Skype is dave.mason46


    • #3
      Re: Truncated Data Fields

      I have been thru everything with a fine tooth comb and I may have missed a field somewhere but I cannot find it. All the data shows up in the inv_mstr but when it posts to a field in one of my forms or browses it truncates. I think it is still caused by the fact that the fields were originally not long enough and even though I have made them all match they are not updating for some reason. I have packed and re-indexed repeatedly but still truncated.


      • #4
        Re: Truncated Data Fields

        Tommy, check the field widths in the table structures.


        • #5
          Re: Truncated Data Fields

          All the data shows up in the inv_mstr but when it posts to a field in one of my forms or browses it truncates.
          We may have a terminology issue here. A form or a browse merely displays the data in a table/set and may allow editing.

          If the display is different than the underlying data, the truncation is likely because the defined display is different. You say you have made them the same size as the description field. By this do you mean physically or actually changed the display width in the form field properties format tab?
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            Re: Truncated Data Fields

            I just got thru going thru every table's structure and I now have them all set to the same. I think the embedded browses are what is giving me trouble. I think I may have to delete and re-embedd each of these to get them up to date.