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  • helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

    ok heres a database attached.
    i'm a newbie to alpha 5 and am trying to get it to do certain things but cant seem to get them right.
    if anyone can help with the stuff, and let me know how to or how you did it, it would help immensely!!

    1. add a search (search by any field) feature in a new tab.
    2. add the clock/ calendar item to the date fields and remove it from the scanned documents field.
    3. on the comments tab, there is a "save record" button, i would like that when the user clicks the button , tab 1 appears at the front.
    4. how to get rid of the annoying "print" message when i click on the report.
    5. oh and how do i make the images on the report bigger???

    and a question, are the reports automatically updated when i make changes in the form?

    - maryam.

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    Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

    Have Resolved Prob 5
    .. 1 Down 4 To Go!!

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    • #3
      Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

      Hi Maram,

      are the reports automatically updated when i make changes in the form
      Yes the data is, not the design.
      Regards
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      London.
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert


      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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      • #4
        Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

        1. add a search (search by any field) feature in a new tab.
        Built into Alpha, called Query by Form.
        There can be only one.

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          Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

          4. how to get rid of the annoying "print" message when i click on the report.
          How would we know what you consider annoying? I assume you mean the usual print dialog. Turn it off in the properties.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

            Originally posted by retroscience View Post
            1. add a search (search by any field) feature in a new tab.

            Search by any field. Does this mean you wish the search to cover the possibilities of the value existing in one or more fields, or that the user chooses the field to search, or an example for any field would be OK?
            In a new tab. I don't understand what you are asking for with this.

            2. add the clock/ calendar item to the date fields and remove it from the scanned documents field.

            There is no date field in the table. The clock/calendar is there because the scanned document field type is 'Time'.

            3. on the comments tab, there is a "save record" button, i would like that when the user clicks the button , tab 1 appears at the front.

            This already happens in my version.

            4. how to get rid of the annoying "print" message when i click on the report.

            I am not certain what "annoying "print" message" that you are seeing is. A message presents that the report layout (size) is an issue;. Your report is all laid out in a landscape fashion that spans a width of 18 inches. There is a conflict between what can be printed and that report layout that will have to be amended.

            5. oh and how do i make the images on the report bigger???

            done.

            and a question, are the reports automatically updated when i make changes in the form?

            Kieth addressed this.

            - maryam.
            Mike W
            __________________________
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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              Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

              Hi Mike,

              Maryam has many other issues and I am expecting her to call me in the morning. I think I will need to do a tutorial with her and explain how sets and lookups work.

              She works just a few miles from my office.
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


              For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              • #8
                Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

                Kieth,
                Lucky her!
                Mike W
                __________________________
                "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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                  Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

                  hi keith,
                  had the meeting with the group and have redone the database, with simpler needs. as i felt there were much too many fields in the previous.emailing you a copy of the new database with the new desired functions.1. on the remove/replace tab add a search feature.
                  the search should be by any field.when the result of the search appears we should be able to do the following with it.
                  a) delete it..with an option of how many have been deleted
                  b) edit it.
                  c) be able to view the search result as an excel file and/or pdf.

                  i got your earlier email.i'm working on a project with my department at imperial college.the database is of space components. its a side project i've been assigned!software arrived today and the deadline is friday!! - maryam.

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                    Re: helllllllllllllllllllllllllppp .. deadline approaching!

                    Maryam,
                    1. on the remove/replace tab add a search feature.
                    the search should be by any field
                    I hope Kieth understands this, because I would ask the same thing I did before:

                    Does this mean you wish the search to cover the possibilities of the search value existing in one or more fields, or that the user chooses the field to search, and executes the search action?
                    Mike W
                    __________________________
                    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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