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  • Need to add fields in middle of existing table

    I need to add 6 fields scattered into the middle of an existing table already in use in existing app. Is this going to wreak havoc with my data? Do I need to just put them at the end of the table and deal with it?

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    Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

    I do it all the time.

    Make a backup of the table first, just in case, but you shouldn't have any issues. This assumes you don't have any code that refers to a field by position number explicitly.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

      Tommy,

      Be careful.

      The only problem with NOT adding themn to the end is the field rules. If you have a lot of field rules, it can have a problem. The field rules can(happened to me) get associated with the wrong field.


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      Dave Mason
      [email protected]
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #4
        Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

        Hi Tommy,

        Is there a particular reason the the fields you want added must be within the table structure and not added to the end?

        Have you added the fields to the table in a folder containing a copy as Stan has recommended? Did that cause a problem?

        I'm sure others would like to know.
        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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        • #5
          Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

          The fields I need to add are a descriptive field of the item before it. I can add them to the end but would be much more conducive to adding parts into the database if the description is right next to the part name. Yes I am working on a copy of our application and when I get it all figured out I will make the changes to the working copy.

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          • #6
            Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

            Tommy,
            there should be no problem doing this. Add them to the table, then click on the field row selector to highlight the row, then left mouse button click-hold, and drag to position wished and release and save table. This should not be any problem.
            Mike W
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            • #7
              Re: Need to add fields in middle of existing table

              Or hilight the fieldname where you want to insert a new field and use the insert key.
              There can be only one.

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