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    tables not closing?

    I am having a problem during development when I close a form and then want to edit the underlying table. When I go to the control panel to edit the table, it sometimes tells me I can't edit the table (say, design rules) because it is still open, being used by a form. This does not happen all the time, just very occasionally, and I know there are no other open forms that use the table. I have seen it even when the only remaining form is a "dummy" using a dummy table. It looks like very occasionally when I close a form it is not releasing the underlying table.
    I am not sure if this happened with earlier patches to v9, I have only noticed it over the last few weeks.
    Anyone else see this?

    Re: tables not closing?

    I wrote about it in this thread.
    I keep a button on my main menu that runs the code A5_forceclosetables() and a script in Code tab named aaaTable_close (keeps it first in list) with the same, which makes it easy and quick to access when in control panel. This will work for you.
    Mike W
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


      Re: tables not closing?

      Thanks Mike, it's just annoying - but I will use your suggestion until (hopefully) it gets fixed.


        Re: tables not closing?

        I do not think this is something that Alpha has total control over so doubt it can be "fixed". What I am alluding to is that many times, especially during development, a form or table is left open due to either the programmer not closing a table (form/browse) or script/code that does not finish completely which can leave a table is Alpha going to know if it is one of these cases that caused it or a bug/flaw within Alpha? Unless a reproducible sample is submitted to Alpha that can be determined that Alpha alone is causing such open tables, they cannot do anything....and even if such a case was presented and fixed, then what about the times that it is due to the programmer or a script crash?? So far, I or a script crash has been the only cause of this happening that I can determine....and yes it still happens but much less now with better scripting and less crashing!

        Some problems like this have been around for ages simply because the actual cause has never been determined--people tend to find work-arounds or ignore them and so nothing is done....or the problem disappears for one reason or another.....or it is found that while a problem may exist during development, it does not occur during actual runtime or use! Too many variables I guess.
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        Henry David Thoreau


          Re: tables not closing?

          MikeC - I understand what you are saying. But in this case it seems possibly to be an issue with one of the latest v9 patches. I went back to a July version (because of the field rules bug) and I did not see the problem again. Then yesterday I installed the latest patch again and about two hours later the problem reoccurred. Of course none of this is conclusive, just a comment.