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    Default at end of enter.

    Does anybody use the "At end of enter, set default value if field not touched by user" setting for a default field value? If so, can you confirm that it doesn't work in forms? (I suppose I shouldn't have asked the first question but I'm finding it hard to believe anybody else in Alphadom is using it since it doesn't appear to work in forms. If anybody else is using it, I would think it would have been brought up a long time ago.)

    I set a field's default value to "At end of enter, set default value if field not touched by user" and it works perfectly in the default browse.

    (Well, sorta perfectly - the function that defines the default is triggered at the beginning of data entry also but it doesn't seem to enter the value at that point so I guess it's OK. I wanted to mention this "also at the beginning" issue because you'll probably run into it yourself if you test it.)

    However, in the default form it triggers at the beginning of the enter operation (just as in the browse) but NOT at the end. The obvious result is that the default value isn't set.

    FWIW: I confirmed the above by creating a user defined function to determine the default value - it was a complex calculation. I simply added a Debug(1) to the function to find out what was happening. As soon as I clicked the icon to start a new record in either the default form or default browse, the debugger started. When in the default browse, the debugger started both when starting the record and when saving the record. However, the debugger only triggered at the beginning when in the form.

    Re: Default at end of enter.

    Tried it on my database where I have been using default value at beginning and can confirm that the default value does not record if "At end of enter, set default value if field not touched by user", when used on my default form.
    "Ollie, remember how dumb I used to be? Well, I'm much better now."



      Re: Default at end of enter.

      Thanks. I'll submit a bug report.


        Re: Default at end of enter.

        Hi Cal,
        I'm finding it hard to believe anybody else in Alphadom is using it since it doesn't appear to work in forms.
        It just so happens I have used this in a recent mini-app on a form in version 8 and it Thanks for finding this now as when this little app is moved to v9 (or later) it would have been broken. :)
        It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
        Henry David Thoreau


          Re: Default at end of enter.

          In case it takes awhile to get fixed, my solution was to just move the function to the CanSave Record event - with a little extra code to find out if we were in Enter mode and if the field was still blank:

          Edit: Oops. I forgot to include this line: (and, yes, I could have combined the IFs)
          tc = table.current()


            Re: Default at end of enter.

            it works using an older build 1591-3193 so I don't know when it got broken


              Re: Default at end of enter.

              I just heard back from my bug report. They've fixed it and it should be in the next patch.