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Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

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    Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

    I've been playing with the combo box and found that it will not display data using the first field from a table. Any other field is fine, just not the first one.

    Under Setup, choose to assign the value to a Variable.
    Under Choices, Choices are computer Automatically, From a Table (Current Table), Field... choose the first field from the table

    Now do a preview and... nothing in the dropdown list. Same after saving the form and running it.

    Now choose any other field from the table... and under preview you'll get a dropdown list.

    Could someone drop a combo box on a form and try this?

    Using the most recent build, but this was the same under the previous two builds as well.



    Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

    I don't see this problem, using a form built on the customer table in AlphaSports. I populated the combo box with field values from the Customer_id field. (Which is first in the table structure). Works just fine. What are you doing differently?

    Is your form based on a set? Is the combo box trying to display link field values?


      Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

      Thanks Tom... that got me looking a little deeper...

      The several tables I tried this with all had the first field as a numeric field... that's the problem. I just tried this with the Alphasports database and selecting any field in a file that is numeric will not display data in the dropdown.

      I went back to my database and changed the first field in my table from numeric to character and it works.

      Any reason you know of?




        Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

        I see the same behavior. Haven't noticed this before... but then I rarely use combo boxes. A simple solution is to change the spec for the automatic computation of choices from the current table. Instead of simply naming a numeric field, just define an expression that converts the numeric to character data... i.e. ltrim(str(quantity))


          Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

          Send in a bug report. I do not see why this should make a difference.


            Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

            Me too... I'm putting together a report.


              Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

              It is a bug, but it is fixed now. Will be in the next update.

              In the mean time the work around is easy.
              Just specify an expression as the data field and make the expression:

              "" + yournumericfield


              "" + quantity


                Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

                Thanks... will do.



                  Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

                  I am still experiencing this problem. Has the bug been fixed?
                  I have V9, Build 2095.


                    Re: Combo Box will not display 1st field from table

                    There hasn't been an update out yet, but see Selwyn's reponse - that works.