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  • #16
    Re: Keep track of Attendances

    Ben,
    When in design mode for the form in question, go to the top menu and choose "Arrange", then choose "Set Tab Order"---2 methods to choose from.
    Mike
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    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.
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    • #17
      Re: Keep track of Attendances

      Thank you so much ... It is these little things that really drives one batty ... In my case it is a short drive ...

      Ben

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      • #18
        Re: Keep track of Attendances

        Originally posted by bluize View Post
        3. In the same spot as talked about in #2 above. I have found that when I enter a students data and then click on the "Classes" tab on the form, it doesn't show me the available class that have been predefined in the classes set. What am I doing wrong.
        Hard to know what's going on for this part, Ben. I just tried the original database and it's showing the Classes defined. Can you post your current database?

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        • #19
          Re: Keep track of Attendances

          Ben,

          I have the Student ID as an Auto Increment with it starting at 00001. This works great until I enter student #10 and instead of getting 00010 I get 90000 and the next record ID I get is 90001. Can anyone explain this on to me?
          Have had this happen before and switched my autoincrement fields all to numeric a few years back. There has been a lot of discussion about this and some did not agree, but from what I here, sql use numeric for this.

          It may help and I hope it does.

          .
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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          • #20
            Re: Keep track of Attendances

            Originally posted by gaby_h View Post
            ...
            My main stumble block is how to keep track of attendances.
            Gaby_H,

            See attached sample db. Study the set structure carefully. There is one xbasic script attached to the button that does the following:
            • Gets the currently selected session_id & course_id
            • Open the "linker" table and queries the students for that course
            • Opens the "student_Linker" table and enters the session_id & student_id for all the students enrolled in that course
            • Marks the session record "posted" - so as to prevent duplicate records if you click the button accidentally (you don't want 180 students X 2 = 360 erroneous entries for a given class session).
            Then you just check off the absentees as needed.

            KISS! (I try to observe that motto now and then :))
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

            Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
            https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            • #21
              Re: Keep track of Attendances

              Thank you Peter, I'm still trying to dig my way through Alpha. I know that when I get more familiar with it, things will start to drop into place. Just trying to get my head around things. This site has been a tremendous amount of help. KUDOS to everyone here.

              Ben

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              • #22
                Re: Keep track of Attendances

                Thank you Peter for sharing, it greatly helped.

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