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    Re: Keep track of Attendances

    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.
    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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      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 ...



        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?


          Re: Keep track of Attendances


          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
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          Skype is dave.mason46


            Re: Keep track of Attendances

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

            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 :))
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              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.



                Re: Keep track of Attendances

                Thank you Peter for sharing, it greatly helped.