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    Index - keeps adding to my table

    I am beside myself. I create a new invoice, go to the cutomer ID field and it goes to my Customer.dbf:Lookup.

    I click on "Find" and it shows Search by: Lastname1 (which I didn't even have in my indexes in my Customer database.

    I want it to go to "Lastname" which is one of my defined indexes in my Customer database (ALLTRIM(LASTNAME) + ", " + ALLTRIM(FIRSTNAME) +" " + BILL_STATE_REGION)

    I keep going back to my defined indexes and Lastname1 keeps showing up, even though I keep deleting it.

    I I go in to "Search by" and change it to "Lastname" it will search by that index. But why does it keep adding "Lastname1" to my indexes and how do I change it permanently to search by Lastname (which I defined as shown above with the Alltrim).

    What am I doing wrong?


    Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

    Alpha will create, and recreate if they are missing, any indexes required by set definitions.

    To link tables, the linking field(s) in the child table must be indexed.
    See what happens if you rename the lastname1 iindex to something less obtrusive.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

      How do I get my form to use the last Index/Query that I selected though? Why can't I always use the "Find by Key" search use the one I want?

      There are others listed and I can select it, but when I close the form, go back in, I have to choose the one I really want again.

      I'm getting confused by this.



        Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

        Try this in the on_init event of your form.



          Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

          It still goes to Lastname2 (I keep deleting Lastname1 and Lastname2) and every time I change it to just Lastname, it keeps adding Lastname1 and then if I change it again, it adds Lastname2.

          I didn't think this was going to be so confusing.



            Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

            Do you have an index for your child table that matches the link you have set up for the set?


              Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

              Yes, I do. What I don't understand is this. On my invoice, when I get to the Customer ID field, it goes to a screen like shown below (Customer.dbf : Lookup

              I am using Invoice Header for the Filter/Order for my Invoice. When I click on Properties on the Invoice Form, it shows "Invoice header, with Customers, Invoice Items under the Invoice Header.

              I have a "Lastname" index defined for both Invoice header & Customers. It is only indexed on lastname now.

              So why when I get to the Customer ID and the window pops up, why does it show all the fields in the window?

              For now, I only want it to show Lastname. What controls what shows up in that window?

              Originally posted by Tom Henkel View Post
              Do you have an index for your child table that matches the link you have set up for the set?


                Re: Index - keeps adding to my table

                So why when I get to the Customer ID and the window pops up
                Appears to be a field rule lookup. Do you know how to examine the field rules for the customer_id field?
                There can be only one.