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  • browse based on table set

    Hi there,

    I am new to Alpha5 : just bought the v9 (Platinium) so, sorry for asking stupid questions...

    I have built a table set with 2 tables and want to design a form with my own stylesheet. The default form and browse are both showing the expected results, so this demonstrates me that I didn't totally misunderstand the concept. However, when I apply my own style to the browse, randomly, some of the field titles from the linked table (not all of them) do appear in uppercase.

    Can someone explain me what I am doing wrong or how to setup the field titles ?

    Thanks in advance for your help,

  • #2
    Re: browse based on table set

    Originally posted by jmeyer74 View Post
    how to setup the field titles ?
    Open the form containing your child table browse in design mode. Double click on the browse, click once on the column you want to modify, right click on that column and choose properties.

    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: browse based on table set

      Hey Stan,

      Thanks for your quick answer : it works !
      Actually, I just realized that the uppercase field titles only pop up when the form si created by 'default form'. It seems to not be the case if 'blank form' or 'custom form' is selected at the creation time.

      Anyway, you killed two birds with one stone and did even answer another question I had and di not ask here.



      • #4
        Re: browse based on table set

        you killed two birds with one stone and did even answer another question I had and di(d) not ask here.
        Stan has an unfair advantage of not only knowing the answers to questions not yet posed, but apparently the ability to give them to those that were about to ask but obviously do not even have to now! :p
        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


        • #5
          Re: browse based on table set

          Hi MikeC,

          Nice to meet you !...

          Yep, Stan was faster than light and it seems that we have a very (pro)active community of alphaholic geeks over there, which is really a good thing for the rookie I am.
          Don't worry, I have plenty of other stupid questions, that gives you a reasonable chance to be even faster than Stan... but maybe he is already answering those ones as well. :D

          Take care


          • #6
            Re: browse based on table set

            Should we change Stan's name to Carnack?


            • #7
              Re: browse based on table set

              You left off

              The Magnificent
              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: browse based on table set

                :D Well Stan...for those of us here who appreciate your help directly and indirectly, that goes without saying. ;)
                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