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  • Tbaker
    Re: Problem with simple query

    As a follow-up just received a reply from Selwyn on the bug report based on this thread

    Selwyn said

    thanks very much.

    this is now fixed in v10
    Tom Baker

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  • Tbaker
    Re: Problem with simple query


    Thanks for you reply. I was converting a very large application to Version 9 (acutally it will be Version 10) when I ran across this problem. I say problem very loosely since, I do not do it that way any more, I use xdailogs and drop downs to select the invoices and then wrote xbasic code to enter them into the receivable record - it cleaner. But since I liked the way Quickbooks handles checks received, I went back to that old way and that is when I found the problem. I have reported it as a bug in Version 9 but as you say the new browse is going to be auto refresh and yes the browse was reacting to my original query but I concluded that Alpha should know.

    Again thanks for you response, it is always good hearing from you.


    Thanks for your workaround, I will try that just to see how that works. As I said above I use xdaialogs and drop downs to select the invoice that are being paid and only have to enter the check number and the received date only once. Then I use code to enter those into the receivable. It seems to be cleaner and there is no confusion.

    Also thanks for taking the time to preview my zip file - I am a stickler for being able to use things the way they were meant to be and thought that the way they were in Version 7 through 9 old browse was the way. But I did know that Alpha was rewriting the code for the browse for version 10 and that some things were going to change so as Tom said the new browse is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.

    What would we do without this forum and its members.

    Thanks again

    Tom Baker

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  • gaby_h
    Re: Problem with simple query

    FWIW: I am using the following workaround to force the records to stay put when I enter payment date: add 2 additional scripts to the original query script:
    1- Mark records (currently selected records)
    2- New query to look for marked records only.
    This way the second query takes over the 1st query and you can enter your payment date without the record disappearing from view.
    You also need another script/button to unmark records once you have finished your data entry. HTH

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  • Tom Cone Jr
    Re: Problem with simple query

    Tom, I took a look at your example. Thanks for making it so clear and easy to follow. Here's what I think is happening.

    a) when the date_paid and check number are entered the edits have not yet been saved. you could push F9 and commit the changes. At that point the browse display is refreshed. Since the record that was just saved no longer meets the query criteria it does not appear any longer.

    b) Embedded browses have always saved pending edits when focus is shifted outside the browse object, or when focus is shifted to a different row in the browse object itself. This is the same as pressing F9. So, the results you get when you arrow down to the next row are the same as (a), above.

    I think the new browse is refreshing its display when perhaps it did not do so in earlier versions. Although the sequence you want to achieve no longer works the same way I do not think this is a bug. For years people have been struggling with work arounds and custom code to force embedded browses to refresh their displays. Endless posts on this same subject, in all prior versions. I suspect the new browse has been designed to auto-refresh more reliably, and more often. I, for one, would not go back to the old days just on this account. Your form is doing what you want. It's displaying records that match the search criteria. When you change the contents of the record so that the record no longer matches the search criteria the record is not shown. Alpha is doing what you have instructed it to do.

    -- tom

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  • Tbaker
    Re: Problem with simple query


    Thanks for confirming the problem. I have not used the new browse because of this.

    I have already submitted the bug report for Verion 9. I have not submitted the bug report for Version 10 since the released issue will have the completely rewritten browse code - In my v9 bug report I did let them know that the bug was in V10beta but in another post Selwyn advised that the V10Beta did not have the newly coded browse.

    Again, thanks for confirming.

    Tom Baker

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  • gaby_h
    Re: Problem with simple query

    Hi Tom:
    Yes I can confirm this behavior an had similar experience. I think (this is by no means an expert opinion) the query is still in effect, so as soon as you enter the date and move to another record the record no longer meets the criteria (Unit = the value and date is empty) because date is no longer empty. If you start by entering the check# first (instead of starting with date) leaving date empty and move to next record, the 1st record will still be there, enter a date and it disappears from the list.
    Same with sorting. When you sort a browse and enter a new record in the last row, as soon as you move to another record the new record disappears from the bottom of the list and jumps to its sorted order. Not sure if this is a bug, probably intended to work that way. In some cases it's annoying. An Alpha guru can clarify this for us.

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  • Tbaker
    started a topic Problem with simple query

    Problem with simple query

    Would appreciate someone looking at the attached sample application. The app contains one table and one form. It is a sample of my accounts receivable check receipt form.

    The form as attached will show a browse with open receivables. To enter checks received you would push the find unit button and enter a unit abbreviation. The query would then show only those records that match the unti abbreviation and the date paid is blank "{}". You would then enter the date paid and the check number for an invoice and then go to another invoice and enter the date paid and the check number. This works in version 7,8 and 9 old browse. In version 9 new browse as soon as you enter the date and the check number and then cursor down to another invoice, the record that you just placed the date paid and the check number will disappear from the browse. (the query is still holding and since the date paid has a date, the query no longer shows that record. In those version that it works, the records stay until you click the find unit button on exit the form.

    Open the form, there is a text box that describes what to do.

    In version 10, the record not only disappears but the cursor jumps all around the place (this was brought up in another post also).

    The problem seems to be the query holding. I have tried qry.drop but as soon as you enter the first check the entire browse reverts to record number order.

    Would appreciate someone looking and confirming, I will then send a bug report in for both version 9 and 10.

    Tom Baker