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  • Report fails to access all records

    I have a situation where reports do not recognize all of the records in a table. I discovered while tinkering with the expression builder under "Select records to print", that it only evaluated records 1 thru 525 of 1272 total records, (when I tested the filter). My first thought was that the table was corrupt, but all records can be accessed using view or browse functions.
    I just switched to A5V9 from A5V8. Also have copied databases to a central computer on the office peer to peer network, (its a small office). I've tried using both v8 and accessing the database locally, with the same results as above.
    Any idea's would be appreciated!

  • #2
    Re: Report fails to access all records

    It seems to me that Alpha Five is doing what you've told it, not what you meant to tell it. A plight I recognize from many personal experiences. Perhaps if you post a copy of the database we can look over your shoulder and explain what's going on. Remember to give us directions to follow in order to find and trigger the behavior you're seeing.

    "Manage Attachments" is an option using the advanced message editor here. Begin a reply, click go advanced button, browse for and upload a zipped copy of the database, then submit your reply. This is a public forum, so you should purge or scramble private information first, of course.

    And, one last thing.

    Welcome to the message board!

    -- tom


    • #3
      Re: Report fails to access all records

      Tom - Sorry for the delayed response. I am working on a database I can post now. As it contains confidential information, I am taking my time changing names and generating random numbers in place of the real data (in copied tables of course). I appreciate you responding!


      • #4
        Re: Report fails to access all records

        It seems I've stumbled over the problem. I've moved all my Alpha data files to a central computer in the office, without taking the necessary precautions or planning steps. (Files were in different folders, and I just cut and pasted them to the other computer). I'm reviewing the help files now, in particular, "Multi-User Alpha Five Applications" (that I believe you had a hand in). If I have further problems, I should probably post to a new thread.

        Thanks, and wish me luck!


        • #5
          Re: Report fails to access all records

          "stumbled". Sounds like a current Pittsburg(h) Steeler.


          • #6
            Re: Report fails to access all records

            OUCH !


            • #7
              Re: Report fails to access all records

              Why pick on Pittsburgh? They're not nearly as bad as Tampa.
              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: Report fails to access all records

                Stan- you should be a Bungles fan this year. I lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and had to endure the "Stillers" fans everyday at work. Now I'm in Southern Ohio so the Bungles are the team du jour.