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    Selecting active records only.

    Hi, please help with a filter problem. My app has a form with browse similar to the customer page of Alhpa Sports. I mark the customers as inactive using a logic T or F. I want to keep the inactive customers in the table but only display the active ones on my form. Display all button will be good later. I used action scripting to run a saved operation but it just opens a browse with active customers only which is behind the form which displays all customers. I just want the form with active customers.Please help. I am not very good with scripting yet. "Idiots guide please"


    Re: Selecting active records only.

    You need a custom query and a specific filter expression.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Selecting active records only.

      Hi Stan, thanks very much. I can't believe that was so simple. Now I can't find a way to clear the filter with a button on the form.
      I tried <Formname>.Queryclear() without success.Not sure if I used it correctly either.
      Which is the best help source for these type of things? Remember that I am a part time wannabe programmer? I'd like to read up why I had to use a custom query rather than a saved query.


        Re: Selecting active records only.

        Now I can't find a way to clear the filter with a button on the form.
        There is an action under Query to Show All Records.

        why I had to use a custom query rather than a saved query
        The result of a saved query is to display the result in a browse.
        There can be only one.


          Re: Selecting active records only.

          The first thing I tried was to put a button on the form, right clicked the button, events and then use "OnPush" and "Query, show all records" via action scripting and it did nothing that I could see.


            Re: Selecting active records only.

            it did nothing that I could see
            What did you expect to see? The show all button releases the query so that you can navigate to other records. Since you are viewing a record and you can only view one record at a time on a form, nothing on screen changes.
            There can be only one.


              Re: Selecting active records only.

              I marked clients 1 to 107 as deleted = F. When the form opens only records from 108 onwards are displayed in the search browse, like the one in Alpha sports customer page. When I run show all records, I can't see the records that are marked as deleted.IE 1 to 107. Does it not have something to do with the message on the bottom of the action scripting page which says excluding form specific filters or something like that.


                Re: Selecting active records only.

                I cant' see the records marked as deleted even if I search by number for them. They are still in the table though.


                  Re: Selecting active records only.

                  Does it not have something to do with the message on the bottom of the action scripting page which says excluding form specific filters or something like that.
                  Yes, it does. If you have a filter built into the form you should get rid of it. The filtering for active only should be done with your button running the custom query. Releasing that custom query should show all records.
                  There can be only one.


                    Re: Selecting active records only.

                    Stan, once again many thanks. My problem was I was performing the query at a specific level. I changed to 'Cross Level' and was then able to clear the query via the action script 'Show all records'. If you use the top menu 'Form - Events - OnPush' to run the custom query, the Show all icon on the top toolbar is greyed out. If you run the custom query from a button on the form the icon is active. Adding the custom query from the Form - events menu or via a button on the form works and as long as, in my case IE multiple set levels, you use "cross level". You will then be able to clear the query with the action script 'Show all" added to the form via a button.