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  • Set Browse issue

    I am in the process of converting an application form v4.5 to v9. I am have a problem with a Set browse. there is a parent table with 4 children. all the children are one-one..on one of the tables I have RI set and as I enter a number in the browse in the field of the child table with RI set to follow changes and new record should be created in the child if one does not exist, or it used to in 4.5..sometimes the record is created and other times I have retype the value in the field.the linking fields are the same types etc..any insight or is any further explanation necessary for assistance..thanks to all in advance..

  • #2
    Re: Set Browse issue

    Hi Jim,

    What result do you get when you use a form instead of a browse?
    Keith Hubert
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    • #3
      Re: Set Browse issue

      Keith ,

      thanks for replying, on initial tries it appears not to be a problem if i use the default form for that set..


      • #4
        Re: Set Browse issue

        to further update my situation,after further testing the behavior noted does also occur in both a default form and a default browse.?


        • #5
          Re: Set Browse issue

          as I enter a number in the browse in the field of the child table with RI set to follow changes and new record should be created in the child if one does not exist,
          This makes no sense to me. If you are entering values into the child, then by inference and default, a record is created, right. And there will only be one child record for the in focus parent record, so why would you have a browse for a child linked 1:1 to a parent?
          Mike W
          "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


          • #6
            Re: Set Browse issue

            thanks mike, i will try to make sense of what is going on.The parent table is a list of textbooks and enrollment for each textbook, this is a table i order books from to supply our store..the 4 child tables reflect 4 book wholesalers from whom i order the books, books are added on a daily basis to my orders so i update each child table books are added to an order at a particular wholesaler i would than enter the amount in the field of the set browse for the child table of that particular wholesaler thus creating a record in the child for that isbn(linking field).Here is my problem,as you observe"then by inference and default, a record is created, right", that is not always the case, sometime I enter a value in the field and either Press enter or F9 and the value I entered just disappears and no child is this explanation helpful to understand my issue?


            • #7
              Re: Set Browse issue

              Yes, it is helpful. But I need more clarification, or verification that I undertand correctly.

              So you have 4 tables, one for each of 4 book wholesalers. These are the 4 children to the Books parent. That make one table exclusive to one wholesaler, correct? Are the fields in these 4 tables all the same?
              Mike W
              "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


              • #8
                Re: Set Browse issue

                that is correct, the tables are not identical ,however similar and the field that links them to the Parent are identical(isbn), 3 out of 4 wholesalers provide data so I can update the child tables directly(not hand entering) , so 1 wholesaler replies in such a way that i hand enter the info and is easiest to do so in set browse and also there are shortages etc that occasionally requires making changes as mentioned this Set Browse worked with no issue in v4.5..thanks again