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Table with Form with Control Type = URL blocked.

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  • Table with Form with Control Type = URL blocked.

    Hi all.
    Anyone had this problem and solved it?
    I have an app in development which has a table with fields "Project ID" and "WebLink" (char 100).

    The form shows a Browse with the details of the WebLinks and the field cpntaining the link is set up;

    Object Name = Web
    Field = Web-> Web
    Control Type = URL

    On the dev PC it works fine.

    When zipped and loaded into the correct directory on the client machine, the table does not appear in the Control Panel although it is present in the root folder. All of the other changes display and work as intended.

    The message "Form not Found" - which is logical - appears when the menu button to open it is selected. You cannot open it from the folder using Alpha directly either.

    What I need to be able to do is to save useful links in a table, so I tried changing the Table Name and Form Name but the darn things still won't display in the Control Panel. Even unzipped as an empty table it still doesn't work

    I'm running RT on the client site, latest version, as is the development version.

    They are running a pretty locked down system as it's government, so are there likely to be restricted keywords like "WEB"?

    Any ideas? If it's impossible I'll give up and head off down the pub.

    See our Hybrid Option here;

    If at first you don't succeed; call it Version 1.0

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    Re: Table with Form with Control Type = URL blocked.

    When zipped and loaded into the correct directory on the client machine, the table does not appear in the Control Panel although it is present in the root folder.
    Placing a table in the database directory does not add it to the database.

    If you have allowed access to the email reader under the Tools menu you can email them the script to run remotely.


    If all you have changed is the addition of the one table you can send them the database definition files. This will overwrite theirs so make sure you know what you're doing.

    Contains the filenames of all tables and sets that are members of the database and the names of all libraries that have been attached to the database.

    The data dictionary for an .ADB file. Contains settings, pointers to all scripts, user defined functions, menus, toolbars, bitmaps, and import definitions that have been defined for the database.
    Storing Scripts in a Library, Attaching a Library to the Current Database

    This file stores web application variables.

    Stores all scripts, user defined functions, menus, toolbars, bitmaps, and import definitions used by more than one table.

    Alpha Five uses the .ALX file to find a specific script, function, operation, setting, etc. that is stored in the data dictionary.

    A temporary file containing the indexing information generated by a query against a set. These files may be deleted.
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 02-02-2011, 01:01 PM.
    There can be only one.


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      Re: Table with Form with Control Type = URL blocked.

      Stan, I hear what you are saying, and understand that the table needs to be present in the database.

      The app running on the dev machine has the Web Table and Form in the database, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to test it.

      What is confusing me is that the other changes which are in the same database have transferred successfully.

      Using 'Zip' from the Control Panel picks up all of the tables I would have expected it to. Unzipping puts them into the folder I target, but the Table and Form can't be found on the Gvmt PC.

      I guess I'll try renaming the Fields next to see if that will enable me to load the Web links field. I know that I can embed a link in a company e-mal, but there are restrictions as to the type of link you can actually get to so there seems to be some form of auditor in place.

      If I resolve it, I'll post the results.
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      If at first you don't succeed; call it Version 1.0