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Browse total refresh - or not !

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  • Browse total refresh - or not !

    Hi - I have a wee problem with a desktop app. I'm writing in V9 - see attached pic.

    The browse (Browse3) in question is on the third level of a set (Jobs>Sections>Estimate-Items). The Add and Modify buttons call a modal form that allows the user to enter or modify details of records from the browse.

    On returning to the form shown, I've included the instruction after the form closes ... topparent:Browse3.refresh().

    This works fine in refreshing the actual data on the Estimate-line record in question. However, the calculated Section-total below doesn't automatically refresh.

    If I click on the Browse area with my mouse, the calculated field updates immediately to reflect the changed data in the Browse.

    What command can I use to simulate this action or trigger the calculated fields routine ?

    I've tried various forms of refresh - some do nothing - others return me to a higher level in the set.

    Your help greatly appreciated as always ....

    Cheers Jem

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    Re: Browse total refresh - or not !

    You could try

    I have used this in Version 9 on a few forms with two to three browse objects.




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      Re: Browse total refresh - or not !

      Thanks Tom - Your suggestion added to a few ideas I had tried, and helped me understand how to trigger the calculated field routine.

      It seems that selecting any record other than the one just amended (First.Next,Last etc.) does the trick.

      I've now come up with the following ....

      In addition to an .activate() command to ensure Browse3 has focus, I have added ...

      For new records and/or deletions, a Fetch_first command - this leaves the row selector at the top of the browse, and the calculated total works ok.

      For amended records, I've added a Sys_Send_Keys() command to simulate an up then down key combination. It doesn't show on screen as a flicker, it triggers the calculated total, and it leaves the row selector on the record recently amended.

      It's a bit Heath-Robinson I guess - there should simply be a command to trigger layout based calculated fields. but if it works. ....

      Thanks once again for your help.

      Cheers Jem