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  • Browse will not run from form button

    I have created two tables with a form and a custom browse for each one. On each form I placed a button to run the browse. Simple: form/browse; open form/browse; careful to make sure I'm asking for a browse; current selection of records. It won't execute. HOWEVER, if I delete the browse, recreate it EXACTLY like the previous one, it will run. Anybody have any clue as to why?

    I have had to do this to both forms and both browses. The original browse executes correctly from the control panel by double clicking on the browse icon. It just won't execute from the form button until I delete and remake the browse, as noted.

    Using AV9, latest update, XP

  • #2
    Re: Browse will not run from form button

    Interesting twist: I deleted the button which is to cause the browse to run, re-created it, DID NOT SAVE, and the button works, the browse runs. SAVE the form, click the button and it will not run the browse. Any ideas as to why? Just saving the form causes it to fail (apparently).


    • #3
      Re: Browse will not run from form button

      Hi ???????,
      Sounds very abnormal to me---never have had this happen in any version/build of Alpha. Which to me indicates either some form of corruption in your form, database, or the Alpha install itself. Problem is, in order to help we have to be able to reproduce the issue and am very doubtful we can.

      Not until this afternoon/evening would I have time to have a remote session with you (if wanted) so that I could see first hand what is happening either to your code or the database files. Let me know if this is something you want to do. (I could not Private Message you....and have no clue as to who I am talking to!! )

      Maybe someone else will chime in that has had similar issues.....
      It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
      Henry David Thoreau


      • #4
        Re: Browse will not run from form button

        Thanks for your reply.
        Yes, this situation is quite unusual... in all the years I have used A4/5 it has never happened. I suspect that it has something to do with a corrupted file as you mentioned. I just downloaded A5V10 and plan to see if it has any similarities (hope not), and will use V10 going forward. I might even re-install V9 to see if that corrects the problem. Either way, I'll consider this issue closed; I am confident that it is not a problem systemic to A5V9.

        Thanks to all forum participants... without you, we novices could never make it.


        • #5
          Re: Browse will not run from form button

          Dear databaser,

          Suggest you zip your database and attach it here, with instructions for us to follow to see what you're seeing. If the data is confidential, make a separate example for us using dummy field values.

          -- tom


          • #6
            Re: Browse will not run from form button

            Thank you, Tom, for your response.
            Actually, I don't have anything now that is not working. Whatever I would send to you is in working order and would not reveal anything, as I understand it. After I deleted and re-created the browse and/or button, it worked, though mysteriously. Perhaps you missed my last post where I noted that I was at least going to re-download V9 to see if it cleared up the problem. However, since it is now working, I don't think it would result in anything.
            I would suggest that if I see this occurring on any other table/form/browse that I build, then I will zip it in its 'problem' form and upload it to the forum.
            Thanks, again, for the time that each of you spend in helping.


            • #7
              Re: Browse will not run from form button

              I also missed in your posts that you had this solved and are moving forward.

              I guess I didn't read between the lines well enough..

              The normal decorum for the board (although we've been lax lately) is to use your name instead of a 'handle'.

              It makes the board more personal and professional. Please consider using your name instead of databaser (that's probably applicable to most of us...)
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