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  • Lookup construction problems

    Hi there,

    Have a problem here that I'm struggling with.

    This has been working successfully for a while, becoming mode inconsistent with time.
    Changed name of Lookup table - maybe has something to do with it ?

    When accessing Field Rules in Table Acc.dbf Lookup fields

    AC_STMTRQF
    AC_TRMDCRF

    ..it keeps grumbling "No such Field"

    Any ideas ?

    Have included the db. (disregard mess "Error opening Startup form...")
    Attached Files
    Dave Mac

    It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

  • #2
    Re: Lookup construction problems

    When I remove the default expression for those two fields the issue disappears.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Lookup construction problems

      How you doing ?

      Well, I dug out all the defaults of these fields and buried them six foot under,
      so we are not likely to see them again. But i still got a problem.

      I am attaching a screen of my problem which I should have done in the first place.
      Attached Files
      Dave Mac

      It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

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      • #4
        Re: Lookup construction problems

        Saw that here as well. Didn't happen after I removed the defaults and set to No Default.

        Testing further, when I close and reopen the database I see that warning again. Invesitgating further.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Lookup construction problems

          Thanks Stan
          Dave Mac

          It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

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          • #6
            Re: Lookup construction problems

            It could be an index problem. Try removing the field rules from that field, save and close. Then compact the table to clear the dictionaries and then reset your field rules.
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Lookup construction problems

              Hi Robin,

              Thanks for the suggestion. Tried it on my db - but still the same.

              Interesting though, When i tried your suggestion on the subset db I sent with this thread, it did eventually work !!
              Not sure what the difference is ?

              I am attaching the working version. maybe you can pick up why the subset now works and the main db still not

              As we say in South Africa "Sterkte" from our dutch which translates to Strength but with a slightly different nuance.
              Attached Files
              Dave Mac

              It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

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              • #8
                Re: Lookup construction problems

                Hi there,

                I eventually settled for Simple List rather than Lookup Table and it works ok.

                However, was still unhappy with the compromise. I eventually repositioned the problematic fields in the Table acc. I used the selfsame Lookp tables and got it to work. Was a little worried that Alpha5 would tolerate the repositioning but it seems ok.

                Just to advise anyone else out there who may have the selfsame trouble.

                Thanks to all of you for your assistance.
                Dave Mac

                It's not so much what you don't know that gets you into trouble, but what you know for sure, that just ain't so. - Mark Twain.

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