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Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

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  • Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

    Not a matter of national security, more a curiosity and annoyance.

    When I'm in design mode on a form and open the drag drop list, there are a bunch of calculated fields named a5_sys.drop_down_browse_* that I didn't knowingly create.

    From form tool -> calculated fields, they are listed under the external calculated fields tab and I can't delete them.
    Calc_fields_pane.png
    calc_values.png

    They're cluttering up my calculated fields pane and serve no purpose.

    Any suggestions as to deleting them would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

    Are you sure you mean the desktop and not web? Which control panel is open?
    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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    • #3
      Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

      It's the desktop for v9. Not a web app.

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      • #4
        Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

        I've never seen such a thing though the image you provided is hard to read. I am on v8, so there might be some differences. Compact your db and see if they still show up.

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        • #5
          Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

          Originally posted by Bill View Post
          It's the desktop for v9. Not a web app.
          Does that mean you have never tried to make a web component, opened the web server, etc?
          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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            Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

            Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
            Does that mean you have never tried to make a web component, opened the web server, etc?
            Not knowingly.

            Gabe, compacting didn't work.

            I even tried rebuilding the table from scratch and I still see them.

            Thanks to all

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            • #7
              Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

              Design mode on a particular form or any/all forms? Does this database contain any forms derived from the AlphaSports sample database? There are drop down browses on the customer information form in AlphaSports. Not sure I've ever heard of them in use anywhere else.

              Form calculated fields must be removed from the form where they are defined and then their definitions removed from the form's calculated field list.
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

                Hi Stan,
                I'm only seeing it with one form and nothing is derived from Alphasports.
                They are not objects on the form. I'm only seeing them in the drag/drop tool in the calculated fields section.
                Thanks

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                • #9
                  Re: Deleting external calculated fields that reside in the drag/drop list tool

                  Make a copy of the form and see if these calculated fields persist

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