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    over ride filter for first record

    I have an application with a table that holds all the clients information. This information is filtered by three different departments which means that I have a filter which pulls the client information depending on which department is selected. The problem is if there happens not to be a client in that department, then it is not possible to enter "new" client information. I know there is a way to bypass this and I have searched but apparently I am not using the correct terminology. Suggestions?

    Re: over ride filter for first record

    Not to be a turd in the punchbowl, but your description of your issue is lacking, that said - maybe I can help you better describe the problem so you can figure out your solution.
    First of all, is this a SINGLE table application? Better yet, does your UX (assuming it is one) ONLY involve one table? if it is I cannot see an issue so my guess is that there are at least 3 different tables.
    Let us know your table setup and how your attempting to edit it. DO you have a list control? Is this a grid?
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


      Re: over ride filter for first record


      One of these days you're going to recognize the difference between the Desktop area of the message board and the Mobile & Browser area.
      There can be only one.


        Re: over ride filter for first record

        LOL - wow - guess I am the turd in the punch bowl - sorry guys!
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


          Re: over ride filter for first record

          The problem is if there happens not to be a client in that department, then it is not possible to enter "new" client information.
          Not sure what this means. If I were doing this I would check that there were records first with


          If there are records, proceed, if not warn the user, close the form, open a data entry form.
          There can be only one.


            Re: over ride filter for first record


            Sorry I wasn't clear. It is a single table but I use filters to separate and show only those records that meet the filter. I will work on creating a warning if there are not any records that meet the filter then redirect to a form to enter the data.

            thanks for the direction


              Re: over ride filter for first record

              Alternatively, you could add a dummy record for each department and set the default client name as "<New Client>" so the user can click on that record to add the new data.

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