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    Posting Questions

    Would someone please answer a couple questions for me so that I can solve a posting problem?

    1. When using the Table Field Rules, Posting tab, a set [is / is not] needed in order to post data form one table to another. I found nothing in the manual about this so I�m presuming a set is [not] needed. However, each table must have a common field which links to each other.

    2. Posting of a character field of one table to same character field of another field will work, rignt? I've found nothing that says otherwise.

    I realize these basic questions but it seems there are strange thing going on and I�m trying to isolate the problem.

    Thanks for answering basic questions,

    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

    RE: Posting Questions

    1. The field names between the two tables can have different names, however there must be matching data in the fields. While setting up the post A5 will ask which fields to link.

    2. During a post you can REPLACE data in the field to be posted. You have three options during the post, REPLACE, ADD or SUBTRACT.


      RE: Posting Questions


      Good Morning.

      You Asked,

      1. When using the Table Field Rules, Posting tab, a set [is / is not] needed in order to post data form one table to another. I found nothing in the manual about this so I�m presuming a set is [not] needed. However, each table must have a common field which links to each other.

      Though not an expert, I think of posting when I want to update a field, like in invoicing or stock control, to add to an amount due, or reduce inventory. So the field you are posting to, either addes the number you are posting or subtracts it. With character post I suppose you most often would replace text, though you could +"add to it".

      If you just want to place the value of a field in one table into another table, and you have a linking field, I still suggest using a lookup function.

      But there are lots of ways of getting things done so I'm sure other suggestions will follow.


      PS Have you heard about the Mn Alpha Users Group (MAUG)?


        RE: Posting Questions


        NO! When will the next meeting be???

        Here's the post deal. I've been through the field rule post and post operation and can only get the post operation to work sporadically. The post field rule has never worked.

        Field rule attempt: 3 tables; Tbl-1, Tbl-2 & Tbl-3. I need to post two character fields from Tbl-1 to Tbl-2 and another 2 character fields from Tbl-1 to Tbl-3. The field rules should be defined in Tbl-1 to post to Tbl-2 & Tbl-3. The posting fields in Tbl-1 match identicaly the fields in Tbl-2 & Tbl-3.

        Here's how I filled in Tbl-1's Posting field rule.

        Table: Tbl-2 (The table which contains the fields to receive the post.)

        Field: Fld-1 (The field to receive the post, identical format to source field)

        Target Linking Key: Linking field (same as in a set)

        Source Linking Key: Linking field (same as in a set)

        Operation: Replace

        This was done for each field in Tbl-1 where the data needs to be posted to Tbl-2 & Tbl-3.

        Result: When I enter data into the fields, none of the data is posted. Either I'm missing something very elementary or there's a grinch.


        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


          RE: Posting Questions

          Ken, you're not trying to add a new record via the post are you? I think the destination table has to have a record already... before values in the target field can be 'replaced'. If the destination table doesn't have a matching record I don't think the post field rule will supply a new one for you. That would be an append, not a post. I apologize if this is already obvious...

          -- tom


            RE: Posting Questions

            Yeah, I came to that conclusion. My latest attempt is to make the two fields in the dateshours tbl as calc fields with a lookupc function to the fields in each of the other two tables. That way, I can keep my data entry form and the child and provider names will xfer over to the table with the dups query. The expressions evaluate OK but no data Xfers. I'm creating a 3 test tables to see if it works outside my existing database.


            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.