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  • Lost Records Sometimes

    I have a table with 4500 entries when I look at the table in browse mode sorted by record number all the entries are there ordered by record number.
    When I quick sort in ascending order some records disappear.
    When I quick sort in decending order they are all there again.

    When another table does a lookup on this one guess what, they are not all there. :( and this is causing much grief.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • #2
    RE: Lost Records Sometimes

    If you are sure that you are not doing a quick-filter by mistake, try pressing F5 to refresh or add/use the show-all operation.

    Hope that helps.

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    • #3
      RE: Lost Records Sometimes

      'Blank' records will seem to be 'not' there.

      Is it possible you have some blank records that are being sorted to the top of the stack... making it seem like you have a bunch of empty records?

      -- tom

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      • #4
        RE: Lost Records Sometimes

        No filters and the items are in the middle

        I have sent a file

        try Product Id 162-0135

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        • #5
          RE: Lost Records Sometimes

          i just unzipped your table and did quicksorts in ascending and descending order and the product 162-0135 is present in both orders.
          do you have any indexes on the file that might be out of
          date? if you have an index that might be out of date, then
          alpha five might be using the index when doing a quicksort.
          try rebuilding all your indexes. also, make sure that in
          Settings you tell alpha five to remove all .mpx files on exiting - you may have an old query list that is out of date.

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            RE: Lost Records Sometimes

            i just unzipped your table and did quicksorts in ascending and descending order and the product 162-0135 is present in both orders.
            do you have any indexes on the file that might be out of
            date? if you have an index that might be out of date, then
            alpha five might be using the index when doing a quicksort.
            try rebuilding all your indexes. also, make sure that in
            Settings you tell alpha five to remove all .mpx files on exiting - you may have an old query list that is out of date.

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