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Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

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    Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

    I've been running Alpha5 on my desktop(Win 98) with great success and happiness. Now having bought a laptop with Win 2000 installed I'm having a problem with the 'date column'. I have the Build 230, but Win 2000 will not see any dates in the year 2000 that were entered on my desktop. It sees the earlier ones ok; and I can 'enter' new records with year 2000 dates ok. But all the files copied over are 'blank' in the date column if the entry was after 1/01/2000 Is Win 2000 that unstable? Hesitate to put Win 98 in as I've put on a ton of my programs already. The date is set properly in Win 2000. Three Milky Way candy bars to helpers who get me back on track.thanks Howard Berg

    RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

    But all the files copied over are 'blank' in the date column if the entry was after 1/01/2000.

    Are the fields empty in the default browse, or on certain forms? Are the fields completely empty, or are they displaying dates as if the entry was 1/1/0000?
    There can be only one.


      RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

      Stan,Concerning the files copied over: the default browser, all the forms and all browsers show a blank in the date column if the entry was made in the year 2000 ! All earlier dates are seen correctly. And I can 'enter' to-days date on a new record ok. I've copied 'all' the files carefully. Did it more than a few times. BTW, the dates were 'entered' ok on desktop with the field rules for data entry using a 'simple default expression' of "Date{}". Have a few thousand unable to transfer over now. Quite a puzzle.Howard


        RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !


        This is a long shot but might be worth a try.

        Copy a file over to your Win2k machine that you need. Without opening the file in Alpha, try duplicating the file with the Alpha menu command.
        Then take a look.

        Try copying the file over, duplicating the file, emptying it, then appending all the records from the original copy.

        Try copying the file over, duplicating the file, then posting (operations tab) the dates from the original file to the same fields in the newly created duplicate.

        Don't have any idea if these suggestions have any merit, just brainstorming.

        There can be only one.


          RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

          "using a 'simple default expression' of "Date{}""
          Shouldn't it be Date() not Date{}?
          I know that you can use the{} for a null value for a date field but thats
          not what you want.

          just a thought

          help coding


            RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

            I just typed it here in error: I checked, thanks, and I've been using date().


              RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

              Stan, I tried these approaches and no luck. I'm going to let it sit for about 24 hours and most likelyjust put Win98 in on this laptop. Alpha 5 is that important in this scenario. Lordee, who could believe that Win 2000 will not read files coming from Win 98 ? Of couse it is only the date field that shows up empty when the date was of this year's vintage. Uncanny. Thanks much for the help.Howard


                RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

                I am at a loss to explain what is going on here.

                if you export data to an ascii file, do the dates appear correctly?

                if you print a report, do they appear correctly.

                i have been using win2000 for a long time now and have not seen any problems.


                  RE: Windows 2000 no shows 'dates' !

                  Selwyn and Stan,I finally solved the problem ! Checking the properties of the 'file-type' I noticed that it wasnot being opened by A5. I assume that I had not fully removed this other program that was somehow taking over that "job".Simply changing that did the trick. And now all the fields are correct after copying them over; and rebuilding all the indexes.Thanks again. Howard