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Jumping records revisited

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    Jumping records revisited

    I think we have been here before but we have a problem with data entry into a table with a large number of records spread over several tabs on a form in that in the middle of data entry the screen will for no apparent reason jumpe to a different record. There are several lookup tables used to fill in the data and we have switched of all the linking field entries as I thought that might be the cause. The problem is sporadic and not repeatable on demand. The worst kind !! Any ideas or similar experiences.
    Bob Whitaker

    RE: Jumping records revisited

    I don't know about 'jumping to other records', but the default behavior of tabbed objects is often confusing. As you know, when you press the Tab key, Alpha Five advances to the next field. When it reaches the last field on a tab page, it advances to the next *record*... not the next field on the next tab page. Depending on how your form is set up to handle record saves, this may cause the record pointer to 'jump' to another place in your table.

    If this is what's happening, the solution has been documented in this forum a number of times. I don't have the details with me at the moment, but could furnish them if you wish. Basically you add another field to each tab page and set it as the last field in tab order for that page. In an OnArrive script you cause Alpha Five to navigate to the next tab page, and set the focus on the first field you want there. Then you set the properties of the field to hide it from view. In the case of the last tab page, the onArrive script should cause Alpha Five to navigate back to the first tab page.

    Hope this helps.

    -- tom


      RE: Jumping records revisited

      Many thanks for your input Tom, we were aware of this and have an object as the last item on each tab to do just that. I will double check but I don't think this is the problem but thanks again anyway.

      Bob Whitaker
      Bob Whitaker


        RE: Jumping records revisited


        I had/have this problem with Alpha Four version 6. I'd be looking at information from one record on the screen and the tabbed-subform would have information from a different record. I'm sorry, I never indulged into the cause of this problem as it was one of the smaller one's that happened less frequentally. Actually, I don't recall having it happen in quite some time. Maybe it has something to do with not having enough memory or processing power, as I have Alpha Four loaded onto a pretty quick machine and haven't seen this for a while.

        Thanks, and I'll keep my ears open to this one.
        Thank you,
        Mike Konoff