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  • 2 year old app went south

    Hi Forum,

    Attached is an app that has been running without fault for over 2 years. Albeit this part had never been tried. In the app there is a form to fill in some variables to be used later in a data entry form. Also, in the next form where the variables will be used is a button to go back to the variables to change them if necessary.

    The problem is that when you click on a variable to change it, it will automatically exit the variable form and go to the data entry form.

    To see what is happening, click on Post//Edit Entries, click Enter Edit Dues // click Enter Dues Now // click Change Defaults Now. Then click on any variable and it will immediately go to the data entry form without giving a chance to enter a value.

    Open to all ideas,
    efs

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    RE: 2 year old app went south

    This may solve the problem.

    This is the action script to open the next form

    if is_object("duesentry") then
    duesentry.show()
    duesentry.activate()
    else
    :Form.view("duesentry")
    end if

    What can I add to this to close the form (defaults_dialog) that this button is on ?
    efs

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    • #3
      RE: 2 year old app went south

      Ed,
      I tried to help but gave up. Your directions didn't tell me which database to open. There are multiple databases in your zip file. Your directions didn't tell me which form to open either. How about furnishing step by step, mouse click by mouse click, instructions so that we don't have to work through the dozens of choices here one by one?

      -- tom

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      • #4
        RE: 2 year old app went south

        Ed,

        You have to tell us how to get to the control panel in any database that autoloads a startup form.

        -- tom

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        • #5
          RE: 2 year old app went south

          Hi Tom thanks for your interest,

          1. Start by opening the form "mainmenu"
          2. Click "Post/Edit Entries"
          3. Click "Enter/Edit Dues"
          4. Type in any dates in the first 3 fields
          5. Enter any numerical value in the 4th field, like 5.
          6. Click "Enter Dues Now"
          7. After you enter the variables in several parents, assume that you now run across a parent record where the values are different from the norm and click, so you click "Change Defaults"
          8. Click on whatever variable you want to change, here is where it goes into the dues enter form immediately and disallows changing the variable.

          The idea is to be able to change 1 or more variables and then click "Change Defaults" and enter these new values into the dues table for the parent (members).

          I suspect that I have not closed the variable entry form could be the problem. I am not sure where to enter the close form in the action script that opens the next form, before code to enter the succeding form or at the bottom of the action script.

          The action script toproceed to the dues entry is as follows:

          if is_object("duesentry") then
          duesentry.show()
          duesentry.activate()
          else
          :Form.view("duesentry")
          end if

          I deeply appreciate your interest and help,
          ED

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          • #6
            RE: 2 year old app went south

            Ed, thanks.

            Which database?

            Did you look at the files you posted? There are multiple databases there.

            If the database autoloads a startup form, how do we get to the control panel?

            -- tom

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            • #7
              RE: 2 year old app went south

              Hi Tom,

              Click on the background just to the left of where it says "Local 1820 Main Menu" then type in schultzie.
              That should allow you to click on "Form" and then "design".

              Ed

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              • #8
                RE: 2 year old app went south

                Ed,

                Using

                Database_for_menu_dummy

                Button1 on Defaults_dialog form opens two copies of the Duesentry form. The OnDepart event opens 1; the OnPush opens the second. Suggest you delete the OnDepart event script and let us know whether the problem goes away.

                -- tom

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                • #9
                  RE: 2 year old app went south

                  Hi Tom,

                  I just remembered that I have "controlpanel.hide()" edited out on the startup form.
                  Ed

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                  • #10
                    RE: 2 year old app went south

                    Hi Tom,

                    Thank you, what a stupid mistake, it works exactly as designed.

                    Many thanks again,
                    Ed

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