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  • embeddded brownse on a tabbed form

    I have a browse which has a field called "Zone". I have a form which has a tabbed area. I have created three browses with the filter set to "Zone" = "I", or "Zone" = "P", or "Zone" = "B". In one of the tabbed areas I have emmbedded each of these browses. The idea is that when I select one of the tabs, I would like to see only those records which have "Zone=I", another tab which "Zone=P", and a third tab which "Zone=B". It appears that when I select a tab, ALL records show making it appear that the defined filter for each browse is not filtering. The only way that the browse will filter is if I put the filter on the form where the tabbed areas are, but the the filter applies to ALL of the different browses that I created. Any suggestions?



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    RE: embeddded brownse on a tabbed form


    I think if you use named browses rather than embedded, the filter criteria will remain with each browse.
    Alternatively, I would probably use a button for each zone and send the filter to the browse from each button, eliminating the need for a tabbed subform.


    • #3
      RE: embeddded brownse on a tabbed form


      The field objects on your form are automatically bound to the underlying table upon which the form is based. Your embedded browse objects are all bound to the same instance of the table. If you change one, you change them all.

      -- tom


      • #4
        RE: embeddded brownse on a tabbed form


        The big question is where is the browse getting its data. If the form is base on only a single table, you could change create 3 different indexes and switch the index as you change the tab. If the form is based on a set and the browses are child records, you options are limited since you can't change the link on the fly. One option here is to link the same table 3 times to the parent and use a different filter for each link. This works but creates some problems keeping the indexes working correctly.