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  • simple posting problem

    hi again all:

    i am trying to use a field rule to post payments against an invoice balance. the "s_payments" set has a many to one child table "s_p_detail" whose first field is "invoice_num" (looks up from "sale_head" that contains the balance i want to post to). the posting rule is to subtract the payment from the balance to allow for partial and over payment recording. if there are multiple invoices paid on one cheque the second and subsequent postings do not occur. oddly enough i have an almost identical structure setup for deducting shipped inventory from back orders that works fine.

    as per usual any help is appreciated.

    thanks in advance!!


    ed taylor

  • #2
    RE: simple posting problem


    If the problem occurs when you split a payment made with a single cheque tell us how you're doing it. The post field rule should fire each time you add or change each child table record. Consider this possibility the post may in fact be happening, and the form's display may be out of synch. -- tom


    • #3
      RE: simple posting problem

      hi tom:

      thank you for your reponse (again)!

      this is the corker, i have the same posting setup in another set that works fine. the first post indeed works and after seeing the second post fail i went to the table "sale_head" and the posting did not occur. there was no splitting in this case just the full amount which should have resulted in a zero balance.

      thanks again tom and top of the season!




      • #4
        RE: simple posting problem

        Ed, maybe I'm tired, but I'm not following you. Perhaps others will be able to help, but I'm going to need a lot more detail. In your post you say that the other post is working fine, and then begin to describe a sequence that seems to be failing exactly like your problem with the first.

        I'm badly confused about which post is which, which is working, and which is not, and what, exactly, is broken in either or both.

        If you care to attach a working model here, with step by step, mouseclick by mouseclick, instructions on how to trigger the fault, I'll be happy to take a look.

        -- tom


        • #5
          RE: simple posting problem

          hi tom:

          you are probably tired from the amout of assistance you provide, i thank you sir!


          • #6
            RE: simple posting problem


            i truncated my last message (first file zip xfer).

            these are the tables involved. if you try to post the payment field in "s_p_detail" to the balance field in "sale_head" this will create the problem.

            i will send another set with this done. ... sorry about the discord ..

            back in a minute

            ok i'll try again


            • #7
              RE: simple posting problem

              one more time


              • #8
                RE: simple posting problem


                i obviously have to hone my zip skills.

                i'll try this again tomorrow

                thanks for your patients (yeah it does look mis-spelled)

                thanks again.