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Turning Query off, Return to Main Index

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  • Turning Query off, Return to Main Index

    i seem to missing something here. I have a database in which the records are in order of a file number. A report is run in which an query/index is created. The problem is when returning to the file information page, the query is still on. I have tried several methods but don't seem to have the correct order of doing this. Is such a methodology to remove all unwanted queries and leave all the other indeces alone? Or perhaps setting the primary index that would turn the query off? I have set the primary index to the file number but it, alone, does not seem to do the trick. ARRRRGHHHHHH... I am still working on a version 1 to version 4 conversion. Almost there, just some of the wierd things keep popping up.

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    RE: Turning Query off, Return to Main Index

    W.,

    This shouldn't be that difficult. In fact, there are several different ways to do it, and the context in which the initial query is run is critical. Pls. post a working model (or the actual) of the database here, with step by step instructions for triggering the problem.

    In the meantime, here's some general information that may furnish background for you.

    Alpha Five creates a query list and writes it to disk whenever a query is run. These are the MPX files you sometimes see in the database or EXE folder. The last (most recent) 4 query lists are retained. These can be automatically erased when alpha five closes, if you specify this behavior in the Settings under the View menu within Alpha Five.

    A query list will continue to govern the display of records from the table until Alpha Five is instructed differently. One sure fire way to detach a query list is to 'drop' it from the table. When you do this, the script which drops the query should (in my opinion) instruct Alpha Five which index to begin using. Details for this are in the Xbasic Reference Manual. Look for material on table.index_primary_put() and index.drop()

    -- tom

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