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  • Opening form, not opening to correct record

    I use a central database to store main data. There are several other databases that track various other data related to the main data. I start with the main database, displaying a form to show the correct record. Then I can select one of the other databases to view the related data. In version 1, I used the card_spawn command to locate and display the correct record, in version 4.02, I have to use :form.view to display the record with the ability to display global data, BUT the form will not lock onto the correct record, even when located by fetch_goto or fetch_find just prior to displaying the form. i cannot find the syntax for :form.view() that may include the record number that I want to display when the form displays.

    In version 1, when using the card_spawn command, you could specify a record number, in version 4, the card_spawn command works, BUT global data does not display.

  • #2
    RE: Opening form, not opening to correct record

    You might try a variation of the following:

    t = table.current() 'OR (2)
    rec = t.recno()
    f= :form.load("YourFormName") ',"Dialog") or open as dialog
    'f.close() 'if opened as dialog


    • #3
      RE: Opening form, not opening to correct record


      Instead of using form.view() to open the called form to view child table records, use form.load(). This loads it into memory, where you can play with it before it appears on screen. Once loaded you can set the controlling index, and do a fetch_find to locate a particular record, or you could even run a query to display only a subset of the entire table. All of this will occur before you activate and show the form on screen. The command is discussed in Ch 13 of the xbasic reference manual.

      Version 4.02 is badly out of date. You should consider updating to vers. 4.5.

      -- tom


      • #4
        RE: Opening form, not opening to correct record

        thank you, i'll try it.



        • #5
          RE: Opening form, not opening to correct record

          thank you too, i'll try it.


          we are looking at v5, but the county is slow in buying it.


          • #6
            RE: Opening form, not opening to correct record

            Funny thing that you hit this problem. Try the form.load option as opposed to the form.view and do a resynch() prior to the show() command.