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  • Thomas Holt
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    RE: Record Loses Focus

    Hello Tom,

    Many thanks for your time and advice. I will look at the learn alpha site and decide on which route to go down. From initial reading of your post I believe I may change the way things are currenty entered.

    Once again thanks for your help.

    Thomas Holt

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    RE: Record Loses Focus

    Thomas,

    Cannot offer specific assistance.

    I prefer not to do data entry into embedded browses. I generally use them for navigation, and lock them to read-only. If you must use a browse for data entry I fear you will have to write a script to preserve the location of the current record pointer in the child table and then arrange to navigate back to that position automatically whenever the memo editor closes. This will involve setting flags so that your script will know whether or not the 'current' phone log entry is finished or not. Promises to be a thoroughly messy venture.

    Dr. Wayne has published an article that should be required reading for anyone who is doing data entry with browses and memo fields. It's called "memos and browses that work" and is available at www.learn alpha.com. I recommend you review it several times if you stay with your current design.

    -- tom

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  • Thomas Holt
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    RE: Record Loses Focus

    Returning to top as this is an ongoing issue, and I do need some help.

    Many Thanks

    Thomas Holt

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  • Thomas Holt
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    RE: Record Loses Focus

    Hello again,

    I can change the memo field to a long character field which prevents the record jumping. However this is a fudge and not a fix.
    Is the memo field working as it should and I'm missing something ??

    Any help as always greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Thomas Holt

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  • Thomas Holt
    started a topic Record Loses Focus

    Record Loses Focus

    Hello All,

    I have a form based on a one-many set. On the form is a multi-state button used for finding clients by their surname. The form also has an embedded browse for the child table. The purpose is to log incoming client calls. On the browse are 2 memo fields. The problem is that after some data has been entered into one of the memo fields, if you then select save for the memo field the main form refreshes itself and shows all clients and the client who has just had data entered loses focus. You then have to select the letter (multi-state button) find the client again and finish the data entry on the browse.
    Is there a way for the current record to stay in focus after the memo data has been saved.

    Many Thanks

    Thomas Holt
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