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  • Must close and reopen Alpha to see results

    I have several forms with embedded browse.
    The forms are based on a set, and the child table contents three logical fields: Top25, Top50 and Top100
    Those three fields are used with check boxes.

    The idea is to display on each form the top25, top50 or top 100 customers.

    I have set the form properties to: top25=.t. for first form, top50=.t. for second and top100=.t. for the third form.

    When I am done with checking the boxes, I open the specific form, for instance the "top25 form" but the newly checked names do not show unless I close A5 and reopen it.

    I have tried update indexes, refresh display,resynch etc without any succes.

    I have done exactly the same for a single table and it works fine, but it does not seem to work the sme way with a set.

    Any suggestions???

    Thanks in advance


  • #2
    RE: Must close and reopen Alpha to see results


    If you are applying a query to a child table, the query will not be used by the parent table which looks at the child table with the linking index. This is why the feature works with a single table. Can you make the child table the parent table? Doing this should make your selection process work.



    • #3
      RE: Must close and reopen Alpha to see results

      Thanks David,

      I have tried but it does not seem to work either, I will try again in a different manner, I dont know yet how I will do it but I will work at it.

      Thanks for your input.




      • #4
        RE: Must close and reopen Alpha to see results


        Make your set the reverse of what you have now; the parent becomes the child and the child becomes the parent, linked 1:1, closest match. This way, your query is directly on the 'old' child table. It sounds like you check the check box and then press the button to display the form showing the top 25, 50, 1100.

        I have a similaar situation where I have several buttons on a form which show the results in an embedded browse. Works very well. I suspect that 3 buttons will take less space than 3 check boxes and a button. You could display the results in a browse, subform or most any way you want.

        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


        • #5
          RE: Must close and reopen Alpha to see results

          Thanks Ken,

          I will try what you suggest.
          I will let you know of the results.