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  • Dead Field

    I had to redo a form because of corruption. I copied a few fields form the old form to the new form, one of them is a 1 character field. It copied w/o the field name part and talk about embedded, it's stuck, pasted, welded, glued, etc. to the form. The field is so stubborn, it refuses to take focus, either by clicking on it or rubber banding it. I cannot move it but it does show a tab order and I can change that.

    I deleted the field from the table but I'm still not able to delete it from the form. It is set to a tab stop but when arriving in the field, the db locks up, can't get out of the field or do anything except 'end task'. I drag/dropped the field on the from but still need to get rid of the old one. Putting it last in the tab order won't prevent a user from tabbing to it an locking the db.

    Any suggestions on how I can delete it?


    TYVM :) kenn

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

  • #2
    RE: Dead Field


    If you have a backup of your development project, just delete the table's dictionary files, and restore them from the backup.

    If you don't have a backup... well that's another story.

    Do I understand you to be saying you were copying fields from a corrupted form? If so, you're a braver man than me!

    -- tom


    • #3
      RE: Dead Field

      I deleted the table's DDD, DDM & DDX files, cut and pasted from a backup. NADA! Nothing changed.

      I hate the thought of re-doing the form as there is a lot of detail. Hopefully anothere suggestion will save a lot of extra time.

      Next, I deleted the SEM, SEX and SET, made a few changes to the form and all is back in shape.


      TYVM :) kenn

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


      • #4
        RE: Dead Field


        If a form is based on a table, the layout specifications for that form are stored in the dictionaries for the table, I believe.

        In like manner if a form is based on a set, the layout specifications for that form are stored in the dictionaries for the set.

        So, if your form was based on a set, swapping out the dictionaries for one of its tables should have no effect on the set based form.

        I'm glad you got it going. -- tom


        • #5
          RE: Dead Field


          How right you are. Of all the things that v5 will have, my request is that it will be more stable when it comes to form corruption. A corrupted form doesn't happen very often but when it does, it's usually when I least have the time and on a form that has a bit of design intensity.

          Thanks for your comments,

          TYVM :) kenn

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