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  • Duplicate record on focus

    Could someone please give me a script to duplicate a record on focus after entering the data on the last field. I have a duplicate button script that has this script that I got from the help section. Below is the script attached to the button.

    topparent.duplicate_record(1)

    but anytime I click on the button I get this message that says "you must be in view mode to duplicate the current record".

    I am using this button to speed up dataentry. I am using A5v7.
    It works when I click on the next page arrow and come back to press the button. My belief is that I get the message because at the time I press the button the data is not committed to the database. How do I do the commit and at the same time get the duplicate record when the button is pressed.


    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Duplicate record on focus

    Code:
    topparent.commit()
    topparent.duplicate_record(1)

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    • #3
      Re: Duplicate record on focus

      I have had problems with the duplicate_record() function. I believe it was Cal Locklin that recommended this method, which has always worked well for me, since.

      Code:
      tbl = table.current()
      
      record_data = tbl.record_data_get()
      target = table.open("Yourcurrenttable")
      target.enter_begin()
      target.record_data_set(record_data)
      target.enter_end(.T.)
      
      ' this section if you want to amend certain elements of the duplicated record
      target.change_begin()
      	target.field1 = value1
      	target.field2 = value2
      target.change_end(.t.)
      ' end of amend segment
      
      target.close()
      
      topparent.resych()
      topparent.refresh_layout()
      Mike W
      __________________________
      "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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      • #4
        Re: Duplicate record on focus

        Thanks to you both.

        K

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        • #5
          Re: Duplicate record on focus

          I am having this same issue but I cannot get anything to work

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