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The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
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Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
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When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
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    How do I remove a delete marker from my records, this is regarding my previous request for help to locating records I did some additional research and found the simble I called a bulled is a delete marker.

    I have no ideal what I did to cause this please help. All records I try to enter is not accepted and I cannot do a search / locate any records

    Thanks

  • #2
    RE: Delete Marker

    Hi Charese,

    The records with the "bullet" symbol have been marked for deletion, this has been done by using the key combination Alt + D. To remove the "bullet", while viewing the record press the Alt + U key combination.

    If you have a number of records to be "un-marked" select Global update/delete from the main menu.

    Good Luck,

    Keith

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    • #3
      RE: Delete Marker

      Thank you so much for your reply, I have tried your suggestion with no success. I'm still learning this program everyday I use it so I may not be explaining myself properly. Let me try again to explain whats going on and maybe you can give me some of your valuable knowledge.

      On the line at the bottom of the screen to VIEW RECORD

      It shows VIEW with a delete marker SEARCH/SORT RECORD 1

      I'm trying to figure out how to change it back to just VIEW RECORD like it was before whenever I did a locate.

      Please help I cannot move forward until I figure this out.

      Thanks to everyone out there, this forum has been great with helping me resolve/learn more about using this software.

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      • #4
        RE: Delete Marker

        Hi Charese,

        Have you tried to change the index, it sounds as though you are viewing a search/sort list/sub-set.

        Keith

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        • #5
          RE: Delete Marker

          Charese;
          To "unmark" a record i.e. mark it for undeletion, in VIEW or BROWSE mode, you must select "Options" at the bottom of the screen, then select "Undelete Record". This removes "the bullet" from beside the record.

          Hope this helps.
          Duncan

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          • #6
            RE: Delete Marker

            Thanks to everyone who helped me resolving my problem. Once again the forum has worked for me.

            Thanks for all your help

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