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    Default A pre-release request

    This latest version is missing a function to remove letters programmatically. I don't know what other show stopping surprises I am going to run into and certainly do not like the fact that my users can loose functionality if I update them. I would suggest that a list of functions and features that are no longer provided be supplied when a new release, beyond bug fixes, becomes available. This way we would have an opportunity to determine whether updating would pose problems before we do so.

    Is it possible to receive such a list for this latest upgrade? I would also suggest workarounds be provided when the decision is made to remove a function.

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    Default Re: A pre-release request.

    Alpha doesn't keep up with forum posts.


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    Default Re: A pre-release request.

    Alpha does provide release notes with each release. You can view them online. (see the help menu in Alpha Developer)

    What function are you talking about?

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    Default Re: A pre-release request.

    Thanks Larry.

    The function that does not work with this recent build is Layout_Delete(). The handling of windows is also a little funky.

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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Code:
    ? layout_delete("clients", "Form")
    ERROR: Script:layout_delete() line:62
    Unable to open compound index
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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Wondering what a compound index might be...
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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Not sure why you are asking what a compound index is in this thread, but …

    A compound index is an index with more than one field.

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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Does anyone reading this know if there is a command that reads :letter.delete(lettername) and if so, might the answer to this quest be to replace the command layout_delete(layout_name,layout_type) with :letter.delete(lettername)??

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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    I get a good response by reporting problems via the Wiki when I have found something that doesn't work as described. Someone will check into it pretty quick and let you know.

    The only other way to delete a layout is from the control panel menu and there is a action script for that.
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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Sorry. What's the Wiki?

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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Sorry I should have said Online documentation HERE
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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Ok, but where do you ask questions there?

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    Default Re: A pre-release request

    Way down at the bottom of the page there is link in red where you can report an issue with the page, eg on the layout_delete() you can ask a question about the example given or report why it is not working as described.
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