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    Seth Teicher
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    I'm very new to databases and alpha five, and just created my first simple table and form. My problem is that as I enter data into a field on the form, it disappears when moving to the next field. In the browse window, all the information is there - what is happening in the form?

    Thanks

    Seth

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    Default RE: data entry

    Both are "windows" for viewing the data in the underlying table. A browse allows you to view multiple records in something like a spreadsheet style. A form only displays one record at a time.

    "as I enter data into a field on the form, it disappears when moving to the next field" - I think you mean it disappears when moving to the next record.

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    Seth Teicher
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    Thanks Stan. What I don't understand is why the data doesn't remain in the field as I complete the record - I assumed that the fields would blank - to be filled - when adding a new record, not within the same record. I hope this isn't too confusing.

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    Seth,

    do you get the same behavior when entering a new record using the 'default form' for the table? (You get to the default form by right clicking on the table in the Alpha Five control panel).

    -- tom

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    Hi Seth,

    As you will experience, this forum is very willing to help new Alpha users like you.
    But to do so, we always need a clear explanation of the problem. Having to guess does not make it easy for us to offer a solution to your problems.
    For instance, fields and records are not the same.
    Of course you will know that, but your question gives the idea you don't. Do you get my picture ?

    It might be best to upload your table with the form to our forum so we can see for ourselves and give you the advice you need. Stan is one of the more respected forum users, but there are several others that will always be there to help you. Just zip your table directly from Alpha Five, and upload it. It will include your form automatically.

    Kind regards,

    Marcel

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    Seth Teicher
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    Thanks for the reply Marcel. I'm attaching the zipped file

    seth

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    Seth

    I don't know what is wrong with your form. It may have some corruption in it or you may be on an older version of Alpha.

    Please check for updates. From the help menu - Check for new version - Check Internet for new version.

    If it finds that there is a new version, then download it, save it, and then update your HOME version. Watch on the download page to be sure to get the latest HOME version. See attached image.

    I was able to generate a default form with Blue Contrast and have it work as it should. My guess is that you need a version update.

    Pretty painless.

    Hope that helps.

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    Oops

    Meant to highlight the HOME version....

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    Seth Teicher
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    The website said that I have the most current build. Should I uninstall and reinstall?

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    Seth Teicher
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    I changed the style to default, and it worked.

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    Seth

    Strange, it worked for me. Can you reset the style and have it work?

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    Seth Teicher
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    Al,

    I reset to the blue contrast, and it still works. Strange, because the two times I recreated it as new, it wouldn't work until I removed and then reapplied the style.

    Thanks for your help

    Seth

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    Seth

    What are the specs on your machine?

    OS

    Memory

    Processor

    Video card

    Curious if something is there that might cause it.

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    Seth Teicher
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    Al,

    XP pro, 512MB, P4 2.8, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

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    Hi Seth,

    Excuse me for not following up your problem.
    We are 8 hours ahead here in Europe and the night just popped-up.... :-)
    I see that it is solved anyway.

    Regards,

    Marcel

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    Seth Teicher
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    Thank you Marcel. Please don't feel that way. I'm astounded and very appreciative for the help that has come from all directions.

    Seth

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