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    Neil Terry
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    Default Calendar field type

    I have a form, based on a set and in design view I keep setting Properties>Field Type to 'calendar' for a date field. It works fine for that session but when I reopen the form, the field type some times has reverted back to 'type-in field'.
    I did not find any reference to previous postings searching on 'calendar'
    Will appreciate help.
    Neil

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    Default RE: Calendar field type

    Have you explicitly saved the form after setting the field properties? That is, you must agree to the change (ok or save) in field properties and *then* save the whole layout.

    Bill

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    Neil Terry
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    Bill,

    Yes, I was careful to save after any changes.

    The 'calendar' field type works ok for a while then it reverts back to 'type-in field' but I don't know when. I know this seems nonsensical but it's happening.
    Thanks,
    Neil

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    Neil Terry
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    Default RE: Calendar field type

    I will try to explain what I found after spending a lot of time trying to isolate the problem.

    I set my date field type to 'calendar', save the form, switch to form view and check the date field. It properly shows the calendar.
    I close the form, re-open it in design view, add a text field to force a need for save. I then switch to form view, check the date field, it's ok. I close the form and A5 asks if I want to save (referring to the text field that I added), I click 'yes'.
    I re-open the form in view and the date field has reverted to 'type-in field'.
    Neil

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    Default RE: Calendar field type

    I don't know if this relates to the same problem or not, but it sounds similar to a problem that I have, and that I reported a few days ago in another thread. I have a form in which I have previously saved custom menu and toolbars. I then want to change these to a different menu and toolbar. I go into Properties, make the change, save it, close the form, and then go back in and the values revert back to original menu and toolbar.

    Has anyone experienced this?

    Gary Traub

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    Default RE: Calendar field type

    Gary,
    I am having the same problem. The Calendar field reverts back to Type-in. I thought my memory had failed and I had not set the field to Calendar. I am also experiencing the same problem with the calculator field.

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    Default RE: Calendar field type

    i can confirm the issue and i'm sure alpha will fix it now that neil has so clearly isolated it. in the meantime, the workaround is simple--just explicitly save the form before switching to form view after you add a new field or object to your form.

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    Default Re: Calendar field type

    I realize that is is a very old post, but I have encountered the same issue as posted by Neil Terry in Alpha Anywhere V12. Has this bug been addressed?

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