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  1. #1
    Real Name
    Dick Anderson
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Milwaukee, WI

    Default A5's lookup different than A4.

    What to do if you don’t like the way the lookup function works?

    When the lookup window opens up I should be able to press a key on the keyboard; new data should appear in the window and I should be able to continue making key presses until what I’m looking for is highlighted. If it is not in the lookup table I can select new.

    After I press the Enter key the lookup window should close and I should be returned to my entry form.

    If the record was found the fields on the entry form will be filled and cannot be edited. If the record is new I can fill the record on my entry form. Once the record is saved it cannot be edited on my entry form.

    What do I do? Put a button on my entry form and script my own lookup or use A5’s procedure but script intervention to change the operation?

  2. #2
    "Certified" Alphaholic
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    Tom Cone Jr
    Join Date
    Apr 2000



    In Alpha Five, as in Alpha Four, the control over edits in the data entry form is not related to the process of "filling in" fields from a lookup source. There are several ways to prevent edits, or to enable entry of new records only. Which have you tried?

    The lookup behavior you describe sounds a lot like the Alpha Five table lookup field rule, using the display as drop down option. Have you tried that?

    -- tom

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