Subject Re: Wizard generated form - data input
From Kent G Jarvis <>
Date Sat, 16 Mar 2019 20:49:40 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Heinz Kesting Wrote:

> Hi Kent,
> > I am new to DBase. All of my forms have a huge problem with the data input fields. They are not disabled, but when I select any input field, the text cursor moves to the left end of the field. When I type in the field, no characters are typed in the field, any of the form fields!
> >
> >
> > I have re-installed, created the table and form, all with the same result. Same with a custom form. What in the world is going on?
> >
> I assume your entryfields are datalinked, since you mention tables that
> you created. Does this behaviour change when you remove the datalink
> from one field, for example?
> A simple reason could be, that if you have only just created the table
> without adding a row afterwards, then you would need to issue a
> rowset.beginAppend() in your form before you can enter any data. That
> would explain this behaviour perfectly.
> Anyway, you should provide some more information, like:
> What tables / databases you are working with, DBF or SQL-databases, like
> Firebird or MySQL?
> Is the form's rowset read-only?
> If your table already contains data - are the field values displayed in
> the (datalinked?) fields?
> Can you show the code of the form and the structure of the table in
> question?
> Kind regards, Heinz

Thank you Heinz.  rowset.beginAppend() solved the problem. Anyway, it is a DBf database.

Thanks once again,