Subject Re: DBASE 2019
From Khalid Al Awadhi <Khalid@igib.net>
Date Tue, 19 May 2020 13:13:54 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Mervyn Bick Wrote:

> On 19/05/2020 00:15, Khalid Al Awadhi wrote:
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> > Thank you very much Akshat
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> > When I focus on an entry field in the design mode and thin I go to Properties datalink it says “ at least one active query must be active “
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> > Also I am not able to run the form  it always remains in design mode
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> > I just need a small push
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> > Thanks
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> An entryfield is a visual object on a form which can be used for a user
> to enter some data.  Once the user has typed in a value (which can be
> numeric, character, date or time) that value is available in the
> entryfield's value property.  The programmer can then decide how to deal
> with that value.
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> A programmer can also place a value in the entryfield's value property
> which the user can then see.
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> An entryfield can, however, also be used to display data from a field in
> a table.  This is done by saving a reference to the required field in
> the entryfield's datalink property.  As the user steps through the
> records in the table the value saved in each record is displayed
> automatically.
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> Once an entryfield has been datalinked to a field in a table changes
> made in the entryfield can be saved directly to the table.
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> To be able to link an entryfield to a field in a table the field must be
> available so that the designer has something to work with.
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> You will use a query object to access a table.  The query object will,
> in turn, create a rowset object which contains records from the table.
> Each record contains field objects which in turn hold a value for each
> field.
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> You can have many queries on a form but until you have at least one
> active query on the form the form designer won't find any fields to link
> to your entryfield.  If the designer finds fields it will let you choose
> which field you want to data link to the entryfield.  If it can't find
> fields it will give you an error message.
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> You will always be able to get help here in the newsgroups but the help
> is given on a voluntary basis.  None of us has the time to give
> one-on-one lessons on how to use dBASE starting from scratch.  That is
> why the tutorial exists. If you have a problem understanding anything in
> the tutorial there is a separate tutorial newsgroup.
>
> A lot of effort by Ken Mayer and Michael Nuwer went into creating the
> tutorial but it can't cover everything that dBASE can do.  It will,
> however, give you a good basis to work from.  Once you have completed
> the tutorial and you start working on your own programs then these
> newsgroups will help you.
>
> Mervyn.
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> thank you very much Mervyn for the explaining and support

Thanks also for your advise

Youve been a lot help already

Khalid
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