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Including form usage, form coding issues, calculated fields, and the data model.
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Thread 25 of 25
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JFWconsult
Implementing a Reusable Progress Bar in Paradox
Mike, Re your "Implementing a Reusable Progress Bar in Paradox" form for download. I have downloaded it but am unable to open it. Paradox suggests that the form may be corrupt. Can you check please.
8 years ago
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Steven.G
it comes back.. it's possessed :-)
19 days ago
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Thread 24 of 25
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Ash.B2
Bringing the Active record to a new form
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52 days ago
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Ash.B2
Never mind. Tried for a few days, couldn't get libraries to work (maybe a windows 10 issue?), but I figured it out using a query to a temp table, and pulled the value from the temp table into the second form. Maybe not the most elegant, but it works.
49 days ago
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Thread 23 of 25
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Ash.B2
Form won't open
Inexperienced user here.  Self-taught, and smart enough to know that I don't know much. Paradox 10 running on Windows 10 I spent weeks developing a paradox form and application for a project I'm doing, then the form simply stopped loading. So I did it all again, spending weeks again. Then it stopped loading again. I can open all other forms in the same project, all tables, and all datamodels.  The form in question worked fine when I had it open last, designing and testing it.  Now it won't load.  All I get is the timer circle spinning, and it won't stop until I go to Task Manager and shut Paradox down.  No error message at all.
55 days ago
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Steven.G
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53 days ago
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Thread 22 of 25
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rum
Forms Event Model Confusion
I have never found just the right combination of events for the following situation. In the following argument..... "C:\Program Files (x86)\Paradox\Programs\pdxwin32.exe" -c -q -pE:\OutsourceWork\V11\priv -wE:\OutsourceWork\V11 _stub.fsl Paradox will launch and display the _stub.fsl   form (no problem) When the form opens I want specific code to run AFTER the form is fully displayed. Two question 1.  How do I WAIT until the form is fully displayed 2. What event should I put the code in? My current problem is that there are 5-10 function calls that take place, each displaying results in a list on the screen.  And regardless of how many SLEEP() I put in the thing it will not display the form until about  halfway through the code execution. Sometimes only flickering onto the screen briefly before closing. Many thanks!
4 months ago
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Steven.G
geez, that was a long-shot.. no wonder it took so long to figure it out.. wow !!
4 months ago
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Thread 21 of 25
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PS_1600
Set Range/Pattern Match
I am working with a PDX8 program which uses Wahl2Wahl's table lookups which work very well. The table lookups do not function correctly on PDX10, the up/down arrows and tab do not work. I am trying to create something similar and combining  set range and locate pattern. I can get either to work but not together. Is there a way to code in such a way that the setRange is the default but the user can also type .. to enable the locate pattern logic? method keyPhysical(var eventInfo KeyEvent), , Var,   s  string, endVar,     doDefault,  ,      s = self.value,      ,      ;PART.setRange( self.value, self.value+"zzz" ),    ,       ignoreCaseInStringCompares(yes),       advancedWildcardsInLocate(Yes) ,       PART.locatePattern("DESC",s),   , endmethod Thanks. Steve
8 months ago
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Jeff.R3
I will take a stab at it, Unfortunately,I am on vacation this week. , send a a few sample records, as well as a rough count on how many records you will be searching. I will use that info to create something. Keep in mind, I have never done this, I only presume that I can do it, AND since I have a similar issue will give it a shot. , Jeff
8 months ago
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Thread 20 of 25
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lja
using alias to oracle, datamodel gives error
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11 years ago
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John.O2
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11 months ago
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Thread 19 of 25
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GaryG
Navigation buttons disabled
I recently upgraded from Paradox 7 to Paradox 11.0.0.676. On one of the forms, the navigation buttons are disabled, yet I am able to scroll through the records using the wheel mouse. Any ideas on what may cause the navigation buttons to be disabled? P.S. I am new to Paradox. Thanks, Gary
13 months ago
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Steven.G
interesting.. two unrelated processes the last full version of paradox was v9 in 2000.. v10 in 2002 had a few minor additions.. v11 is v10 with the service packs added, and hasn't changed in 15 years
13 months ago
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Thread 18 of 25
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vinylsol
Unknown internal operating system error
I cut and paste images into an image field on a Paradox form and I've been doing this with no problems for years; yesterday I got a message saying 'Unknown internal operating system error' with a reference to the .MB file, when I tried to paste an image in. Paradox hung. After restarting, I verified and rebuilt the table and it imported the image ok but when I tried to do it with a new record the same thing happened. I'm using Paradox 10.0.0.663 running on a Lenovo laptop with Vista Home Premium and Service Pack 2. The database has 121,900 records in it but not all of them have images. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.,
9 years ago
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philiptdotcom
Thanks!  I've used ChimneySweep before (probably have a license for it!), but I'd forgotten about it.  Thanks for the heads-up/reminder!  I'll check it out.  (As I recall, it was very useful in fixing things that the built-in "fixer" couldn't fix.  I'll try to dig it up & see what it can do with these memo fields!) Thanks again! Aloha, -pt
15 months ago
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Thread 17 of 25
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Kathy D
Forms - Cursor Position Changed
Currently using Paradox 11.0.0.663 - Have an existing input form and have experienced a change this week for one user in the way the cursor is positioned when pressing F2 edit.  For all other users when F2 is pressed the cursor positions itself at the beginning of the field.  For this user upon pressing F2 the cursor is positioned at the end of the field.  I have been unable to find a solution to return the cursor to it's normal position (at beginning of field) upon edit.  I am sure it was a sequence of key strokes hit.  Closing out Paradox does not return cursor to correct position.
8 years ago
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Thread 16 of 25
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Concordia
EDatabaseError in module +++++.exe at 00054b36....
I have been searching for a correction for this problem. Pls help, Here is the problem, "Exception EDatabaseError in module +++++.exe at 00054B36 Table +++++.db has no index for fields..." then is list all the fields in the table., Im not good at this program, nor did I create it, please help. Tony @ Concordia
17 years ago
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Thread 15 of 25
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rum
Mouse WHEEL Movement
In PDOX 8,  the mouse wheel had no impact on the paradox environment,  It just didn't work. Now in PDOX 11,  the mouse wheel is allowing users to scroll off of the record they should be Adding/Editing.  The user is then focused on a blank screen. Is there a way to trap that event?  I dont see any clues in the help doicument when it comes to scrolling mouse wheels. Currently I use the KeyPhysical event to prevent users from using the arrow keys to move from record to record,  but does not prevent the MOUSE action
21 months ago
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Jeff.R3
Your situation will be different than mine,  On my form,  I have a parent child situation,  and it is the PARENT i am concerned with.   So  I haven't gone any deeper.
21 months ago
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Thread 14 of 25
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rum
Mouse WHEEL Movement
In PDOX 8,  the mouse wheel had no impact on the paradox environment,  It just didn't work. Now in PDOX 11,  the mouse wheel is allowing users to scroll off of the record they should be Adding/Editing.  The user is then focused on a blank screen. Is there a way to trap that event?  I dont see any clues in the help doicument when it comes to scrolling mouse wheels. Currently I use the KeyPhysical event to prevent users from using the arrow keys to move from record to record,  but does not prevent the MOUSE action
21 months ago
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Thread 13 of 25
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Dyskdata
Paradox reports, ole container
Can anyone help me I am new to paradox and need to add a tif file to a Paradox report and be able to change it at runtime. I thought of an OLE container but I can't find a way to change it on the fly through code. Any suggestions?
18 years ago
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Thread 12 of 25
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philiptdotcom
howto display on form if rec exists in child table
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23 months ago
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Steven.G
in many situations, an empty table can cause an error when you try to address it's field values, especially if you're in View mode and there isn't actually a record there.. it's more obvious when you scan an empty or filtered table
23 months ago
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Thread 11 of 25
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Marv
Splash screen shows then Pdox dies
We've got an intermittent problem when launching Paradox9. The splash screen will show briefly and then go away completely. Any clue? We haven't installed any of the service packs but are pursuing that angle. We're on a WAN & this has 'infected' some but not all sites & is obviously growing concern. Thanks for any hints., , Solberg.Marvin@pbgc.gov
15 years ago
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Thread 10 of 25
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Gary.L3
No Subject
6 years ago
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Thread 9 of 25
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Lothar.K
Corrupt Form... Now what?
Hello, I run Paradox 9 SP4 with Win 10. After some diagnostic errors that had me deeply concerned, I just discovered that problems I am having occur only when I try to modify a particular form. (Whew...) That form has nothing on it other than about a dozen buttons, and I have to occasionally tweak some of the button code. Starting earlier today, I found that whenever I clicked to save, or check syntax, for code on any of the buttons, Paradox would crash. Saving code on objects on other forms works just fine. So, that would seem to indicate that the form in question is somehow corrupted. I guess that I could create a new form, draw in those buttons, and cut & paste in their code. But is there a better approach to correcting the problem I am describing? Sincere thanks, Lothar
28 months ago
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Lothar.K
Hi Steve, I had thought that the error might be spurious, but just discovered that it was not... In one of the Var-EndVar blocks, I had selectPrinter as a string. Removing that eliminated the error. As always, many thanks, Lothar
28 months ago
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Thread 8 of 25
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rum
Application Control bar
Does anyone know which event(s) I would use to trap or capture a users mousclick on the applicaion menu. Specifically,  I want to know when the user clicks the X on the application window(not the open form).  I need to run some shutdown code before the active form starts the CLOSE event. Thanks Rum
29 months ago
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Steven.G
add stuff to the CLOSE event on the form.. or, disable it completely with this on the MenuAction event on the form if eventinfo.id() = MenuControlClose then disabledefault return endif if you disable it completely, then they have to push your button, or select from your menu, etc
29 months ago
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Thread 7 of 25
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Pete.D2
Editing on a form without keying F9
Is it possible not to have to press F9 to start editing fields on a form? The form I am working on ties the fields to a Paradox db table.
29 months ago
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Pete.D
Wonderful. Thank you. TV.action(DataBeginEdit) works on Tableviews as well. Pete
29 months ago
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Thread 6 of 25
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PeteD
Form opening a form and changing working directory
Is this tough to do? Presently we are launching forms from one form but then the orginal form closes. Also we are manually having to set the working directory for each form. Obviously we would like control to return to the menu after the launched form closes and the working directory set back to what it was before. I'm using Paradox 8.00.174.
32 months ago
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Steven.G
no.. don't run paradox from within paradox
31 months ago
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Thread 5 of 25
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Herbert Sitz
Possible to bind a blank form to a table?
I'm pretty new to Paradox, using Paradox 10., , I'm curious whether you have to use an expert to bind a form to table, or whether you can create a blank form and then modify the table property. , , The table property of a blank form has a little lock graphic by it, which I assume means it's locked or readonly. So is there any way to modify it? Or must I create a form with an expert?, , Oh, I also realize I can create the form using a Data Model and get a blank form bound to a table., , But what I'm curious about is whether I can change the data source in the properties menus directly. Seems like I should be able to. But I can't figure out how., , Thanks,, , Herb Sitz
18 years ago
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KevinHart
CheckBox - How to suppress Return key
When using a CheckBox; Is there a way to suppress the Enter Key so it does not change the value? I tried using disabledefault in an IF checking for the FieldEnter action in the action method of the field but that stopped the cursor from moving to the next field but the Checkbox field value still changed.
14 years ago
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gascottt
How do you declare a variable in Paradox SQL?
Hi,, , How do you declare a variable in Paradox SQL and how does the section look for example?
17 years ago
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Allan.P
Form not saving
First time post here.  I have a form with a main table "contact", it works fine.  Has run fine for years. I recently added in another linked table "school", one to one.  I can make changes and edit, but none of the edits to any "school" fields will be saved.  Edits to the "contact" table are saved.  I have the same "contact" and "school" tables working on other forms just fine.  I have verified the tables as well. What do ya'll suggest I look at?
47 months ago
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Lynda.S
pick list and field info based on formula
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48 months ago
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stevecaple
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