Strange behavior in a text field


#1

I am not sure I can properly explain this but I will try.
I have a form with several text fields. They don’t have any formulas or procedures attached to them.
I have created a simple call procedure that will find a form that has not been printed yet. The procedure will find the desired form just fine but will immediately blank one of the field that has data. I can’t make any sense of it.


#2

I’ve often seen this sort of thing where form fields with data show up blank on forms. They sometimes do show their data when you click on them. It’s a long standing problem, which I think needs to be addressed before public release of the program…


#3

It would really help if you shared the procedure. There may be an obvious reason for the blanked field - or not.


#4

Below is the procedure. I have commented many of lines because I am trying to isolate the problem.

;Global FirstCheck,LastCheck
select Printed=“NO”
; IF Info(“empty”)
; Beep
; Message ¶+“There are no checks marked for printing”
; STOP
;Else
;SortDownWithin
;FirstRecord
;FirstCheck=«Check#»
;LastRecord
;LastCheck=«Check#»
;EndIf
STOP


#5

I think I have figured out this strange behavior for a text data field.
If I go to the form and click on graphic mode, select the field, it shows in the properties “Data: Business Name”. If I change the name to “Business” the problem goes away. Strange!!