5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 7:41 AM by T.Siwitza

    remaining lines in layout

    T.Siwitza

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      remaining lines in layout

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           I created an input mask for a database with a layout, let's call it reference layout. With the first click of a new record (regardless which field) in this reference lay-out, dotted outlines appear around some of the other fields. (I mention some, as not on all. And I cannot find the discriminating element in the make-up of such two fields by comparison) They are all fields that are either filled or calculated in an other layout (let's call it the original layout) and I use them here as reference. In the same reference layout I add new information, i.e. new fields. Obviously I'd like to get rid of these dotted lines ...

           As an afterthought and test, I realised that in cases where I used pick-lists (drop-down menues) in the original input layout, I still can modify the content of these picklists in the reference layout. That was not the idea of references. Although I can see the logic, why this is happening, I do not understand of how to prevent the modification of selected fields only in the reference layout.

           Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

           T

           ps: I'll add a screenshots to illustrate the undesired lines for one field, while the other three are apparently of identical make

            

            

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        • 1. Re: remaining lines in layout
          ninja

               In layout mode, layout>>Layout Setup >> "General" Tab >> the little check box that says "Show field frames when record is active"

                

               HTH

          • 2. Re: remaining lines in layout
            T.Siwitza

                 brilliant, thanks

                 would you also have an answer to my second question?

                 " in the original input layout, I still can modify the content of these picklists in the reference layout. That was not the idea of references. Although I can see the logic, why this is happening, I do not understand of how to prevent the modification of selected fields only in the reference layout."

            • 3. Re: remaining lines in layout
              philmodjunk

                   I think you need to explain your second question in more detail. Normally, one would expect to be able to edit data stored in a database unless the interface and/or security settings (their privilege set) prevents the user from doing do. But the devil is in the details. We don't have a clear idea of what you mean by a "reference layout".

              • 4. Re: remaining lines in layout
                ninja

                     I have the same question as Phil, but I make the assumption that you want a data entry dialog, then a reference only "original layout".

                     If so, simply make the fields not enterable in browse mode (Inspector...data tab)

                • 5. Re: remaining lines in layout
                  T.Siwitza

                       thanks Phil ...

                       while I was typing away an answer to you, I received the solution that worked from 'Ninja'

                       thanks to both of you