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  • There is an option in Tools=>Options=>General=Data Entry

    It says: "Fill New Records with Current Values." It is a checkbox. Mine was not checked when I paid attention to it. So I decided to check it.

    Could anybody provide an explanation: What kind of Current Values is it talking about?

    Why is this checkbox necessary? Why is it here? What kind of sense does it make?

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:37 PM

Answers

  • It is a legacy from the old XBASE days. It specifies that VFP automatically copies values from the current record to a new record when you are inserting or appending.

    It is the same as the SET CARRY command (check it in Help).

    Nobody I know ever used it. Just ignore it.

     

    Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:03 PM

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  • It is a legacy from the old XBASE days. It specifies that VFP automatically copies values from the current record to a new record when you are inserting or appending.

    It is the same as the SET CARRY command (check it in Help).

    Nobody I know ever used it. Just ignore it.

     

    Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:03 PM
  • Thank you, Alex. It is comforting.
    Wednesday, March 1, 2006 6:11 PM