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How can I prevent a Base form loosing focus?

asked 2018-07-14 03:14:52 +0100

3v3rkureus gravatar image

I have a LibreOffice Base form using a parameter query as its source. My computer is running Ubuntu 16.04, 32 bit version. Upon starting the form, the form disappears behind the database's opening screen/window when the query pops up. After the query is completed via my input, the query closes but the results on the form still remains behind the database's opening screen. How can I get the form focused in front of of everything so that I can see the results from the query on the form without having to locate and click on the form again to make it come to the front of database's opening screen? I appreciate any help you offer and am thanking you in advance.

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answered 2018-07-14 04:22:23 +0100

Ratslinger gravatar image


This appears to be a bug & you should report at -> Bugzilla.

An alternative to using a parameter is to use a table filter. The value used in the query is taken from a one record table whis is attached to a text box, list box etc. on the form and executed via a refresh button. For further information (and many examples) see this post -> Filter/Search with Forms (leveraging SubForms)

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Thank you for your suggestions. I'll report this problem with Bugzilla and do my research on post -> Filter/Search with Forms (leveraging SubForms) for a possible solution.

3v3rkureus gravatar image3v3rkureus ( 2018-07-14 06:49:55 +0100 )edit

Marked as solved because the answer indicates the presence of a bug in the Base (which has been reported) while also giving me another option to resolve the problem.

3v3rkureus gravatar image3v3rkureus ( 2018-08-11 23:10:09 +0100 )edit
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