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Base 4.3.0 change - Form combo box no longer works as expected. [closed]

asked 2014-08-08 01:06:26 +0100

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Upgraded to 4.3.0 from 4.2.6. Previously when typing into a combo box in a Base form the entry would automatically show possible entries from the database field to select. Now in version 4.3.0 it no longer does that - the down arrow must be clicked to see possible entries.

Has a change been made? New option someplace? Possible regression error?


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close date 2014-09-01 00:44:16.907980


stepped into Base for first time at 4.3, figured the combo box always had been broken. While it is being fixed, consider using ListBox instead with a dropdown menu. Very similar functionality, working well enough for me.

doug gravatar imagedoug ( 2014-08-08 05:13:07 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-08-16 07:32:50 +0100

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I filed a bug report and provided a small test file for this and received some excellent help resolving my issue.

Combobox changed, you are right. But combobox does now, what it should do: Open the form for editing. Have a look at the general properties of the comboboxes. Only the combobox for text is set to "AutoFill"→"No" (and also "Hide Selection"→"No"). I don't know why it works with AutoFill in LO, but it doesn't in, because it is set to "No". Set "AutoFill" to "Yes" and it works.

Robert - Thank you very much! I completely missed those settings (probably because they were not effective in previous versions - good excuse, huh? :)

I am changing the status to Resolved - Not a Bug.

John D

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