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List Box - List entries not syncing with List content

asked 2017-01-02 16:55:09 +0200

DougKMiles gravatar image

I have several List Boxes where I have a Value List of numbers in List content under the Data tab, and then corresponding text in the List entries field under the General tab. e.g. 0 = "Open", 1 = "Closed" etc.

(I'm using the numbers in the fields because they are accessed by several queries which only seem to work with numbered fields.)

When I first set them up, they seem to work fine showing the text in the listbox on the form and entering the corresponding number into the table field. However when I click back into design mode or close the form and then reopen it, they quit working. The only number they'll enter into the table field is 0 no matter what is selected in the list box.

I wonder if anyone has any insight into why this might be happening?

Many thanks in advance for any ideas or assistance.

DM

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Here are some ideas to possibly help you figure this out: Can other fields enter data into this same table properly at that point? And what is the type of field you're entering this into, e.g. integer, ... ?
What if you change that field type to variant (or repoint the listbox to a variant field to test it with). And if you also create a non-list box for this same field, can you then enter a value into it directly? Does that work?

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-01-02 18:54:22 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the suggestions. I change the field type from integer to Text var, and it seemed to be working. But after working with it for a while, it snapped back on it's own to just entering zero into the table filed whatever was entered in the list box field.

I checked out the link provided by Ratslinger below, but it seems like @pierre-yves samyn is having the same problem with no better results.

DougKMiles gravatar imageDougKMiles ( 2017-01-15 21:25:43 +0200 )edit

@DougKMiles - Just saw this comment today as messaging in this forum is a bit screwed up! I downloaded the sample in the mentioned post and it works perfectly for me. I even changed the letters to numbers and again no problems whatever I try. You have never mentioned your OS or LO version and also if Linux is this a distro version of LO?

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-01-21 01:30:04 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-01-02 17:40:50 +0200

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Don't understand what you problem is with the query - maybe something in your statement.

Here is how the listbox should be set (this example used letters vs numbers):

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For a working sample of this click here and select the sample in the answer provided by @pierre-yves samyn.

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Thank you Mr. R! Yes, that's pretty much exactly what I have except using numbers. Weird. I'll check out the pierre-aves samyn sample.

DougKMiles gravatar imageDougKMiles ( 2017-01-02 18:35:55 +0200 )edit
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