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Forms keep opening in "read-only"?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: Forms keep opening in "read-only"? Reply with quote

I haven't done any database work in about 12 years, so I'm a bit rusty... However, created tables, and forms with list boxes etc, and they were going fine - list boxes worked fine etc) but now some of the siles keep opening in "read only" mode; also some of the tables. I can't even delete them and try again! Any ideas please? Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Which OOo version?
Which operating system?
Which database you use (see statusbar of ODB)

Your ODB file is opened read-only?

Forms are read-only, if not opened in edit mode - but input in control fields should be possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's OO 3.1 and Windows xp. Er, the Status Bar is greyed out? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and thanks - I am unable to input data into the main form when it's not in edit mode!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I think you have no primary key in your table. Readonly is not for data input but for not in design mode of your form.

On the other forum are two sub forum for Base one for Tutorials and for for examples examples.

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=28235
Here you can also a simple tutorial.

Maybe it can be good to update to a newer version. But it is a little complicated which version is the best one for you. Maybe make a choice
OOo3.2.1 or
RC OOo 3.4

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romke - thankyou so much, lack of primary index key was indeed the issue! I don't know how that happenend, 'cos OO doesn't normally let you creat a table without one- but it was a bit late last night! PS I just assumed that what I downloaded the other day was the latest version? It alkl looks vaguely familiar - I only ever used DBase and Foxpro Smile

Thanks everyone!!
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