[EpiData-list] Re: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 129, Issue 5

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Tue Jul 29 05:33:25 CDT 2014

Hi Vegard.

I have tested this locally on my Mac Mini with OSX Mavericks and i have 
located the problem.

The reason why the program freeze at step 7) is because the window for 
"Define Key" appears
outside your monitor. This happens due to a programming error from my side.

You can see the window if you right-click the Manager icon in the dock 
and select "Show All...".
However, i am no expert user of Mac, so i honestly do not know how to 
move a windows
that appears outside of monitor range.

In the upcomming release RC2, this will ofcourse be fixed!

An easy fix for this is to use the "Default window position" which will 
reset the position of ALL
windows within EpiData Manager. Then the next time you click "Define 
Key" you should have
the window positioned properly.

Kind regards,
Torsten Bonde Christiansen.
EpiData Association.

On 2014-07-22 23:48, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> "Then set as key" - embarrassed to admit - Still don't get it:
> Here's exactly what I do:
> 1. Define new project
> 2. Save as myfile (even tried without save first)
> 3. click on Dataform 1
> 4. Define field name IDNO Integer length 4
> 5. Apply, then close field properties pane
> 6. Select IDNO field with select tool (small boxes appear enclosing
> selected field)
> 7.  Click on Dataform button (or menu item) - then choose Define key
> 8. Freeze - Nothing happens, not possible to define new dataform, not able
> to save or edit field, have to kill process in program manager (windows),
> small green plus sign when hovering mouse over field (OSX).
> Where do I go wrong? anyway: apparent program freeze should be replaced by
> error message if I do something in the wrong order, like for example: when
> I tried to add a child dataform first, i get the error message: must create
> at least one key first.
> Vegard
>> on Jul 22, Jamie wrote:
> I have not had this problem (OSX-Mavericks). On Dataform1, I define an
>> integer field. Then set as key. add a related dataform and my key field
>> shows up on the new form. When you add a field to Dataform1, the Relate tab
>> appears. You have to define a related dataform firstThen ; then the Relate
>> tab shows up.
>> Jamie
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