I am encountering an issue with the actions buttons giving me unexpected results and disappearing after I edit the action. I have several tables with the system generated “Add” actions using the “App: Open a form to add a new row to this table”. Some of those actions bring me to forms with the label column (a REF column type) automatically filled in with the info from the parent record selected in the dashboard view, BUT for 2 of the tables those same buttons leave that identical REF column blank. To be clear I wish to have those fields filled in to avoid errors.
As a workaround I have tried to create my own action by copying the system generated one and editing the action using two different methods:
- “App: Go to another view within this app” so that I can use LINKTOFORM() instead.
- “Date: Add a new row to another table using values from this row”
Each method results in the button disappearing, even using the “Display Overlay” option. As soon as I change the action back to “App: Open a form to add a new row to this table” the button appears again.
Im trying to figure out what differences there are between the tables and why they might be giving me different results, including making sure the Key, Label, and REF rows are identical.
I am still somewhat of an amateur with all this so I feel like there is some little detail I may be missing.
If anyone out there can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful!