When Hitlists Collide

Tony Marston - 22nd July 2001

If you have ever activated a form which contains multiple occurrences of an entity, and from this you have activated a child form which attempts to retrieve from the same entity you may have noticed a conflict between the two forms. This is because UNIFACE cannot create a new hitlist for an entity while there is an incomplete stepped hitlist in existence. There are several ways to resolve this situation:-

Another way of avoiding this conflict is to use a different entity in the second form. There are two possibilities:

Each of these solutions has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but hopefully there is something there that would be suitable for your set of circumstances.

Tony Marston
22nd July 2001