I wrote a Clipper '87 application that has a help.dbf with two fields:
The database contains help info in the memo field "helptext"
for various GET fields and menus within the program.
One of the records is used for logging purposes. The program writes
various info to the field whenever certain actions are taken by
the users. The supervisor views this info every week and can delete
old info. She asked for the option of printing the info, so I added
an option to do so.
Problem: When I print the info using the function MEMOLINE,
Clipper includes the text that has been deleted
but it leaves out the first letter of each line
that has been deleted. I don't want any of the
I ran a program in 5.01 that Rick Spence suggests in his
second book to get rid of unused DBT blocks but that
If I search help.dbt with NORTON'S, it shows all the deleted
text, including the first letter of each line. (The report
does not show the first letter of each line of deleted text.)
There is another database in the same system with a memo field.
I deleted the first four lines of the memo text from one of the
records and added new text, then printed a report which shows
the memo text. The report was fine. The deleted text did not
show and the new text did.
Does anyone know why the deleted text from the help.dbf is
showing up on the report and how to get rid of it?
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