Subject Re: [IBO] generator on post
Author Jason Wharton
> I have set a generator links field.
> Now I experienced, that e.g. in IB_Grid whenever appending a new row, a
> new generator value is looked up.
> Even if cancelled and redone, a new value is generated.
> I found a good solution in IBX for that: There you could select, when
> the generator value should be pulled:
> 1.) on create (in buffer)
> 2.) on Post
> 3.) never (done by own procedure or handler)
> Is a schema like "generate OnPost" in IBO?

There is an important principal at stake here.

You inserted a row and then cancelled it. The generator value allocated to
it is now gone along with the record. If you insert a new record it gets a
new generator value.

I don't think it should be any other way. To do so is asking for too much
complexity and trouble to maintain. I don't want to give any hint or
impression that I purport to deliver an unbroken series of key values and I
don't want to deceive someone into thinking that I do.

Hope this clarifies my position on this.

Jason Wharton
CPS - Mesa AZ