Alpha Five v11 tip - Marking Records as 'Deleted' without Physically Deleting Them

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Alpha Five v11 tip - Marking Records as 'Deleted' without Physically Deleting Them

Marking Records as 'Deleted' without Physically Deleting Them In some applications you might want to allow users to mark a record as 'deleted' without physically deleting the record from the table that the Grid is based on.This is easily accomplished in Alpha Five version 11 by adding a logical 'isDeleted' flag to the table and adding a button to the Grid that sets the value in this field. You might also want to allow the user to easily filter out the records that are marked as 'deleted'. This video shows how this is done. Watch Video    
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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