Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick warning about the fill utility

I have reported some issues with the fill utility to Microsoft support, and apparently the has a severe bug if you try to update fields from a datasource that is not the main datasource of the form you called it from.

If you attempt to use the fill utility in a form to change a field that is not from the main datasource, data in fields from the main data source is updated in stead.

This is unfortunately a bug that the product team will not fix. If you contact Microsoft support with a reference to case reference number 297616, they'll be able to provide you with code that disables the fill utility when called from a non-main datasource.