1 Reply Latest reply on May 4, 2018 5:08 AM by cgoldenbus

    How to prevent Databook from populating blank numeric fields with 0

    cgoldenbus

      Maybe it's me but I seem to remember that if I left a field blank in databook It did not populate 0 or null data into the parts

      Right now I have a library called "Diodes"  inside of my library and tables are Zener diodes as well as schottky, bridges etc.

       

      Each one of these parts has a different requirement for properties (well at least zener does) Zener diode has table properties of  V_ZENER, Zener_imp,  and I_ZENER

      The table of course is set to annotate V_Zener so it's shown on the schematic.

       

      Now I enter into the table a signal diode.. table data for V_Zener is set to (null), Databook interprets this as "0" and populates a filed V_Zener =0V into my signal diode.

       

      My question is  "How do I exclude this based on the symbol or ignore null characters as blank so not populated?"

       

      This only happens for numeric fields.

       

      The whole plan is that databook populates all of the required data and not assigning it at the part level

       

      Thanks

      C.G.

        • 1. Re: How to prevent Databook from populating blank numeric fields with 0
          cgoldenbus

          It appears I've stumped the masses.
          That's okay because the problem mysteriously disappeared.
          Even in working with Mentor we never identified the issue.

          What I believe is related is that the update libraries function when updating against our Oracle database adds duplicate properties into tables.

          For example I have a field Case_Code, update -properties added 3 duplicate case code fields to one table, doesn't happen in MS Access.

           

          Curious...