Created attachment 96700 [details]
picture of screen when design mode button is depressed
In LibreOffice Database: Database Form
In Field Label (column name) section, the property for the field appeared to be a list but no list was shown. When attempted to use the Open In Design Mode button to edit the form, the button could be selected but no other options became available. Column Label has limited options. Tried reinstalling Java Runtime Environment and Libre Office.
Cannot edit the property of the column to add a list of options to the listbox.
Cannot save the new records because the property for the Column is that a selection from a list must be made.
Cannot create data for the database because without a listbox, the software will not allow the form to be saved.
When the Open in Design Mode is selected, the button is depressed but no other icons show they are active. The picture shows what I see when the design mode is selected.
In the screenshot I see a button pressed for open the document in Design-View, not in for Input any values in the form. This button is doing nothing when you have opened the form already or opened a form in a *.odb-file. If you will open a form for editing, which is created in a database, you have mark the form with a right-mouse-click and chose "Edit" in the contextmenue or Edit → Edit in the mainmenue of Base.
If you have created an external form it should work, when you press the button "Open Document in Design-View", save the document and reopen it.
I will close Bug76889, because it's a duplicate of this one.
*** Bug 76889 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Created attachment 116177 [details]
"open in design" button doesn't toggle on/off design mode.
The "open in design" button doesn't toggle on/off design mode. That's the bug. The work around which is a poor method is having to edit a form before the form loads. After, the form is laoded you still you cannot turn design mode properties on/off.
I should be able to open the form in normal view mode and then click the "open in design" button to activate/deactivate design mode to make design edits (see attached picture).
"Assigned" field is "The person in charge of resolving the bug" (see https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/page.cgi?id=fields.html#assigned_to)
On LO Debian x86-64 with LO Debian package 5.0.2, "Design mode" button is disabled when just opening form (not in edit mode).
In edit mode, toggling "Design mode" button works.
Let's put this one to WFM.
If I'm wrong or missed something and reproduce the problem with recent LO version, don't hesitate to reopen this tracker.