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Automatically save changes directly to database without Save button

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Our users have lots of data entry to do and they would like to edit within the dbFront table grid in the same way they currently use Excel. They simply want to make changes and have the changes automatically save.

These changes would not be for a child table. They would be on the primary table.

We don't want dbFront to cache the changes because we don't want to risk loosing the changes. We want those changes to save directly to the database without any further prompts or questions.

They don't want a Save button.

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Automatically saving any record changes directly to the database would be a helpful feature and it would simplify the data entry process.

Changes could be saved either directly after each field change or after moving to another record.

Saving after each field change could slow down data entry because the round trip from making the field change to updating the UI would be much more complex. This is because each field change could cause cascading changes in other fields due to table triggers or other database interactions.

NOTE: Please vote on this Feature Request if it interests you.

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