Allow filters in form properties

Hi Experts,
I have a question about "Allow Filters" in form properties.  I currently has a form that has a "Address" button.  When user click "Address" then an Address form pop up and user can enter address(es).  The address is a continues form.  now in two incidents to the same user that she tried to click the "new(blank) record from the navigation button, she might accidently click "Filter" next to the "New (blank) record arrow, so a lot of record in the Address table changed from "Mailing" to "Previous".  now I set to "No" in the "allow filters" in the form properties.  is this affect the form or not?  also what does the "Filters" do on the form?

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
the "Allow Filters" property  is to specify if records in a form can be filtered.

set the property to  "NO" means the records in the form can NOT be filtered.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
from the Help file

Filters are commonly used to view a temporary subset of the records in a database. When you use a filter, you apply criteria (criteria: Conditions you specify to limit which records are included in the result set of a query or filter.) to display only records that meet specific conditions. In an Employees form, for example, you can use a filter to display only records of employees with over 5 years of service. You can also use a filter to restrict access to records containing sensitive information, such as financial or medical data.

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You could put some distance between the buttons so a person is unlikely to click the wrong one.

Your filter button should use unbound fields.  it sounds like you are using bound fields to filter.  That is the only way that "filtering" would permanently update records.
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