I have a similar problem that is driving crazy.

I have a view with some parent fields that I want to retain after the clear (F5) but all the view get cleared, like a clear all.
I get the view to work after I set the a property deo_autoclear (or something like that) to false. BUT when I put the exe in the company I am developing for, the view keeps clearing all and I do not know what else to do.
Again in my dev machine the clear functions well, the parent fields I want to retain, retain, but whe I put this exe in the deply machines, it does not work.

Any ideas, thanks