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  • Exporting a calculated field

    I am new to Alpha and this is my first post so don't scream when I screw up this post for help. :)

    So far I have been somewhat successful in building my application. However, I am unable to move forward until I get this figured out.

    I have a grid and one of the fields has Client Side Properties Calculated field expression which is fairly complex (see below). The calculation uses a series of If statements to concatenate a series of fields that we will use as an export to another program that we wrote years ago.

    The problem is that I have an export icon to an excel spread sheet on the bottom of the grid and the calculated field will not export.

    I have tried creating a separate field and using the Update Settings table alias/field to update to the separate field hoping to store the data in the new field. My thought is that because the field is calculated that it is just not saving it. I hope is that someone can show me how to force an update to cause this value to be saved into a field or if I am totally off you can help me make this field exportable.

    Thanks,

    Patrick





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    If(SELITE=true,if(seliteexp<>'',' summit_lite' + '-' + seliteexp,' summit_lite'), '') +
    If(SEPROINPHO=true,if(seproinphoexp<>'',' summit_ev'+ '-' + seproinphoexp, ' summit_ev'),'') +
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    If(Ortho=true, if(orthoexp<>'',' ortho'+'-' + orthoexp,' ortho'),'') +
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    If(ApiInstall=true, if(apiinstallexp<>'',' apiinstall'+'-' + apiinstallexp,' apiinstall'),'')+
    If(Capture1=true, if(captureexp<>'',' capture'+'-' + captureexp,' capture'),'')+
    If(ArcGis=true, if(arcgisexp<>'',' esri'+'-' + arcgisexp,' esri'),'') +
    If(AutoCAD=true, if(autocadexp<>'',' acad'+'-' + autocadexp,' acad'),'') +
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    If(AutoCAD=true, ' acad','') +
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    If(SEFC=true,' summit_fc#'+sefcqty, '') +
    If(SELITE=true,' summit_lite#'+seliteqty, '') +
    If(SEPROINPHO=true,' summit_ev#'+seproinphoqty, '') +
    If(Landscape=true, ' landscape#'+landscapeqty, '') +
    If(MapEditor=true, ' me#' + mapeditorqty,'') +
    If(Contour=true, ' contour#'+contourqty,'') +
    If(Ortho=true, ' ortho#'+orthoqty,'') +
    If(api=true, ' apienable#'+apiqty,'') +
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    Re: Exporting a calculated field

    hello
    I have a grid and one of the fields has Client Side Properties Calculated field expression which is fairly complex (see below). The calculation uses a series of If statements to concatenate a series of fields that we will use as an export to another program that we wrote years ago.

    The problem is that I have an export icon to an excel spread sheet on the bottom of the grid and the calculated field will not export.
    in the above quote bold is my doing.
    (I am assuming the underlying field is exported not the result of calculated expression, is that correct?)

    since this is just an expression, the underlying field is seen in this grid ( but really not modified )using whatever the calculated expression is. on the other hand if you want a calculated field to be exported, my guess would be, add a calculated field using this expression in the source of the grid itself then you can see the field and export it.
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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