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Progressive Find, Filter Table by a Column Value

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  • Progressive Find, Filter Table by a Column Value

    I use the Progressive lookup script to look up customers by last name. I want to be able to create a duplicate of this script and have it filter the customer table by the city I set for that script.

    This way when ever I select let say the Progressive lookup script for Chicago, I would only get customers that live in Chicago, instead of all the customers from the customer table.

    I was not able to find how to use a filter on the progressive lookup script that will allow me to filter by column value.

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    Re: Progressive Find, Filter Table by a Column Value

    Hi Reyes,
    Are you trying to do a progressive lookup by Customer last name or by customer city? Unfortunately, the progressive lookup is tailored for the user to select one key field for the progressive filter. What you are asking for is to have a double filter, pre-selected city and then progressively on customer. Of course this is possible, it just requires getting into the code and writing into the code that functionality. I have been where you are and tried to tackle that Progressive lookup code generated by Alpha. That code is a monster!! I have chosen to roll my own accepting the outcome dialog is not beautifully in columns as in the Alpha code, but at least I can handle making changes I need. Functionality over beauty. I attached an example for you.
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    Mike W
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      Re: Progressive Find, Filter Table by a Column Value

      Mike, the code is nice and simple.

      I would just change line 77 and 102 to:

      Code:
      vLcust_start=table.external_record_content_get(vtbl_to_search,vfld_to_search,[COLOR="#FF0000"]vfld_to_search[/COLOR],vfilter)
      Puts the list in alphabetical order.
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        Re: Progressive Find, Filter Table by a Column Value

        Mike,

        I looked over the code, and it is amazing.

        I will study it to see if can better understand each line of code.

        To answer your question.

        What I wanted to do was to hard code on option in the progressive find and save the script so that it already contain the pre filter. I would then add a conditional button that would select that code if the customer matches the criteria, if criteria is not met, then another code with a different pre filter will be selected by default.

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