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  • #16
    Re: Inserting data

    Sorry Gregg, didn't manage to get how your code work. But I tried the following.

    dim shared vFamid as C
    dim vFIDLast as C
    dim vCFID as C

    vFamid = "C00001"
    vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","customerid = "+s_quote(vfamid),"customerid")
    vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)


    The result I got was vCFID="C00002" instead of "C00004", where did I go wrong?


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    • #17
      Re: Inserting data

      Nice job finding the increment_value() function.
      Looks like you changed to dbfs from sql.
      Try this code.
      Code:
      vFamid = "C"
      vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid),"customerid") 
      vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)

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      • #18
        Re: Inserting data

        While you can use the customer table/index method, it does have holes in it.

        1. It relies on an index based on the customer table. If the index become corrupted, multiple issues can happen - ie wrong values assigned, orphaned child records.

        2. Having used this method and the control table method, I still use the control table. A little more work, but much less likely to fail.

        3. No method is perfect. At least not in this life. Some are more solid than others. Choose wisely.
        Al Buchholz
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        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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        • #19
          Re: Inserting data

          Originally posted by madtowng View Post
          Nice job finding the increment_value() function.
          Looks like you changed to dbfs from sql.
          Try this code.
          Code:
          vFamid = "C"
          vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid),"customerid") 
          vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)
          Thanks Gregg, it work perfectly but now it get a bit complex. I noticed there are same Customer ID but with different Branch code. If the customer is from Branch code "AMK", the next ID should be "C00003" but it display "C00004" instead. How can I add a filter that only select the last record from certain Branch code?


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          • #20
            Re: Inserting data

            Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
            While you can use the customer table/index method, it does have holes in it.

            1. It relies on an index based on the customer table. If the index become corrupted, multiple issues can happen - ie wrong values assigned, orphaned child records.

            2. Having used this method and the control table method, I still use the control table. A little more work, but much less likely to fail.

            3. No method is perfect. At least not in this life. Some are more solid than others. Choose wisely.

            Thanks Alan, this will be my last resort if I cannot find other solutions.

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            • #21
              Re: Inserting data

              ok...try this
              Code:
              vFamid = "C"
              vBranch = "AMK"
              vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=vBranch .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid") 
              vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)

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              • #22
                Re: Inserting data

                Originally posted by madtowng View Post
                ok...try this
                Code:
                vFamid = "C"
                vBranch = "AMK"
                vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=vBranch .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid") 
                vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)
                I have tried but got the error "Variable type mismatch: Cannot assign data of Type"

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                • #23
                  Re: Inserting data

                  vFamid = "C"
                  vBranch = "AMK"
                  vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=vBranch .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid")
                  vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)
                  It probably cannot resolve vBranch,

                  try

                  vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=s_quote(vBranch) .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid")

                  Tom

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                  • #24
                    Re: Inserting data

                    Originally posted by Tom Henkel View Post
                    It probably cannot resolve vBranch,

                    try

                    vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=s_quote(vBranch) .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid")

                    Tom
                    Hi Tom, still having the same error, I wonder where went wrong, I even tried.

                    vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch=val->vBranch .and. left(customerid,1) = "+s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid")

                    Cheers

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                    • #25
                      Re: Inserting data

                      shouldn't this be
                      Code:
                      vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer","branch = " + s_quote(vBranch) + " .and. left(customerid,1) = " + s_quote(vfamid) ,"customerid")

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                      • #26
                        Re: Inserting data

                        My bad...


                        code should be:
                        "branch="+s_quote(vBranch)+" .and.

                        because I had the "S_quote(vBranch)" within the quotes, the filter interpreted it as text, not a function.

                        sorry

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                        • #27
                          Re: Inserting data

                          Part of the reason I stopped using dbfs is because the filters aren't as intuitive as with sql.
                          Now that I realize this, I'm going to offer my preferred solution.

                          This allows me to easily see what the filter looks like ie: branch = "AMK" .and. left(customerid,1) = "C"
                          luFilter does not need to be a pointer variable, but I often use several different lookups (or sql queries) and
                          this allows me to alter the original in a loop, yet not have to redefine from scratch each time.

                          Finally, if it doesn't work, please post the actual code you are using.
                          Ideally , provide some sanitized data for each table (in text so we can use it to create the tables).


                          Code:
                          dim vFamid as c
                          dim vBranch as c
                          dim luFilter[0] as p
                          luFilter[].original = <<%txt%
                          branch = "<vBranch>" .and. left(customerid,1) = "<vfamid>"
                          %txt%
                          
                          vFamid = "C"
                          vBranch = "AMK"
                          luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].original,"<vBranch>",vBranch)
                          luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].altered,"<vfamid>",vFamid)
                          debug(1)
                          vFIDLast = tablemax("biocustomer",luFilter[1].altered ,"customerid") 
                          vCFID = increment_value(vFIDlast)

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                          • #28
                            Re: Inserting data

                            A big thanks to Tom and Gregg, both solutions works perfectly. Thanks again for all the help from all of you.

                            Cheers

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                            • #29
                              Re: Inserting data

                              Hi guys, I hit another brick wall.....I didn't realize the database was created in such way. I have just found out that there are extra character for some customer in the customer ID. From the image, if I want to find out the last ID for "G", it will go to the last record of "GE" instead. Prefix for GE is reserved for Guest only. I have try Fetch_Prev() but it only return the number "1031". Following is my code.

                              vFamID = left(dbxLname,1)
                              msgbox("Customer_ID",vfamid)

                              if substr(vFamID,1,1) = "G"
                              vFamID = "GE"
                              dim luFilter[0] as p
                              luFilter[].original = <<%txt%
                              branchcode = "<vBranch>" .and. left(customerid,2) = "<vfamid>" %txt%
                              luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].original,"<vBranch>",vBranch)
                              luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].altered,"<vfamid>",vFamid)
                              vFIDFirst = tablemin("biocustomer",luFilter[1].altered ,"customerid")
                              msgbox("First FID",vFIDFirst)

                              dim tbl as P
                              tbl = table.current()
                              tbl.index_primary_put("customerid")
                              tbl.fetch_find("vfidfirst")
                              vvfamid = tbl.fetch_prev()
                              'msgbox("Previous",vvFamid)
                              vCFID = increment_value(vvFamid)
                              'msgbox("Next FID", vCFID)
                              goto CONT1
                              end if



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                              • #30
                                Re: Inserting data

                                You have a lot more going on than you did before.
                                I commented out several lines with ''' to test the code.
                                This is quite different than what we had as you are now using tablemin() instead of tablemax() (is this a separate module?).
                                The real changes I made (they should even work with the original code) should even work with the previous solution.

                                Code:
                                '''vFamID = left(dbxLname,1)
                                '''msgbox("Customer_ID",vfamid)
                                debug(1)
                                vFamID = "G"
                                'I added the vBranch to make the code work
                                vBranch = "AMK"
                                dim luFilter[0] as p
                                ' My changes begin here
                                luFilter[].original = <<%txt%
                                branchcode = "<vBranch>" .and. left(customerid,2) = "<vfamid>" .and. left(customerid,2) <> "GE" 
                                %txt%
                                luFilter[].original = <<%txt%
                                branchcode = "<vBranch>" .and. left(customerid,2) = "GE"  
                                %txt%
                                select
                                	case left(vFamID,2) = "GE"
                                		luFilter[2].altered = strtran(luFilter[2].original,"<vBranch>",vBranch)
                                		luFilter[2].altered = strtran(luFilter[2].altered,"<vfamid>",vFamid)			 
                                	case else
                                		luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].original,"<vBranch>",vBranch)
                                		luFilter[1].altered = strtran(luFilter[1].altered,"<vfamid>",vFamid)		
                                end select
                                'my changes end here
                                vFIDFirst = tablemin("biocustomer",luFilter[1].altered ,"customerid") 
                                msgbox("First FID",vFIDFirst)
                                
                                dim tbl as P
                                tbl = table.current()
                                tbl.index_primary_put("customerid")
                                tbl.fetch_find("vfidfirst")
                                vvfamid = tbl.fetch_prev()
                                'msgbox("Previous",vvFamid)
                                vCFID = increment_value(vvFamid)
                                'msgbox("Next FID", vCFID)
                                '''goto CONT1

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