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  • ui_get_text() help

    I cannot get ui_get_text to work. Links below were not helpful.

    Code:
    result = ui_get_text("Email","Enter email address: ","")
    
    IF result = "" .or. result = "ui_Cancel_Selected" then
      END
    End if
    Thanks for taking a look.

    ~ Tom

  • #2
    Re: ui_get_text() help

    Hey Tom,

    What exactly isn't working with it?

    side note: shouldn't it just be result = UI_Cancel_Selected, without the quotes? Also I don't think UI_*_Selected works with ui_get_text.

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    • #3
      Re: ui_get_text() help

      Works in older levels of Alpha.

      Got any more info?
      Al Buchholz
      Bookwood Systems, LTD
      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

      Occam's Razor - KISS
      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
      Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Re: ui_get_text() help

        Thanks Al, nice to know that. Only been working with Alpha for a little over a year now.

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        • #5
          Re: ui_get_text() help

          Originally posted by Davidowicza View Post
          Hey Tom,

          What exactly isn't working with it?

          side note: shouldn't it just be result = UI_Cancel_Selected, without the quotes? Also I don't think UI_*_Selected works with ui_get_text.
          Correct.

          The result of the function is Character and UI_Cancel_Selected is Numeric.

          You can test UI_Cancel_Selected=2

          something like this...

          Code:
          result = ui_get_text("Email","Enter email address: ","")
          
          msgbox("1",result)
          'debug(1)
          if ui_Cancel_Selected = 2 then
              msgbox("User Canceled")
          end if
          
          IF result = "" then
            END
          End if
          
          
          msgbox("2",result)
          Of course, testing for a valid email result isn't being done....

          (Example for the purpose of showing the options, not for actual use in an app)
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Re: ui_get_text() help

            Al - you're my hero - at least for today ;-)

            Thanks ~ Tom

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            • #7
              Re: ui_get_text() help

              Originally posted by Tom Patten View Post
              Al - you're my hero - at least for today ;-)

              Thanks ~ Tom
              One day at a time works for me...

              So you are good for now?
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
              Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Re: ui_get_text() help

                Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
                Correct.

                The result of the function is Character and UI_Cancel_Selected is Numeric.

                You can test UI_Cancel_Selected=2

                something like this...
                Al,

                UI_CANCEL_SELECTED is always returning as 2 even when I click "ok", thus making this method not work with ui_get_text(). (Version 12.3 Build 2999)

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                • #9
                  Re: ui_get_text() help

                  Originally posted by Davidowicza View Post
                  Al,

                  UI_CANCEL_SELECTED is always returning as 2 even when I click "ok", thus making this method not work with ui_get_text(). (Version 12.3 Build 2999)
                  Yup, I did that too quickly. UI_CANCEL_SELECTED is a constant that can be compared to a numeric result if the result if numeric.

                  It's why you want to build your own xdialogs if you want more control than the pre-built ones.
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Re: ui_get_text() help

                    Hi Al,

                    I spoke too soon as I see others have commented. Everything comes up "cancel".

                    So I guess I'll have a try at xdialog. Seems the ui_get_text() should work.

                    Thanks for trying.

                    ~ Tom

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                    • #11
                      Re: ui_get_text() help

                      Originally posted by Tom Patten View Post
                      Hi Al,

                      I spoke too soon as I see others have commented. Everything comes up "cancel".

                      So I guess I'll have a try at xdialog. Seems the ui_get_text() should work.

                      Thanks for trying.

                      ~ Tom
                      That's the only way (or at least the best) I know of to validate the email address within the xdialog.
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
                      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                      Occam's Razor - KISS
                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        Re: ui_get_text() help

                        I got the xdialog text box working. No problem. That was a much better solution.

                        I haven't looked at validating an email with it though. Guess that's next.

                        ~ Tom

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                        • #13
                          Re: ui_get_text() help

                          check out

                          A5_IS_EMAIL_VALID()

                          This function, at least, checks for an appropriate format.

                          Tom

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                          • #14
                            Re: ui_get_text() help

                            Thanks Tom ~ Tom

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                            • #15
                              Re: ui_get_text() help

                              Pretty sure ui cancelled returns result=""
                              technically, unless you want to tell the user "User Cancelled," all you need to check for is if result > ""
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