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Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

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  • Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?


    I'm creating a script to append a table made up of 11 x fields.

    master table = tab1
    transaction table = tab2
    All field names are the same in both tables
    Filter :

    append.t_filter = "Cust_Id="00035""   If set as constant works OK
    What I want to do is use a variable from another table to set like as follows;

    dim vcust_id as c

    Load this variable from a field in another table and use it as the filter;

    append.t_filter = "Cust_Id="00035""   works OK   Constant
    So, I want to replace this "Cust_Id="00035""
    with "Cust_Id= vcust_id but I can't see how to input this as a variable?
    I've looked at s_quote and quote but still can't see a solution. I know that it will be very simple?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 11-29-2019, 03:56 PM. Reason: added code tags

  • #2
    Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

    append.t_filter = "Cust_Id=" + quote(vcust_id)


    • #3
      Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

      Originally posted by Jude F View Post
      append.t_filter = "Cust_Id="00035""   If set as constant works OK
      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      Kind regards
      Actually that doesn't work as a constant.

      But this would work - single quotes within the outer double quotes.
      append.t_filter = "Cust_Id='00035' "   If set as constant works OK
      But Allen has given you the complete solution.
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      • #4
        Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

        A little indirection might work too before the append portion to get the value into single quotes:

        dim vcust_id as c = cust_id.value 'if using a form get the field on the current record
        dim vFilter as c
        'spacing added to show the single quotes - omit
        vFilter = convert_expression("Cust_ID= ' "+vcust_id+ " ' ","V")
        = "Cust_ID= '00035'"

        append.t_filter = vFilter

        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


        • #5
          Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

          Hi Allen,

          Sorry for the delay in my response but I've been away. Anyway, just to say thank you for your response. I thought that I tried his but obviously not.

          Kind Regards,



          • #6
            Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

            Hi Robin,

            Thank you for taking the time to look at my issue and provide a solution. I will look at what you have proposed.

            Kind regards



            • #7
              Re: Need to use a variable to set append.t_filter ?

              Hi Allen,

              Thank you also for taking the time to look at my issue and your response.

              Kind regards,