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  • NicholasWieland
    Re: Help with Field Rule

    Actually can not use above because there is some bad data in the archived/old records so using this:

    a_tbl ="[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\customer.dbf")

    DIM a5_operation_order as C
    a5_operation_order = "recno()"
    query.order = a5_operation_order
    DIM a5_operation_filter as C
    a5_operation_filter = "Qbacctnumber > "0""
    query.filter = a5_operation_filter
    query.options = "I"
    query.description = "Temporary Query"
    i_indx = a_tbl.query_create("N")

    update.fields = 1
    update.field1 = "MONTHSLEFTUPDATE"
    update.expr1 = "DATE()"



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  • NicholasWieland
    Re: Help with Field Rule

    Thanks Stan because this is web I am going to use:
    Dim tbl as P
    Tbl ="customers")

    In a5w code snippit.


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  • Stan Mathews
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  • NicholasWieland
    Re: Help with Field Rule

    OK, so I figured out the following for a field rule and added a new field to run an updatre so the field rule would calculate.
    A bit primitive but works.

    Here is the field rule I used:
    ROUND_DOWN(IF(ISBLANK("Start_Date"),0, (DATE()-END_DATE)/30.4),0)*-1

    SO I have code that sets the date in a field for the date (date() ).

    Next I will search for a command that updates fieldrules?

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  • Stan Mathews
    Re: Help with Field Rule

    Has nothing to do with xbasic other than functions. Just an expression.

    s = {01/01/2015} 
    e = {01/01/2018}
    ? (12*(YEAR(e)-YEAR(s))) + MONTH(e)-MONTH(s) + (IF(DAY(s)>DAY(e),-1,0) )
    = 36
    Borrowed from a previous post. Credit to Govindan Gandhi.

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  • NicholasWieland
    started a topic Help with Field Rule

    Help with Field Rule

    Hey I need some help with a formula see below

    Start_Date (date type) user added
    Term (Numeric len 3) user added
    End_Date (date type) field rule using addmonths(Start_Date,Term) works fine

    I need help on this Months_left (numeric len 3)

    I know this is simple but i am not very good with xbasic I tried for the calculated field -

    1-addmonths(today(),End_Months) no good

    2- Months(end_months)- months(start_months) not right answers this works because it is converting the date to

    3-Maybe this should not be a field rule but a piece of code that I can run before a report or a posting so it updates the field as of today.

    01/01/2015 = startdate

    Thus months left would be 36months field=Months_Left

    Startdate minus Enddate to give months left into a numerical field I then can use that to calculate many many things that have to be calculated, off of that number.

    Any suggestions would be great