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  • Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

    Hello,
    We are doing an Operation to export records and would like to customize the headers on a field-by-field basis.

    I do not currently see that option - does anyone know if this is supported in Alpha's "Operations"?

    Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
    Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
    REA Inc.
    http://reainc.net
    (416)-533-3777
    scott@reainc.net

    REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
    If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
    contact us to discuss options.

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    Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

    does anyone know if this is supported in Alpha's "Operations"?
    It is not supported.

    You can create a table for temporary use with field names as desired, empty and append to this table, export from it.

    You can use Alpha's OLE methods to open the exported file (I'm assuming you mean exported to Excel) and rename the columns.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

      Stan's create temp table is probably the simplest to achieve. To expand a bit:

      Just create the table with field name like you need them. Append to the table those corresponding fields. Then export from that.

      It can be setup to happen with a simple one button click. Assuming an excel file, that can also be opened for a quick inspection at the end of the process.
      Dave Mason
      dave@aldadesktop.com
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #4
        Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

        Thanks - that makes sense. I will take a look!

        Appreciate you both taking the time out of your day to respond.
        Have a great day
        Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
        REA Inc.
        http://reainc.net
        (416)-533-3777
        scott@reainc.net

        REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
        If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
        contact us to discuss options.

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        • #5
          Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

          Sample of coding to rename column headers attached.

          rename columns.txt
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

            neat. might need some tweaks but definitely looks good.

            Thanks for the sample
            Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
            REA Inc.
            http://reainc.net
            (416)-533-3777
            scott@reainc.net

            REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
            If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
            contact us to discuss options.

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            • #7
              Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

              Ya this one seems interesting to try and implement. The issue is that im running a "Run Operation" action and it does not expose the filename configured by the user (I even tried converting to XBasic which is not ideal because the wizards/operation designer can no longer be used).

              I guess I could hardcode the path but that would break if they ever changed the destination file in the Operation.

              We'll have to see - thanks for your assistance / insight
              Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
              REA Inc.
              http://reainc.net
              (416)-533-3777
              scott@reainc.net

              REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
              If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
              contact us to discuss options.

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              • #8
                Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

                You can use ui_get_file() to obtain the filename from the user and pass that to the export operation xbasic. Similarly you can use UI_GET_LIST3P() to present the user with a checkbox selectable of list of available fields and build the xbasic based on that list.

                Not trivial but nothing extraordinarily difficult.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Export Operation - Custom Column Headers?

                  Yep sounds like a possible direction. I wanted to keep the Operation in Action Scripting and not have to convert to XBasic but if thats not an option ill have to convert and take the route of prompting for filename etc.

                  Thanks for your insight Stan - much appreciated
                  Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
                  REA Inc.
                  http://reainc.net
                  (416)-533-3777
                  scott@reainc.net

                  REA INC offers consulting services, programming services, systems design, database design, third party payment gateway integration (CHASE, PAYPAL, AUTHORIZE.NET) and developer support.
                  If you need custom code, or 1-to-1 mentoring in any facet of your database/web application design,
                  contact us to discuss options.

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