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  • David Boomer
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    Re: Change Fieldnames Code not working

    Thanks Gandhi and Stan...

    The quotes were the problem... it was 5 AM and I may have been less alert than I would have liked :-)

    Code that works:

    dim TblXtab As P
    dim Old_Fields As C
    dim new_names As C
    dim TableName As C
    TableName = A5.GET_PATH()+ "\XtabConsultCredit.dbf"
    TblXtab = Table.open(TableName)
    Old_Fields = TblXtab.field_name_get() 'This will get a CRLF list of the names of the fieldNmaes from yearStart = year(date())-3 to year(Date()) eg if this year is 2017 --> 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    TblXtab.close()
    ui_msg_box("OLD FIELDS",Old_Fields,UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL+UI_OK)
    new_names = "Month" + crlf() + "YearMinus3" + crlf()+ "YearMinus2" + crlf() + "YearMinus1" + crlf() + "Year"
    ui_msg_box("NEW FIELDS",new_names,UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL+UI_OK)
    TABLE.FIELDNAME_CHANGE( TableName, Old_Fields, new_names )

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  • GGandhi
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    Re: Change Fieldnames Code not working

    stan
    as usual you are right, i read my code i did open the table. and closed it. so the edit is not correct.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Change Fieldnames Code not working

    This is correct.
    TABLE.FIELDNAME_CHANGE( TableName, Old_Fields, new_names )
    This is not.
    is that not correct the table.field_name_get() will do that for you
    There is no table.field_name_get(), the method requires that a table pointer be obtained first and used.

    There is table.external_field_name_get(TableName,"n")

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  • GGandhi
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    Re: Change Fieldnames Code not working

    TABLE.FIELDNAME_CHANGE( TableName, "Old_Fields", "new_names" )
    instead try this
    TABLE.FIELDNAME_CHANGE( TableName, Old_Fields, new_names )

    edit:

    do you need to open and close the table, is that not correct the table.field_name_get() will do that for you as well as table.fieldname_change()?

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  • David Boomer
    started a topic Change Fieldnames Code not working

    Change Fieldnames Code not working

    I am trying to change fieldnames in a table... the following code displays the ui_msg_box() correctly... I get no error message, but the field names are not changed... I get no error message

    dim TblXtab As P
    dim Old_Fields As C
    dim new_names As C
    dim TableName As C
    TableName = A5.GET_PATH()+ "\XtabConsultCredit.dbf"
    TblXtab = Table.open(TableName)
    Old_Fields = TblXtab.field_name_get() 'This will get a CRLF list of the names of the fieldNmaes from yearStart = year(date())-3 to year(Date()) eg if this year is 2017 --> 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    TblXtab.close()
    ui_msg_box("OLD FIELDS",Old_Fields,UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL+UI_OK)
    new_names = "Month" + crlf() + "YearMinus3" + crlf()+ "YearMinus2" + crlf() + "YearMinus1" + crlf() + "Year"
    ui_msg_box("NEW FIELDS",new_names,UI_INFORMATION_SYMBOL+UI_OK)
    TABLE.FIELDNAME_CHANGE( TableName, "Old_Fields", "new_names" )

    Please advise.
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