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    I'm wanting to run some xbasic code in an ajax callback page but I want the code to be dynamically loaded from an external function at runtime. Is this possible? I found the 'import package' function is supposed to do this and in the alphapedia article is does not say this is restricted to the desktop however I get an execute error when I attempt this in the ajax callback page.

    Can anyone tell me if this does work and if so how to do this or alternatively is their an xbasic equivalent to the javascript eval function?


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    Re: import package in ajax callback?

    Not an expert here, but Xbasic code is often placed into the code tab instead of the grids, then they are compiled into an aex file. If you create an aex file I believe it will need to be referenced in the properties tab of the grid.

    I assume this is what you are talking about.

    I just built a couple of ajax callbacks and placed them in the code tab. But I haven't compiled them into an aex file as of yet, but will by the time my app is ready to go.

    I am still too new to all of this to know if there is an eval equivilent in Xbasic. Although I do know that a lot of people think that eval is overused in JavaScript writing, and should rarely be used. (At least that is what I keep running into online as I am attempting to learn all this stuff.)


    • #3
      Re: import package in ajax callback?

      I'm not wanting to use either grids or dialogs - actually need to create my own as they need to be dynamic - so putting them in an aex file does not appear to be an option. I have tried to set up a regular xbasic script that uses an import package command but still get the 'Exception executing XBasic instruction' error. I must be missing something important here but Alphapedia does not provide any extra help.


      • #4
        Re: import package in ajax callback?

        I have just tested the same use of the import package command in v10.5 and it works as stated. The very same code causes an exception error in v11 so I think I need to raise a bug report.


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          Import Package command not working in V11 but did in v10.5

          The import package command works as it should under version 10.5 however the same code in v11 raises an exception error. I am running Windows 7 and have all the latest windows and alpha five v11 updates. Is this the right area to raise a bug (or suspected bug) issue or is there another procedure I should use?


          • #6
            Re: Import Package command not working in V11 but did in v10.5

            you can send to alpha. go to help, submit a bug report.

            the import commands are working in v11, so the problem is likely specific to your particular case.

            it is therefore absolutely essential that you provide a test case that allows us to duplicate the problem.