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  • variable not filling with data

    good afternoon:

    i tried to find this information but was unable to locate it.

    a5v11 latest build

    i have a form that has a lookup field to select an account number. the "ondepart" event is to fill 11 global variables (already defined) with data for the account that was looked up. initally i had only 6 variables (all global type character) and they filled with data as expected. i then added the subsequent variables and they do not fill with the data (5 of the first 6 are still filling properly). i wanted more intuitive variable names and had included a different variable that was filled by the same data as the one original variable filled that is now not filling.

    i am using action scripting and when i assigned the field in the expression builder the "result" shows what is expected, however it does not fill the field. if i change from attempting to fill from the field name and just use the text "hello", hello shows in the field.

    two questions:

    1). what am i doing wrong?

    2). how can i delete a bunch of variables created to do various tasks prior to asking on this forum?

    thank you in advance (and hello to all the old-timers out there)

    ed taylor

  • #2
    Re: variable not filling with data

    Hello... from the east, Ed.

    What are your 11 Variable Names?
    Where is the "ondepart" event? I can't seem to find that one - walk me through the process of getting to it.
    Not sure I understand your 2nd question... you want to delete variables?


    • #3
      Re: variable not filling with data

      hello david

      thank you for your response, and hello to our friends out east!

      there is a form "main menu" based on a table "dummy". in the table there is a field "direct" which looks up accounts from a table "accountlookup". this field is on the form and after the account is selected exiting the field is where i have a simple action script that fills in pre-defined global variables with pointers associated with the account.

      the first set of 6 variable names are:


      the first five are pointers to accounts (directp is a pointer to a direct trading account, investp is a pointer to an investment account etc). the last one holds the name of the direct trading account (all are global type c). it was filling in all 6 properly and then i needed to add name variables for the other four account pointers to post into the general ledger. in doing this i changed the field name in the table "acccountlookup" to better suit the application. this is when i ran into difficulties.

      to clear up the confusion, yes, i would like to be able to delete some of the many variables i tried as tests to seee if i could get this running.

      thank you again for your response!




      • #4
        Re: variable not filling with data

        Hey Ed,

        I'm going to make a bold guess and say that you're building a desktop system, but you're posting in the web area. Nonetheless, if possible, zip up your database and post it here so we could have a better look. Have you tried changing the lookup table name back to what it was? I just did a quick test and the lookup is running ok, but I just test with one variable. Without your app to look at it's hard to figure out what's going on. Even if you could build a quick demo database that has the problem and post that it would help.


        • #5
          Re: variable not filling with data

          hi dave:

          thank you again for your help. indeed, i realized after that it was mis-posted and re-posted on the desktop board. the app was originallly writted in a5v5 and has gone through many versions of alpha since. i'm going to create a new database and try from fresh.

          thank you again!