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How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

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  • How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

    When I open a dialog and fill in all the fields I would like a button that saves all the data and then duplicates every field for the next record. Any idea's?

    Thanks for your time.
    Reed Brown
    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
    Alpha v12

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    Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

    Hi Reed,

    I'm curios, "duplicates every field for the next record", why would you want to do that? The only time I wanted to duplicate data was because the Delivery address was the same as the Invoice address and that was in the same record.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

      "Why would I want to do that" - are you serious?????

      I do this all the time, and it is very common to have a "copy" button along side the "new" button in every app I have ever written. The question was not *should* I do this, the question was *how*. Most xBase languages had the "Set Carry On" to allow this even at the command level. The better way for my taste is to use Scatter() and Gather(). I don't see them in Alpha, and it is beyond my skills to write them, but we sure could use them.

      If you feel you must question another professional's reason for doing something you should advise *how* to do it first, not just post an answer questioning their reasons.

      If you don't have an answer to the original question why are you even commenting?

      Google: scatter gather record data

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      • #4
        Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

        This video should get you what you need http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1...licateRows.swf

        You'll need to add some code to save the row first... can't remember if it in the video. There are methods available for "submit" and "validate"... whatever you need.

        And... easy on the comments... Keith was just asking for more information.

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        • #5
          Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

          Thanks everyone !
          Reed Brown
          ITOT Solutions, Inc.
          Alpha v12

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          • #6
            Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

            Bill,

            Thanks for your input. Seems like you only wanted to tell me how I should be answering someone else's thread without giving much of an answer yourself. Just because you do that "all the time", does not mean every one knows or should also be doing the same as you.

            As there are many ways to do things in Alpha, sometimes it is better to get an understanding of WHY someone wants to do something and what result they hope to get. This not only helps me and others to try help better, but also other people following up on this thread at a later time.

            Sometimes a thread can be unanswered for a period of time, just a quick reply regardless of its nature pushes it back to the top.

            I must admit that I dont always know the direct answer but by being involved with the thread gives me an opportunity to also learn something new.

            So, I dont find your comment at all helpful, to me, or to the original question.

            Thanks for the back up David.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              Re: How can I duplicate all the fields in a dialog ?

              I do something similar all the time. when doing a quotation based on a customer created bill of quantities an item can be repeated in different sections of the bill, say per phase of the job. I first fill in all the data in a dialog required fr the price build up then using action javascript I first empty a dummy table, then copy all the data into it, then in the new items dialog simply paste from the dummy table.

              Here is the code I have put in each of the copy and paste buttons on my dialog.

              Copy part
              Code:
              dim ti as sql::TableInfo
              dim cn as sql::Connection 
              dim args as sql::Arguments
              dim sqlnewtable as c
              flag=cn.Open("::name::latest")
              if cn.GetTableInfo(ti,"bup")=.t. then
              	sqlstatement = "Delete from bup"
              	cn.Execute(sqlstatement)
              end if
              
              sqlnewtable= "Insert into bup (TYPE, DESCRIPTION, CONSTANT, A_WASTE, UNITS, COST, NOTE, EXT, Q_iten_no) select TYPE, DESCRIPTION, CONSTANT, A_WASTE, UNITS, COST, NOTE, EXT, Q_iten_no from buildup where QSUM_NO = :qsumno  "
              args.Add("qsumno",convert_type(e.dataSubmitted.QSUM_NO,"n"))
              flag = cn.Execute(sqlnewtable,args)
              cn.Close()
              Paste part
              Code:
              dim cn as sql::Connection 
              dim args as sql::Arguments
              dim sqlnewtable as c
              flag=cn.Open("::name::latest")
              
              
              sqlnewtable= "Insert into buildup (TYPE, DESCRIPTION, OUTPUT, CONSTANT, A_WASTE, TOTAL_QTY, UNITS, COST, NOTE, EXT, QSUM_NO, Q_iten_no) select TYPE, DESCRIPTION, :oput, CONSTANT, A_WASTE, (CONSTANT * :oput *(1+(A_WASTE /100))), UNITS, COST, NOTE, EXT,:qsumno, Q_iten_no from bup  "
              args.Add("qsumno",convert_type(e.dataSubmitted.QSUM_NO,"n"))
              args.Add("oput",convert_type(e.dataSubmitted.quantity,"n"))
              flag = cn.Execute(sqlnewtable,args)
              cn.Close()

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