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  • Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

    I have a field called "Resume" which sometimes has a resume in it and sometimes not, and sometimes just a short note from the office saying there is no resume inside.

    I would like to do this:

    IF len(RESUME) < 50 THEN
    checkbox.resume.enabled = false
    END IF

    How would I do this in Alpha speak?
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  • #2
    Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

    What type of field (data) character, memo, rtf memo?

    If character,

    IF len(alltrim(RESUME)) < 50 THEN
    checkbox.resume.object.enabled = .f.
    END IF

    if checkbox.resume is a valid path to the object.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

      Thank you Stan, I thought I was on the right track with my logic, but something still is not quite right.
      RESUMEFIELD is a longtext (sql) and its associated textarea box populates fine.

      When I add the condition: len(alltrim(RESUMEFIELD)) > 25 to the Server Side Show/Hide,
      the checkbox is absent in all cases, so it must be that I am not referencing my textarea correctly.

      Would be nice if we had a resumefield.text property like visual studio but alas...
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      • #4
        Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

        Your original post didn't mention sql.

        A field object on a form does have a .text property. If you are speaking of a form............

        Quickest way to discover the path to the object is use the Object explorer and drill down to the object. With the form open in design mode, View menu, Object Explorer.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

          Michael

          I'm confused about what version of Alpha you are using.

          I see posts for v11 WAS and v9 desktop. Just want to be clear about the version the question is for..
          Al Buchholz
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          • #6
            Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

            I'm using v11 3202.
            I'm just trying to get the length of data inside a textarea on a dialog so I can decide whether or not to display a checkbox control on the Show/Hide property condition.
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            • #7
              Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

              Michael,

              The current desktop Alpha, non beta release candidate is 3044.

              Are you working with the desktop version?
              Are you speaking of a dialog component or an xdialog or ..............

              Or we can keep playing guessing games as long as you like.
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

                Sorry Stan,
                It's a web dialog populated from SQL.
                I'm running the release candidate 3202, which is pretty good for my needs.
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                • #9
                  Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

                  Originally posted by mvaughn View Post
                  Sorry Stan,
                  It's a web dialog populated from SQL.
                  I'm running the release candidate 3202, which is pretty good for my needs.
                  Michael

                  I moved the thread to what I think is the proper forum.

                  Originally posting this in a desktop forum certainly threw me for a loop....
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

                  http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                  • #10
                    Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

                    Hi Michael,

                    Have you tried len(resumefield) > 25 as a client-side show/hide expression ?
                    Gregg
                    https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                    • #11
                      Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

                      Thanks once again Gregg!
                      I had tried that statement before but it was in server side. Works in client side.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Query Filter for fields of a certain length?

                        Glad to help.
                        I would have thought it should work as a server-side expression,
                        but after reading closely , it appears the server-side show/hide expression
                        is more for session variables or arguments defined in the properties section.

                        Hopefully someone more knowlegeable than myself will confirm or deny that.
                        Gregg
                        https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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