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  • .AND.

    This is a filter on a grid entered in the filter box of the Query pane. The parts of this expression work by themselves. But when combined with .AND., it does not work.

    cyear(Year) This works in the expression builder but it but not in the grid filter.

    R1= .t. This works in the expression builder and in the grid filter.

    cyear(Year) .AND. R1= .t. This does not work in the expression builder

    I've tried (cyear(Year)) .AND. (R1= .t.) but this doesn't work either. What is needed to get this to work?

    The ultimate filter will be to filter for the current year and and if any of the logical fields are .t.. I'm thinking the filter would be something like:

    cyear(Year) .AND. R1= .t. .OR. R2= .t. R3= .t. .OR. R4= .t. .OR. R5= .t. .OR. R6= .t. .OR. R7= .t.

    Another way might be:

    cyear(Year) .AND. R1= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R2= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R3= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R4= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R5= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R6= .t. .OR. cyear(Year) .AND. R7= .t.


    UPDATE:

    This works in the grids filter:
    R1=.t. .or. R2=.t. .or. R3=.t. .or. R4=.t. .or. R5=.t. .or. R6=.t. .or. R7=.t.

    This works in the grids filter
    Year(Date() )

    But, together, they do not work. Is this a valid filter or is there a bug?

    R1=.t. .or. R2=.t. .or. R3=.t. .or. R4=.t. .or. R5=.t. .or. R6=.t. .or. R7=.t. .AND. Year(Date() )
    Last edited by forskare; 04-05-2013, 06:21 PM.
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    Re: .AND.

    This is how I would do it.

    Code:
    year(myDateField) = year(date()) .AND. R1= .t. .OR. year(myDateField) = year(date()) .AND. R2= .t. .OR. etc, etc...
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    • #3
      Re: .AND.

      Hi Frank,

      Yes, I tried that as well. I think the problem is mixing logical fields with a date field. I'm going to try it in a browse and see what gives.

      OK, I got this to work in a browse and the grid:

      (r1=.t.).or.(r2=.t.).or.(r3=.t.).or.(r4=.t.).or.(r5=.t.).or.(r6=.t.).or.(r7=.t.) .AND. Year = Year(Date())

      The problem was as I surmised, mixing logical with a date doesn't''t work, The date expression must also return logical.
      Last edited by forskare; 04-05-2013, 06:58 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: .AND.

        I think the grid query page only accepts SQL syntax so you would use "AND" instead of ".AND." and "OR" instead of ".OR.".

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        • #5
          Re: .AND.

          I believe you are correct. It actually ignored the .AND. Year(Date()) and showed the records where the R fields were true even though the year field did not contain a value. I tried "AND" but neither the expression builder got the grid filter liked it.


          UPDATE:

          Well, using "AND" does not work and generates an error message. Using .AND. only half works because this part, (r1=.t.).or.(r2=.t.).or.(r3=.t.).or.(r4=.t.).or.(r5=.t.).or.(r6=.t.).or.(r7=.t.) works but this part is ignored .AND. year = year(Date()).

          I tired this by itself year = year(Date()) and it filters out all the records even though I have 2 that meet the criteria.
          Last edited by forskare; 04-05-2013, 08:46 PM.
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          • #6
            Re: .AND.

            I don't know if you are using SQL or DBF, but this works for SQL:

            myyear=year(currentdate()) and position("1",concatenate(r1,r2))>0

            Currentdate(), concatenate() and position() are portable sql functions. myyear is char. You should not use "year" as a field name.
            Last edited by Steve Wood; 04-05-2013, 08:42 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: .AND.

              Hi Steve, I'm using dbf and I changed the name to curryear after my first post but still referred to it as year to avoid confusion on this thread.
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              • #8
                Re: .AND.

                Well you have to admit it was a good-looking SQL filter.

                Then this:

                myyear = cyear(date()) .and. (r1 .or. r2)

                You don't need the =.t.

                You do need dots as in .or., .and.
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                • #9
                  Re: .AND.

                  Yes, it is a nice sql filter. So is the one for the dbf,

                  This shows all the records as it should: (r1.or.r2.or.r3.or.r4.or.r5.or.r6.or.r7) because no value in the curryear field is part pf the filter

                  This shows NO records curryear = cyear(date()) but should show 3 because there are 3 records with a 2013 date in the curryear field.

                  This shows no records curryear = cyear(date()) .AND.(r1.or.r2.or.r3.or.r4.or.r5.or.r6.or.r7) and it only should show 3

                  Next, I tried this because there are 5 possibilities for each record which is what Frank suggested. The filter genie says it's goo but again, it's too good because all records are filter out. No records appear when 3 records should show up.

                  CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R1.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R2.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R3.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R4.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R5.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R6.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R7

                  This is what the grid row looks like:

                  Curryear R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7

                  Curryear is a date field and the R fields are checkboxes.


                  As you can see, I'm showing the corrected field name, curryear. If anyone would like the table to work with, please post or pm your email or web site and I'll send it to you. I will try to attach it here but I still am not able to attach files to the message board.

                  I tried to attach a zip file but it would not upload.
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                  Last edited by forskare; 04-05-2013, 11:03 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: .AND.

                    There is no such thing as a "checkbox" field, but I assume you mean Logical.

                    If curryear is a date field then "curryear = cyear(date())" is never going to work because the result from cyear(date()) is just "2013" and you are asking is {5/4/2013} = "2013".

                    You'd want this:

                    cyear(Curryear) = cyear(date())...

                    Your long filter: CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R1.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date())...
                    Is the same as: Curryear = cyear(date()) .and. (r1 .or. r2....)
                    Last edited by Steve Wood; 04-06-2013, 12:28 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: .AND.

                      Originally posted by forskare View Post
                      This is a filter on a grid entered in the filter box of the Query pane. The parts of this expression work by themselves. But when combined with .AND., it does not work.

                      But, together, they do not work. Is this a valid filter or is there a bug?

                      R1=.t. .or. R2=.t. .or. R3=.t. .or. R4=.t. .or. R5=.t. .or. R6=.t. .or. R7=.t. .AND. Year(Date() )
                      The filter itself will not work, since in this filter above you are not comparing Year(Date() with anything...
                      If START contains 05/25/1995, then ? year(START) throws 1995 (look at function examples).

                      So, ".AND. Year(Date() " is actually: ".AND. 1995". Which does not filter anything since the field is missing where you compare against.
                      This part should be something like:

                      tbl.fieldname1 = Year(Date()) or var1 = Year(Date())

                      The longer the filter expression becomes, the more complex things get since the expression builder does not make relationships/dependencies within the filter very clear.

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                      • #12
                        Re: .AND.

                        Hi Ken

                        Have you set the grid property for each of the "r" fields to "Treat field as a logical field" ?

                        Have you tried this:

                        Code:
                        ((r1=.t.).or.(r2=.t.).or.(r3=.t.).or.(r4=.t.).or.(r5=.t.).or.(r6=.t.).or.(r7=.t.)) .AND. cyear(curryear) = cyear(Date())
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                        • #13
                          Re: .AND.

                          Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
                          There is no such thing as a "checkbox" field, but I assume you mean Logical.

                          If curryear is a date field then "curryear = cyear(date())" is never going to work because the result from cyear(date()) is just "2013" and you are asking is {5/4/2013} = "2013".

                          You'd want this:

                          cyear(Curryear) = cyear(date())...

                          Your long filter: CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date()).AND.R1.OR.CURRYEAR=CYEAR(Date())...
                          Is the same as: Curryear = cyear(date()) .and. (r1 .or. r2....)
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                          Steve hit the nail on the head. "KA-BOOM!" It works beautifully!! Thank you sooooooo much.

                          A Big thank you to the others who offered suggestions. I really appreciate your efforts.
                          TYVM :) kenn

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