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  • #16
    Re: Programmatically Hide a field

    Hi Andy,

    So that's where I get access to the Hide property! Cool. Hard coding it works great but like you say, still more to be done. I hope you will allow me to post further if I need some more help. This is great. Thanks so much.

    -John

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    • #17
      Re: Programmatically Hide a field

      I'd thought of allowing them to choose which fields to export by adding another field and then using the ShowHide expression but that will still export the field
      I just happened to see this thread and noticed in your first post you said this. isn't there a property that says export including hidden fields, if you uncheck this property, does the action still exports the hidden field?
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

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      • #18
        Re: Programmatically Hide a field

        Hi Gandhi,

        Yes, it still exports the fields. The Hide property has to be checked, if it's checked then the fields do not get exported but the ShowHide expression, whether true or false still exports the field. Somehow the Hide property has to be checked.

        Thanks

        -John

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        • #19
          Re: Programmatically Hide a field

          I did a crazy experiment, tried to simulate a grid and a dialog to filter the grid and then export to excel a few fields from that grid. I have unchecked the property that says export hidden fields too.
          while it seems to be working, I have no way of knowing that it actually works since I do not have excel ( I don't have a need, I am a dinosaur)
          if this is of any use, I will be glad.
          if not, at least i gave a good shot on your behalf.

          http://screencast.com/t/XBIfMjM0I0

          http://screencast.com/t/oHahK8Xbx

          corrections:
          I said you can set no and show the field, it should have been set export and re-show the field if it was hidden.
          I said xbasic code it should have been inline javascript code
          the confirm, export buttons show the image because I have to use those buttons in this computer with windows 8.1 the regular button will crash alpha.
          I should have removed the image. I wasn't paying attention.
          Last edited by GGandhi; 12-11-2014, 08:30 AM.
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

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          • #20
            Re: Programmatically Hide a field

            Hi Gandhi,

            Very nice. Would you be kind enough to send me your test and I'll check it out.

            Thanks

            -John

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            • #21
              Re: Programmatically Hide a field

              Would you be kind enough to send me your test and I'll check it out.
              how?
              I gave all instructions to build the components, too. it is a simple grid and simple dialog to match the grid.
              also I showed how to code the buttons.
              if you need any help on that let me know.
              the grid component may not work on your computer with different connection string
              if you like I can make another screencast building the component.
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

              version 11 3381 - 4096
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              • #22
                Re: Programmatically Hide a field

                downloaded excel viewer and looked at the file, it still includes the hidden fields.
                will work on it to see what needs to be adjusted.

                http://screencast.com/t/JnBOSMNIbAY
                thanks for reading

                gandhi

                version 11 3381 - 4096
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                • #23
                  Re: Programmatically Hide a field

                  Hi Gandhi,

                  Building it now. I'll let you know how it works out.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Programmatically Hide a field

                    http://screencast.com/t/RVI0OaxWoyd

                    take a look at this screencast,
                    if you need the instructions, I can make instructional videos and send them to you.
                    contact me via email shown below or via pm.
                    thanks for reading

                    gandhi

                    version 11 3381 - 4096
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                    http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
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                    • #25
                      Re: Programmatically Hide a field

                      I'm still looking for some assistance on this one if anyone has any insights. GGandhi, I appreciate your work and I understand that your solution is proprietary. Since it doesn't specifically fit my scenario I can't justify your fee to share the solution.
                      Brad Weaver, President
                      ComputerAid International
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                      Versailles KY USA
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