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  • Strange Dialog Behavior


    I have Dialog that is behaving very strangely. Except for three fields, it gives me error messages for the fields, even when the values have been filled in! The Web site is MedriskScore

    Try this:
    1. Fill in the Basic screen
    2. Go to the Summary screen, and “Clear” the data.
    3. Go back to the Basic screen, and try to enter new data.

    I tried removing the validations, saving, and putting them back, but it didn’t help.

    Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong? The behavior only started recently.


  • #2
    Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

    When I saw this picture, I got an information overload...And could not think straight anymore... Gulp...What ever you are trying to get across...

    Slow down...It's just too much information ( is it information? or just data?).

    And how do you " Clear the data" anyway...

    Reset me please.

    Sorry if this sounds harsh. Don not mean to offend you, but I really do not understand your question.

    Just overwhelmed with your web presentation approach. Sorry again. I am from Holland...
    Last edited by rleunis; 11-25-2008, 05:43 PM.


    • #3
      Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

      There is a menu on the top and bottom of the screen.

      Click on the "Basic Info" item, then on the "Summary" item, then back to the "Basic" item.



      • #4
        Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

        Did all that,

        but I did not see any strange behaviour.

        Define "strange behaviour.." :

        What did you expect and what did you get.


        • #5
          Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

          I tried deleting the offending fields and recreating them, but it didn't help.


          • #6
            Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

            I get the "Field cannot be empty." error message, even after I have filled in the fields.


            • #7
              Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

              I did some tracing, and the dialog calls the "Validate" event, and then the "Activate" event, when I press the "Submit" (Calculate) button.

              Shouldn't it call the AfterValidate event, before "Activate"?


              • #8
                Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

                Check you don't have validation rules set in the dialog builder, also check you do not have a field rule in your table that is reporting an error. At the end of the day unless you post the problem dialog, it is very difficult to help. Remember if any of the events find an error they won't fire, and they won't tell you that nothing happened in some cases. If you are using calculating show/hides etc this will also cause error down the line that come from the VB script.

                Post your dialog.

                Good luck.
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                • #9
                  Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

                  Attached is the dialog.

                  You can see it in action at MedriskScore

                  The "Basic" screen is the problem one.

                  I hope you can help. This is driving me crazy.


                  • #10
                    Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

                    First look returns this:

                    Also I'm under the pump - but if you are still having problems I'll look again tomorrow.

                    you are diming all valiables as c "C"

                    yet in your controls on the dialog you are setting some to Numeric "N"

                    if you are going to use vaiables in anything other than "c" for either dialog controls or table/fields thenyou need to Alpha know what to do as all thing in the browser are "c" characters.

                    so give this ago

                    session.Age       = convert_type(CurrentForm.Controls.Age.value,"N")
                    session.Sex       = convert_type(CurrentForm.Controls.Sex.value,"C")
                    and so on. you see what's happening? as the event is running it does not know the value of "c" say for feet ,you want "6" to appear but might as well be keying "six".

                    Sum up:
                    change all to "c" or use convert_type.

                    hope this helps nice and tidy stuff - well done so far.

                    You may want to also remove some No's to tidy up the dialog

                    e.g. Do you Smoke - a yes check box will do here, if we know the answer is "yes" then we already know it's not "No" - just a little easier to read.
                    Last edited by peteconway; 11-26-2008, 01:39 AM.
                    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


                    • #11
                      Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

                      Thanx, Peter, for your help.

                      I understand that, even if I declare a dialog field numeric, it is really a numeric character. The "numeric" is only to guide validation rules. When I need to do calculations, I'm using val(<FeldName>) and locally declared numeric (as n) variables. Alpha seems to automatically convert the numeric variable back to character, when I assign it to a character session variable.

                      I'll go over every inch of the event code again, but I don't think that is it.

                      It's not clear, in the Help files, what type conversions XBasic does automatically and what you have to do explicitly.



                      • #12
                        Re: Strange Dialog Behavior

                        I solved this problem a year ago, but I don't remember how. Somebody is asking now, for help with the same problem.

                        If anybody remembers what to do, would you please post the information?