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  • Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

    i have several fields in a table. One field is name the other field name is deletedDate. So if the deletedDate field is true I want the name field to change color. I have tried in the Display format but I can not use other fields as far as I can see. This is what I have

    if(DeletedDate<>" ",<value>,??)

    Maybe someone can help me. IU am doing this in the Display format of the Field properties of the Name field
    Last edited by Atta; 01-02-2009, 06:47 PM. Reason: Wrong word

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    Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

    Roelof,
    Although you have posted this in a Web forum, it sure sounds like a desktop question....??

    If this is a desktop question then maybe you should be setting a default for the logical field DeletedDate and then test for either a true or false value instead of blank.
    Last edited by MikeC; 01-02-2009, 09:47 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

      No, I am working on a web page, therefore I think it needs to be in this forum. I know how to do it in Alpha5, but cannot get it to work in the web page.

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

        Are you attempting to accomplish this in a grid or dialog?

        I know there are ways to do this in desktop but have tried without much success on the web side. As a consolation, in my grid, I created a calculated field such as New2 = If(nDate-date()>cDate"","New!","") then when the record met my new requirements, the word "New" was displayed in the color blue.
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        • #5
          Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

          My mistake then I guess...still seems strange to me to test a logical field to see if it equals a space " ", considering that on the desktop, this as a condition would always be false...hope to learn a bit then if this is actually a way to test for a logical value with a web application.

          ...but then again, maybe this is why I try to limit my answers to the desktop side!! :)
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          • #6
            Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

            I just need to know if a computer has been deleted in the database. What happens is that people delete the computer but in the SQL database we do not delete it we mark the date and we make the field TRUE.
            So I need to find out that IF the computer has been deleted I want the name of the computer in the grid to come up a different color.

            Hope this makes more sense, sorry for the confusion.

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            • #7
              Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

              You do this using a CUSTOM field in a grid or dialog. Look for a Control Type named Custom. This is difficult area to master, but there is a very good example using color in the Alpha help document.
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              • #8
                Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                Field in my grid is Poortstatus01.

                At this field: select <Control type> custom. then at <Custom Control Properties>, <Definition>:

                something like this:

                on error goto Poortstatus01_xbasicError 'do not delete this line
                'Write Xbasic code here that returns the HTML to be displayed by this control
                If data.poortstatus01 = 1 then
                'RED
                Poortstatus01_render = <<%html%
                <div style="color: #ffffff; text-align: center; background-color:#ff0000;font-weight:bold;">%html% + data.Poortstatus01 + "</div>"
                else
                If data.Poortstatus01 = 2 then
                'Green
                Poortstatus01_render = <<%html%
                <div style="color: #000000; text-align: center; background-color:#00ff00;font-weight:bold;">%html% + data.Poortstatus01 + "</div>"
                else
                'Yellow
                Poortstatus01_render = <<%html%
                <div style="color: #000000; text-align: center; background-color:#ffff00;font-weight:bold;">%html% + data.Poortstatus01 + "</div>"
                end if
                end if

                Got something like above from an earlier post in this forum.

                regards, Ron

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                • #9
                  Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                  Greetings:

                  I have had to design a couple web calendars in the past few months that require this type of highlighting.

                  In addition to purchasing Dr. Waynes book (A wise purchase, just for this project alone!), I had help from Steve Woods calendar examples, and got further ideas from Dr Traub's enhancements. Dynamic Drive supplied the dialog code.

                  Thanks to each for their building blocks.

                  For coloring, please see this example on Alpha's Web Site. It contains an example that shows how to do exactly what you are asking, and the code is on your computer is the example web application that ships with Alpha:

                  http://afas.alphasoftware.com/SamplePagesv9/

                  Here are a few screenshots of a partially finished project that may, if nothing else, illustrate that this can be achieved in Alpha on the web. The calendar is for a night club that rents out the building for parties during the day, and allows one appointment per day. Each user can highlight his own calendar to make sure details aren't overlooked, thus creating a custom legend with a lookup color list.

                  Picture 1 is the calendar, picture 2 is a dialog box that opens after clicking on an event, picture 3 is the custom legend below the calendar, and picture 4 is the 135 colors that can be used to highlight the calendar or legend.

                  If you, or anyone is seeking code snippets to help them do this, just let me know. I just saw this thread, and it spurred me to offer this to save others as others have saved me.

                  Craig
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                  • #10
                    Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                    Craig,

                    I was struck by your highlight color lookup. That's a great idea! I have an application where someone can select a background color and text color for the heading of their page, but I have just been using text in dropdowns for the selection which limited my color choices to those that the brower would recognize. This is a much better idea!

                    Thanks,
                    Pat
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                    • #11
                      Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                      Sorry guys, I am not really good in coding. If I have a field deleteddate and computername how can I change the color of the computername when the deleteddate has something in it. I am hooked up to a SQL database, hope you can help.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                        Sorry, I kind of skimmed past a real answer for you. Additionally, the web example site at Alpha is down.

                        Attached are two pictures that illustrate how I colored the field shown above in the calendar legend.

                        Basically, create a custom field, and insert your code in the definition.

                        If DeletedDate is a date field, and Name_Field is the info you want highlighted, your code might look like this:

                        if data.deleteddate > ctod("01/01/1980")
                        Highlight_render = <<%html%
                        <div style="background-color: #F0F8FF">%html% + alltrim(data.name_field) + "</div>"
                        end if

                        CTOD turns the characters into a date, but be sure to pick a date earlier than any possible delete date. You can use isblank(), if preferred.

                        Alltrim removes leading and trailing blanks from the data field.

                        Replace #F0F8FF with AliceBlue (or other directly declared HTML color like RED)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Coloring a field on a condition in a browser

                          Ugh. I always post a reply, then realize I missed something.

                          highlight is a blank field (dummy field) in the legend table. You should replace highlight_render with:

                          name_field_render

                          with name_field having been referenced by you at the start of this thread as the field to be highlighted.

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