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  • #16
    Re: Sorting a dropdown

    Hi Stephen

    I got your test file and it works great, just what I'm looking for, however, I try to do the same and it doesn't work. As far as I can see I'm doing everything the same but...something isn't right and I'll be darned if I can see it. Maybe it's the version? I'm using V9 build 3252

    I'm attaching it to this message, maybe if you can look at it you'll see immediately what the issue is.

    Thanks

    -John

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    • #17
      Re: Sorting a dropdown

      Did anyone notice what I was doing wrong? Stephen's example works great, I thought I'd followed it the same way but mine doesn't seem to work.

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      • #18
        Re: Sorting a dropdown

        Hi Stephen or Steve,

        Is there any way you can take a gander at the attached? For the life of me I can't see why it isn't working, it works in the example Stephen posted and I thought I'd pretty much copied everything exactly but it doesn't work. I'm flummexed.

        I hope v10 has an easier way of sorting a dropdown and saving a different field.

        Thanks in advance.
        -John

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        • #19
          Re: Sorting a dropdown

          John,

          The reason your example does not work is due to field position. Your override code is:

          tmpl.field_info[1].DropdownBox.Choices = table.external_record_content_get("[PathAlias_ADBPath]\products","description-'|'+product_id","retail",".t.")

          That [1] refers to field number one in the stack. You have your dropdown in field position 2. So you can fix it by moving the field to position 1, or changing the value above to [2].

          Too bad we can't use a field alias here rather than numbers. But since it is based on field position, they have to be accurate. By the way, this includes any formatting objects like Tab Controls, Frames, etc. they all take up one field position.
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          • #20
            Re: Sorting a dropdown

            Ahhh...ok. I thought it might have been something with the version I was using, good to see it was something fairly obvious.

            Stphen and Steve, thanks for all the helpon this one.

            -John

            Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
            John,

            The reason your example does not work is due to field position. Your override code is:

            tmpl.field_info[1].DropdownBox.Choices = table.external_record_content_get("[PathAlias_ADBPath]\products","description-'|'+product_id","retail",".t.")

            That [1] refers to field number one in the stack. You have your dropdown in field position 2. So you can fix it by moving the field to position 1, or changing the value above to [2].

            Too bad we can't use a field alias here rather than numbers. But since it is based on field position, they have to be accurate. By the way, this includes any formatting objects like Tab Controls, Frames, etc. they all take up one field position.

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            • #21
              Re: Sorting a dropdown

              Thanks, Steve for clearing that up for John. Sorry John for not making it clear from the out set that you had to be so specific. Even though I struggled with the very same thing at one time, we quickly forget that others don't know it already. I should have mentioned that in my original post. It is rather curious that they would have used field positioning to refer to the specific fields. Hopefully they can fix that for v10 and beyond.
              Stephen Pilon
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