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  • Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

    I have a field in a a5 table remoteserver.

    I would like it to collect the server address from where an enquiry came.

    The component is a dialog.
    I found the page: and imagine that Request.Remote_Addr is used in the table Field Rules but I cannot see where.
    Can anyone please explain how this is carried out?
    Many Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

    On a grid you can do this-

    In BeforeValidateNewRecords Event put something like this
    DataSubmitted.Remote_IP = Request.REMOTE_ADDR

    DataSubmitted.Remote_IP is a field on the detail part of my grid.

    I'm only interested where the request comes from if a new record is added. You could get the same info for an existing validation if that is what you need.
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    • #3
      Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

      Not sure if it make a difference but I am using a Dialog box not a grid.

      The table field concerned is called Remoteaddress.

      In the dialog builder Properties of Server Events - Validate - Form Events
      I placed "DataSubmitted.Remote_IP = Request.Remoteaddress"
      However if I run the form I get this error

      Errors in: event.Form Level Validate code:
      Property not found
      Request.Remoteaddress subelement not found

      Any ideas whats wrong please?


      • #4
        Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address


        You are mixing syntax between Grid and Dialog. DataSubmitted is used in grid events. And even if it were a grid, you have the syntax in reverse. And you cannot do any of this in the Validate event, only the AfterValidate. And the request variable is named Request.Remote_Addr, not Request.Remoteaddress.

        the syntax would be:

        tbl.remoteaddress = Request.Remote_Addr

        but you need the rest of the code, open the table, start change, write values, close table, etc.
        Steve Wood
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        • #5
          Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

          Thanks for the guidance, most welcome!

          It seems now that I should be collecting some code snippets to store as reference code.
          I tried to follow the instructions at page
          but is seems very different to my version 9.
          eg if I select Interactive window there is no book icon to select, it goes straight into Code Editor then I cannot see either of these

          select "Code Library" from the drop down menu of the floating window
          in the Code Editor you may also select Code > Code Library
          Do you think I have the wrong page or perhaps a mismatch of Alpha versions?


          • #6
            Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

            That link did not go to any instructions. The URL for the help i always that same stupid URL. I think you have to give us the page title to search on. But I can tell you the Help is a mixture of V7-8, some 9. Most is relevant, but much you have to augment when you get in front of the current version.
            Steve Wood
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            • #7
              Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

              Instead of copying the URL from the address line, right click the link on the page and copy the URL from there.

              Then we get a URL that takes us to the proper page..
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              • #8
                Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

                In help I searched on Code library and the address in properties is


                • #9
                  Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

                  One more point if I may,
                  When a code library is created, is that available to all alpha projects on this machine or is is available to just the project in which it was created.

                  If its available to all projects where is the code library located.
                  Many thanks


                  • #10
                    Re: Request.Remote_Addr Remote address

                    I think I have found the answer by opening several code library projects and it seems that all code libraries are available to all projects.

                    Its often the case (for me anyway) that writing down a question in a logical manner causes the thinking process to improve and the answer sometimes pops up!