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  • Incremental Line Numbers

    I have a test database where I am experimenting with various things. One of which is an incremental number on a child table that always starts with "01" as in Dr Waynes example here but that is based upon a set which is not appropriate for the web.

    Im attaching the database, look at the header table and line_items which are Dr Waynes tables.

    My adaptation of this is in the steps_tbl and the set is script_steps it works fine on the desktop, however it doesn't work for the web. I am using V10 and thought that perhaps this would work as field rules are now honoured and this is set in the field rules ONSAVERECORD.
    The grid I tried this on is Header, the records with a line_item value were done on the set in the desktop. The other entries demonstrate its not working.
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do to make this happen?

    Regards
    Andy

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    Re: Incremental Line Numbers (Attached this time)

    Oooops

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      Re: Incremental Line Numbers

      Originally posted by Andy View Post
      I am using V10 and thought that perhaps this would work as field rules are now honoured and this is set in the field rules ONSAVERECORD.
      I believe, based upon comments by Selwyn at the conference the other day, that only certain field rules are honored. I seriously doubt that xbasic (UI) event field rules would work on the web, since those rules are keyed to forms and browses only.

      To do what you want you would need to code it.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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        Re: Incremental Line Numbers

        Thanks Peter,

        I've no idea how I would go about that, would it be a calculated javascript field?

        Regards
        Andy

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          Re: Incremental Line Numbers

          I don't think you need javascript, just xbasic. Get the highest increment no for the "child" table based upon the linking field value, and increnet it by one for the new child record. If you don't find a child, assign 1 as the value.
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          [email protected]
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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            Re: Incremental Line Numbers

            Thanks again Peter,
            Whilst I understand to an extent what you're saying I'm afraid I'm just learning xbasic and really don't have a clue how to do that, hence trying to learn from Dr Waynes site with his examples, and I certainly don't know where to put it in the grid!

            Regards
            Andy

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              Re: Incremental Line Numbers

              Andy, I'm not unsympathetic. If you were using a dialog, you could put it in the Validate event - i.e. assign the value to a variable, before the form is submitted. In a grid maybe you could use the AfterUpdateRecords event? But like the event name says, it would be after the record has been submitted, requiring that you change the value of the newly created record. So it wouldn't even show, until a refresh. OTOH, if you use a grid's detail section to submit the record, when you go back to the grid view, I would expect the value would show there, since the grid would be refreshed. As far as the xbasic goes, I haven't got the time to work through it. But you might be able to piece it together from examples on this board and PKW's stuff. Good luck!
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

              [email protected]
              https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                Re: Incremental Line Numbers

                Thanks Peter,

                I appreciate your time.

                I've emailed Selwyn to confirm this is not in V10.

                Thanks again

                Andy

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