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  • Dialog value won't save

    I've never seen anything like this, and after four hours of trying to get one value to save, gotta ask for other suggestions.

    I'm building a dialog component based on the WebUsers.A5W sample that ships with Alpha. I've enhanced it quite a bit so that the component adds users to a table and to the security framework. All works just fine. Except this:

    Code:
    t.Email = currentform.Controls.userid.value
    No matter what I do, this, and only this value, won't save to the table.

    1) I've verified that this control holds a valid value by passing it to a variable and displaying it on another page.

    2) This control is the source of the UserID for security. It's being recorded there just fine.

    3) I can hardcode an email value, and that works just fine.

    4) There are no field rules in the receiving table that might get in the way (no rules at all on this field, in fact).

    5) Probably some other things too. I'm plumb outta ideas.

    Anyone ever run into something like this or have suggestions?

    Thanks.
    -Steve
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    Re: Dialog value won't save

    Steve,

    I can see why you are having trouble. I do that all the time, too.

    A couple thoughts, which you may have thought of already...
    Is the field in the table large enough to hold the email address? I typically alltrim() the control value to avoid trailing blanks.

    Is there any validation set in the field properties that could be getting in the way? (Of course, that should show an error)

    If you just enter "XXX" does it save?

    Are you entering this before or after you set the security? The security system converts to a 32 charater UUID, and maybe that's affecting the result?

    Pat
    Pat Bremkamp
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    • #3
      Re: Dialog value won't save

      Just try convert_type just to make certain Alpha know's it's a character field at the server end. It may work.
      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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      • #4
        Re: Dialog value won't save

        t.email = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.userid.value)
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        • #5
          Re: Dialog value won't save

          Steve -
          I always alltrim(), just didn't show it, and neither worked.

          Peter -
          That's one thing I hadn't thought of or tried, but that made no difference.

          Pat -
          I'd already checked the things you mentioned:
          Field is big enough
          I can hard-code an email address, that works
          No field rules that affect this
          I've tried entering before and after security. I also tried assigning the value to a variable at the very beginning of AfterValidate and using that variable value. No joy.

          Field stays blank, no matter what I do, no errors thrown.
          -Steve
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          • #6
            Re: Dialog value won't save

            I know that alltrim() made the difference for me when I had the same problem. One other idea, I have never named a table field "email" because I know that term is not allowed on a Form; it always converts the field name (on the form, desktop) to Email0. So I have always named my table email field, "emailaddress".
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            • #7
              Re: Dialog value won't save

              And t. is infact open?


              How about

              Code:
              Dim pass as C
              pass = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.userid.value) 
              t.email = pass
              next try

              Code:
              Dim stingOut
              Dim pass as C
              stringOut = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.userid.value) +crlf()
              pass = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.userid.value) 
              stringOut = stringOut+pass +crlf()
              t.email = pass
              stringOut = stringOut+ t.email +crlf()
              file.from_string("c:\pass.txt", stringOut)
              Who knows pass.txt may give you a clue,
              Or you may have overworked your a5 Parser and its rebelling :-)
              lets just hope its not infectuous.

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              • #8
                Re: Dialog value won't save

                Colin -

                Been there, done that (see my original post about passing the value to another page). The value is clearly there, and can be passed around, except to the table. And, yes, the table is open. It's recording about 30 other field values; just not t.email.

                Steve -

                While it's an email value, the control is named "UserID". And, as I've noted in this thread, I have no doubt that it contains the value I've given it.
                -Steve
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                • #9
                  Re: Dialog value won't save

                  what if t.email was t.email_add (in the table) - It may be email is a reserved word in the dialog (anything is possible) and it upsetting things.
                  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                  Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                  US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dialog value won't save

                    Well, no, that didn't work either Peter.

                    I have a character field named "Notes" that I tried to use to save the ID. That got left blank, too.

                    - Steve
                    -Steve
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                    • #11
                      Re: Dialog value won't save

                      Strip out the code that saves the values to security. Strip out everything but the code to save it to the database. Since everything else has failed, maybe the security functions are doing something with the value as it passes through the aftervalide event code.
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