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  • auto date entry in dialog box

    I have a dialog and cannot seem to get dates entered into the table.
    All other fields in the dialog box enter into the table correctly.
    One field intjoined should be auto entry date
    In Field types: this is set as User entered
    In Data entry:
    Default Mode is Simple default expression
    Default Value is DATE()
    Skip is .t.
    As this is auto entered there is no line for this in the aftervalidate event and
    the field is not included in the dialog entry list.
    My next date is a calender entered date
    This is set in field rules as User entered and the date is set by the calender.
    In Field rules Data Entry is to default, (no changes are made)
    This appears in the dialog box but never gets saved in the record.

    In aftervalidate I have the line

    t.Intbirthdy = alltrim(currentForm.Controls.Intbirthdy.value)
    Can anyone see where I am going wrong please?

  • #2
    Re: auto date entry in dialog box

    Seeing as though dialogs have not yet been changed in v10 there is no point asking dialog-related queries in the v10 forum...

    Also if you want something automatically entered into a table, a dialog is pointless - try a grid.
    Thanks for the advice.
    Seems strange that a dialog cannot store a default date.
    Any idea why the dialog box cannot store the date that I insert from the calender?


    • #3
      Re: auto date entry in dialog box

      If you are used to grids where they do all the work for you, it's hard to remember that in dialogs, everything is character and you have to do the conversions from date or numeric to character and back again.

      So, in intialize, try setting the value as dtoc(date()).

      Then when you save it, try ctod(field value) or convet_type( field value, "D")

      Now it really gets complicated in you bring in field rules, because field rules will operate on the date as a date, not character.

      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting


      • #4
        Re: auto date entry in dialog box

        Thanks Pat
        That sounds very complicated so I am glad I understand a little more about dialogs dates and cahracter requirements.
        I will see what I can do with the grids!


        • #5
          Re: auto date entry in dialog box

          Using V9 using a grid

          I have date field to cause the auto entry of a date,
          In edit field rules
          Field types: is set as User entered
          In Data entry:
          Default Mode is Simple default expression
          Default Value is DATE()
          Skip is .t.
          If I enter a new record directly into the table the date records correctly
          If I enter the date via a grid it does not get entered in the table;

          Any ideas what may be wrong?


          • #6
            Re: auto date entry in dialog box

            Anyone on auto entry dates in V9 please?


            • #7
              Re: auto date entry in dialog box

              Maybe this image will help
              These are the settings I am using


              • #8
                Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                Is this a Desktop, Web app or Both?
                if its a Web application you dont need field rules set up for the date
                Chad Brown


                • #9
                  Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                  It is for a web app, but how can I get a field to default to todays date for the initial entry and the not change.


                  • #10
                    Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                    Ok if you are using a Dialog you would create a control called say 'tdate'
                    make it a hidden control.
                    then in your initialize you would put currentformcontrols.tdate = date()
                    Grid is a little different.
                    Chad Brown


                    • #11
                      Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                      Thanks Chad
                      After getting the comment from Pat Bremkamp above I decided to do this in a grid component and that's where I am having the problems now.

                      The image above may explain this best.


                      • #12
                        Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                        Here you go stripped down component on how to set a default of a hidden field.
                        Chad Brown


                        • #13
                          Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                          Thanks very much Chad
                          I will have a go at this tomorrow.


                          • #14
                            Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                            Thanks for the example Chad.
                            I created a table and all seemed OK but the date field remained empty.
                            Any ideas please?


                            • #15
                              Re: auto date entry in dialog box

                              structure on the table is the field classed as a date?
                              what is the regional settings for the date on your server?
                              you should be able to go to interactive window and type

                              date = date()

                              which should give you a date like below which on this machine is dd/mm/yyyy

                              = {07/10/2009}

                              make sure that the date format matches the field that you hide
                              not sure if this is the answer but its a start.
                              Chad Brown