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  • Arriving at form with cleared fields

    I have a tabbed form with the following:

    Employee General Information
    Employee Payroll
    Employee Performance

    My set is Employee Information 1:M Payroll and Employee Information 1:M with Performance

    When I arrive at the form, my first employee's information is already filled in. I want to set the form so that fields are blank, and the user has to fill in the employee id before any information is shown.

    How can I do this?
    Thanks for your help!

  • #2
    Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

    A form is a means of viewing the information stored in a table, generally. You can open a form and immediately start a new record which will have empty fields.

    What it sounds like you really want is to open a form with no table fields. On this form you would have one or more variables defined and placed. After entering values into these variables the user would press a button that opened another form with table fields and filter that form to the record(s) that matched the variables from the previous entry.

    You could accomplish much the same by displaying an xdialog that prompted for the variables.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

      I've designed an xdialog box so that the form will open with the appropriate employee's field values shown.

      Now how do I make the xdialog actually filter or bring up the employee who's first name and last name is entered on the xdialog?

      Here's the code I have so far

      'Create an XDialog dialog box to prompt for parameters.
      DIM lastn as C
      DIM firstn as C
      DIM varC_result as C
      ok_button_label = "&OK"
      cancel_button_label = "&Cancel"
      varC_result = ui_dlg_box("Enter Employee Name",<<%dlg%
      Last Name:| [.20lastn];
      First Name:| [.20firstn];
      <*15=ok_button_label!OK> <15=cancel_button_label!CANCEL>


      • #4
        Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

        dim frm as P
        dim filter as C
        dim order as C
        filter = "lastname = "+quote(lastn)+" .and. firstname = "+quote(firstn)
        order = "lastname + firstname"
        frm = form.viewQueried("yourformname",filter,order)
        Substitute your fieldnames for the blue text and your form name for the red text, tack this on the end of your xdialog script.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

          Is this for a desktop application, or a web application to be published to a server?


          • #6
            Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

            What if I'm using a set. For instance: The form is based on

            Employeeinfo 1:M Payroll
            Employeeinfo 1:M Performance

            The form has tabs general (employeeinfo table), Payroll (payrollentry table), and Performance (performancereviewentry table)

            Which table would I use for table name or can I use the set?


            • #7
              Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

              This is a desktop app


              • #8
                Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                Originally posted by wlk8791 View Post
                Which table would I use for table name or can I use the set?
                Sorry, I misled and changed my previous post. You don't need the tablename, only the form name. (Assuming lastname and firstname are fields in the parent of the set.)
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                  Thanks, Stan. Yes, they are fields in the parent table (employee info)

                  One other quick question: Where do I place the dialog box?
                  Do I create an intermediate form and place it there? Then, my main form will open once the information has been entered by the user?


                  • #10
                    Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                    There can be only one.


                    • #11
                      Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                      Kristie, you've posted this thread in message board forum reserved for web applications. There's a different forum for desktop applications.


                      • #12
                        Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                        My apologies. Guess I clicked the wrong board.


                        • #13
                          Re: Arriving at form with cleared fields

                          No problem. Happens a lot. Just wanted to give you a heads up, cause getting your questions to the right forum increases their exposure and avoids confusion.