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Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

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  • #16
    Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

    You don't create events. You code the ones that are available.

    If, as in my example, your pdf drive-path-filename-ext value is in a browse field you could, instead of the button on the form, code the onrowdblclick event with the same action script.
    There are no other suitable events for browses. The browse button will also work but I am not sure you could use action scripting. You might have to capture the xbasic of the action and put that in the browse button code.
    There can be only one.

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    • #17
      Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

      Stan

      Using your example, I created a button on a form with the following code

      contact_quotes = ui_get_file("File search","PDF(*.pdf)","C:\*.pdf","X")
      if file.exists(contact_quotes)
      tbl = table.current(2)
      tbl.enter_begin()
      tbl.pdffile = contact_quotes
      tbl.enter_end()
      end if
      parentform.Resynch()

      I changed the name of the table (child table in a set) to the name of my child table.

      The code opens file explorer and lets me find a directory and desired file. When I select the file to proceed, I get the following error

      I get this error message

      [/ATTACH]=[CONFIG]44890[/ATTACH]
      Attached Files

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      • #18
        Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

        Is the table containing the pdf file location the first child listed as seen when viewing the set structure? If not you need to adjust the 2 in tbl = table.current(2) to be the same as the numeric position. IOW,

        parent is 1
        first child is 2
        second child is 3
        etc

        It may be less confusing to use

        Code:
        rslt  = ui_get_file("File search","PDF(*.pdf)","C:\*.pdf","X")
        if file.exists(rslt)
        	tbl = table.get("chld") 'substitute your table name where the pdf location field exists for chld, keep the quotes
        	tbl.enter_begin()
        	tbl.pdffile = rslt
        	tbl.enter_end()
        end if
        parentform.Resynch()
        There can be only one.

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        • #19
          Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

          this is a single set in the DB with multiple tables as child tables. All or related to either a customer unique ID number or a specific policy number

          If I read you correctly, I should count child tables down in the set until I get to contact_quotes and that number should replace the number (2). If I do the same thing but for a separate table with different type of documents then use the same codfe but once again count the child tables down from parent.

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          • #20
            Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

            Correct except count all tables. I amended my original answer to explain.
            There can be only one.

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            • #21
              Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

              where in the count is the child of a child? This particular table is #6 in child or #7 counting the child of a child?

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              • #22
                Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                Vertical position as you look down the list, doesn't matter if it is off to the right.

                parent is 1
                first child is 2
                if there is a grandchild linked to first child it would be 2
                if not second child is 3
                etc.

                Also note tbl.pdffile = contact_quotes

                pdffile is the fieldname containing the pdf location in my sample. If your field name is different you have to change that in the script.

                Image 1.png
                Last edited by Stan Mathews; 05-22-2018, 05:04 PM.
                There can be only one.

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                • #23
                  Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                  This is, so far, the set structure

                  setstructure.JPG

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                  • #24
                    Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                    I will change to the field title and see what happens

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                    • #25
                      Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                      I must be getting closer!

                      Error Message changed

                      ErrorMsg-2.JPG

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                      • #26
                        Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                        What is the current script?

                        I will change to the field title and see what happens
                        Not the field title in the browse. Use the actual field name.
                        There can be only one.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                          Stan,

                          I got it!!!

                          At least the add a new record part.. Now I need to go back with your buttons for adding to an existing record, which will coe into play as much as anything.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Capturing PDF File Location Into a Character Field

                            Stan,

                            I got the view the specific file resolved. I used your code as given in the image above, and put it on a specific button to be used for viewing the specific file. So far it works on one record but now, I need to test it some more with other records.

                            Thanks for all your help.

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