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  • Refresh field contents when form loads?

    I have a form with a primary table on it and a tabbed object with an embedded browse on it. On the tabbed object, there is a embedded browse (child table) and a field object below the browse that displays information from the same child table that I did not want to include in the browse, even though it is in the same child table as the one in the browse.

    The field is updating when I move to a new row in the embedded browse as it should; however, when the form first displays, the field is not showing the value from the table. Instead, it just shows the name I assigned to the field. As soon as I move to a new row in the browse it updates correctly.

    What do I need to do to make this field show the contents of the field from the child table when it first displays?

    For clarity,

    there is a form (primary table fields on it)
    tabbed object on the bottom of the form
    embedded browse on the first page of the tabbed object
    a label and field object on the first page of the tabbed object below the browse

    I tried:

    "reported" is the name of the field object.


    and put this in the "OnInit" of the browse, but it didn't work.
    John J. Fatte', CPA
    Omaha, NE 68137

  • #2
    Re: Refresh field contents when form loads?

    I've tried everything I could possibly think of and I'm wondering if the problem is that I'm trying to do this in the "OnInit" of the Browse. However, I'm moving the record to the last record in the table so that the most current entry is selected, so I think I have to do this there.

    I think the correct code should be:

    :applications:reported.text = ????

    Those are the actual names of the form and field.

    I also wonder if the problem is that this is a TIME field. Do I need to do some conversion from the table value to display it on the field object?

    Another observation. As soon as I click on the REPORTED field, it refreshes and shows the time value.
    Last edited by jjfcpa; 02-18-2010, 10:09 PM.
    John J. Fatte', CPA
    Omaha, NE 68137


    • #3
      Re: Refresh field contents when form loads?

      Problem solved.

      1. I moved the following code from the "OnInit" of the Browse to the "OnActivate" of the form.

      2. I did have to convert the time field value to a character using the following code:

      :applications:reported.text = convert_type(table.current(4).reported,"C")

      That did it. Everything is working perfectly.
      John J. Fatte', CPA
      Omaha, NE 68137


      • #4
        Re: Refresh field contents when form loads?

        This shouldn't happen and I don't have v10 to replicate or figure out exactly what's happening, so all I could suggest here is few possible work-arounds:
        1-Put the refresh script in the OnFetch or OnActivate event of the form, or
        2-Put the same field on the form itself (in addition to the first page of the tab object) and hide it, Or
        3-In the OnActivate event of the form, activate the first row of the embedded browse.


        • #5
          Re: Refresh field contents when form loads?

          I guessed my post and your latest criss-crossed.


          • #6
            Re: Refresh field contents when form loads?

            Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
            I guessed my post and your latest criss-crossed.
            Yes, they did. You could have saved me a bunch of time and experimenting though. Thanks for the post and you were definitely right-on!
            John J. Fatte', CPA
            PRO-WARE, LLC
            Omaha, NE 68137