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  • Table.external_record_content_get()

    I am trying to use a variable in the table.external_record_content_get() function as a filter expression so as to only get records with a specific client Id that is in a field on a form. But I donīt know how to write filter expressions.
    And I canīt find any examples of using variables in filter expressions. Certainly not in the help files. It seems they always want you to hard code the expression.
    This is the silliness I have done so far but it just returns “no such field” error message the global variable is alive but it is not recognized in the filter expression I have written.

    Code:
    'Get 'Value' property of 'Client_id' in Form 'Assignments' .
    DIM window_name as C
    window_name = ":"+"Assignments"
    DIM varP_Object as p
    'Get a pointer to the specified window
    varP_Object = obj(window_name)
    'Check if the specified window exists
    if .not. is_object(varP_Object) then 
    	ui_msg_box("Error","The window '"+window_name+"' does not exist.",ui_stop_symbol)
    else
    	DIM GLOBAL VClientId AS c
    	VClientId = varP_Object:Client_id.value
    end if
    Dim List as C
    List=table.external_record_content_get("r00Spouse","Spouse","","Spclient_Id=S_quote(VClientId)")
    Any help would be extremely appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

    Move the s_quoted expression out of the overall filter quote marks.

    Code:
    List=table.external_record_content_get("r00Spouse","Spouse","","Spclient_Id="+S_quote(VClientId))
    I build this type of filter in the interactive by creating a test value for the variable and then testing.

    Code:
    VClientId = "ABC123"
    
    ? "Spclient_Id=S_quote(VClientId)"
    = "Spclient_Id=S_quote(VClientId)"
    
    ? "Spclient_Id="+S_quote(VClientId)
    = Spclient_Id="ABC123"
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

      Stan
      Thanks so much!!!! This did the trick and gives me a big leap forward.
      Great!

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      • #4
        Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

        And I canīt find any examples of using variables in filter expressions. Certainly not in the help files.
        http://support.alphasoftware.com/alp...TABLESUM().htm
        And this syntax can be used for basically anything so definitely something to read over and over until learned...
        Mike
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        • #5
          Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

          Additional examples and explanations found in the discussion of the table.count() function, as well.

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          • #6
            Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

            OK Great
            Iīve had a hard time locating anything that would expose examples where variables were used instead of hard coded strings.
            Seems to me to be really essential to doing anything.
            Thanks.

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            • #7
              Re: Table.external_record_content_get()

              Originally posted by netgeorger View Post
              Iīve had a hard time locating anything that would expose examples where variables were used instead of hard coded strings.
              This page is usually suggested.
              There can be only one.

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