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  • Lookup question

    can someone help me on how do do an incremental lookup in Alpha?

    By incremental lookup, I mean a table with a chart number field and if I take 0, it will take me to the first record whose chart start with 0
    than, if I type 3 after the 0 it will jum to the 1st record whose chart # start with 03 and on and on.

    thanks,
    Raul Rego
    GatewayMCH

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    Re: Lookup question

    I am not sure how much help this will be, but this is an Xdialog I use to locate an employee record by typing in a few letters of either their last name or their file number. It returns the fileno and then opens the data form. In the script, Go_frm() is my own function.
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    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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    • #3
      Re: Lookup question

      Please clarify:
      You have a table with a field for chart number.
      1-Is this a numeric field?
      You want to lookup records.
      2-Are you referring to Field Rules lookup? Or just any means for lookup?
      3-Where do you do this lookup from? A form? A browse? Anywhere?
      4-When you first type 0 and later type 3, does the 3 overwrite the 0? Does the 0 remain? i.e. is 03? or 3?
      5-What do you mean by incremental? What is the incremental factor if any? or do you just mean increasing numbers?

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      • #4
        Re: Lookup question

        This is typically termed a progressive looukup. I believe you might find your answer here, and you might search the message board using "progressive lookup"

        http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...-in-a-dropdown
        Last edited by Mike Wilson; 08-09-2011, 10:47 AM.
        Mike W
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        • #5
          Re: Lookup question

          Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
          Please clarify:
          You have a table with a field for chart number.
          1-Is this a numeric field?
          You want to lookup records.
          2-Are you referring to Field Rules lookup? Or just any means for lookup?
          3-Where do you do this lookup from? A form? A browse? Anywhere?
          4-When you first type 0 and later type 3, does the 3 overwrite the 0? Does the 0 remain? i.e. is 03? or 3?
          5-What do you mean by incremental? What is the incremental factor if any? or do you just mean increasing numbers?

          Thanks for following up:
          No is a text field and I am referring to a lookup where the table is displayed and as I enter text into the lookup the table scrols to the closest match; thus, if I enter 0 it will take me to the 1st record whose chart starts with a 0 and if I enter 9 after the 0, it will take me to the closest match for chart field starting with 09 and so on.

          I call this on incremental locator field.

          thanks again and hope this helps to clarify what I am looking for.

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          • #6
            Re: Lookup question

            This, as Mike said, is a progressive lookup. See link attached and many threads on the subject.

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