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  • Setting a Variable when opening an application

    I have a table with a specific variable I need to use.
    It can be changed by the user.
    The Variable is constructed from data in a table field.
    How would I code an Autoexec to grab the field and populate the variable?
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  • #2
    Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

    SQL or DBF table?
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    • #3
      Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

      DBF, Al
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      • #4
        Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

        Lookup_Value(ie your variable) as A = LOOKUP( Lookup_Table as C, Filter as C, Lookup_Expression as C )
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
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        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

          I posted this in the wrong section, it's a DT question. Could you bump it please Al?
          Anyway, the Lookup works in isolation as a script. When run, the variable is set correctly.
          However, if I create an Autoexec script and ask it to play the lookup script, it doesn't do it.
          I have set the Settings for Autoexec Script to be played as Yes.
          Any ideas?
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          • #6
            Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

            Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
            I posted this in the wrong section, it's a DT question. Could you bump it please Al?
            Anyway, the Lookup works in isolation as a script. When run, the variable is set correctly.
            However, if I create an Autoexec script and ask it to play the lookup script, it doesn't do it.
            I have set the Settings for Autoexec Script to be played as Yes.
            Any ideas?
            Either put the code directly in the autoexec script or build a function to be called form the autoexec script.

            Scripts calling scripts can work, but it's not a good practice.
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

              Well I tried that earlier but the Autoexec doesn't seem to trigger.
              Is there anything else which might be holding up the Autoexec. Is the "A" capital? (I'm away from my pc on a tablet)
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              • #8
                Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                Well I tried that earlier but the Autoexec doesn't seem to trigger.
                Is there anything else which might be holding up the Autoexec. Is the "A" capital? (I'm away from my pc on a tablet)
                Either add logging to the autoexec or add a debug(1) to show that it's is running - until it works. Then leave the logging on to trace that it was called and worked...

                Usually a good idea to debug code. Murphy is always hanging around causing issues...
                Al Buchholz
                Bookwood Systems, LTD
                Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                Occam's Razor - KISS
                Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                  Thanks Al
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                  "Claustrophobia. Scared of Santa Clause"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                    Update.
                    It seems that running an Action Script in Autoexec doesn't work.
                    So, if you create an action script, then copy the Xbasic code to the autoexec, it does work.
                    Using Action Scripting is so much easier than slugging it out with Xbasic IF there is a function you need available.

                    All good and working.
                    See our Hybrid Option here;
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                    • #11
                      Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                      Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                      Update.
                      It seems that running an Action Script in Autoexec doesn't work.
                      So, if you create an action script, then copy the Xbasic code to the autoexec, it does work.
                      Using Action Scripting is so much easier than slugging it out with Xbasic IF there is a function you need available.

                      All good and working.
                      Ted

                      Another way to handle this is to use the xbasic editor and right click on a white area.

                      The right click menu has a link to genies - xbasic script genie - which is actually action scripting...

                      You can use that and press the button to Insert Code in Script Editor.

                      As I suggested earlier, functions are still the best practice for control.
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
                      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                      Occam's Razor - KISS
                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                        Thanks Al. As always, the voice of reason and knowledge.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                          Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                          Thanks Al. As always, the voice of reason and knowledge.
                          You're too kind. I won't tell how long it took me to find that option.

                          Have a wonderful weekend.
                          Al Buchholz
                          Bookwood Systems, LTD
                          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                          Occam's Razor - KISS
                          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                          Albert Einstein

                          http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                          • #14
                            Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                            You are far too modest.
                            A rare comodity thes days.
                            Group Hug?
                            See our Hybrid Option here;
                            https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                            "Claustrophobia. Scared of Santa Clause"

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                            • #15
                              Re: Setting a Variable when opening an application

                              Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                              You are far too modest.
                              A rare comodity thes days.
                              Group Hug?
                              Brilliant!
                              Al Buchholz
                              Bookwood Systems, LTD
                              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                              Occam's Razor - KISS
                              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                              Albert Einstein

                              http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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