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  • Arguments - make optional

    Hello,

    Is there a way to make an argument optional?

    Thank you
    Tracy

  • #2
    Re: Arguments - make optional

    No, here on the board you'll get an argument no matter what you say.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Arguments - make optional

      Quick response there Stan,
      I would argue with that!

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      • #4
        Re: Arguments - make optional

        Tracy there has been a thread on this in the last couple of days - last post yesterday
        http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...4&goto=newpost

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        • #5
          Re: Arguments - make optional

          Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
          No, here on the board you'll get an argument no matter what you say.
          I may have to report this post to the proper authority! Whoever that is....
          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."
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          • #6
            Re: Arguments - make optional

            Ray,

            I'll argue with that.

            I think the question has to do with arguments in SQL.

            As in

            Object_Type.PRINT( Layout_Name as C [, Filter as C [, Order as C [, Argument as SQL::Arguments ]]] )
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Arguments - make optional

              egg on my face then.

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              • #8
                Re: Arguments - make optional

                I'd argue that we need more info from Tracy!

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                • #9
                  Re: Arguments - make optional

                  Hi Stan,

                  As I am learning this software from the begininng, an argument will help me learn, kinda like intro to pleading your case 101"



                  Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                  No, here on the board you'll get an argument no matter what you say.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Arguments - make optional

                    Hi Ray,

                    I never would have looked at the thread because I didn't know what UDF stood for.
                    It did lead me to a page on how to make a parameter optional . . . . if you write xbasic code, something I am trying to stay away from . . . but I will try and see what happens.

                    Thank you
                    Tracy



                    Originally posted by Ray in Capetown View Post
                    Tracy there has been a thread on this in the last couple of days - last post yesterday
                    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...4&goto=newpost

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                    • #11
                      Re: Arguments - make optional

                      Allen,

                      If I knew more, I would truly include it in the message - stay tuned, as I may have to write code in xbasic to get this to work, so that could truly cause an "argument" LOL

                      Tracy

                      Originally posted by Allen Klimeck View Post
                      I'd argue that we need more info from Tracy!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Arguments - make optional

                        What argument? Where? How used?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Arguments - make optional

                          Tracy,

                          The whole point is that we have no idea what you are talking about or what you are trying to do.

                          Is there a way to make an argument optional?
                          Optional in what sense or context? Most if not all of the places in Alpha where you would define arguments for filtering you are able to set a default value. Is that what you mean by optional?
                          There can be only one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Arguments - make optional

                            Originally posted by noviceuser View Post
                            Hello,

                            Is there a way to make an argument optional?

                            Thank you
                            Tracy
                            Tracy

                            There are 2 kinds of arguments in Alpha...

                            1. As an iput parameter in a function... ie table.open("tablename")
                            2. As an input to an SQL statement.

                            Which context are you asking about?
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: Arguments - make optional

                              Hi STan,

                              By optional, I mean that a value does not have to be entered/selected for the argument and the report will still run.
                              Tracy

                              Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                              Tracy,

                              The whole point is that we have no idea what you are talking about or what you are trying to do.



                              Optional in what sense or context? Most if not all of the places in Alpha where you would define arguments for filtering you are able to set a default value. Is that what you mean by optional?

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