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RE: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

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    RE: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

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    I have a table called "Merchandise" and "Ptag". Also, I have forms called "merchandise" and "ptag". On merchandise form I have a button called "Create PTAG". What I would like to do is to be able to open "PTAG" form with following data already populated.
    "Style", "vendor", "category", "subcategroy" and "family".

    I was able to open the form "ptag" with the "Create Ptag" but don't have any idea of how to populate the field.

    NOTE: I do not want the ID to be copied over.

    I am kind of confused having the auto increment field.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

    Forget about your forms for a moment. They only display table records, one at a time.

    Assuming you are speaking of a single user application........

    Copy any record from "Merchandise" to "Ptag". Open any form based on ptag and fetch the last record. The form will be populated with data from the merchandise record.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

      Hi Stan:

      1) It is not a single user application. It is about 5 users application. That is where is becomes complex.



        Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

        Not necessarily complex, just different.

        If merchandise and ptag have the same fields you can create a new record in ptag easily with <TBL>.RECORD_DATA_SET(). (see the documentation for an example ) and capture the new record number.Then open the ptag form and fetch that record.

        If they have different structures you just need to capture field values desired from merchandise into variables, open ptag, create a record, populate the fields from the variables, etc.
        There can be only one.


          Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

          Interesting! I am looking into this. Thanks!


            Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

            It looks like I need the second option. Is there a sample? The documentation does not provide the sample I am looking for.


              Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form


              Much of this can be done now with action scripting. To see how we used to do it with xbasic check this thread in the code archive.


                Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

                Thanks Tom! I will give it a shot!


                  Re: Copy info from a table to another one and then load the form

                  Hi Tom:

                  I was successfully able to use your example! It works perfectly! Thanks for the help!.