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  • Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

    This works:
    Edit_Customer_Info.Allow_Change(.f.)

    These do not:
    Edit_Customer_Info.restrict_edit = .t.
    Edit_Customer_Info.restrict_change = .f.
    Edit_Customer_Info.restrict_enter = .t.

    Edit_Customer_Info.restrict_delete = .t.

    What am I missing?
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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  • #2
    Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

    hi, Peter.

    do you need to resynch or refresh the form after changing these properties?

    which has priority restrict_edit or restrict_change ? These seem to create the possibility for conflict when one is set true and the other false.

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    • #3
      Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

      Peter,
      Might be a typo in your post but you have .f. for restrict_change instead of .t. If you don't want changes restrict_change should be true. Restrict_edit does not apply to data entry but to editing the layout itself.
      Tim Kiebert
      Eagle Creek Citrus
      A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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      • #4
        Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

        In what event?

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        • #5
          Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

          Originally posted by Peter.Greulich View Post
          What am I missing?
          Maybe you're missing chatting with the rest of us as often as you are used to.

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          • #6
            Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

            Originally posted by Ray in Capetown View Post
            Maybe you're missing chatting with the rest of us as often as you are used to.
            No doubt.

            Thanks for all the replies. My point is those commands don't seem to work. I'm running them from the interactive. Edit_Customer_Info is an Alpha Sports form. Try it and let me know if they work for you.

            Thanks
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

            [email protected]
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            • #7
              Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

              I don't think you can test this behavior from the interactive window. Put your code in a button on the form, or run it from an event in the form itself. ( doesn't the interactive window run in a different session than your form ? )

              Testing here shows that

              parentform.restrict_change = .t. will block edits while
              parentform.restrict_change = .f. will permit edits

              when each is run from a button on the form

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              • #8
                Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                don't know if this will help you?

                On fetch form
                if var->ulevel >= 3 then ' users have 3 levels 1 can do any 2 can do most and 3 can view, but not edit
                This.allow_change(.F.)
                else
                This.allow_change(.T.)
                end if

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                • #9
                  Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                  Thanks Tom,

                  It works like you say. What I'm really trying to do is something like this from an external script:

                  f=OBJ("Edit_Customer_Info")
                  f.restrict_change = .t.

                  But no-go. Seems like you should be able to control the form programmatically?
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  [email protected]
                  https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                  • #10
                    Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                    I think that should work, provided the form you want to control has already been opened.

                    An alternative would be to set globals in the calling script, then use the onInit or OnActivate events of the form you want to control to set or re-set form properties, depending on the current values in the globals.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                      Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
                      I think that should work, provided the form you want to control has already been opened.
                      Yeah, that's my point. It doesn't work!
                      Peter
                      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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                      • #12
                        Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                        Peter,

                        copied form xbasic for everyone
                        Preventing any changes to a form
                        Perhaps you want to prevent the user from making any changes on your form. That is simple in Xbasic. The
                        new properties we will use are:
                        <form_pointer>.restrict_enter
                        <form_pointer>.restrict_change
                        which are akin to changing the properties of the form in design mode, and the property
                        browse_name.browse.readonly
                        which changes the editing properties of a browse.
                        Here is the script:
                        p = topparent.this
                        filter = "Customer_id = "+quote(Customer_id.value)
                        query.filter = filter
                        query.order = ""
                        'Open the layout_type showing just the records that satisfy the filter
                        DIM Shared f as P
                        DIM layout_name as c
                        layout_name = "Customer history"
                        f = :Form.viewqueried(layout_name,query.filter, query.order,"hidden" )
                        f:Tables:invoice_header.filter_expression="between(date,{1/1/96},{12/31/96})"
                        f:Tables:invoice_header.order_expression="date"
                        f:Tables:invoice_header.query()
                        f.restrict_enter=.t. ' No enters allowed at form level
                        f.restrict_change=.t. ' No changes allowed at form level
                        f:browse1.browse.readonly=.t.' No enters or changes allowed for invoice header browse
                        f.show()

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                        • #13
                          Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                          Thanks John. Read post #11 - it doesn't work.
                          Peter
                          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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                          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                          • #14
                            Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                            parentform.Allow_Change(.t.)
                            parentform.Allow_Change(.f.)

                            this works - have been using since V5, I think
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                            • #15
                              Re: Control form's data entry/edit programmatically

                              Thanks Martin. I know that works. I need it like as in post #9.
                              Peter
                              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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