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Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

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    Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

    I'm trying to right justify an invoice number in a character field in a table. The input is from a form. I set the form field to right justify and that works fine. But the value is still left justified in the table. I added code in the "OnChange" event of the field:
    parentform.invoice.value = padl(alltrim(parentform.invoice.value),8,"Q")
    I'm using Qs instead of blanks for testing. I added a ui_msg_box to verify that the value of parentform.invoice.value had changed but, it was not reflected on the form itself. I then tried refresh_fields and refresh_layout. But they did not work. What am I missing?

    Re: Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

    Not sure you don't need a parentform.commit() after the code but the syntax is

    parentform:invoice.value = padl(alltrim(parentform:invoice.value),8,"Q")

    I'm trying to right justify an invoice number in a character field in a table
    If that's not micromanaging then nothing is.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

      Thank you. That works without the commit. I'll have to read more to understand that. The documentation shows the period, not the colon:


      PARENTFORM. Object_Name

      PARENTFORM. Property


        Re: Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

        Have you found the object explorer? The documentation does seem to be in error.

        Image 1.png
        There can be only one.


          Re: Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

          Yes, I'm looking at the object explorer. Thanks, perhaps, I need to review the XB tutorial. I appreciate the assistance. I'm new with A5 and XB and about 75% of this is obvious, the remainder can be an enigma.


            Re: Trying to right adjust, blank fill a character field in a table

            Perhaps the documentation entry for Relative Addresses is more complete and correct and could be of help.

            Another avenue to explore is to construct an action script to perform some activity, right click on it and choose View xbasic. The code thus revealed willl often be overly intricate, sometimes using three steps to accomplish something easily done in one, but you will gain some insight.
            There can be only one.