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Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

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  • #16
    Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

    i put this in the onChange event for my form:

    cname = lookup("customers","companyname = "+quote(customer_installer.value),"custcode")
    custcode.value = cname

    or more concisely:

    custcode.value = lookup("customers","companyname = "+quote(customer_installer.value),"custcode")

    THIS WORKS !!
    Last edited by Garth Groft; 04-17-2015, 05:15 PM.
    Garth Groft
    Director & Software Architect
    MicroComputer Task Group

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    • #17
      Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

      I would have said you could move the companyname to the top of the list and that would make it the left in the drop down. When I tried that, even though the return value is supposed to stay as custcode, the custcode filled with the company name.
      There can be only one.

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      • #18
        Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

        It is working now using the original combo box, thanks to your spot on tips and pointers.

        i put this in the onChange event for my form:

        cname = lookup("customers","companyname = "+quote(customer_installer.value),"custcode")
        custcode.value = cname

        this works.

        then i combined the two lines. i did not need cname which stood for companyname since i was actually looking up custcode.

        custcode.value = lookup("customers","companyname = "+quote(customer_installer.value),"custcode")

        this also works. i am very pleased with the solution we have evolved!

        thank you again for your support.

        garth
        Garth Groft
        Director & Software Architect
        MicroComputer Task Group

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        • #19
          Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

          the attached test (2).zip of your test example works.

          Combo onChangeEvent -
          custcode.value = lookup("customers","companyname ="+quote(customer_installer.value),"custcode")

          stan, what you have taught me i will continue to build on and use a lot going forward. i still have so much more to learn.

          thank you.

          garth
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          Last edited by Garth Groft; 04-18-2015, 01:39 PM.
          Garth Groft
          Director & Software Architect
          MicroComputer Task Group

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          • #20
            Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

            Hi Garth,
            Is this at all what you are trying to do?

            Garth.jpgFRUL_lookup.jpg
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #21
              Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

              robin, thank you for you input on this. i am not experienced enough to know what you are presenting. i am sure it is very simpler, but i will need to explore it more.

              the solution evolved with stan is working and is also straight forward.
              Garth Groft
              Director & Software Architect
              MicroComputer Task Group

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              • #22
                Re: Combo Script to Capture a 2nd field from Another Table

                Hi Garth,
                I'm trying to show a scaled down version of the warranty form you first presented where you have fields from a single record above and a browse view of what appears to be records from the same table below.

                IF that is the case, then using field rules to create a lookup for the data you want to select from the customer table can be used to fill in customer_installer and custcode in the warreg table. It is the simpler of the approaches you are trying to achieve...ie, if that is your scenario. I can upload my example if it is.

                This is what Stan suggested in post #9.
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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