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  • Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

    I would like to make a change to the format of Telephone field in field rules with Xbasic.

    Is there a way to do this? If yes how?

    All help gratefully received.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

  • #2
    Re: Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

    Yes, field rules alteration has been discussed here before. It is also covered in the documentation.

    The local documentation is a bit more helpful than the online.
    https://www.alphasoftware.com/docume...T%20Method.xml

    Another example.

    https://www.alphasoftware.com/alphaf...ht=rule+xbasic
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    • #3
      Re: Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

      The phone number mask rule in the AlphaSports sample table leads me to believe that changing the format of the mask (if that's what you want) isn't quite as straight forward as some of the other modifications. To change the mask character from # to @ for example

      Code:
      tbl = table.open("customer")
      rul = tbl.rules_get()
      tst =  rul.PHONE.to_string()
      rul.change_begin()
      '? tst 'commented outlines used in interactive to discover rule details
      '=  LONGNAME=~Phone Number~ MASK_MODE=2 DESC=~Customer's voice telephone number~ MASK=~&~ MASK_TABLE:COUNT=1 MASK_TABLE:COND0:EQN=~LEN(ALLTRIM(CUSTOMER->BILL_STATE_REGION))<3.OR.CUSTOMER->BILL_COUNTRY="".OR.CUSTOMER->BILL_COUNTRY="USA"~ MASK_TABLE:MASK0=~(###) ###-####~ 'MASK_TABLE:TEMP0=~(   )|   -    ~ MASK_PLACE_HOLDER=95 
      tst = stritran(tst,"#","@")
      rul.PHONE.from_string(tst)
      rul.change_end()
      tbl.close()
      The proper use of stritran() should allow you to do most anything.
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

        Hi Stan,

        Many thanks for code. You are correct I was trying to change the Mask.

        This code works perfectly providing a rule has been set up.

        What do I need to change to make the rule a simple mask and then affect the change?
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

          It is a bit tricky because a simple mask requires a template definition and the template dot variable/parameter doesn't exist until the type is set to "Simple". The type variable does exist because it is initially "None". It would look like this given appropriate table and field names. Using a simple mask you don't need the .to_string() etc from the earlier suggestion. All the variables are available directly.

          Code:
          tbl = table.open("salespeople")
          rul = tbl.rules_get()
          rul.change_begin() 'change the mask type to "Simple"
          rul.phone2.mask.Type = "Simple"
          rul.change_end() 'once this is changed then the Template is available to change
          rul.change_begin() 'so we change it here
          rul.PHONE2.Mask.Template =  "(###) ###-####"
          rul.change_end()
          tbl.close()
          Last edited by Stan Mathews; 03-17-2017, 01:44 PM.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Edit field Rules with Xbasic?

            Stan,

            Many thanks again. What you have shown makes perfect sense and does the job.

            Can now do a patch to client's app instead of full copy.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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