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  • Go to record problem with numeric field

    Hey all,

    I have a db that keeps track of our Equipment inventory and the maintenance history. I assigned each piece of equipment an ID# but originally let it be a character field. I have a form that sorts the equipment by type and when you want more detail about a certain item you can push button for more info. and you get another form. That setup has worked great. I've recently tried changing the ID# from c to n so that I can easily keep the list in numeric order. However, when I change to numeric, it gives me an error about line 11 and having an empty expression. When I change back to c, the button works great. So, it's something about changing to numeric that is giving me the error.

    I'm trying to better understand the code that I basically copied from Alpha Sports to zoom, and I would like to know what I need to change in the following code in order for me to keep the LabID field numeric.

    dim t as p
    t = table.current()
    dim count1 as n
    'count1 stores the number of line_items for the current invoice before we zoom to the "Items" form.
    'this will allow us to determine if the user added new lineitems after returning from the Zoom.
    count1 = t.eval(equip_inventory->Lab_Id)

    Thanks for any input and suggestions,
    Rookie

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    Re: Go to record problem with numeric field

    I don't see an issue with what you have posted.

    My test.

    Code:
    tbl = table.open("allen")
    ? tbl.eval("allen->descr")
    = "HAMBURGER HELPER LASAGNA                 "
    
    ? tbl.eval("allen->sold")
    = 4.000000
    
    tbl.close()
    is there more to the script?


    I've recently tried changing the ID# from c to n so that I can easily keep the list in numeric order.
    Have you ever used SORTSUBSTR( Input_String as C, Delimiter as C [, Direction as C [, Type as C ]] ) with the optional Type parameter which sorts character strings as if they were numeric?

    Code:
    numberstring = <<%str%
    #12
    #23
    #123
    #45
    #456
    #16
    #56
    #%str%
    
    ? numberstring
    = 12
    23
    123
    45
    456
    16
    56
    
    
    ? sortsubstr(numberstring,crlf(),"A","N")
    = 12
    16
    23
    45
    56
    123
    456
    There can be only one.

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