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  • Problem with RTF memo

    I'm sure I am making a simple mistake. I would like to be able to view contracts and other customer documents.

    I have a table with four or five fields one of which is a RTF memo field. I thought one quick way to load a cocument was to use the import feature. I opened the table in browse mode, clicked on the field, went to edit and import RTF. The program brings up the screen to locate the document which I select. The problem nothing happens. I can't see a form. I have even clicked on the editor after the above and can't see the form there either.

    Eventially, I will want to load contracts in an easier manner so I created a button and set an on push event and connected the following code to see if it would work.

    'Date Created: 05-Aug-2008 04:03:41 PM
    'Last Updated: 06-Aug-2008 11:08:52 AM
    'Created By : rross
    'Updated By : rross
    'Create an XDialog dialog box to prompt for parameters.
    DIM SHARED V_taxID as C
    DIM SHARED V_Type as C
    DIM SHARED V_Location as C
    DIM SHARED V_ExpireDate as D
    DIM SHARED V_filename as C
    DIM SHARED varC_result as C
    ok_button_label = "&Enter Record"
    cancel_button_label = "&Cancel"
    varC_result = ui_dlg_box("Contract Data",<<%dlg%
    {region}
    Tax ID:| [.40V_taxID];
    Contract Type:| [.40V_Type];
    Location:| [.40V_Location];
    Expiration Date:| [%DATE%.40V_ExpireDate!V_ExpireDate_*];
    Choose File Name \(.rtf):| [.40V_filename];
    {endregion};
    {line=1,0};
    {region}
    <*15=ok_button_label!OK> <15=cancel_button_label!CANCEL>
    {endregion};
    %dlg%,<<%code%
    if left(a_dlg_button,13) = "V_ExpireDate_" then
    if a_dlg_button = "V_ExpireDate_killfocus" then
    V_ExpireDate = ctod(dtoc(V_ExpireDate))
    end if
    a_dlg_button = ""
    end if
    %code%)

    'Open new record in Contract form


    Dim tbl as p
    tbl=table.open("contracts")

    tbl.enter_begin(.t.)
    tbl.con_taxid=V_taxID
    tbl.con_type=V_Type
    tbl.con_location=V_Location
    tbl.con_expire=V_ExpireDate
    tbl.con_rtf.memo_read_from_file(V_filename)
    tbl.enter_end (.t.)
    Tbl.close()

    I'm sure the coding isn't efficient and I need some error checking but anyway I wanted to see if I was on the right track. I get the dialog box and after filling all the boxes and pushing OK it seemed to take afew seconds and work. However, when I get back to the browse I see a new record with all the fields updated but still nothing in the memo field. (I am loading a document with an .rtf extension.)

    Am I misunderstanding the intended use of the memo field? If there is a solution, can PDFs and Text files also be loaded? Thanks for any help.
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