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  • Conditional Text

    How would I go about making a warning text appear next to a field when the date is expired?

    Code:
    if(exp_date=<date(),"Expired","")
    is my thought, however when I make a field and make it conditional showing this, nothing happens. I must be on the wrong path.....again...;)
    Kevin G. Timberlake
    Marvel Illusions

  • #2
    Re: Conditional Text

    Hi Kevin,

    Put the text into a conditional object next to the Date field.
    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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    • #3
      Re: Conditional Text

      Hi Keith,
      I keep trying that. I make a conditional object, insert the "if" code and I get blank.
      Kevin G. Timberlake
      Marvel Illusions

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      • #4
        Re: Conditional Text

        Hi Kevin,

        You dont need to have an If statement for a conditional object.

        Have a look at the Invoice form in Alphasports. Payment method.
        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: Conditional Text

          Originally posted by Kevin G. Timberlake View Post
          How would I go about making a warning text appear next to a field when the date is expired?

          Code:
          if(exp_date=<date(),"Expired","")
          is my thought, however when I make a field and make it conditional showing this, nothing happens. I must be on the wrong path.....again...;)
          you could also make a form level calc field with your expression rather than a conditional object. put no border on the field and it will only show if the condition is met

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          • #6
            Re: Conditional Text

            Kevin, have you worked through the example in the help file topic "Creating and Using a Conditional Object"? Notice that none of the expressions used to define which layer (level) of the conditional object is displayed contain IF() statements. The conditional object itself is one big if statement. Each level (layer) of the co is displayed when it's condition expression evaluates to true. Suggest you work through the help file example step by step. Doing something instead of just reading about it often helps, at least it does for me. -- tom

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            • #7
              Re: Conditional Text

              Thanks Tom, I am looking at that as well as playing around with the "if()" in other areas.
              Kevin G. Timberlake
              Marvel Illusions

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              • #8
                Re: Conditional Text

                You're welcome. The example will help you.

                In my previous post maybe it would have been clearer if I had said it this way:

                A given level (layer) of the co is displayed only if it's condition expression evaluates to true.

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                • #9
                  Re: Conditional Text

                  Ok, Condition Expression = Ffl_Exp_Date<=date()
                  Label = Expired

                  But nothing shows up as text whether expired or not. I must be missing something.
                  Kevin G. Timberlake
                  Marvel Illusions

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                  • #10
                    Re: Conditional Text

                    Yes.

                    If you leave a layer of the CO empty, when it displays you see zippo.

                    Use the form designer to drop a field or text into each layer. Use whatever you want to display when that layer's conditional expression is true.

                    the "label" is just a name for a layer in the CO. The label does not display.

                    -- tom

                    ps. Your question reveals that you did not actually follow the example in the help system to conclusion, you bad boy, you.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Conditional Text

                      Arggg... Made the co then dropped the field with the calculation onto it and nothing... Created a text saying Expired and put it onto the co and nothing changes...
                      Kevin G. Timberlake
                      Marvel Illusions

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                      • #12
                        Re: Conditional Text

                        Hi Kevin,

                        Can you post a sample of your app here, a CO is very simple to set up and it wont take to long to show you how its done.

                        Do you have Skype?

                        I have added file for you to see CO on form.
                        Last edited by Keith Hubert; 12-13-2008, 01:11 PM. Reason: File added
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Conditional Text

                          Here's an example that pops up my favorite text if the "State" field contains "FL".

                          Kevin, perhaps you're dropping your text in the wrong layer (level) of the CO.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Conditional Text

                            Hopefully not to confuse the issue any further but a simple character or text field could be used as well with a condition (if-then) placed say on the OnInit, OnFetch of the form and/or on the OnChange of a field if the value can change whilst on the form, whatever is needed....

                            Code:
                            if exp_date=<date() then
                                char_field.value="Expired"
                                char_field.object.visible=.T. 'if wanted to hide/unhide the object--could use color as well
                              else
                                char_field.value=""
                                char_field.object.visible=.F.
                            end if
                            Mike
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                            • #15
                              Re: Conditional Text

                              That was what I needed. I needed to see it in action, and now ....Perfection. Thanks. I learned something new today;)
                              Kevin G. Timberlake
                              Marvel Illusions

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