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  • #16
    Re: Conditional Text

    Mike, I tried this because if the field Ffl_Exp_Date is empty, the result is "Expired"

    Code:
    if Ffl_Exp_Date<=date() then
        Ffl_Exp_Date.value="Expired"
        Ffl_Exp_Date.visible=.T.
      else
        Ffl_Exp_Date.value=""
        Ffl_Exp_Date.object.visible=.F.
    end if
    But it does not work. Comes back invalid expression...
    Kevin G. Timberlake
    Marvel Illusions

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    • #17
      Re: Conditional Text

      Originally posted by Kevin G. Timberlake View Post
      Mike, I tried this because if the field Ffl_Exp_Date is empty, the result is "Expired"

      Code:
      if Ffl_Exp_Date<=[SIZE=4][COLOR=red]date()[/COLOR][/SIZE] then
          Ffl_Exp_Date.value[SIZE=4][COLOR=red]="Expired"[/COLOR][/SIZE]
          Ffl_Exp_Date.visible=.T.
        else
          Ffl_Exp_Date.value=""
          Ffl_Exp_Date.object.visible=.F.
      end if
      But it does not work. Comes back invalid expression...
      Is Ffl_Exp_Date a date field or a character field? It can't be both...
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      • #18
        Re: Conditional Text

        What data type is

        Ffl_Exp_Date

        if it is a date you can't store text in it.

        Ffl_Exp_Date.value="Expired"
        There can be only one.

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        • #19
          Re: Conditional Text

          I changed it to C and still same error
          Kevin G. Timberlake
          Marvel Illusions

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          • #20
            Re: Conditional Text

            Great... If it is not a date field, it will not use this:
            Code:
            IF(FFL_EXP_DATE<DATE(),"Expired","")
            If it is a date field, then it continually shows "Expired" if the Ffl_Exp_Date field is empty...

            So I know I am missing something, maybe the boat.....
            Kevin G. Timberlake
            Marvel Illusions

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            • #21
              Re: Conditional Text

              Kevin,

              There have been a number of suggestions, all of which work the way we would implement them ourselves.

              How about you drop a sample here? That way you will get just the right result.

              You would have this as a calculated field on the form.

              Ex_Date=IF(FFL_EXP_DATE<DATE(),"Expired",dtoc(FFL_EXP_DATE))
              Last edited by Keith Hubert; 12-15-2008, 02:28 PM.
              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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              • #22
                Re: Conditional Text

                Example.
                There can be only one.

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                • #23
                  Re: Conditional Text

                  That was it Stan, but, on a record that has no date filled in, it shows "Expired". I followed the example and placed it onfetch, otherwise it is good. Maybe I will try a case function to give it 3 options, true would equal "Expired", False would equal " " and no isempty would equal " ".
                  Kevin G. Timberlake
                  Marvel Illusions

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                  • #24
                    Re: Conditional Text

                    since it is quite large, here is the customer portion I need it to work on. If field Ffl_Exp_Date is equal to or before the current date the field would pop up on the header bar in red saying "FFL Expired".
                    Kevin G. Timberlake
                    Marvel Illusions

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                    • #25
                      Re: Conditional Text

                      Hi Kevin,

                      We do want to help you but you dont make it too easy when you send an app like this with 7 different forms and you dont tell us which one you want the conditional text on.

                      I'm sorry if you think me being rude, but we dont have time to play hunt the needle.

                      Why?
                      Maybe I will try a case function to give it 3 options, true would equal "Expired", False would equal " " and no isempty would equal " ".

                      I still feel that the best way forward for you is a conditional object. It is so easy and straight forward, you dont need to get your self involved with any code, I can see that you have a way to go before you get to grips with what Alpha can do for you without you coding.
                      Last edited by Keith Hubert; 12-15-2008, 06:29 PM.
                      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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