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  • Record_Add() Function and strings

    Hi all,

    I am struggling with this and was hoping another pair of eyes could see what was wrong or how I might get this to work. The scenario is that I am trying to copy a record from one table to an identical structural table - but two of the field values need changed from what the values are in the source table.

    Code:
    dim gvnewuser as c
    gvnewuser="Beckie"
    dim tblsrc as p
    tblsrc=table.open("mastermenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
    tblsrc.fetch_last()
    
    fstr=<<%str%
    Menuuidf=alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser)
    Menulvl1f=tblsrc.Menulvl1f
    Menu1ordf=tblsrc.Menu1ordf
    Menulvl2f=tblsrc.Menulvl2f
    Menu2ordf=tblsrc.Menu2ordf
    Menulvl3f=tblsrc.Menulvl3f
    Menu3ordf=tblsrc.Menu3ordf
    Ctrlpnlnmf=tblsrc.Ctrlpnlnmf
    Ctrlpnltypf=tblsrc.Ctrlpnltypf
    L1clsdpicf=tblsrc.L1clsdpicf
    L1openpicf=tblsrc.L1openpicf
    L1clsdtxtf=tblsrc.L1clsdtxtf
    L1opentxtf=tblsrc.L1opentxtf
    L2clsdpicf=tblsrc.L2clsdpicf
    L2opentxtf=tblsrc.L2opentxtf
    L3picf=tblsrc.L3picf
    L3txtf=tblsrc.L3txtf
    Userf = gvnewuser
    %str%
    
    vresult = record_add("dynamicmenu",eval(fstr),1)
    Attached is the error message I am getting using eval(). I have tried evaluate_template() as well with no joy. If I don't use eval() the record is added fine but it is the literal text of what is to the right of the equal sign and not the field value that is being referenced.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards.

    Jeff

  • #2
    Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

    Well...I accomplished what I wanted pretty easily another way.....although I would still like to know if the post above could work.

    The simple code I used is.....brain dead today I guess....should have just went this way in the beginning.

    HTML Code:
    dim gvnewuser as c
    gvnewuser="Beckie"
    dim tblsrc as p
    tblsrc=table.open("mastermenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
    tblsrc.fetch_last()
    
    dim tbltrgt as p
    tbltrgt=table.open("dynamicmenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
    
    tbltrgt.enter_begin()
    tbltrgt.Menuuidf=alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser
    tbltrgt.Menulvl1f=tblsrc.Menulvl1f
    tbltrgt.Menu1ordf=tblsrc.Menu1ordf
    tbltrgt.Menulvl2f=tblsrc.Menulvl2f
    tbltrgt.Menu2ordf=tblsrc.Menu2ordf
    tbltrgt.Menulvl3f=tblsrc.Menulvl3f
    tbltrgt.Menu3ordf=tblsrc.Menu3ordf
    tbltrgt.Ctrlpnlnmf=tblsrc.Ctrlpnlnmf
    tbltrgt.Ctrlpnltypf=tblsrc.Ctrlpnltypf
    tbltrgt.L1clsdpicf=tblsrc.L1clsdpicf
    tbltrgt.L1openpicf=tblsrc.L1openpicf
    tbltrgt.L1clsdtxtf=tblsrc.L1clsdtxtf
    tbltrgt.L1opentxtf=tblsrc.L1opentxtf
    tbltrgt.L2clsdpicf=tblsrc.L2clsdpicf
    tbltrgt.L2opentxtf=tblsrc.L2opentxtf
    tbltrgt.L3picf=tblsrc.L3picf
    tbltrgt.L3txtf=tblsrc.L3txtf
    tbltrgt.Userf = gvnewuser
    
    tbltrgt.enter_end()

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    • #3
      Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

      Or.

      Code:
      dim record_data as B
      dim target as P
      dim gvnewuser as c
      gvnewuser="Beckie"
      dim tblsrc as p
      tblsrc=table.open("mastermenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
      tblsrc.fetch_last()
      record_data = tblsrc.record_data_get()
      
      target = table.open("dynamicmenu")
      target.enter_begin()
      target.record_data_set(record_data)
      target.Menuuidf=alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser
      target.Userf = gvnewuser
      target.enter_end(.T.)
      target.close()
      tblsrc.close()
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

        Was just going to reply and saw you found another way but to make your initial code work you would have needed to preprocess the list and just use fstr in the function (no eval etc)
        The fact that the literal text on the right side of the '=' was being used is a clue. If that is what it wants then that is what you give it. :)
        Code:
        im gvnewuser as c
        gvnewuser="Beckie"
        dim tblsrc as p
        tblsrc=table.open("mastermenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
        tblsrc.fetch_last()
        
        fstr=""
        fstr=fstr+"Menuuidf="+alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser) + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menulvl1f="+tblsrc.Menulvl1f + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menu1ordf="+tblsrc.Menu1ordf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menulvl2f="+tblsrc.Menulvl2f + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menu2ordf="+tblsrc.Menu2ordf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menulvl3f="+tblsrc.Menulvl3f + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Menu3ordf="+tblsrc.Menu3ordf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Ctrlpnlnmf="+tblsrc.Ctrlpnlnmf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Ctrlpnltypf="+tblsrc.Ctrlpnltypf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L1clsdpicf="+tblsrc.L1clsdpicf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L1openpicf="+tblsrc.L1openpicf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L1clsdtxtf="+tblsrc.L1clsdtxtf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L1opentxtf="+tblsrc.L1opentxtf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L2clsdpicf="+tblsrc.L2clsdpicf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L2opentxtf="+tblsrc.L2opentxtf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L3picf="+tblsrc.L3picf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"L3txtf="+tblsrc.L3txtf + crlf()
        fstr=fstr+"Userf ="+ gvnewuser
        
        vresult = record_add("dynamicmenu",fstr,1)
        Tim Kiebert
        Eagle Creek Citrus
        A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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        • #5
          Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

          Thanks Stan....I like that method! I would not have thought of that.

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          • #6
            Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

            This one is similar to Stan's
            Code:
            dim target as P
            dim gvnewuser as c
            gvnewuser="Beckie"
            dim tblsrc as p
            tblsrc=table.open("mastermenu",FILE_RW_SHARED)
            tblsrc.fetch_last()
            
            target = table.open("dynamicmenu")
            target.enter_begin()
            property_recurse_assign(target,tblsrc)
            target.Menuuidf=alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser
            target.Userf = gvnewuser
            target.enter_end(.T.)
            target.close()
            tblsrc.close()
            Will have to run the two of them through Ira's code utility one of these days to see if there is speed difference.
            Tim Kiebert
            Eagle Creek Citrus
            A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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            • #7
              Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

              Or even the extra paren that most likely is the "extra character" in the list..

              fstr=<<%str%
              Menuuidf=alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser)
              Mike
              __________________________________________
              It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
              It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
              Henry David Thoreau
              __________________________________________



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              • #8
                Re: Record_Add() Function and strings

                fstr=""
                fstr=fstr+"Menuuidf="+alltrim(tblsrc.Menuuidf)+gvnewuser) + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menulvl1f="+tblsrc.Menulvl1f + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menu1ordf="+tblsrc.Menu1ordf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menulvl2f="+tblsrc.Menulvl2f + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menu2ordf="+tblsrc.Menu2ordf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menulvl3f="+tblsrc.Menulvl3f + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Menu3ordf="+tblsrc.Menu3ordf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Ctrlpnlnmf="+tblsrc.Ctrlpnlnmf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Ctrlpnltypf="+tblsrc.Ctrlpnltypf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L1clsdpicf="+tblsrc.L1clsdpicf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L1openpicf="+tblsrc.L1openpicf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L1clsdtxtf="+tblsrc.L1clsdtxtf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L1opentxtf="+tblsrc.L1opentxtf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L2clsdpicf="+tblsrc.L2clsdpicf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L2opentxtf="+tblsrc.L2opentxtf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L3picf="+tblsrc.L3picf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"L3txtf="+tblsrc.L3txtf + crlf()
                fstr=fstr+"Userf ="+ gvnewuser
                Thanks for clearing that up for me Tim....I see the error in my ways now...just tried it and it works great.

                Thanks Mike....I just noticed that when I was trying out Tim's code above.

                property_recurse_assign(target,tblsrc)
                Jeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzz Tim........I am DEFINITELY gonna have to hit the help file on that one! :D

                Thanks everyone......just shows that old Alpha adage - "There are multiple ways to do almost everything." :)

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