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    Re: Question about speed

    I watched the video, this is coooool. But...... don't know how to replicate it. If you could give some explanation, it would be great.

    no, there is no common value, imagine a table with just 4 fields: Serial#, First Name, Last Name, Booking#.
    The purpose of Marking is to be able to insert a booking# (the same for the marked records) using an update action. The purpose is to tag the selected records somehow either by marking them or by inserting a common value in the booking# field like "requested" and when the airline replies with a booking nbr (like BXM951) I run an update operation replacing "requested" with BXM951. I tried hard to find a way to do the following: highlight 4 or 5 consecutive rows, tell A5 to insert "requested in the Booking# field in the selected records but couldn't.


      Re: Question about speed

      Even cooler...
      Almost there. Just adding some more bells and whistles:

      A-Ability to take any highlighted records and do whatever you want to do with them:
      1-Export them
      2-delete them
      3-Run a report showing only these records
      4-Re-filter the browse to only show these records

      B-Add new records:
      1-As duplicate to the highlighted ones
      2-New records with selected fields with similar values

      For now, I got some shopping to do..


        Re: Question about speed

        Not trying to take anything away from what Gabe is working on (it sounds pretty neat if he gets it working) but this might be another alternative.

        I'm not sure if this would be any better than marking a record. In fact, it could be used to mark the record so it's really more of a twist on what you're already working on. It sounds like you're already working in an embedded browse so you could create an On Double Click action to mark the record or to put "requested" in a field. I haven't done this yet but I think I would put the field on the main form even if it's hidden. Then the user would double click the desired line in the browse and the OnDoubleClick event would run code something like this: (off the top of my head so minor adjustments may be req'd)
        parentform:myfield.text = "requested"
        I believe this should happen as fast as the user could double click the line.


          Re: Question about speed

          Originally posted by CALocklin View Post
          I'm not sure if this would be any better than marking a record. r adjustments may be req'd)
          Sure is better that marking records, the big advantage of your approach is it allows to tag non consecutive records; this is
          Thank you.


            Re: Question about speed

            I hope the atached video didn't lead you to believe that I was selecting each row by itself. I am not. I am highlighting the records by holding and dragging the mouse. No double-clicking which many, myself included, don't like. Surely, it's a lot easier and convenient to hold and drag the mouse as opposed to double click each and every row you wish to include.

            Also, I am not marking any records. As I mentioned earlier, I don't like marking records.

            Alpha has a function: current_highlighted records() but it doesn't seem to do anything (haven't spent anytime on it lately, but others report so). This is an alternative to this malfunctioning function and then some.

            Highlighting records (then updating them, the subject of this thread) by dragging the mouse will highlight consequetive records. What I have done so far more than suffice for that. But then I thought what if someone wants to highlight records that are not consequetive?

            Well that's a bit extra. Why do people always ask for extra?

            I plan on doing that also without the annoying dbl-click. But that's for another day.
            Last edited by G Gabriel; 12-20-2008, 07:29 PM.


              Re: Question about speed

              G Gabriel:
              From your video it was very clear that records were being tagged as you dragged down/highlighted the rows, which is exactly what i am looking for. Cal's approach becomes handy in case I need to tag a record that is a few rows up or down the pack. So if I can combine both approaches, it would be fantastic.