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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Tom,

    Thank you for the advice. I will provide more information with uploaded files in the future.

    The code change worked perfectly.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Dale

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    where's the documentation on the form.viewlinked() method? Thanks.

    I'm not a fan of using undocumented methods, but if you want to use form.viewlinked() then change your code to:

    Code:
    dim linkdef as c
    linkdef = "[COLOR="Red"]Task[/COLOR]_Proj_Id ="+ s_quote(Proj_ID.value)  [COLOR="red"]'use link field name from child table[/COLOR]
    
    dim p as p
    p=form.ViewLinked("Task Data",linkdef,"","","dialog_newrecord")
    
    p.close()
    Dale, next time you post a sample database please include directions to your form, and instructions for how to trigger the fault. It prevents wasted time wandering through your database looking for a specific form and button.

    -- tom
    Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 04-12-2009, 10:49 PM.

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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Here is a backup of my database. Thank you for your help.

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  • Davidk
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Would be really good if you could package up the couple of forms and tables so we could have a look... that usually gets the problem fixed immediately.

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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Still getting the p.close(); argument is incorrect data type error.

    Here is my code:

    dim linkdef as c
    linkdef = "Proj_Id ="+ s_quote(Proj_ID.value)

    dim p as p
    p=form.ViewLinked("Task_Data",linkdef,"","","dialog_newrecord")

    p.close()

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  • Al Buchholz
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Originally posted by descott View Post
    Keith,

    When I change the form name to Task_Data I get a form not found error message. I forgot the _ when initially creating the form.

    I am hesitant to rename the form from Task Data to Task_Data and destroy all of my other references.

    Any ideas on how to rectify this?

    Dale
    Find and replace Task Data - parentform

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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Proj_ID is character data type in both parent and child tables.

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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Keith,

    When I change the form name to Task_Data I get a form not found error message. I forgot the _ when initially creating the form.

    I am hesitant to rename the form from Task Data to Task_Data and destroy all of my other references.

    Any ideas on how to rectify this?

    Dale

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Is "Proj_id" numeric data type ?

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Hi Dale,

    I dont know why you are getting the error message from the Close() function. It has been put there to close the form that was opened as dialog.

    Try renaming the form to Task_Data. Not sure if the space is causing the problem.

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  • descott
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Keith,

    Thanks for your response.

    I read the link you provided. I also placed the code you supplied on the Alpha Sports Invoice Form and it works fine.

    I then attached the following code to the onPush event of a button on my Projects form:

    dim linkdef as c
    linkdef = "Proj_Id ="+s_quote(Proj_ID.value)

    dim p as p
    p=form.ViewLinked("Task Data",linkdef,"","","dialog_newrecord")

    p.close()

    When I run the script I get the following error code: p.close(); argument is incorrect data type.

    Not sure why this is happening

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  • Keith Hubert
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    Re: Set Value in New Record

    Hi Dale,

    Check out Form.ViewLinked()

    And this link should help.

    Sample code tested in Alpha Sports
    Code:
    dim linkdef as c
    linkdef = "invoice_number ="+s_quote(Invoice2.value)
    dim p as p
    p=form.ViewLinked("Invoice_Items",linkdef,"","","dialog_newrecord")
    P.close()
    Last edited by Keith Hubert; 04-12-2009, 02:34 AM. Reason: Added link

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  • descott
    started a topic Set Value in New Record

    Set Value in New Record

    I have a one to many relationship of Projects (one) and Tasks (many). My form has an embedded browse of Tasks.

    I do not want my user to enter a new record directly in the browse. Instead, I have a button on the form that opens a form to add a new record in the tasks table that will link back to the Projects table via a Task_Proj_ID field.

    I am attempting to set a variable to the ProjectID value on the Projects form and then set the Task_Proj_ID value in the new record to match the Project_Id from the calling form.

    I seem to be making this more difficult than it should be.
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