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  • Problem with "shipping same as billing"

    I am pretty new to this, so please bear with me. I am just switching from v.5 to v.9.

    I want to use the buttons like in the AlphaSports database (shipping same as billing) and "copy billing address". I have looked at that info in "design notes" in the AlphaSports" forms and also did a search on these boards.

    I've tried copying those buttons from those forms into mine and also followed the directions to create a new button on my form.

    I am getting this error message. (including image also)

    Script:OnPush line:43
    topparent:Ship_country.text = expression_result
    This layout does not allow data to be changed.

    I checked the properties for this form and I don't have any restrictions checked so not sure what this means "This layout does not allow data to be changed."

    I am also very green on "scripts" and "codes" and have no idea how to check "line:43" in the code. I've tried finding out how to check the codes but am overwhelmed at all this.

    Can anyone give me any tips.

    Thanks so much.

    Carol

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    Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

    Carol,

    I looked at my Alpha Sports and I don't see any buttons that have code on them. Rather I see an rtf object with an expression in it that determines the text based on the value of a logical field in the customer table. So, I think we need a sample database with your form and buttons to see what's going on.

    As for checking line 43 in a script, right click on the button, select events, push. If it is an xbasic script you will see the code. If it Action Scripting (probably not in this case) you can convert it to xbasic by going up to Code on the top menu (after opening the Action Script) and converting it to xbasic, where you can then see line 43.

    Still, I think we need a sample database. I will be leaving soon, so others may have to jump in here.

    Raymond Lyons

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    • #3
      Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

      Thank you! I got it working now!

      Now I have to figure out how to make the "Same as billing button to work." I got the "copy address to work" by converting it to xbasic and making some corrections.

      The forms in AlphaSports I was referring to are in the invoice forms (and I believe there is one in the customer form).

      Carol


      Originally posted by Raymond Lyons View Post
      Carol,

      I looked at my Alpha Sports and I don't see any buttons that have code on them. Rather I see an rtf object with an expression in it that determines the text based on the value of a logical field in the customer table. So, I think we need a sample database with your form and buttons to see what's going on.

      As for checking line 43 in a script, right click on the button, select events, push. If it is an xbasic script you will see the code. If it Action Scripting (probably not in this case) you can convert it to xbasic by going up to Code on the top menu (after opening the Action Script) and converting it to xbasic, where you can then see line 43.

      Still, I think we need a sample database. I will be leaving soon, so others may have to jump in here.

      Raymond Lyons

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      • #4
        Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

        Drats! It works for the first record I did, but then when I go to the next record, I get the same error message again.


        Carol

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        • #5
          Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

          Hi Carol,

          There is a button on the Customer Information form to copy the billing address to the delivery address. I cant see one on the Invoice form.

          It is built with Action scripting and uses three actions.

          Look at each one and and understand what they are doing and the order in which each action is performed.

          I would suggest you work with a test form first and make sure you can take the value from one field and insert it into another. When you can do that, then build it into your application.

          No need to post any sample here, for this is purely a simple exercise to practice and learn.
          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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          • #6
            Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

            Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
            ...

            No need to post any sample here, for this is purely a simple exercise to practice and learn.
            Keith,

            From what she says and the error, I think it is probable that she is NOT using the button from Alpha Sports (and yes, the invoice form has no button as I indicated above). She alluded to using some other button code copied from some other app. So I still think we need a sample of her form if she wants to know what is wrong with the code she is using. In any case, I am out of here for several hours if not all day, so...

            Raymond Lyons

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            • #7
              Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

              I looked again at the AlphaSports and there is a "same as billing" on the invoice and on the customer information forms.

              I copied most of the whole form into my form and still get that error.

              I am including images of the 2 forms from AlphaSports and there is a red box around the part I am talking about.

              Carol



              Originally posted by Raymond Lyons View Post
              Keith,

              From what she says and the error, I think it is probable that she is NOT using the button from Alpha Sports (and yes, the invoice form has no button as I indicated above). She alluded to using some other button code copied from some other app. So I still think we need a sample of her form if she wants to know what is wrong with the code she is using. In any case, I am out of here for several hours if not all day, so...

              Raymond Lyons

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              • #8
                Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

                Perhaps some of the confusion is due to calling the "Shipping same as Billing" checkboxes buttons.

                Field rules for the Customer table specify that if Shipping same as Billing is true, the shipping addresse fields are "skipped".

                The Invoice Form contains a richtext object that displays the shipping address if it's different from the billing. But not otherwise. This effect is achieved by the use of an IF() expression in the richtext object (Shipping Address) itself. You can see the expression if you examine the object in design mode.

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

                  Okay - now I understand that those are only checkboxes.

                  Next to the checkbox on the "Customers Information" form, there is another icon that copies the billing info into the shipping info. When you click on it, it asks" Are you sure you want to copy the billing address to the shipping address"

                  This is where I am getting that error message.

                  Sorry about the confusion, but I am new at this.

                  Carol

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                  • #10
                    Re: Problem with "shipping same as billing"

                    Hi Carol,

                    I'm pleased you have now found the button to copy the fields from Billing to Delivery.

                    Dont just copy the button and the underling code, by doing that and getting the error message will only confuse you.

                    As I suggested before, look at the Action Scripts that have been used and learn from them.

                    You will be your own best teacher. Remember, you had to practice before you learned how to ride that bike.
                    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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