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  • Search problem

    I have been looking at how the searchby script works in the Alpha sports customer form. This is the one attached to the "on change" event field variable object named searchby. I have noted that when it encounters a blank set of records based on the search field the If/then statement fails. It does not reset the searchby variable to the "Lastname" as specified and therefor generates an error. The error was not obvious as the customer records all had at least one populated field so I had to update a set of records on a paticular field with null and then select it in the seach by list.

    Looking at the script, I cannot see why it does not work, except that using debug, I can see the searchby text field is not reset with the field name "lastname" as specified. It simply keeps the last field name that was selected. Can anyone enlighten me on this?

  • #2
    Re: Search problem

    Mark, I see the same behavior here. The character string assignment to the "Text" property of the combo control seems to be failing.

    Here's a work around. Changes highlighted in red.


    Code:
    [COLOR="Red"]dim shared vcSearchby as C  'declared in form layout, this line references the same variable[/COLOR]
    
    'set the column heading of the browse object to be the same as the entry selected in the combo box.
    topparent:Browse1:Lastname.Object.Column_title  = searchby.text
    
    'Set the width of the column in the browse to 30 (it will have gotten set to a smaller value when the SearchBy variable was changed)
    Browse1:Lastname.Entry.Width = 30
    
    'bind the browse column to the fieldname selected in the drop down list
    Browse1:Lastname.Entry.Name  = "customer->" + searchby.text
    
     
    'now sort table by the field that was selected
    dim tbl as p 
    dim inxP as p 
    tbl = table.current()
    indxP = tbl.order(searchby.text,searchby.text + " <> \"\"")
    
    [COLOR="red"]if indxP.records_get() = 0 then 
    	'modifications by Tom Cone Jr 090817
    	'Re-set to Lastname order without trying to assign text to text property of combo control
    	ui_msg_box("Error","There are no records with non-blank values in the selected order. Resetting to lastname order.")
    	topparent:Browse1:Lastname.Object.Column_title  = "Lastname"
    	Browse1:Lastname.Entry.Width = 30
    	Browse1:Lastname.Entry.Name  = "customer->Lastname"
    	indxP = tbl.order("Lastname","Lastname <> \"\"")
    	vcSearchby = "Lastname"
    	sys_send_keys("{DOWN}")  'to refresh display in combo control, shift focus away from combo control
    end if [/COLOR]
    
    'move the record pointer to the first record in the table
    tbl.fetch_first()
    
    'if the multistate button has been pressed, un-set it.
    'to un-set it, set to '1' Any value that is not 'A' through 'Z' would work.
    if lower(mulstbtn1.text) >= "a" .and. lower(mulstbtn1.text) <="z" then 
    	mulstbtn1.text = "1"  
    end if 
    
    
    'resynchronize the form with the data in the underlying table
    topparent.resynch()

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      Re: Search problem

      Thank you Tom,

      You pointed me in the right direction. I found the lack on topparent: in referencing the controls to be an issue and it was your send key that finally fixed it. For some reason nothing would refocus the control to the text property until I used the send key down. Well done!

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