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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Again, this is why I'm not a programmer... I figured it had to be an If Then Else scenario, but I haven't mastered the code. I need to lock myself away for a day and go through the xbasic primer and anything else I can get my hands on. But...no worky, no pay. Thanks again, I'd be lost without the message board and the generosity of those like you!

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    We are testing the Received value and returning one of two possible values.

    if(Received = .F.,date()-Requestdate,0)

    if received = .F. return the date()-Requestdate
    otherwise (must be that received = .T.) return 0

    The if(logical test,true result, false result) function selects one of two possible outcomes.

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Hmm...I may be dyslexic. I'm thinking if the Received value is Y or T, then the Days waiting should go to "0".

    If the Received value is N or F, then it should be calculating the number of days outstanding.

    In this case, aren't we using the Received value of .F.? The exact code I'm using is:
    if(Received = .F.,date()-Requestdate,0)

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    even though it shouldn't give the correct results
    Same expression in both places. Why shouldn't it give the correct results?

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    I figured I might as well go back to a logical format, which is what I really wanted for that field. The really weird thing is that I used this same code in two different forms (MedBill and MedRecord), utilizing the if(Received = .F.,date()-Requestdate,0) code and it works perfectly, even though it shouldn't give the correct results. If you open the zip file attached, and note the code accordingly, you'll see what I mean.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it?? :)

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    I thought you said you weren't using a logical field? If you are ...

    if(Received = .T.,date()-Requestdate,0)

    says

    if the logical Received is set to true, return the number resulting from date()-Requestdate, otherwise return 0 which is the opposite of what I thought you wanted.

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    I take it back! I jumped too soon. I went back and changed the code back to .F. and it works fine. My apologies! This is why I am programmer-deficient!! Why would the Received code = No?
    Last edited by kyosadls; 08-24-2009, 01:02 PM.

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    I couldn't get it to work right. I had to change your code a bit to match fields and logical values as follows:
    [if(Received = .T.,date()-Requestdate,0)].
    Instead of Received = "N", shouldn't it = "Y" (.T. since it needed to be logical)?
    And I changed the DateofRequest to the actual field name of RequestDate.

    Then I removed the expression on DaysWaiting as a field rule (it wasn't working right anyway) and created a calculated field instead. I inserted your code as an extra field - please see attached zip file as its easier to see than explain. There's only one record in the db and this is on the MedBills1 form.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    My expression is a replacement for yours.

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Its in the field rules for Days Waiting.

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Thanks John. I'll keep that in mind as an option for the future. I'm leary of changing the form to use a checkbox since I'm working with live data. I'd have a very unhappy client if I lost that field value and they had to re-key it for all their records. However, next form I build, I will use your suggestion!

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Where do I use the code you provided?
    Where do you have the current expression?

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  • kyosadls
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Thanks Stan! (I should have checked the format option -I'm still stuck in Alpha 4 and its capabilities.)

    Where do I use the code you provided? As a conditional default value on Days Waiting?

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  • John Hertzler
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Originally posted by kyosadls View Post
    I have a form built wherein the days are being counted in the Days Waiting field using the expression "date()-Dateofrequest" (pls see thumbnail). Once the field "Received" is populated with Y, the client wishes to have the Days Waiting field either zero out, or stop counting.

    While this may be a simple thing, I'm very "programmer-deficient". To add to it, the client did not want a logical field for "Received", they wanted to be able to type either "Y" or "N" so it is a character field. While I would prefer a logical field, I don't know how to convert "T" or "F" to "Y" or "N", respectively.

    Any help much appreciated - if any samples are out there in Alpha Sports, please point me there! If full DB needed will be glad to supply.
    Actually Y/N can be used in a logical field. In design mode, right click on the logical field, Select properties to get to Field properties. Select the Format tab, go down to Format Style and select Yes/No.

    Optionally you could insert a check box rather than Y N. When Checked the calculation would stop.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: Stop counting the days

    Once the field "Received" is populated with Y, the client wishes to have the Days Waiting field either zero out, or stop counting.

    Code:
    if(Received = "N",date()-Dateofrequest,0)

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