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  • Wild Card * asterick

    Why the following code is not working?
    There are users that belong to the usergroup security "MGR".
    Others belongs to the "USER" group (vuser_name).
    There is an action to show a grid where "OWNBY" field has names.
    I want to show the grid records to those as "user" their specific records.
    Those under "MGR" see all records in the table.
    Is this code the proper way to create a "WILD CARD"?

    if( user_groups()= "mgr" , Ownby= "*", Ownby = Var->Vuser_Name )

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    Re: Wild Card * asterick

    Mike, I don't understand all of what you say, but the user_groups() function is well explained in the help system. It returns a crlf delimited list for the current user. Your expression should check to see if MGR group is in the list, not whether the list "equals" MGR. If you're curious about how to do that check the help file discussion of the "is_one_of()" function.

    That portion of your question relating to the asterisk leaves me puzzled. Don't understand what you are asking.

    "grids" are normally associated with web apps. You're posting to a desktop forum. Ok?

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    • #3
      Re: Wild Card * asterick

      Tom you are correct. I miss-use the term grid, I meant browse.

      The result of user_groups()= does returns the group the signed person belongs to.
      That is why I try to read that value and make a decision based on it.

      What I was trying to do is apply to "OWNBY" a name of the person signing but in case this person belongs to the MGR group, then assign a wild card. So the person can read all the records in the browse, not just records that belong to him.

      The question is: Is the * usable in Alpha as a wild card?

      If so, what is the proper syntax in ( if( user_groups()= "mgr" , Ownby= "*", Ownby = Var->Vuser_Name ) Code?

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      • #4
        Re: Wild Card * asterick

        Mike, one approach this would be to think in terms of a filter for the browse. If the user is in the MGR group the filter would show all records. Otherwise, the filter would show only those records which are permitted.

        The asterisk is a wildcard in the query by form dialog, but not otherwise, so far as I can recall.

        You seem to have missed my point about user_groups() = "mgr". This will never be true. Must use the is_one_of() function.

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