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    Message Box setup

    I have a problem. I need to create a message box to display when a calculated value of a field is negative. Since I have about 80 numeric fields to a form, I want to see if I can use an array or some other method for display in general when 1 or more fields have a negative value. In other words, when the calculation completes and my form appears, I need 1 message box to say 'There are negative values, please check your entries'. I don't need for the message box to not allow them to proceed, but this is just a validation warning check and the valiation option in field rules is not available when I tried.


    Re: Message Box setup

    Message boxes by definition require user input to be dismissed.

    Perhaps a static text box would suffice. You could put one on a conditional object so that it only displays when the desired condition exists.


      Re: Message Box setup

      Hi Tom-
      Still kinda getting into the use of Alpha Database. How to setup the static text box? Also, when you say conditional object, do you mean that this would have to be in place for the static box to work? All 80 fields I have are permanent variables and required for record keeping and exporting and linking to Excel.



        Re: Message Box setup

        Review the topic "Placing a Conditional Object" in the Alpha Five User Guide for information about how to place a CO on your form, and then how to use it.

        An example is found on the InvoiceReportMenu form in AlphaSports. The text displayed by the Conditional object changes depending upon whch invoices the user selects to print.

        A similar CO could be placed on your form. It could have two "layers". One layer would be blank, the other would contain your text warning the user that an item in your list was negative.

        -- tom


          Re: Message Box setup

          Hi Tom-

          It's not exactly working for me. My variables are calculated and displayed by their date.


            Re: Message Box setup

            Hi Tom-

            I just realized that a text box can be used and use expression builder to apply the message to appear. Thank you for your assistance.