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  • Calc field

    Is there any way to order a calc field?

    FullAddress = Trim(MunNo) + " " + Trim(Address) + " " + Trim(UnitNo)

    I would like the index order to be (Address) is this possible? (browse sorts by address, not MunNo when click the column heading)

    Thanks
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    Steven McLean
    i3 Home Inspections
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: Calc field

    Not if its a calc display field defined in the layout.

    If it's a table field for which you've defined a calc expression then that's a different matter, and it can be used in an index.

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    • #3
      Re: Calc field

      I can use a table field "Full Address, have it updated with any change in MunNo, Address or UnitNo. but in the browse I would like to display the full address, but if I click the column header. I would like to address index used?

      123 Yonge St #1
      456 Yonge St
      845 Bay St

      Can I create an index that would index Yonge St, Yonge St, Bay St, then 123, 456 ...

      Thanks
      _______________________________
      Steven McLean
      i3 Home Inspections
      [email protected]

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      • #4
        Re: Calc field

        Sorry, I misunderstood your question. -- tom

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        • #5
          Re: Calc field

          Can I create an index that would index Yonge St, Yonge St, Bay St, then 123, 456 ...
          Possible, but it would have no effect on how the column sorts. The sort ascending and sort descending are determined by the contents of the field. The sorts are probably speeded up if there is an index on the field.

          Depending on the context of the browse, you might be able to use the Query menu, Select Index/Query, to get the results you want.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Calc field

            Put 2 column icons (with the up & down buttons to sort) and in their events run a query with the desired sort. A whole lot better than an index, specially in this context, unless you have an embedded browse with thousands of rows, an unrealistic, illogical and impractical scenario.

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            • #7
              Re: Calc field

              It is an embedded browse with 30,000 - 50,000 rows
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              i3 Home Inspections
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              • #8
                Re: Calc field

                Steven, if I were doing this I'd probably not use the calc field in a single column. I'd put the pieces (the fields) in separate columns. User can sort by address, city, street number, whatever they want.

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                • #9
                  Re: Calc field

                  Tom, I think that is what I will do. Combining made it more readable, but separate may be the best option for practicallity.
                  Thanks
                  _______________________________
                  Steven McLean
                  i3 Home Inspections
                  [email protected]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Calc field

                    Here is another option that may or may not be suitable.

                    In the browse add a column that is based on only the Address(street) field.
                    Then edit the display properties using the Edit Display format from the right click menu.
                    Add a text control item and set its expression to your desired combination.


                    This will have the effect of displaying the full address but the column will sort on the underlying data which is only Address(street).
                    Tim Kiebert
                    Eagle Creek Citrus
                    A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Calc field

                      Hi Tim, I will try that. That is exactly what I wish to accomplish.

                      Thanks
                      _______________________________
                      Steven McLean
                      i3 Home Inspections
                      [email protected]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Calc field

                        Let us know how it goes.
                        Tim Kiebert
                        Eagle Creek Citrus
                        A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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