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How many rows are showing in this Browse??

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  • How many rows are showing in this Browse??

    OK I have searched for a couple of days now on what I thought was going to be simple. I have a form based on a set. The topparent table has all of our claimants and in a child table are cases linked by a SSN field. So when this form is open and a claimant selected the user can view in an embedded browse the case history for the claimant. Each row in the browse is a seperate case record. So now for some later logic decisions in my app I wanted to be able to determine how many rows are represented in this browse, in other words I wanted to know if there is 1 or several cases for this claimant. I thought there would be a simple property to check like RowCount for the Browse but I can't find any way to do this. Any help appreciated, thanks.

  • #2
    Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

    I searched for

    "number of rows in a browse"

    Try this for code for a button.

    Dim stats as P
    stats.count = 0
    on error goto error_handler
    stats = compute_field_statistics("topparent:browse1:upc")
    tsted = stats.count
    ui_msg_box("Count","There are "+alltrim(str(tsted))+" records in the browse.")
        resume next
    You will need to adjust browse1 to your actual browse object name and upc to any field name visible in the browse.

    If you are dealing with a browse where there will always be at least one child record in the browse you can create a calculated field for the form with the expression


    and place that calculated field on the form.
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 01-18-2010, 05:23 PM.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

      ASSUMING THIS IS FOR A DESKTOP APP and not a web server application, even though the Count() function is designed for reports, if the form is simple enough perhaps it could be used here in a display calc field defined in the form layout. Count cases grouped by claimant.


      • #4
        Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

        FANTASTIC!! Stan you are the man. That worked perfectly to give me what I wanted. I vaguely recall coming across the compute_field_statistics(), but rejected it for some reason at the time, most likely because I was tired and frustrated at not being able to get past this. I have recorded this in my bag of tricks documentation for future use as well. Thank you very much for the quick reply.


        • #5
          Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

          TOM: I am trying to find out how to create a running number for each record in a child table. A particular client wants a spreadsheet report of multiple invoices for a given day depicting for each invoice number a running number for each child records as they appeared on the original invoice. I believe it needs to be a child table field, not, a logical field.
          Can this be done ?? The message board does not seem to address this specific but simple
          Kind regards, and hope you can help..
          John Linley


          • #6
            Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

            Numbering browse lines.
            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

              Good afternoon Stan:

              I implemented the code and it works fine. For the first time I got it right on the first try.

              Thanks for this and all past help as well.

              Regards, John


              • #8
                Re: How many rows are showing in this Browse??

                For the first time I got it right on the first try.
                I hope to do that someday. Oh well. Gotta keep at it.
                There can be only one.