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    Progressive Find

    I am using the AlphaSport progressive find and I think it has a bug. When I enter a record into the Customer table with lastname as "ZZZZZZZ", the progressive find does not display
    the record in the listview. It looks like a record is not displayed if the last entry into the table will sort to the bottom. However if I sort the list in descending order the record appears.

    Is there a fix for this? Any Idea on how to fix it.
    I really would like to use this code as it does most
    functions I need very nicely.

    Re: Progressive Find

    I have found the customer form in the AlphaSport database to function poorly. The multistate button A-Z does not work well. If you press any letter except "L", and then press "L", There is only one listing... Litton. You can't get this customer into focus. And then more button presses do not work correctly. Also, the filtering for the table with the multistate button and the progressive lookup have a conflict, because if you use the multistate to filter the table, and then try to goto a customer with the progressive lookup, it won't. The progressive lookup button needs a "show all" command to brake the filter placed on the table by the multistate button. And the progressive find fails to be able to acquire the last record in the table.

    It's not really a goo demonstration of the complete programming needed.
    Mike W
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


      Re: Progressive Find

      Here is a progressive lookup UDF for the Customer table for the Alphasport sample database. It requires a new field be generated in the customer table named alphaname with a calculated field rule of: ALLTRIM(LASTNAME)+", "+ALLTRIM(FIRSTNAME) and then right click on table in control panel and select Utilities > Recalculate Calc Field (Field Rules)

      FUNCTION customer_progressive AS C ( )
      ' this is a progressive search for a Customer 
      ' clear filters
      	dim t as P
      'Create an XDialog dialog box to prompt for parameters.
      	DIM SHARED vCustomer as C = ""
      	DIM SHARED vLLCustomer as C
      	DIM SHARED vresult as C
      	DIM vLLCustomer_rl_def_orig as C 
      	vLLCustomer_rl_def_orig = "kl=Customer,{keylist_build(\"H=.05,1:12[Customer_Id],2:25[Alphaname]\",''+recno(),left(''+Customer_Id,12),left(''+Alphaname,25))}{left(alphaname,len([varC->vCustomer])) = [varC->vCustomer]}"
      	DIM vLLCustomer_rl_def as C 
      	vLLCustomer_rl_def = replace_parameters(vLLCustomer_rl_def_orig,local_variables())
      	vresult = ui_dlg_box("Customer Search",<<%dlg%
      	    | {frame=1,2}                
      	    [.40vCustomer!vCustomer_changed]             ;
      	   [%@vLLCustomer_rl_def%.50,25vLLCustomer]  ;
      	{justify=center}<*15OK> <15CANCEL>
      	If a_dlg_button = "vCustomer_changed" then 
      		vLLCustomer_rl_def = replace_parameters(vLLCustomer_rl_def_orig,local_variables())
      		a_dlg_button = ""
      	end if
      on error goto display_error
      'Go to a specified record number in Form 'Fs_visit' at parent level.
      	DIM var_recno_target as N
      	var_recno_target = val(vLLCustomer)
      	DIM object_name as C
      	object_name = ":"+"Customer_Information"
      	DIM varP_Object as p
      	'Get a pointer to the specified object
      	varP_Object = obj(object_name)
      	'Check if the specified object exists
      	if .not. is_object(varP_Object) then 
      		ui_msg_box("Error","The object '"+object_name+"' does not exist.",ui_stop_symbol)
      	end if
      ' progressive search error
      	msg = "An error occured in the choice of Customer "
      	ui_msg_box("Error", msg,48)
      Mike W
      "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"